Fostering physical activity for teenage girls

Third-year bachelor’s degree students in sports management organized physical practices for schoolgirls to raise students’ awareness of this issue of girls’ sports participation.

Skills and knowledge management in higher education: how service learning can contribute to social entrepreneurial competence development

Halberstadt, Jantje; Timm, Jana-Michaela; Kraus, Sascha; Gundolf, Katherine

JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
23 10 1925-1948 DOI: 10.1108/JKM-12-2018-0744

 

Language Country
English France

Abstract: 

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on how service learning approaches are able to foster social entrepreneurship competences. The aim of the paper is to formulate a framework of key competences for social entrepreneurship and to give first insights in how service learning actually has an impact on change in students’ set of competences. Design/methodology/approach This paper uses a mixed-methods approach combining qualitative data collectionmethods of learning diaries of the students and semi-structured interviews, including 40 master’s students studying at a German university in interdisciplinary learning settings and five instructors from the same universities. Analysis was carried out by means of qualitative content analysis. Findings This paper provides empirical insights about the competences that are being fostered by service learning. From these, a framework for social entrepreneurship competences is being derived.Originality/value With this paper, the authors fulfill the need of a framework of social entrepreneurship competences that serves as a foundation for educational practice and further research in the context of service learning and beyond.

Keywords: 

Knowledge management; Service Learning; Social Entrepreneurship Competences; Social Entrepreneurship Education

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Assessment of Community-based Service Learning at the University of Lyon: an Opportunity to Rethink Public Health Education

Pierre LEBLANC; Pauline Occelli;

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-389752/v1

 

Language Country
English France

Abstract: 

Background. The French government set up a community-based service learning programme on health promotion for undergraduate health students to involve them in key public health objectives. At the University of Lyon, students rst underwent formal instruction, including e-learning, lectures, and interactive seminars, and then became health educators for school pupils. The main objective of the present study was to assess the process of implementing this programme during the 2018-2019 academic year. Methods. Satisfaction and perception of medical and midwife students with service learning experiences were assessed by a questionnaire, semi-directive interviews, and observations. Results. Over time the students evolved from a negative perception of service learning to a positive one. Students were mostly satis ed by interactive seminars that allowed them to gain con dence and competence in health education. They felt valued by taking part in this service learning. They became more aware of their educative responsibilities on public health issues as future professionals. Conclusions. Students had a positive perception of the implementation of a community-based service learning programme in our University, as it seems a good way to raise their awareness of prevention and health education issues.

Keywords: 

Public health, health promotion, undergraduate, professionalism, community-oriented

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Humanistic Leadership

Service-Learning projects within the academic approach used to raise awareness on the responsibilities future managers have to their communities.

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COMMIT – Committing to the social dimension in universities

Project: Summary:

This project builds on the work of a previous project – ALLUME, http://allume.eucen.eu -which developed three self-evaluation tools to help universities reviewing their internal strategy for the implementation of a comprehensive and coherent Lifelong Learning University approach.

Project objectives:
  • Review, refine and adapt ALLUME’s threetools, adding new features to take onboard a wider and clearer idea of thesocial dimension of Higher Education (HE)
  • Design and develop a new tool for monitoring attainment in HE and integrate these tools in HEIs management systems
  • Design and undertake a training event with input from external experts
  • Use the tools in 12 universities in 12different countries to conduct a self-evaluation
  • Undertake a transversal analysis of thereports from the use of the tools
  • Run 12 national active learning workshops,with groups of other universities and representatives from the relevant ministry
  • Run a European event with an active learning approach
Project results:
  • Reviewed those 3 tools, refining and adapting them and adding new features which take on board a wider and clearer idea of the social dimension of HE
  • Designed and developed a new tool for monitoring attainment in HE and integrate these tools in HEIs management systems carried out an experts training event to prepare partners to visit and counsel other universities used these 4 tools in 12 universities of 12 different countries to conduct a self evaluation, supported with documents, which formed the starting point for a collective learning process including a visit from one of the other partners
  • Undertook a transversal analysis of the visit reports and the completed tools
  • Carried out an experts training event to prepare partners to visit and counsel other universities
  • Used these 4 tools in 12 universities of 12 different countries to conduct a self evaluation, supported with documents, which formed the starting point for a collective learning process including a visit from one of the other partners
Project contributions SDGS’s:

GOAL 4: Quality Education

Project partners
  • EUCEN, European University ContinuingEducation Network, BE
  • Université catholique de Louvain, BE
  • Turun yliopisto, FI
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale, FR
  • Universidade de Aveiro, PT
  • University of Stuttgart, DE
  • Dublin City University, IE
  • Bogaziçi Üniversitesi, TR
  • Università degli Studi di Genova, IT
  • Panepistimio Ioanninon, GR
  • Universitatea Tehnic ̆a GheorgheAsachi din Ia ̧si, RO
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili, ES
  • Pécsi Tudományegyetem, HU
Project website:

http://commit.eucen.eu

Contact person: Carme ROYO

Email: commit@eucen.eu

Project start date: 01/10/2013

Project finishing date: 31/05/2016