Service-learning institutionalisation processes in European higher education
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Service-Learning Experiences Shared
Service-Learning experiences shared in different countries
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Repository of Service-Learning Experiences
Please, share exhaustive information about service-learning good practices in higher education. It is mainly composing of qualitative data in order to share common quality criteria and systematized contents.
Service-Learning in Higher Education
Service-learning (sometimes referred to as community based or community engaged learning) is an innovative pedagogical approach that integrates meaningful community service or engagement into the curriculum and offers students’ academic credit for the learning that derives from active engagement within the community and work on a real world problem. Reflection and experiential learning strategies underpin the learning process and the service is linked to the academic discipline.
It brings together students, academics and the community whereby all become teaching resources, problem solvers and partners. In addition to enhancing academic and real world learning, the overall purpose of is to instil in students a sense of civic engagement and responsibility and work towards positive social change within society.
A good service-learning practice is an experience that meets the main characteristics of this methodology:
Integrates meaningful service and meets real needs
The service is linked to the academic curriculum
Reflection is part of the learning process
Community organizations are valued as partners
Students have a strong voice
Who we are
University Service-Learning Association
We are a Spanish association created in 2017 with the purpose of strengthening the collaboration and exchange of experiences of Service-Learning, disseminate educational and social projects based on this methodology, promote research and support the processes of institutionalization of the Service-Learning in the Spanish universities.
Director of the EOSLHE
Autonomous University of Madrid
She has been working for the past 20 years on Service-Learning with university students. She is the Coordinator of the Service-Learning Program in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of the UAM. President of the Association of University Service-Learning and promoter of the European Network of Learning-Service in Higher Education. She is an advisor to the Municipal Office of Service-Learning of the Madrid City Council.
Deputy Director of the EOSLHE
Universidad de les Illes Balears
PhD in Education with European Mention, Master in Development Cooperation, Master in Bioethics and Humanization of Assistance. Degree in pedagogy, Degree in Audiovisual Communication. Deputy Director of the UIB Graduate Center.
Currently, she is responsible for the Service-Learning program at UIB, coordinator of the S-L Illes Balears Center and is involved on a R&D project that includes S-L approach.
Coordinator of the EOSLHE
S-L (U) Association
As a coordinator, I am responsible for the implementation of the European Observatory to enhance and disseminate the knowledge of Service-Learning in Higher Education. Master in Management of Non-Profit Entities and BA (Hons) Design and Media Management. Over 15 years of experience working on Social Innovation Projects and Cooperation for Development Projects.
Researcher of the EOSLHE
S-L (U) Association
Teaching, researching, and producing in the field of organizational studies, his theoretical and/or empirical work aims at the advancement of knowledge about educational organizations, organizing, and the informal contexts in which such organizations operate. Under cooperation protocols between universities and Portuguese and EU youth work agencies, he has been actively participating in research tasks and representing the Portuguese team in international partner meetings, especially in terms of multi-metaphoric research projects. He has been focused in research-based analysis and monitoring (of the European Solidarity Corps), approaches to participation and citizenship education and learning, competence development and capacity building, strategies and practices for organizational development, and learning of organizations and networks in the European youth sector.