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

 

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Spanish Spain

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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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INQUIRY-BASED SERVICE LEARNING IN A UNIVERSITY-BASED EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: SERVICE LEADERSHIP AND INTERNSHIP IN A PRINCIPAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

Reardon, R. Martin

INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING FOR FACULTY AND INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
1 339-365 DOI: 10.1108/S2055-364120140000001017

 

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English Other

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To lead effectively, educational leaders need to be both inquisitive about problems of practice and skilled in devising and implementing collaborative plans of action focused on redressing such problems. In response to changes in licensure regulations and criticisms notably from within the field that university-based programs have historically graduated ineffective educational leaders who fail to implement mandated reforms, programs have changed to include (a) a focus on the context in which graduates of the program will most likely lead (the local school communities) and (b) the immersion of program participants in a process of inquiry into problems of practice. Internships provide the setting for both these inclusions. Referencing the concept of “elbow learning,” this chapter discusses how the inquiry-based and service learning ideals integrate in Service Leadership Projects (SLPs) conducted during the internship requirement of a university-based educational leadership program in a Mid-Atlantic state in the United States. SLPs are well-designed to enhance the agency of prospective educational leaders, while delivering both tangible and intangible benefits to both the university and the school in which the internship is conducted. SLPs dovetail with a long-standing, state-financed program that supports the development of leaders for public schools.

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Croatian Academics and University Civic Mission Integration: Possibilities and Constraints

Ćulum, B.

Global Challenges, Local responses in Higher Education

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
59-79 ISBN: 978-94-6209-581-6

 

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Croatian Croatia

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University civic mission is a reflection of universities as good institutional citizens that engage in their (local) communities in multiple ways – by researching and providing solutions for significant (local) problems (usually universal problems that are manifested locally, such as poverty, unequal health care, substandard housing, hunger, and inadequate, unequal education, etc.); by conducting research on democracy, civil society, and civic development; by educating students to be active and responsible citizens; by providing forums for free democratic dialogue not only for academics and students, but for (local) community members as well; and by offering its various resources and educational opportunities to the local community – to sum up by paraphrasing Benjamin Barber (1996), by being a ‘good neighbour’ that cares about and supports the improvement of (civic) life in local communities.

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Effects of service-learning in a University in Taiwan

Lin, Chao-Yin; Wu, Shu-Wen; Wu, Su-Fang; Pan, Bao-Shih; Liao, Hui-Chen

5TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
116 902-906 DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.317

 

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English Other

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‘Service-Learning’ integrates academic courses into the community so that students understand the relevance of their studies and become more engaged. This paper inquires whether the American system of Service-Learning is appropriate for use in a university in Taiwan, with its different cultural background. Students were assigned to work in small teams together with carers for disabled elderly people in an institution. Results showed their academic studies acquired more meaning and relevance when brought into context by practical work within the community. Service-Learning students break down isolation between the community and academics. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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service learning; community; elderly people; reflection; curriculum

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Service-Learning and Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education: A Pedagogy of Social Change

Enos, SL

PALGRAVE, HOUNDMILLS, BASINGSTOKE RG21 6XS, ENGLAND

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
1-101 DOI: 10.1057/9781137554444

 

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English United Kingdom

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Service-Learning. Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

Mikelić Preradović, Nives

Peters, Michael (ed.), Springer Singapore

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
1-Jun ISBN: 978-981-287-532-7

 

Language Country
Croatian Croatia

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The article gives and overview of the service- learning methodology, groups of definitions and it compares SL to other forms of active learning and community engagements. It describes four stages of SL, describes Benefits and Criticism of Service-Learning and interprets the relation between Service- Learning and Digital Technologies. The author concludes that global sustainability of SL, along with the huge potential of educational technology (that liberates SL from geographical constraints and facilitates collaborations on a world-wide scale), fosters education that promotes engagement, intercultural competency and many 21st century skills.

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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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The Effect of Service Learning on Community College Students

Sass, Margaret S.; Coll, Ken

COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
39 3 280-288 DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2012.756838

 

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English Other

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This study discusses the implementation of a service learning component in community college communication 101 level courses. Through the execution of a service learning component in communication classes at a community college, students’ communicative competency and attitude toward community service is assessed. Using two different delivery approaches, a quantitative study assessed the pretest and posttest of the standardized tool Communicative Adaptability Scale (CAS). Eight sections of communication 101 courses were distributed into two groups: (a) an experimental group and (b) a control group. The experimental group (n = 69) was required to finish a service learning project consisting of 15 hours by the end of the semester. The control group (n = 64) students did not participate in a community service project. Quantitative research methods were applied through data collection of the CAS taken by participants preimplementation and post-implementation of the service learning component, which was a community service project. The CAS results support that the implementation of service learning significantly increases students’ communication adaptability and competence.

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A Case Study of Service Learning Effectiveness based on Ubiquitous learning system for College Students

Chang, Wan-Jen; Yeh, Z. M.

GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON LINGUISTICS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING (LINELT-2013)

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
136 554-558 DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.05.375

 

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English Other

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The purpose of this study is to design a ubiquitous learning system for college students to support the experience learning in serving disadvantaged groups, help them resolve the confuse situation, give them feedback instantly and facilitate their reflection effectively. We use the ‘Moodle’ platform as the foundation to develop the service learning system, and add some functional modules in this learning system to help students learning effectively, such as Instant-Message Platform, learning materials, discussion forum, audio-visual media etc. There are 79 college students attend this plan. The single group experimental design is used in this study. The t value of pre-test and post-test in “service learning effective questionnaire “are significant (t=30.409, p<.001). The t value of "satisfaction of the ubiquitous learning system" is 4.2842 (p<.001). The statistic results show that the ubiquitous learning system can help college students in service learning effectively. (C) 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Keywords: 

Service Learning; U-Learning; Instant-Message

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Academics and Service to the Community: An International (European) Perspective.

Ćulum, B

The Relevance of Academic Work. Dordrecht: Springer.

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
ISBN: 978-3-319-11766-9

 

Language Country
English Croatia

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While teaching and research have been the focus of numerous studies, service activity has been highlighted less in the academic research. Presenting targeted data and results from two international collaborative research projects on academic profession ‒ The Changing Academic Profession (CAP) and The Academic Profession in Europe: Responses to Societal Challenges (EUROAC), this chapter provides insights and offers some reflections on the concept of ‘service’, thereby discussing (quantitative and qualitative) data collected in 12 European countries. Although many academics surveyed harbour positive views about the relevance of service activities, data reveals they spend around 3 h per week on various service activities, which is less than half of the time they allocate in administrative tasks. Academics are often involved in service activities related with serving academic and disciplinary community (e.g. scientific committees, reviewer, editor), some of them get engaged in community service, but very few get engaged in the political arena. As for their community engagement, two main categories arise: first one comprising of activities integrated within teaching and research, while the other consists of activities that come in addition to teaching and research. Academics engage more often in various outreach and short-term activities than in the long-term partnership activities/projects that could integrate their academic activities and roles. Such outreach activities organized by the institution come as a request from administration or superiors, and in addition to their regular work. Academics’ perceptions and experience reveal significant differences among countries in relation to institutional acknowledgment and evaluation of community engagement ‒ from formal recognition to a serious impediment of one’s academic progress. Substantial differences by country have to be taken into consideration in every aspect analyzed. However, this analysis of 12 European countries suggests that the traditional academic activities of teaching and research are clearly in the forefront of the academics’ values and activities, leaving the service function on the margin.

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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

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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.

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

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Development of the open educational rajabhat university students resources using service learning to enhance public consciousness and creative problem solving

Chanayotha, Poggade; Na-songkhla, Jaitip

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW HORIZONS IN EDUCATION, INTE 2014

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
174 1976-1982 DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.863

 

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English Other

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Technologies have been crucial in education in terms of transmitting both academic knowledge and local wisdom to society. The study aimed to develop and study the effects of the open educational resources of which goals focused on enhancing public consciousness creative problem solving of the students through social service activities. The procedures of the open educational resources were as follows; phase I: field study investigating the information about local food; phase II: design and development of the media regarding the local food as well as its implementation and evaluation; phase III: publicizing and appreciating his or her piece of work. (C) 2015 The authors Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Open Educational Resources; Service Learning; Public Consciousness; Creative Problem Solving

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How Ready Is Higher Education Faculty for Engaged Student Learning? Applying Transtheoretical Model to Measure Service-Learning Beliefs and Adoption

Hou, Su-, I; Wilder, Shannon

SAGE OPEN

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
5 1 DOI: 10.1177/2158244015572282

 

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English Other

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This study examined service-learning (SL) beliefs and participation among faculty in different stages of involvement to develop tailored resources and support. A representative sample of 1,200 faculty members at a major public university in Southeast United States was recruited. The study used the transtheoretical model (TTM) as an innovative way to group SL involvement into five stages: unaware (U), pre-contemplation (PC), contemplation (C), preparation (Prep), and action and maintenance (A/M). Perceived benefits and barriers at different levels were assessed. The distribution among faculty who completed the online survey (n = 450, 60% males) across stages was 20% (U), 31% (PC), 16% (C), 10% (Prep), and 23% (A/M). Analyses showed significant differences on the 4 SL beliefs, F(3, 358) ranged from 7.05 to 78.31, all p< .001, across stages. This study provides the first valuable empirical data to support the application of TTM to the SL arena and identified salient variables influencing faculty involvement across stages. Keywords: 

the transtheoretical model (TTM); service-learning; perceived benefits; perceived barriers; willingness to participate (WTP); resource utilization likelihood (RUL)

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Partners in Learning: Exploring Two Transformative University and High School Service-Learning Partnerships

Bialka, Christa S.; Havlik, Stacey A.

JOURNAL OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
39 3 220-237 DOI: 10.1177/1053825916640539

 

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English Other

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This study describes a service-learning partnership between a Mid-Atlantic university and two private, urban high schools by examining the perspectives of those engaged in the service experience. The purpose of this study was to explore the shared experiences of service-learning in schools from the perspectives of both university and high school participants. The key findings of this study reveal that clear and consistent responsibilities, roles, and goals are critical to developing partnerships; relationship building engenders growth of both university and high school participants; service-learning allows for practical application of course content; high school participants desire non-hierarchical relationships with university participants; and participants are able to identify similarities despite their differences. These findings highlight important aspects of the service-learning experience for both sets of participants, as well as suggest directions for course instructors to build partnerships that foster reciprocal relationships and create environments that address issues of power and privilege.

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service-learning; university partnerships; education; counseling

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Reaching Back Strategy: Using Mirroring, Trust, and Cultural Alignment in a Service-learning Course to Impact Hispanic Parents’ Perception of College-A Case Study

Sheil, Astrid; Rivera, Jose Luis

JOURNAL OF LATINOS AND EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
15 2 140-149 DOI: 10.1080/15348431.2015.1066253

 

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English Other

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Thirty-four undergraduate public relations majors participating in a problem-based service-learning project at a Hispanic-Serving Institution executed an event that attracted more than 100 low-income Hispanic families to campus. The purpose was to help parents prepare their children for college. From primary and secondary research, the students identified 3 dimensions for reaching the targeted audience-mirroring, trust, and cultural alignment-which were dubbed the Reaching Back strategy. Our purpose is to describe how the Reaching Back strategy works, the benefits of problem-based service-learning projects for both students and community participants, and how this strategy can be replicated.

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Higher education; hispanic; hispanic-serving institution; latinos; public relations; service-learning

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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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Service-Learning at the American Community College: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

Werner, Thomas P.; Mink, Barbara P.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
40 8 724-725 DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2015.1079034

 

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English Other

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The Effects of Service-Learning on College Students’ Attitudes Toward Older Adults

Augustin, Frankline; Freshman, Brenda

GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRICS EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
37 2 123-144 DOI: 10.1080/02701960.2015.1079705

 

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English Other

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The current U.S. health care workforce shortage is at crisis levels for providers who specialize in elder care. Barriers such as ageism, lack of awareness of the need for workers, and lack of contact with seniors can affect the career choice of young professionals. To explore ways to increase the number of students who pursue gerontology and to expand the elder care workforce, the researchers conducted a qualitative content analysis on the impact of service learning in senior care facilities on students’ attitudes toward older adults. Students with senior contact reported increases in positive perceptions of seniors, discovered their own ageist stereotypes, and developed an interest in a career in elder care. Twenty-one months after the service-learning experience, students were surveyed again with their responses indicating continued positive attitude changes along with professional development demonstrating beneficial long-term effects from the experience.

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attitudes; college students; elder care; elderly; older adults; seniors; service-learning

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Case study of service learning for the knowledge donation activity of university students

이정아

Asia-pacific Journal of Multimedia Services Convergent with Art, Humanities, and Sociology

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
6 8 259-268 DOI: 10.14257/AJMAHS.2016.08.41  

 

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Other Other

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The purpose of this study is to analyze service learning program operation case which supports systematically to university students practicing various knowledge donation activities in the university and to explore qualitatively in various experiences during service learning activity done by them. To do it, a procedural model for service learning conducted in ‘B’ university was analyzed. In addition, an educational meaning was explored in knowledge donation activity conducted by university students by analyzing qualitatively what they have been experienced through the activity outcomes and the participation observations of six students who joined this activity. From this study, a procedural model of service learning operations conducted in ‘B’ university at the first semester of 2016 was taken and educational implications of entire operation case were deducted from them by doing both a qualitative analysis on the outcomes of students who joined ‘A’ curriculum service learning and a researcher’s participation observation. Research results showed that there were a preparation stage, a proceeding stage and an evaluation stage. An activity plan, a weekly activity report, a written oath, an assay, a self-assessment format and so on were provided as supporting elements for each stage. Moreover, it was confirmed that persistent self-assessment and self-reflection of students were made during the activity. Through the analysis of activity outcomes, three meanings were driven. First, a fear to the challenge and a start to expectation. Second, growth together. Third, a consideration and a concession. As a result of the case analysis of service learning for university students’ knowledge donation activity, it was confirmed that students experienced the recognition change to tends to focus on and understand other people and a local community through donation experience of their major knowledge to be able to being donated to the local community

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Knowledge donation; Service learning; Qualitative research; Reflective reflection; Educational exploring.

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Determinants of students’ interest in service learning (Odrednice interesa studenata za društveno korisno učenje)

Modić Stanke, Koraljka; Putarek, Vanja

International Conference EDUvision 2016 “Modern Approaches to Teaching the Coming Generations”. Orel, M. (ed.), Ljubljana.

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
1105-1117 ISBN: 978-961-93662-8-8

 

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Croatian Croatia

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Service learning (SL) is a teaching method that enables students to apply academic knowledge and skills and also to enrich the process of acquiring knowledge by teamworkondevelopinga project that solves a specific social problem. As such, SLis closely associated with the trends of modern education, which emphasize the importance of critical thinking and practical experience in education. Considering the great potentialof SL, it is important to conduct research that will examine various determinants and aspects of SL. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine students’interest inSLand possibledifferences in this interest in 2relation to the socio-demographic variables, familiarity and experience in SLand psychological variables. The research was conducted on the students of the University of Zagreb (N=252) using the on-line questionnaire, which consisted of sociodemographic questions, items related to SL, Civilresponsibility Questionnaire and The General Self-efficacy Scale. The results showed that most students areinterestedin the enrolment in the SLcourse. Furthermore, students who previously heardofSLand those thatvolunteered somewherewere more interested in the enrolment in the SLcourse. Finally, students who had greater specific self-efficacy and greater civil responsibility also had greater interest in the enrolment in the SLcourse. Given the existing deficit of SLcourses in the Republic of Croatia, these results suggest the need to increase the number of elective and obligatory courses that include SLin order to improve the qualifications of students for the labor market.

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civic responsibility; service learning; experience; self-eficacy; students

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Enhancing Global Service-Learning with Partnerships as an Engagement Strategy for Christian Higher Education

Bish, Gregory T.; Lommel, John

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION

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15 5 287-306 DOI: 10.1080/15363759.2016.1211970

 

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English Other

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Exploring University-Community Partnerships in Arts-Based Service Learning with Australian First Peoples and Arts Organizations

Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh; Carfoot, Gavin; Murn, Alan

ENGAGING FIRST PEOPLES IN ARTS-BASED SERVICE LEARNING: TOWARDS RESPECTFUL AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
18 31-49 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22153-3_3

 

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English Other

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In this chapter we focus on the importance of partnerships in arts-based service learning with Australian First Peoples and community arts organizations. Drawing on six years of our own partnership and a wide body of literature, this chapter aims to act as a trigger for further reflection on ways to engage in meaningful partnerships with First Peoples and arts organizations. In particular, the continuum between transactional and transformational types of relationships provides a useful means for understanding our work and for positioning the various benefits and challenges associated with university-community partnerships more broadly.

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University-community partnerships; Campus-community partnerships; Collaboration; First Peoples; Community arts organizations; Transformational learning

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Hopeful, Local, Visionary, Solutions-Oriented, Transformative, Place-Based Sustainability Stories and Service-Learning as Tools for University-Level Education for Sustainable Development: Experiences from University of Vermont

Hudspeth, Thomas R.

TEACHING EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
191-203 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32928-4_13

 

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English Other

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Promoting and building capacity for education for sustainable development (ESD) at institutions of higher education requires engaging numerous stakeholders involving various sectors. This chapter aims to provide learning opportunities on how to implement university-level ESD by reporting on two promising practices for engaging stakeholders-sustainability stories and service-learning-and reflecting on how they are used in two courses, their impact and replicability, and useful lessons learned from them.

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Education for sustainable development; Sustainability; Higher education; Service learning; Community engagement; Stories/narratives

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Implementing and Sustaining Higher Education Service-Learning Initiatives: Revisiting Young et al.’s Organizational Tactics

Bennett, Dawn; Sunderland, Naomi; Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh; Power, Anne

JOURNAL OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
39 2 145-163 DOI: 10.1177/1053825916629987

 

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English Other

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Although the value of service-learning opportunities has long been aligned to student engagement, global citizenship, and employability, the rhetoric can be far removed from the reality of coordinating such activities within higher education. This article stems from arts-based service-learning initiatives with Indigenous communities in Australia. It highlights challenges encountered by the projects and the tactics used to overcome them. These are considered in relation to Young, Shinnar, Ackerman, Carruthers, and Young’s four tactics for starting and sustaining service-learning initiatives. The article explores the realities of service-learning initiatives that exist at the edge of institutional funding and rely on the commitment of key individuals. The research revises Young et al.’s four tactics and adds the fifth tactic of organizational commitment, which emerged as a distinct strategy used to prompt new commitment, enact existing commitment, and extend limited commitment at the organizational level.

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service learning; Indigenous; higher education; arts; Australia; experiential 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

 

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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

 

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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 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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Cultivating Competent Individuals Thinking Globally in a Local Setting: Service Learning at Kyoto University

Egami, Naoki; Shigeru, Takami

UNIVERSITY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE: A GLOBAL SURVEY OF CONCEPTS AND EXPERIENCES

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
8 191-204 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-3877-8_12

 

Language Country
English Other

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COCOLO-IKI project is a nickname of Kyoto University’s Center of Community (COC) project. COC project is an important new subsidized project that was set up by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). A proposal by Kyoto University titled “KYOTO Future Creation Project for Establishing the Center of Community” has been selected for FY 2013 COC project by MEXT. COCOLO-IKI project aims at promoting community-oriented education, research and social activities with local community and contributing to the development of global human resources with a broad education. To achieve the aim, we developed “Kyotology Education Program.” The program consists of lecture-based learning (MANABI-YOSHI classes) and project-based learning (IKI-YOSHI classes), offering a greater number of learning opportunities that take advantage of Kyoto’s rich historical heritage and other unique features. In addition, we established Education and Research Unit for Regional Alliances as a one-stop service center to promote collaborations between students, researchers, and the local community. The unit also supports students contributing to revitalization of local communities.

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Kyoto University; Community-oriented education; Center of community; Japan

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Development of College Program Management Model for Service-Learning

김지영

Journal of Education & Culture

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
23 1 66-102 DOI: 10.24159/joec.2017.23.1.65  

 

Language Country
English Other

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This primary purpose of this paper is to develop college program management model for Service-Learning in order to offer educational experiences to support meaningful community service.The research conducted the following steps: (1) literature reviews of Service-Learning, (2) survey on the demands for service learning program of students and the teaching staffs, (3) analysis of the service learning performance.Service-Learning management draft model in college had been applied in the second semester 2015. The design of program management model for Service-Learning consisted of six elements: the basic direction, objects, contents and methods, performance and reflection, administrate procedures, evaluation and sharing practical experience of Service –Learning.

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Service learning; Reflection; Higher education; Model; Accreditation

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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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Conceptualizing Service-Learning in Christian Higher Education

Lewing, Morgan

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
17 4 240-249 DOI: 10.1080/15363759.2018.1462742

 

Language Country
English United Kingdom

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Christian higher education is charged with the distinct mission of integrating faith and learning, and course-based service-learning has been identified as a supportive platform for this undertaking. Christian service-learning represents “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates academic instruction, community service, and guided reflection from a Christ-centered, faith-based perspective in order to enhance student learning, to foster civic responsibility, and to develop servant leaders” (Mullen, 2010, p. 164). A large volume of literature pertaining to the theoretical and practical aspects of servicelearning courses exists; however, the current literature and corresponding perceptions of best practice may not fully support the distinct nature of service-learning in Christian higher education. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to examine a predominant service-learning typology that dichotomizes traditional and critical service-learning (Mitchell, 2008) through the contextualization of faith-based higher education. Then, in an attempt to further elaborate upon Mullen’s (2010) definition, Morton’s (1995) typology is recommended to frame Christian service-learning as it acknowledges the validity of multiple paradigms of service-learning (charity, project, and social change) and emphasizes the manner of their implementation (thick versus thin). Micro-and macro-level strategies, based on Morton’s (1995) typology and subsequent recommendations, are provided to support faculty members and administrators attempting to implement and sustain service-learning at faith-based institutions. Specifically, Christian institutions should prioritize faith-based organizations as core partners, and faculty members should intentionally utilize reflection to integrate faith and learning.

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Effects of intrinsic motivation and informative feedback in service-learning on the development of college students’ life purpose

Shin, Jongho; Kim, Myung-Seop; Hwang, Hyeyoung; Lee, Byung-Yoon

JOURNAL OF MORAL EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
47 2 159-174 DOI: 10.1080/03057240.2017.1419943

 

Language Country
English United Kingdom

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This study applied self-determination theory to youth purpose development among Korean college students. It examined the effects of students’ intrinsic motivation for volunteering and informative feedback from significant others on three dimensions of life purpose: confidence in purpose, commitment to purpose and social contribution. The study also tested whether informative feedback influenced the relationship of intrinsic motivation and life purpose development. Participants were 110 Korean college students taking a one-semester service-learning class. The results showed that informative feedback positively affected commitment to purpose and social contribution, especially for students who had low intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation and feedback both positively predicted students’ confidence in purpose. To positively influence students’ life purpose development, these results suggest the importance of providing college students with intrinsically motivated experiences plus informative feedback that supports their competence during service work.

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Life purpose; self-determination theory; service-learning; intrinsic motivation; feedback

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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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Service-learning and social entrepreneurship in higher education

Ni, Hao; Tian, Jing

HIGHER EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
75 3 561-563 DOI: 10.1007/s10734-017-0155-8

 

Language Country
English Netherlands

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THE ADOPT-A-SCHOOL SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM Igniting Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs through School and University Partnerships

Linker, Jenny M.; Ford, Kristen M.; Knutson, Julie M.; Goplen, Hailey A.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION RECREATION AND DANCE

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
89 2 09-18 DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2017.1404507

 

Language Country
English United Kingdom

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ACTIVITY PROMOTION; RECESS; EDUCATORS; DIRECTOR

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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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Viability of university service learning to support movement integration in elementary classrooms: Perspectives of teachers, university students, and course instructors

Michael, Robert D.; Webster, Collin A.;Egan, Cate A.; Stewart, Gregory; Nilges, Lynda; Brian, Ali; Johnson, Robert; Carson, Russell; Orendorff, Karie; Vazou, Spyridoula

TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
72 122-132 DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2018.03.003

 

Language Country
English United Kingdom

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This study examined the views of elementary classroom teachers (CTs), preservice CTS (PCTs), and course instructors who were involved with a university course that drew upon principles of constructivism and SL to prepare preservice CTs to use MI. Focus groups were thematically analyzed using constant comparison techniques to identify perceived successes and challenges of the course. Findings centered on three major themes, including real-world context, learning embedded in a social context, and scaffolding. This study adds to the emerging research base on school-university partnerships to support both pre-service and inservice educational initiatives to generate and sustain physically active school communities. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Teacher education; Field experiences; Comprehensive school physical activity program; Physical activity promotion

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A Preliminary Study of Effectiveness of a Global(Cambodia) Service Learning Course at the University

Seohyun, Bae

Global Studies Education

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
9 3 3-39 DOI: 10.19037/agse.9.3.01  

 

Language Country
English Other

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of Global Service Learning Program in Cambodia as a new attempt and strategies for educational methodology that applied intentionally integrates as a Global Service Learning Course at the University. Based on Preparation–Action–Reflection, 3 stage process model, focusing on reciprocal and reflection component, “Appropriate Technology-Health Education” Global Service Learning Program was developed and implemented to 12 middle school classes in Kampong Speo, Cambodia, which has been applied to Global Service Learning 3-credit Course.To investigate the effectiveness, a survey was conducted with questionnaires through a pre-test and then, the Service Learning program was applied by 21 participant students, followed by a post-hoc test with the same and along with some additional questionnaires. Collected data were analyzed with SPSS 22.0. The results of the analyses are as follows: First, questionnaires on ‘motivation to participate oversea volunteering’ have all changed in a strong positive direction. Also, it was found that the Global Service Learning program had a positive effect on the improvement of students’ capacities, especially a statistically significant effect on ①self-efficacy, ②global citizenship, ③social acquaintance ④problem settlement, and ⑤leadership. Students were also positively changed in post-awareness of volunteering for ①cultural sensitivity, ②group membership, ③challenge and passion, and ④service spirit.The study aims to build a preliminary data for Global Service Learning Course using a service contents of “Appropriate Technology-Health Education.” Through the experience of this Global Service Learning Program, participants could build the capacities and also obtain a deeper understanding of the social issues in community services in developing countries, as well as self motivation about future career progress, English study and re-engagement of volunteer activities.

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global service learning; global service learning course; service learning; appropriate technology; health education; overseas volunteer; volunteer program; Cambodia.

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The Ethical and Civic Dimension of Service Learning: A Model for its Institutionalization in Higher Education

Zayas Latorre, Belen; Gozalvez Perez, Vicent; Gracia Calandin, Javier

REVISTA COMPLUTENSE DE EDUCACION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
30 1 1-15 DOI: 10.5209/RCED.55443

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This article reflects on the ethical and civic value of the Service Learning projects, from a bibliographic review process, but also from an own foundation based on a hermeneutical analysis of this teaching-learning methodology. It is concluded that the Service Learning projects contribute to a practical synthesis between the ethics of care and that of justice, and contributes to a new definition of the concept of education, while those projects encourage meaningful learning and ethical and civic dimension of educational processes, according with proposals for human development and education understood as a common good from international organizations such as Unesco. After the theoretical foundation, we present a case of the institutionalization of Service Learning in Higher Education (Universitat de Palencia), from the reconsideration of the university as a public space committed to the professional ethics and university social responsibility.

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learning; social commitment; professional ethics; university

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The influence of service-learning on the development of sustainability competencies amongst university students

Cebrian, Gisela; Fernandez, Monica; Teresa Fuertes, Maria; Moraleda, Alvaro; Segalas, Jordi

BORDON-REVISTA DE PEDAGOGIA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
71 3 151-167 DOI: 10.13042/Bordon.2019.68276

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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INTRODUCTION. The aim of this research was to find out the impact that service-learning methodology has on the development of sustainability competences amongst university students (namely those taking the degrees of Primary, Infant and Social Education) of three Spanish Universities UAM and USAL). METHOD. A sample of 129 university students of the academic year 2017-18 was used. A pre-experimental study was carried out, a pre-test-post-test study with natural groups, without a control group. The purpose was to assess the development of competencies in sustainability amongst students undertaking five modules taught through service-learning as the teaching and learning strategy. RESULTS. The results of this study show that service-learning has contributed to improve the understanding and knowledge of sustainability, as well as the interrelations between the social, environmental and economic dimensions in the five cases studied. In addition, the findings of this study demonstrate how the use of service-learning promotes the development of practical skills associated with action. DISCUSSION. It is evident that service-learning has a significant influence on the development of the competence for sustainability related to the contextualization of knowledge and the interrelation between social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability. Of the three levels of competence acquisition: Knowledge; Know how; Doing, we observed that service-learning has a greater impact on the Know how level. This is attributed to the methodology, which focuses on praxis and the application of theoretical knowledge in real practical contexts. Specific modules in sustainability are those that most contribute to the competencies for learning about sustainability . In addition to the holistic integration of these competences in the curriculum, it is necessary to include specific subjects in sustainability.

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Service-learning; Competence; Students; Sustainability; Higher Education

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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.

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

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Service- Learning as a pedagogical practice for the development of digital and social competence of university students

Mayor Paredes, Domingo

REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA DE EDUCACION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
80 2 9-28 DOI: 10.35362/rie8023331

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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Introduction: This paper presents the results of a study analyzing the perception of the students and their professor in a course on Technological Teaching and Research Resources involved in designing Service-Learning projects. Method: The study took as its axis of inquiry a classroom group in which 61 first-year primary-school education degree students and their professor participated. The case study was used as the research methodology and document analysis, observation, ad hoc questionnaire and interviews as instruments for collecting information. Results: The data collected enable us to confirm the effects produced on the organization of the teaching-learning process and on acquisition of functional learning. Conclusions: The findings show that Service-Learning is configured as a pertinent pedagogical methodology for favoring transfer of knowledge to real-life situations, getting students hooked on their learning process and developing digital, social and civic competence.

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service-learning; educational method; student participation; learning transfer; Technology of the information and communication

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Service-learning as a way to develop intercultural competence in Higher Education

Sotelino Losada, Alexandre; Santos Rego, Miguel Angel; Garcia Alvarez, Jesus

Educatio Siglo XXI

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
37 1 73-90 DOI: 10.6018/j/363391

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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The PEINAS project (Intercultural Pedagogy and Service-Learning) was born in the academic year 2010/2011 associated to an academic subject called “Intercultural Pedagogy” (Second year of the Degree in Pedagogy, University of Santiago de Compostela). The project aims to improve the knowledge of the different cultural communities in Galicia about their social and educational realities. Thus, students create links with different entities where they undertake a social service, on an academic basis, according to specific needs. What this paper intends is to explore the development of civic-social competence in university students who participate in a project of these characteristics. In addition, we compare students who participated in the project with those who did not participate. To this end, we use a post-test elaborated within the framework of a project of the Spanish National Plan for Research (EDU2013-41687-R), which allows us to see the differences among groups of students. The conclusions highlight the fact that students who participate in such experiences increase their opportunities to acquire a series of relational and civic-social skills of considerable importance for their practical training and the development of sound learning structures.

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Service-learning; Higher education; Civic education; Intercultural Pedagogy

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Service-learning in Higher Education: Eleven perspectives of a global movement

Opazo, Hector; Aramburuzabala, Pilar; Mcilrath, Lorraine

BORDON-REVISTA DE PEDAGOGIA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
71 3 15-23 DOI: 10.13042/Bordon.2019.03.0001

 

Language Country
Spanish Chile

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