Field-Based Learning in Family Life Education

Facilitating High-Impact Experiences in Undergraduate Family Science Programs

  • Tara Newman
  • Ashley Schmitt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Internship and Practicum Experiences

  3. Service Learning and Community-Based Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Jonathan Davis, Celeste Hill, Kristie Chandler
      Pages 111-119
    3. Kendra Brandes, G. Kevin Randall, Lauren Leach-Steffens
      Pages 153-163
    4. Jennifer Dobbs-Oates
      Pages 175-183
    5. Bryce L. Jorgensen, Sharon M. Ballard, Alan Taylor, Elizabeth Carroll, Eboni Baugh
      Pages 185-192
    6. Ashley Schmitt
      Pages 193-197
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-218

About this book


This book provides successful models for field-based learning experiences in Family Life Education. Each chapter provides an overview of the implementation details, including key points that others developing a plan could use to guide their thinking. Each chapter is grounded in previous scholarship and identifies how the elements of high-impact practices are addressed in the “real world”. Contributors share their experiences implementing service learning, internships, and other educational platforms outside the classroom walls. This book also addresses both specific content areas within family life education, as well as general course management strategies.


family life education field-based learning Human Growth and Development Family Life Education Methodology high-impact practices

Editors and affiliations

  • Tara Newman
    • 1
  • Ashley Schmitt
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern Queensland ToowoombaAustralia
  2. 2.Texas A&M University College StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39873-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39874-7
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