The Value of a Cooperative Service Project as Reciprocal Teaching/Learning for Undergraduate and Graduate Students


This paper reports the results of a qualitative study undertaken to discover what two groups of students learned from participating together in a volunteer service-learning project. Students reported satisfaction with their labors, an enjoyment of team work, an appreciation for family and material goods, the value and impact they had on others and the community, and an awareness of personal skills and competencies. Implications for teaching/ student learning and recommendations for future research and practice are also presented.

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