Service learning in information systems education: Pedagogical Approaches to Support Experiential Learning and Higher-level Thinking

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Abstract

Service learning is an excellent but underaddressed approach to increase experiential learning in Information Systems classrooms. Ever-more popular with educators, industry, and with students themselves, experiential learning supports career readiness and higher-level thinking as proposed by Bloom's Taxonomy. Service learning with live projects creates tension between time to teach, learn, practice, and implement as well as added pressure of having a live client. This case study discusses challenges and approaches to support service learning in an upper-level Bachelor's IS classroom. Drawing on qualitative data from two years and feedback from stakeholders and students, this teaching case highlights success strategies in blending the approaches as well as provides directions for circumventing common pitfalls. The contribution is a qualitative assessment of the value of integrating service learning in Information Systems classrooms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems 2018, ICIS 2018
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683173
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event39th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2018 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Dec 13 2018Dec 16 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Systems 2018, ICIS 2018

Conference

Conference39th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period12/13/1812/16/18

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Keywords

  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Constructivism
  • Experiential Learning
  • IS Education
  • Service Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics

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Hall, M. (2018). Service learning in information systems education: Pedagogical Approaches to Support Experiential Learning and Higher-level Thinking. In International Conference on Information Systems 2018, ICIS 2018 (International Conference on Information Systems 2018, ICIS 2018). Association for Information Systems.