Exploring the Value of Service Learning Study Away to Interprofessional Education and Cultural Competence
Purpose This study investigated student learning about interprofessional practices during an international service learning experience. Method The participants were selected speech-language pathology students who participated in a study away program to Nicaragua that included faculty from multiple disciplines. Following the trip, a focus group was used to gather information about the students' learning experiences relative to interprofessional education, with an emphasis on speech-language pathology and occupational therapy collaborations. Results and Conclusion Analysis of the focus group transcripts generated the following themes: different perspectives, understanding the roles and responsibilities of other professions, multiple learning strategies, and working with interpreters. The study provides insights into how international service learning can support interprofessional education and help students develop cultural competence.
Chakraborty, Sapna, and Lisa A. Proctor. "Exploring the Value of Service Learning Study Away to Interprofessional Education and Cultural Competence." Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups 4, no. 1 (2019): 204-210.
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups