In this study a service-learning project was conducted with secondary students in a construction technology based course. Three research questions were considered; (1) does service learning projects help to engage student participation, (2) can students learn the course curriculum while participating in a service learning project, and (3) is there a correlation between student participation and student learning as it pertains to service learning projects? The data was collected through surveys, observations, interviews, and evaluations. The researcher concluded the following from the study; 92% of the students were actively participating in the two week service project, 76% of the students learned the curriculum for the unit in a satisfactory manner, and it was determined that there is a significant correlation between students participation or commitment to the service learning project with how well the students learned the curriculum for that unit.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Jensen, Shawn V., "Correlating Factors Between Student Participation and Student Learning Via a Service Learning Project in Secondary Education: A Case Study" (2006). All Theses and Dissertations. 355.
service-learning, construction, technology, secondary education