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Service learning experiences can build skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, cultural competence, marketing, financial management, conflict resolution, and ethical reasoning. Service learning is a beneficial pedagogy.

Therefore, the research question being addressed in this study is how student perceptions and motivation factor into international service learning trips and their impact on physical therapy and occupational therapy students’ current education and future clinical practice?

Publication Date

Fall 2016


St. Augustine, FL


Learning, Education - Graduate, Students - Health Occupations, Ego, Altruism


Educational Methods | Medical Education


Presented at the Fall 2016 Research Day on the St. Augustine, FL, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

The poster was also presented at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Education Summit. October 27-28, 2017, Fort Worth, TX.

Discovering What Motivates Student Participation in Service Learning: A Model for Healthcare Educators



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