Attitudinal and Academic Effects of Service Learning
Cognitive Psychology, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Children, Service-Learning, Sensation, Perception, Experiential Learning
We examined perceived learning and attitude change in classes in Cognitive Psychology and Sensation and Perception in which some but not all of the students did service-learning with autistic children or in other settings. Attitudes toward people served became more positive based on questionnaire and journal entry data, and in one class, service-learning students felt they learned more about course material from their experiences.
Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community
Gardner, E.B and Baron, C. M., "Attitudinal and Academic Effects of Service Learning" (1999). Education Faculty Publications. 171.