Cindy L. Farley, CNM, PhD, is director of Greene Midwifery Care, a full-scope midwifery practice located in Fairborn, OH and is faculty in Philadelphia University's Master's of Science in Midwifery program.
Service Learning: Applications in Midwifery Education
Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2010
2003 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 48, Issue 6, pages 444–448, November-December 2003
How to Cite
Farley, C. L. (2003), Service Learning: Applications in Midwifery Education. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 48: 444–448. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(03)00309-X
- Issue online: 24 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2010
- midwifery education;
- service learning;
- education research
Service learning is learning acquired through experiential education that deliberately links service to others with the goal of achieving specific academic objectives. Service learning is an educational innovation that encompasses a wide range of activities and pedagogies while maintaining a commitment to principles of service. Although midwifery is a profession rooted in service to women and their families, scant attention has been paid to the purposeful inclusion of service-learning experiences in midwifery curricula. This article describes service learning and discusses practical applications in midwifery education.