One of my goals in implementing service learning into the CPD150 "Strategies For College Success" curriculum was to enhance students’ academic success by collaborating with a local agency partner. The feedback provided using both a pre- and post-assessment provided measurable insight into the mutual benefits for both students and the agencies they served. Finally, the biggest take-away was the measurement of how transferable the CPD 150 skills that I taught were to the actual service learning. The top three areas that had the greatest impact on students’ transferable skills were (1) time management, (2) skills, values, interests, and (3) personality traits/personal styles. My goal was to assess changes in students’ emotional intelligence as a result of their service learning experience. I found that not only did their attitudes, values, and concerns change, but also they gained measurable increases in their academic success due to the collaborations they formed with the agencies and the skill sets they refined and applied from their CPD curriculum.
The Positive Effects of Service Learning on Students' Emotional Intelligence
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