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Environmental Education and Service Learning in the Tropics: Making Global Connections

by: Sarah Haines

Research has suggested that a service-learning component can add a powerful dimension to learning course content in a variety of science disciplines, in addition to assisting students in seeing connections between their studies and the world outside the classroom. This article describes a tropical ecology course designed for science preservice teachers that was taught in Costa Rica and contained several service-learning requirements.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2010Stock # jcst10_039_03_16Volume 039Issue 03

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