Service Learning. Dr. Edwin van Teijlingen. Critical thinking.
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: