The purpose of this paper is to conduct a significant review of the literature documenting and supporting how service-learning pedagogy can enhance a college-level engineering program. Topics will include (a) what is known about the influence of service-learning on students, (b) how engineering in the twenty-first century is a natural fit with service-learning and (c) how service-learning addresses engineering's leaky pipeline of enrollment and retention. Examples of successful models of engineering programs utilizing service-learning are discussed, as are barriers and further areas of research.

Paquin, Jessica L., "How Service-Learning Can Enhance the Pedagogy and Culture of Engineering Programs at Institutions of Higher Education: A Review of the Literature" (2006). Dissertation and Thesis. 19.

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