Landscaping

Territory and landscape: territorial projects.

The work of the students is based on the analysis of the territory, field work and the development of proposals to improve the quality of the landscape.

Health care

“La marxa dels tòpics” – Childhood and Health

The students participates in the development of an interactive exhibition aimed at 4th grade students from secondary son prevention of drug addiction (alcohol, tobacco and pills) and prevention of HIV and sexual health.

Psychogerontology

Students perform a social function of accompanying and providing emotional support to the elderly, facilitating a generational exchange

Healthy food

Service-Learning in nutrition: from the classroom to schools

URV students learn to transmit health advice and reflect on the need to train the population and therefore improve their quality of life in general

image of young people saving the planet

Environmental Law Clinic

The Environmental Law Clinic implement international service-learning projects through its Clinical Legal Education, a global movement for social justice that involves students and teachers from all over the world.

EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES OF SERVICE-LEARNING AT HIGHER EDUCATION THROUGH E-LEARNING SCENARIOS: LESSONS FROM TEACHING INNOVATION PROJECTS

Amalia Creus, Mirela Fiori, Inés Cambra, Nadja Gmelch

Proceedings of the European Distance and E-Learning Network 2019 Annual Conference

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
35-41 https://doi.org/10.38069/edenconf-2019-ac-0005

 

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English Spain

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Service-learning can be defined as a pedagogical approach that attempts to integrate community service in the academic curriculum. Through service-learning, students engage in organised activities designed to meet community needs and, at the same time, enhance their intellectual, social, and ethical development. The synergy between learning and civic engagement distinguishes service-learning as an educational approach that, beyond forming students for particular professional skills, has the goal to prepare them for practical community-based problem solving. From a methodological point of view, it places community-improvement and social-engagement in the centre of the learning process, while reinforcing students’ cross-disciplinary skills, as critical thinking, co creation or community building. Previous research suggests that participation in service-learning is associated with positive outcomes in different areas, among others attitudes toward self, attitudes toward learning, civic engagement, social skills, and also academic achievement. Studies on the topic also demonstrate significant increases in students’ interest and commitment to their communities, and significant growing in leadership and problem solving. But even though service-learning has been deeply studied and is well recognized as a rich learning tool in face-to-face higher education, less is known about the challenges related to its implementation in an e-Learning context. Following this idea, this paper reports on the process and discusses the preliminary findings of two in-progress innovation projects that explore service-learning as a pedagogical approach in distance education

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Project-oriented learning as an optimal methodology for the incorporation of the SDGs in university teaching: A Systematic Review

Antonio Miñán-Espigares, Claudia-Amanda Juárez-Romero

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
doi:10.20944/preprints202104.0032.v1

 

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English Spain

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Abstract: The use of active methodologies in the university is a priority to achieve higher quality learning. One of these methodologies with the greatest potential for training in competencies is Project-Oriented Learning (PLA), using it in an innovative way. Associating the use of this methodology with the objectives of sustainable development, which have become even more important since the Pandemic by COVID-19, can be a good idea to achieve a more sustained and situated learning. The aim of this study is to find out to what extent research on teaching innovation with Project-Oriented Learning is associated with the Sustainable Development Goals. A systematic review was carried out as indicated by PRISMA through the following databases: WOS and Scopus. WOS found 15 articles on AoP and 6 on Project-Oriented Learning and sustainability. In Scopus 2 were found in 2019. The main results show that in the University, especially in the branches of engineering, AoP is widely used, however, it is rarely related to SDGs. Among the conclusions, we highlight the need for research on project-oriented learning and sustainable development goals.

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Project-oriented learning; sustainable development objectives; teaching innovation;
situated learning; COVID-19.

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Impact of Service-Learning educational interventions on nursing students: An integrative review

I.Marcilla-ToribioaM.L.Moratalla-CebriánaR.Bartolomé-GuitierrezbS.Cebada-SánchezaE.M.Galán-MoyaaM.Martínez-Andrésa

Nurse Education Today

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2022.105417

 

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English Spain

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Background: Service learning is an innovative educational approach that enables nursing students to directly participate and engage in the community while providing them and the community with benefits. Objectives: To summarise the evidence from service learning activities for nursing students, the educational and non-educational benefits derived through implementing this methodology, and the participating students’ perceptions. Design: An integrative review including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs was conducted. Data sources: The articles were identified through a systematic search in the following electronic databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library Plus, Scopus, CINAHL Complete (EBSCOHost), and Education Source (EBSCOHost). Review methods: The search for studies was conducted in December 2020 using the following search terms: “Service learning”, “Service-learning partnership”, “Nursing”, “Benefits” and “Intervention”. Results: A total of 22 articles were included. A positive relationship was found between the nursing students participating in service learning programmes and the acquisition of educational benefits, such as theoretical and practical learning, communication skills, and teamwork, and non-educational benefits, such as empathy, questioning prejudices, and commitment. In addition, a wide variety of activities and interventions were found to have been implemented using this academic approach, as well as a positive evaluation by the participating students. Conclusions: Service learning programmes with the active participation of nursing students generate benefits for both them and the community. First, these interventions receive positive evaluations from participating students. Furthermore, the interventions developed using service learning are varied and require motivation and creativity to implement them. However, there is a need for more experimental studies and the use of larger samples in service learning programmes.

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Service learning; Partnership; Nursing; Benefits And intervention

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The service-learning methodology as a facilitating tool for education for sustainable development (ESD)

González-Sánchez, R.; Medina-Salgado, S.; Torrejón-Ramos, M.; González-Mendes, S., y Alonso-Muñoz, S

REIRE Revista d’Innovació i Recerca en Educació,

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
15 2 1-9 https://doi.org/10.1344/reire.38357

 

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Spanish Spain

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INTRODUCTION. An educational environment that facilitates student engagement and critical thinking is essential for the success of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) according to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This requires that the tools favour learning from a new approach, which involves a social component and takes into account the students’ soft skills.METHODOLOGY.The Service-Learning (S-L) for educational proposal establishes fruitful relationships with society, in which both parties benefit. This paper proposes the application of the S-L methodology to achieve a successful implementation of ESD. RESULTS. In line with Goal 11 (SDGs) ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’, this proposal aims for students to contribute to making cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. To this end, a S-L activity was carried out at the Rey Juan Carlos University with the participation of 140 students of the subject “Tourist Transport”.DISCUSSION.This work demonstrates the usefulness of the Service-Learning methodology in the transmission of values associated with environmental, social and economic sustainability. In the activity, the students provide a service of transferring values to society while improving their communication and teamwork skills.

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Service-learning; Higher education; Sustainable development goals

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Service-learnig and games as a strategy for the transfer of mathematical knowledge

Sánchez Cruzado, Cristina; Raya-Fernández, Álvaro; Moral-Sánchez, Silvia Natividad; Sanchez-Compaña, Maria Teresa

RIVISTA DI PEDAGOGIA CRITICA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
11 https://riuma.uma.es/xmlui/handle/10630/24773

 

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English Spain

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4 researcher-professors and 168 students 2nd year of Primary Education Degree at the University of Malaga, subject Didactics of Arithmetic, carried out a Service-Learning experience. The objective was to design and develop games with manipulative materials, which were taken to two Public Primary Education centers. We wanted to show how Service-Learning promoted greater practical training and formation of values in future teachers who will have a key role in society (Rodríguez-Gallego, 2014), and to assess the groups’ opinion. According to Alsina (2011), the game is a symbolic content activity, through which students carry out a process of adaptation to reality and solve problems that they could not do with real content in the real world. Games and the handling of materials promote mathematical skills development. The university students organized themselves into 32 groups of 4 to 6 people. They went to the schools with mathematical games adapted to the different primary levels. They took some traditional materials, such as Cuisenaire rods, vertical abacuses, tables of 100 number and Multibase Arithmetic Blocks. Furthermore, the university students made some of the materials by hand, and some of them were also customized with different themes. In addition, they adapted traditional games such as Monopoly (called “Mathpoly”), Bingo, dominoes, roulette and cards with numerical operations, among many others. These university students showed the pupils from primary schools how to play and played with them.

Keywords: 

Matemáticas – Estudio y enseñanza – Congresos; Enseñanza primaria – Congresos

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La mejora del compromiso académico mediante la mentoría y el aprendizaje-servicio

Hervás-Torres et al

Revista Electrónica Educare

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
26 2 1-19 https://doi.org/10.15359/ree.26-2.30

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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Introducción. Las instituciones de educación superior están constantemente enfrentándose a los desafíos de mejorar su productividad, competitividad, función social, así como la calidad de la educación y formación ofrecida al estudiantado. Dos respuestas para mejorar la calidad de la educación y la formación impartida al estudiantado, así como su función social, son el aprendizaje-servicio y la mentoría. El fundamento de ambas intervenciones de enseñanza recae en el hecho de que permiten una mayor conexión eficiente entre el currículo, las necesidades sociales y el mundo profesional. Objetivo. El objetivo de esta investigación fue explorar la eficacia del Programa Huelva Educa (PHE) para mejorar el grado de compromiso académico en el alumnado participante en calidad de personas mentoras. Metodología. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 54 estudiantes de la Universidad de Huelva seleccionados mediante un muestreo no probabilístico de conveniencia. Se adoptó un diseño cuasi-experimental pretest-postest de estudiantado universitario, donde la variable dependiente se midió mediante el “Cuestionario sobre compromiso académico del alumnado universitario” y del cuaderno de trabajo de las personas mentoras PHE. Resultados. Los resultados registrados muestran que el alumnado mejora significativamente comportamientos relacionados con la implicación en clase, análisis reflexivo de experiencias e ideas, razonamiento crítico, realizar tareas en un idioma extranjero, entre otras. Conclusiones. Este trabajo aporta evidencias sobre la eficacia del programa para la mejora de la preparación de sus asignaturas, aumento del logro académico o incremento en su aprendizaje activo y colaborativo, por lo que se recomienda la importancia de adoptar este tipo de programa.

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Educación superior; compromiso académico; aprendizaje-servicio; mentoría.

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Novel metaphors for a novel school: Narratives, voices and experiences from pre-service teachers engaged in service-learning in Spain

Maria Jesus Marquez García; Analía Leite Mendez; William Kirscha

Teaching and Teacher Education

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
119 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2022.103840

 

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English Spain

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In this article, we analyze a service-learning experience developed in a class of the major in Primary Education Teaching at the University of Malaga, in Andalusia, Spain, by resorting to the metaphors produced by pre-service teachers in the narrative and reflective pieces written for classwork. As a result, we unearthed a constellation of metaphors organized into two main axes: (1) metaphors for school success; (2) metaphors for learning and teaching. In our interpretation, the experience makes it possible for the emergence of novel metaphors which resonate with a more dialogical and solidary educational praxis compared to participants’ own schooling experiences.

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Teacher educationService-learningMetaphors

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Implementation of Service-Learning as a Strategy to Foster Intercultural Coexistence in the Local Community: A Case Study

Ferrer-Aracil, J.;
Giménez-Bertomeu, V.M.;
Cortés-Florín, E.M

Educ. Sci.

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
12 426 1-18 https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12070426

 

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English Spain

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Service-learning (SL) is a participatory teaching–learning methodology through which students learn certain content while also meeting a number of real social needs in their environment. The implementation of SL in different areas and educational stages has been extensively described. However, its potential as a community and intercultural development strategy at the local level has not been widely studied. Through a documentary analysis, the present work sought to understand the characteristics of socio-educational interventions, which, based on the service-learning method ology, aim at improving coexistence in local communities with a high degree of cultural diversity. A total of 18 projects were included in a community programme implemented in the municipality of Elche (Spain) between 2010 and 2016. They all focused or included the promotion of intercultural coexistence among their objectives. The study design was quantitative, with a descriptive and ex planatory, univariate and bivariate analysis using the IBM Statistical Package for Social Sciences 26. The results showed that service-learning can contribute to the improvement of intercultural coex istence. Moreover, a number of SL basic, pedagogical and organisational components are enhanced when integrated into broader community development processes

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service-learning; intercultural coexistence; community education; local development;
evaluation

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Efectos de un programa de Aprendizaje-Servicio sobre Ejercicio Físico concurrente con personas adultas-mayores: Pilates y juegos de socialización

Joaquín Ceballos Zúñiga Cano, Teresa Valverde-Esteve, Francisco Tomás González-Fernández, Pedro Jesús Ruiz Monter

Retos

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
45 704-713 https://doi.org/10.47197/retos.v45i0.92693

 

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Spanish Spain

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El objetivo del trabajo que se presenta fue evaluar el efecto de un programa de intervención de Aprendizaje-Servicio de ejercicio físico concurrente «Pilates y juegos de socialización» sobre la Condición Física (Fuerza y Flexibilidad de los miembros superiores e inferiores, Agilidad y Capacidad Cardiorrespiratoria), Calidad de Vida relacionada con la salud (Función Física, Rol Físico, Dolor Corporal, Salud General, Vitalidad, Función Social, Rol Emocional, Salud Mental) y la felicidad subjetiva (midiendo cuatro ítems) de personas adultas-mayores. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 41
mujeres (Edadmedia=82,03, DT=8,41), 21 de ellas pertenecían al grupo control (no activas) (Edadmedia=80,73; DT=7,96) y las otras 20 adultas-mayores formaban el grupo experimental (Edadmedia=83,30; DT=8,87) o grupo de activas, ya que llevaron a cabo el programa de ejercicio físico durante diez semanas con una frecuencia de 2 sesiones por semana. El estudio fue cuasi experimental. Los resultados reflejan que el programa de Aprendizaje-Servicio sobre ejercicio físico indujo mejoras significativas en el grupo experimental en los componentes de la condición física y en la salud mental. Sin embargo, no se observaron mejoras significativas en las variables que evaluaban la funcionalidad corporal, la felicidad percibida y la salud general. Por esta razón, se sugiere que futuras líneas de investigación podrían tener por objeto analizar qué métodos son los óptimos para favorecer mejoras significativas en las variables estudiadas en este trabajo, en poblaciones similares, debido a que el programa utilizado sobre Pilates y dinámicas de Socialización ha resultado insuficiente en este sentido

Keywords: 

Metodologías activas, Condición física en personas mayores, Calidad de vida relacionada con la salud, Felicidad subjetiva, Programas
de ejercicio físico concurrente en adultos-mayores

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Added value of service-learning in a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering

Dorys C. González, Jesús Mínguez, Álvaro Mena & Miguel A. Vicente

Cogent Engineering

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
9 1 https://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2022.2119532

 

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English Spain

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Service-learning methodology is designed to combine student learning with service to society, promoting project-based learning and establishing a fruitful interrelationship between both academic and social spheres. This teaching method is neither frequently employed on technical degrees nor particularly on civil engineering degrees, even though these degree courses open the door to professions with a strong vocation for public service. In this study, a project is reported that involved students following the third-year (sixth-semester) course in “Construction Methods” on the Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, at the University of Burgos (Spain). A set of projects was proposed to solve small infrastructural shortcomings identified through surveys within various neighbourhoods of the city of Burgos (Spain), which were developed in cooperation with the residents. The results were very positive in many areas: the students acquired knowledge from various points of view and the neighbours appreciated the surveys and the urban planning on offer. In addition, the students’ academic results significantly improved, as well as their perceptions of the degree and their future professional careers

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service-learning; civil engineering; constructive projects; car parking lot; intergenerational park; raised pedestrian crossings; bike lane

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student with special needs

SL and Psychology of Disability: a link experienced with the Third Sector in Extremadura from the University

We are professionals in the Psychology of Disability and that commitment must be a constant ethics in any professional and personal path from the very beginning of university training in the Degree of Psychology.

Learn to learn with homework

Reflection on how girls and boys who start in the classroom learn more.

RESEARCH, TEACHING AND TRANSFER OF HERITAGE EDUCATION PROGRAMS. A PROJECT OF PYRAMIDAL TUTORING OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH THESES

Carmen Urpí

ENSAYOS. Revista de la Facultad de Educación de Albacete

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
34 1 121-136 https://doi.org/10.18239/ensayos.v34i1.2051

 

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Spanish Spain

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Con motivo de la creación de un programa educativo para un yacimiento arqueológico, se desarrolló el presente proyecto para explorar nuevas posibilidades de convergencia entre investigación, docencia y transferencia de conocimiento al campo de la educación patrimonial. Por un lado, se pretendía consolidar metodologías cualitativas basadas en evidencias científicas para este campo. Por otro lado, la docencia universitaria ampliaba las posibilidades de la investigación, pero requería el desarrollo de protocolos y metodologías innovadoras y eficaces. Durante el curso 2017-2018, se articuló la tutoría piramidal de siete Trabajos de Fin de Grado (TFG) bajo las metodologías de aprendizaje basado en proyectos (ABP), aprendizaje cooperativo (AC) y aprendizaje servicio (APS). A una primera fase de revisión de la literatura y de buenas prácticas, siguió una fase experimental de diseño, implementación y evaluación del programa mediante metodología de investigación-acción, que finalizó con la presentación pública del programa educativo para el yacimiento de Santa Criz (Eslava, Navarra), como conocimiento transferible a la sociedad.

Keywords: 

Programas educativos, tutoría piramidal, trabajos fin de grado, educación
patrimonial, innovación docente.

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Developing pre-service teachers’ digital communication and competences through service learning for bilingual literacy

Aoife Ahern and Beatriz López-Medina

Training, Language and Culture

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
5 1 57-67 10.22363/2521-442X-2021-5-1-57-67

 

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English Spain

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Learning environments have become increasingly digital in recent decades, requiring teachers and students to develop general digital competences across all educational systems and stages. This also means that for future teachers, professional digital competencies are a valuable asset that enables them to work with the technologies already fully integrated in schools and embedded in most curricula. This paper describes the use of digital communication technology throughout the different stages of a Service Learning Project, involving 2nd and 3rd year students from the Degree in Primary Education at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Students and their teachers involved in the project use specific digital communication tools which favour the interaction and completion of the project goal: supporting literacy programmes in two languages for underprivileged students in two local schools. This paper analyses the tools used in the different stages of the project, the digital competencies they are related to and their suitability for similar Service Learning Projects.

Keywords: 

pre-service teacher, digital communication, digital tools, bilingual literacy, professional competence, underprivileged
students, ALFAPS

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el aprendizaje-Servicio: fundamentación y visión de la Pastoral como proyecto y origen del apS

José Luis Guzón Nestar y Fernando González Alonso

Educación y Futuro

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
44 13-50 https://hdl.handle.net/11162/216262

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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el aprendizaje-servicio, que históricamente estuvo ligado al trabajo, ha sido desde la educación secundaria y superior, cuando ha crecido y madu rado como estrategia innovadora, fundamentada en fuentes filosóficas y pedagógicas, entre otras. Ha aportado a la comunidad servicios solidarios de calidad, durante tiempos prolongados, con el apoyo eficaz de redes inte rinstitucionales y ha integrado aprendizajes curriculares a la acción solida ria. el centro educativo promueve espacios de encuentro que aglutinan dimensiones educativas y pastorales. La acción pastoral como proyecto de aps bien planificado en todas sus fases hacia la sociedad, se integra en el proyecto educativo del centro, implicando a toda la comunidad educativa, que comparte valores humanos y evangélicos.

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aprendizaje-servicio, aps, comunidad, pastoral, educa ción, escuela, proyecto

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INFLUENCE OF UNIVERSITY SERVICE-LEARNING ON PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE IN STUDENTS FROM PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT DEGREES

Ruiz-Montero, P.J., Santos-Pastor, M.L., Martínez Muñoz, L. F. & Chiva-Bartoll, O

Educación

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
XX1, 25 1 119-141 DOI: 10.5944/educXX1.30533

 

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English Spain

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The aim of this study is to examine the perception of the professional competence of students who are attending Physical Activity and Sport (PAS) related degrees, participating in University Service-Learning (USL) projects, according to their sex and age, as well as the profile of the target group of these projects. 211 students from seven Spanish universities participated in the study (male = 88, female = 123). Their age was between 19 and 35 and all students participated in PAS USL projects with nine different vulnerable groups. The instrument used to determine the professional learning and effects of USL in PAS was the scale “Service-Learning in Physical Activity” (S-LPA, E-ASAF in Spanish). Six dimensions form S-LPA: learning, pedagogical value, social impact, professional development, professional skills, and opinion. With regard to the relationship between the characteristics of the students and the results, gender (men and women), age range (<20 years, 21-24 years and >25 years), and type of target group in this study (functional, social, and cultural/religious diversity) were studied. Statistical analyses were carried out using a multivariate analysis of variance MANOVA). All dimensions of the scale were significant except the social impact and professional skills. Gender, age range, and type of target group showed significant differences regarding the dimensions of the S-LPA scale. In addition, the interaction between type of target group/gender and type of target group/age range showed a relationship with the dimensions of pedagogical value and professional development. In conclusion, this study shows the relationship of the USL with the consolidation of curricular content and the perception of professional learning in PAS students, as well as the relationship with factors such as gender and age of the students and the type of target groups.

Keywords: 

Professional learning, physical education, discrimination, student attitude,
educational method

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Prospective Primary Teachers’ Didactic-Mathematical Knowledge in a Service-Learning Project for Inclusion

Teresa F. Blanco, Alejandro Gorgal-Romarís, Cristina Núñez-García and Pablo G. Sequeiros

Mathematics

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
10 652 https://doi.org/10.3390/math10040652

 

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English Spain

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An analysis of the didactic-mathematical knowledge put into play by a sample of 30 prospective primary teachers during their participation in a Service-Learning program focused on mathematical stimulation as a measure of attention to adolescents at risk of social exclusion is presented. The program aimed to respond to current training demands by promoting the development of mathematics-specific professional competencies, as well as social skills to interact with students, and to positively influence the prospective teachers’ affection towards mathematics and its teaching. It was developed during three academic years in two phases: the learning module was oriented to the presentation of the mathematical stimulus program and the didactical analysis of the STEAM activities knocking it into shape; in the service module, the participants implemented the activities in an educational center with students at risk of social exclusion. The analysis was carried out from the video recordings of the sessions, the future teachers’ written reports with the analysis of the activities, questionnaires on the didactic-mathematical knowledge and a satisfaction test. The results show difficulties on the part of the future teachers to analyze some of the activities of the program, which seems to have its origin in their poor command of the common knowledge of the mathematical content, which also limits them when it comes to managing the activities in the way expected for the stimulus program. All in all, participation in the program was positively assessed by them in relation to its usefulness for their training. The potential benefit of Service-Learning programs such as the one addressed here in the face of a positive impact on the affections towards mathematics is concluded, as a necessary step for a more effective acquisition of didactic-mathematical knowledge and skills in the initial training.

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adolescents at risk of social exclusion; didactic-mathematical knowledge; inclusive mathematics education; mathematical stimulus; service-learning

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Problem-based learning and other active methodologies as support for distance teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic

Arcos-Alonso, A., & Arcos Alonso, A

Cypriot Journal of Educational Science

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
16 1 277-287 https://doi.org/10.18844/cjes.v16i1.5525

 

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English Spain

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This manuscript presents an innovative experience in the teaching–learning process with three objectives. The first is to incorporate the principles and values of social justice, reciprocity and solidarity in the subject ‘Statistics Applied to Business’ in the bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management at the University of the Basque Country. The second objective addresses how to apply active methodologies in the teaching of economics and business from a competency-based approach in order to investigate its impact. The third one, on the other hand, tries to explore how to provide students with active distance learning tools to improve and guarantee the quality of the teaching–learning process. The results of the experience demonstrate the potential of technical subjects for the development of transversal competencies and the capacity of students to design and solve complex problems with creativity and knowledge of social and labour realities. Likewise, greater motivation, better knowledge acquisition and appropriation of the work by the students are also detected. Finally, this article shows the potential of methodologies that involve the ombined responsibility of students and teachers in the generation of knowledge that favours a professional development that is permeable and sensitive to the changes occurring in the social and labour world.

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Problem-based learning, distance teaching, pandemic, teaching innovation.

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Aportaciones desde el feminismo para la formación del profesorado en el uso de los museos como recursos educativos. Un ejemplo de Aprendizaje-Servicio

Amaia ARRIAGA

Educación artística: revista de investigación

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
201-214 DOI: https://doi.org/10.7203/eari.12.20448

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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El artículo presenta una experiencia de formación de profesorado en la Universidad Pública de Navarra para el uso de los museos y obras de arte como recursos educativos en educación primaria e infantil. Sus objetivos, contenidos y metodologías se diseñan desde un posicionamiento que está atravesado por la teoría feminista pero que se encuentra y coincide con los planteamientos que se defienden desde otras perspectivas relacionadas con la educación, el arte y la educación artística como la museología crítica, las pedagogías críticas, o las concepciones culturalistas y experienciales sobre el arte. En el artículo se definen cuáles son esos planteamientos teóricos para dejar paso, después, a la explicación sobre cómo se implementan en el aula y los resultados que ofrecen. La colaboración que en ámbito de la transferencia de conocimiento se desarrolla hace años con el Museo de Navarra ha permitido poner en marcha, además, un proyecto de Aprendizaje-Servicio en colaboración con dos escuelas cercanas al Museo. En este proyecto el alumnado de la asignatura “Recursos de las artes para la educación” de los Grados de Maestro en Educación Primaria y Educación Infantil de la Universidad Pública de Navarra diseña propuestas educativas utilizando las obras del Museo de Navarra y las desarrolla en varias sesiones que se llevan a cabo tanto en las aulas de las escuelas colaboradoras y en las salas del Museo.

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Formación de profesorado; Museo; Educación; Feminismo; Arte; Aprendizaje-Servicio.

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Transversal Competences and Employability of University Students: Converging towards Service-Learning

Rego, M.A.S.; Sáez-Gambín, D.; González-Geraldo, J.L.; García-Romero, D

Educ. Sci.

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
12 265 https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12040265

 

Language Country
English Spain

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We are living in times of great transformations within the field of education and the labor market. These changes are connected and have to do with an expanded knowledge society, whose implications reach the levels of employability in times of uncertainty. Within this framework, the main purpose of our study is to perform a theoretical analysis and an empirical approach to the influence that transversal competences (soft skills) may have on the degree of employability of university students. We have identified some of those competences and we have tested them with a sample of 83 employers and 1249 students using a Likert scale. Our results show the interest of employers in the mastery of transversal competences and inequalities in terms of students’ perception thereof. We did not find any significant differences between students starting their degree and those who were about to complete it. However, we did find differences between the students who participated in experiential activities and those who did not, in favor of the former. Due to the importance of experiential learning in our results, we dedicate our discussion to theoretically exploring whether the pedagogical approach of Service-Learning (SL) might contribute to a better connection between transversal competences and employability.

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Higher Education; employability; Service-Learning; EHEA; transversal competences

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The Role of Evaluation in Service Learning in Economics and Business: Systematic Review and Proposal of Evaluation

Salvador Cruz Rambaud; Piedad Ortiz Fernández

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/the-role-of-evaluation-in-service-learning-in-economics-and-business/300885

 

Language Country
English Spain

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In this chapter, a systematic review of the literature on evaluations of service-learning projects in the area of business and economics has been carried out. The authors have analyzed the four basic parts of evaluation: who evaluates, when to evaluate, how to evaluate, and what to evaluate. Subsequently, an evaluation proposal has been made for each of the agents involved, taking into account each of these dimensions. One of the main conclusions is that reflection is a fundamental part of the evaluation process, as well as of the student learning process because it allows them to deepen the lived experience.

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Senior couple enjoying the lake

NEW WAYS OF SENIOR LIFE OF IN MADRID

The student in charge, will develop a summary of the Final Degree works, which have addressed the theme of the lifestyle, activities and public space of seniors in the city of Madrid.

Plataforma per la LLengua

S-L Experience with Plataforma per la Llengua (Balearic Islands)

Plataforma per la Llengua (Pro-language Platform), the Catalan language NGO, is a well-established organisation in the Catalan-speaking territory that works to promote the Catalan language as a social cohesion tool

University Service Learning methodology: creating employment with social enterpreneurship

Simo Algado, Salvador; Ginesta Portet, Xavier

HISTORIA Y COMUNICACION SOCIAL

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
18 DOI: 10.5209/rev_HICS.2013.v18.44265

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

Abstract: 

The University must become an engine of the civil society and take an active part in leading contemporary social challenges, such as the situation of unemployment in Spain. The University Service Learning methodology allows us to integrate a reality-based learning with the community service, concretizing the social responsibility of the University. The article presents the interfacultative EcoSPORTech project developed at the University of Vic. The purpose of this project has been the creation of youth employment using social entrepreneurship. The communication policy has been a key factor in this project.

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Entrepreneurship; service learning; young unemployment; social responsibility; communication

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Service learning: study of the degree of satisfaction of university students

Folgueiras Bertomeu, Pilar; Gonzalez, Esther; Latorre, Gemma

REVISTA DE EDUCACION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
362 159-185 DOI: 10.4438/1988-592X-RE-2011-362-157

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

Abstract: 

Service learning projects promote student learning through active participation in community service. Thus, the service learning method enables students to engage directly with the people to whom they offer their services and requires them to adapt to other peoples’ needs and to a reality that is often very different from the classroom. This is one of the major ways in which service learning has an impact. In addition, service learning helps to awaken students’ interest in collective action, citizenship, etc. A comprehensive diagnostic study of 39 students was conducted to analyse four key dimensions (attributed knowledge and intentionality, evaluation of usefulness, evaluation of the process and social impact) on the basis of the chosen satisfaction model. The four dimensions led to reflection on key elements of learning and community service (learning about citizenship, learning about oneself, learning of a curriculum, processes of reflection, etc.). The main data analysis technique was content analysis, involving the triangulation of various techniques (questionnaires, interviews and discussion groups) and informants (students, teachers, coordinators and members of other organisations). Data analysis showed a high degree of satisfaction among the participating students. The dimension that most influenced the results was assessment of the attributed value, more specifically the students’ perception of their acquisition of conceptual, personal and citizenship knowledge. It should be cautioned that the results were swayed by the relationship generated among teachers, students and institutions and the possibility of linking theory with practice.

Keywords: 

service learning; satisfaction; qualitative research; higher education; student participation

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Service-Learning as training for social entrepreneurship: an experience in the University

Torio Lopez, Susana; Pena Calvo, Jose Vicente; Hernandez Garcia, Jesus

HIGHER EDUCATION: THE CHALLENGE OF EMPLOYABILITY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
139 504-511 DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.08.055

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

Abstract: 

This paper describes the experience which was undertaken in the “Lifelong learning” subject, taught in the Degree of Education Science at the Teacher Training and Education Faculty (University of Oviedo). This subject was taught in the second semester of the academic year 2013/2014. 111 students participated. The activity described required the design of a service-learning project. The main intention was to approach this methodology and stimulate reflections on small experiences of social engagement to gradually enable students to undertake more ambitious projects. The most relevant aspects of the experience are explained and some examples of projects prepared by groups of students in various areas (civic participation, health promotion, direct assistance to individuals, generational exchange and cultural heritage) are pointed out. We end with some conclusions about the most important benefits of this methodology in three areas: academic curriculum, value education and community outreach. Although it was a minor social practice, it represented an opportunity for the development of initiative, creativity, future vision, confidence, tenacity and positive thinking, all qualities needed in people with an entrepreneurial spirit. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published

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service-learning; social entrepreneurship; higher education; entrepreneurial education

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Service-Learning Projects Based on Dynamic Documentation in Engineering Colleges

Garcia-Alonso, J. M.; Soriano, E.; Garcia-Vicario, I.; Rubio, H.

NEW TRENDS IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY IN THE FIELD OF MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
19 69-81 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01836-2_8

 

Language Country
English Spain

Abstract: 

In recent years, engineering colleges have started to integrate service-learning projects into many of their required courses. In the literature, there are many important definitions for service-learning pedagogy, including reciprocity, reflection, coaching and community projects. This paper presents a service-learning pedagogy implementation program for educating engineering undergraduates to solve real-world problems. Three project models for mechanical engineering, ranging from a single semester to a full calendar year, form the basis for the analyses presented. Finding appropriate community partners and projects are critical for a successful experience for all involved parties. From the results of this analysis, it is possible to conclude that, through these projects, students acquired and applied the competencies in the defined curriculum.

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Service-learning; Dynamic documentation; Community engagement; Mechanical design

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The art of learning art: service-learning as a tool to build professional student identity. A proposal for university education of arts

Gregori-Giralt, Eva; Menendez-Varela, Jose-Luis

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND INNOVATION (CIDUI)

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
196 100-105 DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.018

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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In this study we examine the evolution of the service-learning projects carried out by students in three classroom groups in an introductory course at the Faculty of Fine Arts. The projects presented and the results obtained suggested that students had begun to develop the professional profile characteristic of their discipline. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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service-learning; identity; membership; arts; evaluation

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Criteria for evaluating Service-Learning (SL) Proposals in Universities

Bellera, Jaume; Albertin, Pilar; Bonmati, Anna

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND INNOVATION (CIDUI)

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
196 14-20 DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.003

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

Abstract: 

This study aims to provide criteria to help to design and evaluate Service-Learning (SL) experiences in universities, and the process to be held to validate them at national level. These basic criteria provide a framework for the promotion of best Service-Learning practices in universities and also help to strengthen its implementation to be considered an innovative practice in the university. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Keywords: 

Service-Learning; Teaching Innovation; valuation criteria; university; social function of the university

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Service-learning and higher education: evaluating students learning process form their own percpective

Berasategi, Naiara; Alonso, Israel; Roman, Gorka

2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION ADVANCES,HEAD’16

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
228 424-429 DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.07.065

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This paper presents a description and evaluation of an innovative teaching experience carried out through a service-learning methodology within the university Degree in Social Education at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). It compiles data collected from 62 students from 3rd year, who were attending the subject “Socio-educational intervention with adults, elders and people with special needs” in the year 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. The international theoretical basis related to the development and impact of this methodology within higher education, a description of the design and the development of the case of study and a quantitative evaluation are presented in this paper. The results have been analyzed through a questionnaire that seeks the opinion of the students about their teachers. We conclude providing evidences about the impact this learning process has had over the students, mainly in aspects such as involvement, motivation and reflexive attitude. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Service-learning; socio-educational intervention; higher education

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Effects of a Service-Learning program on university students

Hervas Torres, Mirian; Fernandez Martin, Francisco D.; Arco Tirado, Jose Luis; Minaca Laprida, Maria Isabel

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
15 1 126-146 DOI: 10.14204/ejrep.41.16049

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

Abstract: 

Introduction. The low productivity that prevailing in recent years in Higher Education requires urgently institutional responses aimed to improving quality of university education contributing to the development among students of key competences for lifelong learning. In this sense, the aim of this research was to explore the effects of an intervention program, based on service-learning and peer mentoring methodologies, to enhance social skills and the learn to learn skill of university students.

Method. The sample was composed of 78 university students of 5 degrees related to the teaching profession of the University of Huelva (Spain). The methodological design adopted was quasi-experimental pretest-posttest, using standardized tests to evaluate the dependent variables. The intervention consisted of 481 mentoring sessions, 423 individual and 58 in group, among the university students, as mentors, previously trained in 3 sessions of training, and students in Compulsory Education. These sessions spread throughout the second and third quarters of the school year 2013/ 2014 during out of school time, a weekly mentoring session among the couple of mentors with their mentee lasted for 90 minutes each.

Results. The results show statistically significant differences in favour of the posttest phase in social skills and strategies for learning and motivation of the participants.

Discussion and Conclusion. These results agree largely whit the empirical evidences from specialized literature show when service-learning and peer mentoring methodology are used as the basis for an intervention program.

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motivation; learning strategies; social skills; competency; service learning

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Service-Learning and its Contribution to the Function of University Extension. Development at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Gezuraga, Monike

REICE-REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA SOBRE CALIDAD EFICACIA Y CAMBIO EN EDUCACION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
15 1 1-18 DOI: 10.15366/reice2017.15.1.001

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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The Extension is considered as one of the core functions of the University. In this paper we will approach briefly the concept of Extension, then move on to review some of the experiences in this line of work at different universities. We will make a special mention of the proposed Service-Learning as a tool that contributes to this function; and will specifically approach some of the results obtained in the thesis: “Service- learning (S-L) at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU): on the way to its institutionalization”. This research has focused on the study of various dimensions, yet here we will focus on those elements most closely linked to the University extension. A study combining various research tools and techniques such as the questionnaire and discussion groups allowed us to approach these elements. The study used a sample of 154 students, 11 lectures and 14 partners. The protagonists of these projects value the contribution of S-L to the development of the University extension function; however, they point to the need to leap from individual experiences to a more orderly, systematic implementation of it.

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Higher education; University extension; University-society relation; Service-learning; Service-learning institutionalization

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Service-Learning at University: Helping Schools Respond to Diversity Using ICT

Camara Estrella, Africa Ma; Diaz Pareja, Elena Ma; Ortega-Tudela, Juana Ma

BORDON-REVISTA DE PEDAGOGIA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
69 3 73-87 DOI: 10.13042/Bordon.2017.51320

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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INTRODUCTION. In recent years, universities, as a social institutions, have begun to deal with the social commitment that they have by trying to respond to their environment in different actions that enable social enrichment. METHOD. Service-learning provides the methodology that facilitates this social action from the university classroom. In this work we present a Project developed with undergraduate students in the Degrees of Pre-School and Primary School Education. In this project the future teacher students within training practices of two subjects have created ICT materials for attention to diversity in real situations. These materials respond to the needs demanded by two different Primary schools from the area to be used in their classroom. RESULTS. During the academic years of 2013 to 2016 future teacher students have developed more than 200 micro-projects creating ICT materials for attention to diversity. The materials included from the creation of multimedia materials for mathematical work, learning how to read, social skills, and resources for interactive white boards, educational videos or materials for the deaf students, among others. All the materials have been developed within the practical classes of two subjects related with Technologies and Attention to diversity from the Education Degrees. There sources developed were donated to be used in Primary Education classrooms at two schools in the area. DISCUSSION. The possibilities offered by service learning, make the university students achieve the proposed acquisition of skills in the different modules. Moreover, service learning enables students to develop a social conscience and citizenship essential for becoming a future teacher.

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Technology education; Educational methods; Educational resources; Inclusion; Citizenship education; Service learning

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Service-learning in teacher training in Spanish universities

Alvarez-Castillo, Jose Luis; Martinez Usarralde, Maria Jesus; Gonzalez Gonzalez, Hugo; Buenestado Fernandez, Mariana

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE PEDAGOGIA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
75 267 199-217 DOI: 10.22550/REP75-2-2017-02

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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A culture of training teaching staff in specific teaching skills is spreading throughout higher education in Europe and other regions. In recent years, service-learning has been one of the active methodologies that has attracted the most attention in educational literature and in training practices. This piece uses an ex post facto cross-sectional study to quantify and describe service learning training provision in Spanish universities, using an information recording sheet to gather evidence from institutional websites and an unstructured questionnaire as a complementary data source. Our results support the claim that teaching training activities are growing and that there are some advances in the consolidation of this trend. However, significant limitations were identified, such as a lack of a practice-based orientation in teacher training and the lack of a coordinated plan to facilitate learning ecologies, something that is hindering the reflective, cooperative, and transformative impact that is attributed to the service learning method. Based on this diagnosis, we suggest that training activities be incorporated into multi-year plans, and note that sociocritical and practical orientations would work better together, and that collaborative work between universities and community services should be strengthened.

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Service-learning; teacher education; higher education; professional development; experiential learning

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The construction of the professional identity in university arts students via service-learning projects

Menendez-Varela, Jose L.; Grigori-Giralt, Eva

ARTE INDIVIDUO Y SOCIEDAD

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
29 3 417-443 DOI: 10.5209/ARIS.55249

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This article investigates the representations of first year arts undergraduates emerging from a series of service-learning projects designed for groups at risk of social exclusion. A rubric was used in the design and assessment of the projects. Applying the presuppositions of Grounded Theory, two researchers carried out a qualitative analysis of the changes in the conception and justification of the projects that occurred during the academic year. The results highlighted three fundamental achievements made by the students: a) the understanding that art is an indispensable element in personal development and in social progress; b) the beginning of the process of construction of a professional identity in the field of the arts; and c) a reinforcement of the metacognitive dimension of learning. This last aspect increased the students’ awareness and commitment to their projects, and was a determining factor in the quality of their final products.

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Service-learning; rubrics; grounded theory; projects; higher education

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THE EMOTIONAL EDUCATION OF TEACHERS AND ITS TEACHING WORK: A EXPERIENCE OF SERVICE-LEARNING AT THE UNIVERSITY AND ITS EVALUATION

Carrica-Ochoa, Sarah

CONTEXTOS EDUCATIVOS-REVISTA DE EDUCACION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
20 147-164 DOI: 10.18172/con.2995

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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University has the responsibility to train professionals, which means providing people with the necessary competences to face the world with an engagement to social justice. This paper presents a service-learning experience (SL) -and its evaluation-as a way of collaboration, service and improvement of community. Firstly, this work analyses SL and its theoretical context as a methodology in relation to community development and emotional intelligence. Secondly, a SL experience, conducted in grades of education at the University of Navarra, is described. The objective has been to accompany the students in the analysis of the socio-educational action and capacitate them to intervene pedagogically in specific areas. Finally, the evaluation made through satisfaction questionnaires is presented; also a scale analysis of professional skills worked, made to that effect. The results show that methodologies such as SL allow achieving a high degree of satisfaction, engagement and motivation of students for the task required.

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Service-Learning; community development; emotional intelligence; skills

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The ethics of Service Learning at university: an interpretation from pragmatism

Gonzalez-Geraldo, Jose L.; Jover, Gonzalo; Martinez, Miquel

BORDON-REVISTA DE PEDAGOGIA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
69 4 63-78 DOI: 10.13042/Bordon.2017.690405

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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INTRODUCTION. In the light of the challenges raised by the internationalisation framework established since the beginning of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), as well as our turbulent present in which social problems are demanding urgent actions, Service Learning appears as an interesting option where ethics play a capital role in order to improve the quality of our students’ learning and the whole society. METHOD. In this paper we explore the underlying interests of these practices from a theoretical discourse in its pragmatic sense, obviously rooted in the ideas of John Dewey, the main keystone of the following paragraphs. These reflections are supported by different analyses from two specific sources: 1) The project Service Learning and Innovation at university: a programme to develop the academic outcome and social capital of the students and 2) the CIS study titled Attitudes of the youth in Spain towards participation and volunteering. RESULTS. Service Learning is a methodology with clear ethical implications which fosters a harmonious competence acquisition. In addition, far from admitting a spurious ambition from the students who participate in these practices, we defend that their interest is inherent to the human being, plausible and even desirable. The lack of time, related to interest and effort, appears as a relevant variable. DISCUSSION. Moreover, in this paper we will also debate some of the theoretical concepts of John Dewey which have direct implications for coherent Service Learning practices, something that is not always clearly done when this methodology is embedded in his educational philosophy.

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Service Learning; Higher Education; Ethics; Pragmatism; Student Interests

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University-Society. Proposal for New Forms of Communication in the University of the Basque Country Through Service-Learning

Tolosa, Andoni Iturbe; Amundarain, Monike Gezuraga

MEDIA AND METAMEDIA MANAGEMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
503 251-256 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46068-0_32

 

Language Country
English Spain

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The University as an educational institution and substantial element of society requires a constant revision in its ways of interaction and communication with the surrounding environment. This work aims to influence the new forms of communication that are being implemented in Higher Education due to overcoming traditional models, hence striving to strengthen the communicative ties and participatory involvement of public citizens. To do this, we will insist on various communication strategies that the university incorporates; and we will pay special attention to the case of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). So, we will reflect on its field and possibilities for improvement. In this scenario we consider it important to highlight the contribution of the Service-Learning proposal. We are referring to a pedagogical approach that integrates the development of skills in college students with community service. We will emphasize the opportunity that this proposal gives us in order to integrate Teaching, Research and Extension, assignments of the University in relation to the Society; and new challenges and opportunities for communication that can be derived from this practice.

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Communication; University; Service-learning; Missions

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University teaching staff facing Service-Learning: explanatory variables

Lorenzo Moledo, Maria del Mar; Ferraces Otero, Maria Jose; Perez Perez, Cruz; Naval Duran, Concepcion

REVISTA DE EDUCACION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
386 37-60 DOI: 10.4438/1988-592X-RE-2019-386-426

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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Introduction: The Service-Learning methodology is one of the most appropriate to adapt to changes, and new social and educational challenges in the Higher Education environment. This is an approach that promotes an experiential type of learning in which the teaching staff does not play a prominent role, but those who offer and receive the service. There are several reasons for proposing this methodology in the university classrooms, and they have to do with the improvement of the educational processes, students’ ethical and civic education, as well as with the improvement of the existing linkages between university and society. Specifically, our objective in this paper is to analyze which are the variables explaining the introduction of the Service-Learning methodology by a university professor. Methodology: To this end, a study involving 1903 professors from 6 Spanish universities was carried out. They were administered the “Questionnaire on Teaching Practice and Attitude of University Professors towards Innovation” (CUPAIN). Results: With the data obtained, a logistic regression was performed in order to estimate the probability that a university teacher uses ServiceLearning according to sociodemographic variables (gender, age, type of subject, students enrolled, administrative situation, experience, cycle), teaching practice, engagement with the university’s social commitment, and interest in innovative teaching practices; subsequently, a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) 5 X 2, and a Chi-square test were applied. Discussion and Conclusions: The data analysis allowed us to conclude that, of all the analyzed variables, the one that better predicts the use of SL by the teaching staff is their engagement with the university’s social commitment, in such a way that the probability of using this methodology is 3.52 times higher than not doing it.

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Service-Learning; university; social commitment; teaching staff; teaching practice

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Access to Justice for HIV Persons: the Experience of the University of Alcala’s Legal Clinic as Service-Learning

Ramiro Aviles, Miguel Angel; Ramirez Carvajal, Paulina

ONATI SOCIO-LEGAL SERIES

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
8 4 464-487 DOI: 10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-0956

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This paper exposes the role of legal clinics as a service-learning strategy in the field of legal education. It describes what a legal clinic is and how the work in the Legal Clinic of the University of Alcala is focused on the access to justice for persons with a disability or a chronic disease. Specifically, it explains how the queries sent by persons with HIV or associations that represent and defend their rights and interests are managed. Legal clinics are a suitable instrument to articulate the access to justice for persons who are in a situation of vulnerability due to their disability or health condition.

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Service-learning; clinical legal education; legal clinics; social justice; rights; equality; discrimination; chronic conditions; HIV

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Service Learning in the University: an experience within the framework of a subject of the Degree in Primary Education

Lopez-Fernandez, I; Benitez-Porres, J.

REDU-REVISTA DE DOCENCIA UNIVERSITARIA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
16 2 195-210 DOI: 10.4995/redu.2018.9127

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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Bridging the connections between what students learn in the university and practice in real professional settings is a secular aspiration of higher education. Service learning is a methodology aimed at encouraging student learning through active participation in experiences related to community service. This methodology, although still testimonial, is growing in recent years in Spanish universities, highlighting initiatives of a voluntary nature for students and without a direct link to specific subjects. The present study describes an experience that incorporates service learning in a university subject framed in a curriculum for the training of teachers in Primary Education. A total of 67 university students, who gave lessons to 429 primary education students (aged 6-10), participated in the project. In order to record the opinion of the staff involved and the students’ perception of learning, several assessments tools were used, as questionnaires, interviews, journals and student reports were used. The results reflect the possibilities of service learning to reduce academic bias in curricula, increasing the relationships between theory and practice, and to enable students to acquire cross-curricular skills. Likewise, guidelines are provided that may be useful for any university teacher who aims to carry out this methodology with his students.

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service learning; primary education; higher education; teaching methods; teacher education; teaching practice; experiential learning

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH PURPOSE IN CATALAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TAKING PART IN SERVICE-LEARNING PROJECTS

Folgueiras Bertomeu, Maria del Pilar; Palou Julian, Berta

AULA DE ENCUENTRO

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
20 1 74-94 DOI: 10.17561/ae.v20i1.4

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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In this paper, we focus on the influence that service-learning (SL) methodology has on the development of youth purpose in students from two Catalan state universities. The aim of the study was to analyze whether participation in SL projects on the part of university students influenced the development of their purpose. A quasi-experimental method was used with repeated pre-test and post-test measures. The sample comprised 121 students participating in SL projects throughout one four-month university term. Among other findings, we detected slight/moderate changes over time in some of the elements of purpose analysed.

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Service-learning; Youth; College; Puropse; Quasi-experimental research

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University service learning book review: intervention and research models in initial teaching training research mace s in ini ial teacninc raining

University service learning book review: intervention and research models in initial teaching training research mace s in ini ial teacninc raining

Publicaciones: Facultad de Educación y Humanidades del Campus de Melilla

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
49 4 243-249 DOI: 10.30827/publicaciones.v4914.11738

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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Models of intervention and research in initial teacher training (2018), in the University collection of the Octaedro Publishing House, in the subject of Higher Education, is a book dedicated to bringing the pedagogical method of Learning-Service (ApS) to the university community. The ApS is a conception that integrates different trends that do not correspond to a unique reality, let alone neutral, highlighting the constant evolution in which this methodology is found. Although the experiences of ApS are increasingly present and acquire greater prominence in higher education, research in the educational field is in an embryonic state. The development and participation in ApS projects can contribute significantly to teacher training, providing this with qualities that will help you improve in your usual practice. The current perspective of the research around the ApS shows some examples, obtaining numerous benefits and learning for all the agents involved in this type of projects and showing the capacity of this methodology to offer answers to educational and social needs. In short, the ApS is an enlightening example to advance our training as teachers, favoring the integral development of the personality and professional training of students in initial training, according to the current educational and social reality.

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University Service-Learning in Physical Education and Sport Sciences: A systematic review

Chiva-Bartoll, Oscar; Jesus Ruiz-Montero, Pedro; Martin Moya, Ricardo; Perez Lopez, Isaac; Giles Girela, Javier; Garcia-Suarez, Jonatan; Rivera-Garcia, Enrique

REVISTA COMPLUTENSE DE EDUCACION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
30 4 1147-1164 DOI: 10.5209/rced.60191

 

Language Country
English Spain

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Higher education requires a pedagogical transformation to guide teaching practice toward true educational competences. Service-Learning (SL) has become a teaching methodology that promotes social and personal skills. This systematic review of the literature reports SL experiences and research of university subjects related to physical education and sport sciences. All of them are based on different descriptive axes such as the type of publication: description of educational experiences, research articles or theoretical works. Similarly, this review has considered the geographical location, the methodological approaches used, the type of service provided and the different profiles of service recipient groups. Following an exhaustive search, 18 peer-reviewed publications were organized according to the methodology used, characteristics of the sample, duration and intensity of intervention programmes, instruments used, geographic distribution, profile of the group receiving the service and effects on students’ academic learning. The results indicate that the methodologies used tended to be qualitative, while the variety of samples and duration of interventions was very broad. The instruments used were mainly interviews and questionnaires. Most of the groups receiving SL included people with functional diversity or disabilities, children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, children with special educational needs, people at a disadvantage or social exclusion and curricular lag. The publications in the present review highlight the impact of SL in university subjects related to physical education and sport sciences.

Keywords: 

Systematic review; service learning; university; methodology; physical education

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