Using the SLQAT to Assess the Quality of Course-Based S-L
This interactive workshop will introduce attendees to the rationale, development, and potential uses of the Service-Learning Quality Assessment Tool (SLQAT), a standardized tool for assessing the quality of credit-bearing, academic service-learning courses. The tool was developed by a team of researchers from the United States as part of a five-year national grant focused on advancing community engagement practices in higher education. In the session, participants will be introduced to the tool, its structure, and potential uses. Following a brief overview of the process and decisions that went into the development of the SLQAT, participants will use the tool and accompanying protocols to assess the quality of a sample service-learning course. Participants will also have an opportunity to provide feedback on the tool and share their thoughts on the overall scoring process, and the overall utility and applicability of the tool in non-Western global settings.
Keywords: APRCSL, Andrew Furco, higher education, service-learning, Service-Learning Quality Assessment Tool, SLQAT, credit-bearing, academic service-learning courses.
By: Andrew FURCO.
Source:7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, Singapore, June 2019