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Service Learning: Todd Joseph
Todd Joseph presenting about Service Learning at the APS National Convention in Chicago, IL
HCC’s nationally recognized service learning program recently garnered some additional national attention. In May, Dale Mabry psychology instructor Todd Joseph presented a poster entitled “Service Learning Greatly Enhances Learning in a Psychology of Personal Growth Course” at the Association for Psychological Science’s National Convention in Chicago, IL. The conference is attended each year by many thousands of people in the field of psychological science.

Mr. Joseph’s poster described the process of implementing service learning into a psychology course and how it has had a positive effect on his students’ outcomes. Specific suggestions were provided to conference attendees concerning ways to implement service learning in their own courses. Given the excitement surrounding this and other service learning presentations at the conference, it seems like HCC is at the forefront of a major push for more service learning in college education.

In addition to presenting at the conference, Mr. Joseph was also able to attend many interesting talks and symposia. These included presentations by Henry Roediger on the power of retrieval practice, by Carol Tavris on debunking pseudoneuroscience, and a presentation by the Center for the History of Psychology, including a display containing one of the actual “Bobo” dolls from Albert Bandura’s seminal work on observational learning.

Article Written By: Dale Mabry Campus Staff.