In episode 1 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Berta Carrasco about developing a service-learning Spanish course for the health professions and discusses a few resources on service-learning course design, evaluation, and learning outcomes.
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Scholars and research mentioned on the show:
Bettencourt, M. (2015), Supporting Student Learning Outcomes Through Service Learning. Foreign Language Annals, 48, 473–490. doi: 10.1111/flan.12147
Kiely, R. (2005). A transformative learning model for service-learning: A longitudinal case study. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 12(1), 5-22.
Levi Altstaedter, L. (published online in November 2016, forthcoming in print in Spring 2017). Developing a Spanish for Health Professions course: A preliminary mixed methods study. Foreign Language Annals. DOI:10.111.flan.12221.
One thought on “We Teach Languages Episode 1: Service Learning and Language Course Development with Berta Carrasco”
I really enjoyed your podcast about service learning courses. I wanted to suggest to other listeners that in addition to using DEAL-model based reflections (ex. Bettencourt), we might also consider incorporating an intention setting element into our service learning programs.
At UNC Wilmington, we asked our students to think about their assumptions, what they hoped to learn, and what challenges they anticipated. I found that this aided students in setting their own learning objectives and increased learner agency. This also gave our students a starting point from which to base their critical reflections later in the semester.
Keep up the great work!