Learning through service in a developing country: The Malawi service learning research study abroad

Paper presented at the Lillly Conference on College and University Teaching: Evidence Based Teaching and Learning, Greensboro, NC


What key cultural and moral contexts provide the seeding ground for envisioning better futures (for more than just the few) in a globally-intertwined world? Student travelers share their experiences as participants in a month-long service learning research study abroad in Malawi, in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project promotes a more robust and rounded understanding of globally distant others, and the establishment of a global “ethic of care,” through joining hands with Malawians to accomplish much-needed work.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
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Conference Paper
Smith, T.
Fox, M.
Washington, K.
Saunders, C.
Worsley, J.
Bottomley, K.
Barber, E.
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Paper presented at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching
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Sunday, February 7, 2010