International academic service learning: lessons learned from students' travel experiences of diverse cultural and health care practices in morocco.

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Journal Article

Academic service learning (ASL) is an active teaching-learning approach to engage students in meaningful hands-on activities to serve community-based needs. Nine health professions students from a private college and a private university in the northeastern United States volunteered to participate in an ASL trip to Morocco. The participants were interviewed to reflect on their experiences. This article discusses the lessons learned from students' ASL experiences regarding integrating ASL into educational programs. The authors recommend a paradigm shift in nursing and dental hygiene curricula to appreciate diversity and promote cultural competency, multidisciplinary teamwork, and ethics-based education.

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Cited Authors

  • Kaddoura, M; Puri, A; Dominick, CA

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 47

PubMed ID

  • 24369774

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24369774

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2421

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-4834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/01484834-20131223-01

Language

  • eng