Strategies for service-learning assessment in dental hygiene education.

Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association

PubMedID: 24158659

Burch S. Strategies for service-learning assessment in dental hygiene education. J Dent Hyg. 2013;87(5):265-70.
PURPOSE
A large body of literature exists on the instructional pedagogy known as service-learning. Service-learning is a teaching and learning approach characterized by the dental hygiene student's practical application of academic studies and occurs within a community setting, to the benefit of both the student and community. Dental hygiene educators use service-learning to enhance student knowledge and application of oral health curriculum. This manuscript reports on the importance of service-learning assessment to the National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda as well as the future of the profession of dental hygiene and the successful strategies in service-learning evaluation available for utilization by dental hygiene educators.