Offering Service-Learning in Gerontology Through a Coordinated Curriculum Model

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Identifier 2001_Murakami
Title Offering Service-Learning in Gerontology Through a Coordinated Curriculum Model
Creator Murakami, Jacob
Subject Curriculum; Learning; Teaching; Geriatrics; Voluntary Workers; Community Networks; Social Welfare; Health Education; Competency-Based Education; Inservice Training; Problem-Based Learning; Training Techniques; Gerontological Education; Service-Learning; Field Education; Community Service; Internship; Volunteerism; Experential Education
Description The purpose of this project was to develop a model for introducing servicelearning to an entire academic gerontology program curriculum. Brief historical backgrounds of service-learning and of gerontology are provided, along with a discussion of the separate but unique role o f practicum in the field o f gerontology. Service-learning is a form o f experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development. Reflection and reciprocity are key concepts of service-learning. The project builds upon the emerging importance of service-learning in higher education and more specifically the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education's (AGHE) efforts in solidifying intergenerational service-learning's presence in gerontology curricula. The proposed "Coordinated Curriculum Model" centralizes the service-learning components and many o f the administrative duties related to service-learning in an academic gerontology curriculum. A knowledgeable service-learning coordinator administers and integrates service-learning for several gerontology courses in a program's curriculum, as opposed to each faculty member administering service-learning in their respective courses.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2001
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Jacob Murakami 2001
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Jacob Murakami
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s6jt2nqs
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-01-28
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179450
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jt2nqs
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