How Service-Learning Enacts Social Justice Sensemaking Mitchell, Tania
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dc.description.abstract <p>This qualitative research seeks to understand how students’ experiences in service-learning contribute to their understanding of and commitment to social justice. Sensemaking theory is applied to unpack how students make sense of social justice—expressly, how the service-learning experiences (both community and classroom processes) provide students the opportunity to consider and conceptualize issues of justice. The findings demonstrate that students’ experiences in service-learning facilitated a more complex understanding of and expressed commitment to social justice. Key to this process of social justice sensemaking were six properties: students’ developing understandings of themselves and their role (<em>identity)</em>; revisiting and reconsidering their positions (<em>retrospect)</em>; connecting to new concepts and understandings that they wished to integrate into their own <em>(referencing)</em>; recognizing conflicts between what was expected and what was experienced (<em>contradiction)</em>; interacting with others <em>(social)</em>; and developing confidence in their understandings, even if they were unsure about the accuracy of meaning <em>(plausibility)</em>. These properties also reveal the aspects of a service-learning experience that provide the needed environment to enact social justice sensemaking.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Curriculum and Instruction
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education and Teaching
dc.subject.disciplines Student Counseling and Personnel Services
dc.subject.keywords sensemaking
dc.subject.keywords service-learning
dc.subject.keywords social justice
dc.title How Service-Learning Enacts Social Justice Sensemaking
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