Communicating Sustainability, an upper level undergraduate service-learning live broadcast course was created at Utah State University to help students gain critical skills in communicating and participating in local sustainability efforts. Community-Engaged Learning was a key component applied in gaining and using these skills. This study sought to capture the impacts of this course on both its students and the community partners who worked with those students using Ripple Effects Mapping. Key findings include: powerful impacts on student learning, growth and ability to engage in local movements; as well as clearly defined benefits for community partners. Included in this study are implications on how to apply Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) to measure impacts in other service-learning or project-based courses.
Muhlestein, Benjamin J. and McCann, Roslynn
"Assessing Community-Engaged Learning Impacts using Ripple Effects Mapping,"
Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/jete/vol3/iss2/5
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