Interprofessional Field-Based Learning in a Program Planning and Evaluation Course for Students in Human Service Programs

Charlene VanLeeuwen

The benefits that can result from undergraduate students and community groups working closely together are many. The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (2012) outlines the well-researched benefits to students, faculty, and communities along with a definition of servicelearning programs (S-LP), the roles of S-LP, and the critical importance of the fundamental concepts of reflection and reciprocity for effective campus- community partnerships. The course described in this chapter provides students from four different human service programs with the opportunity to develop their skills in developing educational and outreach programs to promote healthy lifestyles for diverse population groups. Students work in interprofessional teams with local human service community organizations for the entire program development process. This includes completing a comprehensive needs assessment, as well as implementing and evaluating a portion of the educational sessions developed for the project.

C. VanLeeuwen (*)

Department of Applied Human Sciences, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada

© The Author(s) 2017

T. Newman, A. Schmitt (eds.), Field-Based Learning in Family Life Education, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-39874-7_12

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