Reciprocal learning in service-learning? Measuring bidirectional outcomes of college students and service recipients in tutor-based services in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-373
Journal / PublicationInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Volume57
Issue number3
Online published24 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Abstract

The emergence of literature critically examining reciprocity in the determination of service-learning outcomes has signalled a need to rethink and re-evaluate service-learning research and practice. The current study seeks to give clarity by investigating the bidirectional benefits accrued by college students and their partners in four tutor-based service contexts. Quantitative results indicated that there is a reciprocal relationship between college students and their paired service recipients at the end of the service-learning program, in terms of interpersonal skills and personal responsibility. Overall, the study makes a case for the bidirectional nature of service-learning in promoting meaningful community engagement.

Research Area(s)

  • Service-learning, reciprocity, bidirectional benefits, tutoring programs, Hong Kong

Citation Format(s)

Reciprocal learning in service-learning? Measuring bidirectional outcomes of college students and service recipients in tutor-based services in Hong Kong. / Khiatani, Paul Vinod; Liu, Jacky Ka Kei.

In: Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2020, p. 364-373.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review