Service Learning. Dr. Edwin van Teijlingen. Critical thinking.
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Dr. Edwin van Teijlingen
Often ‘teaching’ critical thinking to (health) care students is much more challenging than teaching your students more factual information, e.g. about social class, health inequality, the medical/social model or doctor-patient communication.
Spent six-weeks exchange in USA, and came across the concept of Service-Learning at Kalamazoo College, a liberal art college in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Cummings (2000: 97) summarised the literature on the ideals and practice of service-learning: