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Title

Innovative pedagogy: Academic service-learning for business communication

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Department

Management

Abstract

Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) is an innovative business communication pedagogy. Like community service, AS-L involves students volunteering in the community; however, AS-L requires the infusion of the classroom content into the community service experience. A description of AS-L, the assignment for a business communication class, and students' reactions as well as benefits and challenges to its use is presented. The greatest strength of using AS-L is students' tying theory into actual application of principles, student passion for work, faculty enthusiasm for the results and community satisfaction.