Advancing a Competency-Based Mixed Methods Tool to Assess a Course-Based Service-Learning Model Integrating Real-World Experience

Given increasingly complex societal issues such as global aging, evaluators must develop essential competencies responding to the messiness of reality. This practice note advances an argument for the inclusion of service learning as a form of experiential learning that engages learners in hands-on practice with guided reflection, and shares a competency-based mixed methods (MM) tool for generating learning evidence in a course-based service-learning model. I aligned key design elements with pedagogical approaches with evaluation competencies.