A Study of Learning Results and Steps of Social Project Implementation

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  • Title: A Study of Learning Results and Steps of Social Project Implementation
  • Author(s): Jureeporn Kanjanakaroon
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review
  • Keywords: Learning Results, Social Project
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 5
  • Year: 2010
  • ISSN: 1447-9494 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1447-9540 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47050
  • Citation: Kanjanakaroon, Jureeporn. 2010. "A Study of Learning Results and Steps of Social Project Implementation." The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review 17 (5): 257-268. doi:10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47050.
  • Extent: 12 pages

Abstract

The main objective of this research is to study the students’ learning results and steps of social project implementation in the subject area of Man and Ethics for Quality of Life. This participatory action research used qualitative methodology and documentary study. Field data came from participatory observation in the classroom and in-depth interview with key informants; five counselors and ten students, leaders of social projects, in the 1/2008 semesters. In addition, a purposive sample group of social project (40 students) in the 2/2008 semester was studied by using participatory observation, focus group discussion, check-lists and semi-structured questionnaire, and moral reasoning test. Data analysis and synthesis involved content analysis, inductive analysis and fundamental statistical analysis. The results of this research showed that the social project implementation in the subject consisted of 12 steps, problem-based learning and utilizing community resources outside the university. The implementation of their projects was focused on working in the field. Their perception of learning results was social responsibility (97.5%), discipline (95%), unity(97.5%), generosity(97.5%), diligence(97.5%) , justice(87.5%), rights and freedom (90%) , rights and duties(92.5%) , team learning skilll (30%), thinking skill (10%), and others(10%). Additionally, the level of moral reasoning was post-conventional level ( = 4.98).