Volume 3, Number 10
August 3, 2005
Bruce M. Saulnier
Abstract: This paper makes the case for employing Service Learning as an educational paradigm in Computer Information Systems education. L. Dee Fink’s taxonomy of “Significant Learning” is presented and Service Learning is defined and discussed. The case is made for using a Service Learning approach for today’s college students. Examples of Service Learning in Computer Information Systems courses are presented at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is shown that using a Service Learning approach yields significant learning in Computer Information Systems education. Implementation issues are discussed and future directions for curricular development are presented.
Keywords: service learning, significant learning, computer information systems pedagogy
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Recommended Citation: Saulnier (2005). Service Learning in Computer Information Systems: “Significant” Learning for Tomorrow’s Computer Professionals. Information Systems Education Journal, 3 (10). http://isedj.org/3/10/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2004: §2255. ISSN: 1542-7382.)