Title

Attitudinal and Academic Effects of Service Learning

Publication Date

1999

Keywords

Cognitive Psychology, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Children, Service-Learning, Sensation, Perception, Experiential Learning

Abstract

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/Book Title

Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community

Volume

18

Page Number

97-109

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1300/J005v18n01_08

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