Jul 30th, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


Learning Outcomes of Intergenerational Service Learning: A Case Study of Event Tourism Students in a Midwest College


Denver, Colorado USA


Student learning outcomes have been investigated across disciplines and the topics range from openness to diversity (Pascarella, Edison, Hagedorn, Nora, & Terenzini, 1996) to responsibility for improving society (Nelson Laird, Engberg, & Hurtado, 2005). Relatively little research has been done on student learning outcomes in the management of sporting events such as the Senior Games. The purpose of the study was to investigate the specific learning outcomes of intergenerational learning of undergraduate event tourism majors. 116 reflection papers were analyzed via qualitative content analysis. The two major themes identified were developing intergenerational relationships, and role modeling and personal development.