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The results of this analysis have practical implications for how ASB’s CSR
program may be re-designed in its next iteration. These are captured in
the recommendations section.
This study sought to understand how and to what extent students at ASB
acquire 21st century skills through their CSR work. In order to do this, we
used a phenomenological approach, which is a qualitative method used
to analyze narrative data. As mentioned in the introduction section, on-going reflection and planning are important aspects of our CSR model.
Students reflect in their online e-portfolios, as well as use FB and G Drive
to “talk” collaboratively. This gives us access to a rich data source of
students’ CSR experiences, successes, challenges and learnings, which
lend themselves wonderfully to Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis-IPA (Smith, Flowers, & Larkin, 2009).
Figure 2: ASB’s Model of Learning