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When Service is Good for Economics: Linking the Classroom and Community through Service-Learning

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  • Andrea L. Ziegert

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    (Denison University)

  • KimMarie McGoldrick

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    (University of Richmond)

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    Service-learning is an experiential learning pedagogy that enables students to integrate their study of economics in the classroom with service activities in their communities. It enhances student learning because it encourages deep learning. Furthermore, it is a method by which economics can be made more accessible to an increasingly diverse student body and improve the relationship between colleges and universities and their communities. This paper offers an overview of the learning theory that underlies service-learning experiences, describes examples in the economics curriculum which demonstrate the associated components of deep learning, and provides a discussion of important considerations for economics faculty who wish to integrate service-learning into their classrooms.

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    Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal International Review of Economics Education.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 39-56

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    Handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:7:y:2008:i:2:p:39-56

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    1. Andrew Mearman & Aspasia Papa & Don J. Webber, 2013. "Why do students study economics?," Working Papers 20131303, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
    2. Stephen B. DeLoach & Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore & Mary O. Borg, 2011. "Creating Quality Undergraduate Research Programs in Economics: How, when, where (and why)," Working Papers 2011-02, Elon University, Department of Economics.

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