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Title: Why service-learning? A discussion on employing service-learning in enriching clinical education for health-care professions
Authors: Pang, PCP
Keywords: Service-learning
Nursing profession
Clinical education
Work-integrated education
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: USR-SL 2014
Source: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Service-Learning, Nov 20-21, 2014, Hong Kong, p. 135-141 How to cite?
Abstract: Service-Learning or service-based learning is being recognized effective pedagogical tool. The integration of community service into the academic curriculum in higher education is embraced whole-heartedly in many countries, and is gathering momentum in many other places all over the world.
The differentiation and distinction of “Service” provision and “Learning” are debatable. The provision of service and enhancement of students’ learning are becoming more complex and dynamic in the real world. Nursing, as one of the health care professions, has been serving clients with changing health status in a diverse environment. Currently, clinical education is also known as internship, work-integrated education, or clinical practicum in different context. Whichever term is used, this article discusses the different rationales of integrating service-learning into clinical education of nursing profession. The integrating of service-learning can be highlighted and applied not just to the nursing profession: it can be generalized and promoted to other helping professions.
Rights: ©2014 The 2nd Summit on University Social Responsibility cum Inaugural International Conference on Service-Learning 2014 (USR-SL 2014)
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