Psychogerontology

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

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.

The Washington Study-Service Year of Eastern Mennonite University – Reflections on 23 years of service learning

Aberle-Grasse, M

AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
43 5 848-857 DOI: 10.1177/00027640021955504

 

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English Other

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The author describes the results of an evaluation of a service-learning program of Eastern Mennonite University. The Washington Study-Service year an off-campus program, began in 1976 in Washington, D.C. The author describes briefly the current goals and structure of the program and then describes the evaluation data and results. A variety of methods were used as evaluating tools, including essays of current students, interviews with alumni, and alumni surveys. The short and long-term influence of the program appears in increased understanding of racial/cross-cultural issues, in increased values in the areas of working with marginalized persons and working to change social institutions, in self-understanding and in the development of interpersonal skills, such as conflict resolution and communication.

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Editors’ introduction – Service-learning pedagogy as universities’ response to troubled times

Marullo, S; Edwards, B

AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
43 5 746-755 DOI: 10.1177/00027640021955568

 

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English Other

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This is second in a two-issue series conceptualized as documenting educational innovations in higher education that could be seen as responses of colleges and universities to changing economic, political, and social forces. This issue’s authors diagnose a number of different problems in the current practices of colleges and universities and prescribe pedagogical initiatives that link students to the community through service learning which is the integration of community service activities into the curriculum through intentional analytical processes. The authors of these articles are pushing the theoretical and praxis boundaries of service learning to tackle challenging issues such as how to best enhance the student’s learning experience to create self-motivated learners who become civic participants, how to structure programs and practices to best support such work, and how to after institution- and discipline-driven reward systems to promote and sustain faculty involvement in service learning.

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Enduring influences of service-learning on college students’ identity development

Jones, SR; Abes, ES

JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
45 2 149-166 DOI: 10.1353/csd.2004.0023

 

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English Other

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This constructivist study explored service-learning as a contextual influence on identity development and self-authorship. Analysis of data from interviews with 8 participants, each of whom completed an undergraduate service-learning course 2 to 4 years prior to the study, suggested that an enduring influence of service-learning was construction of a more integrated identity evidenced by complexity in thinking about self and relationships with others, an openness to new ideas and experiences, and shifts in future commitments.

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Service learning: can our students learn how to become a successful student?

Mikelić, Nives; Boras, Damir

Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
651-657 ISBN: 953-7138-05-4

 

Language Country
Croatian Croatia

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The goal of this paper is to discuss the origin of the higher education (HE) issues in Croatia and to introduce service learning methodology into our faculties. Service learning (SL) is a form of education where learning occurs when students apply what they learn to community problems and reflect upon their experience as they seek to achieve real objectives for the community. Service learning as a teaching methodology can be easily integrated with ICT in order to achieve better learning and teaching outcomes. Finally, we present the results of two surveys conducted with Croatian students in order to reveal their issues and concerns and we offer solutions learned from our experiences in US.

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Changing American College Students’ Conceptions of Poverty Through Community Service Learning

Seider, Scott C.; Rabinowicz, Samantha A.; Gillmor, Susan C.

ANALYSES OF SOCIAL ISSUES AND PUBLIC POLICY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
11 1 105-126 DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-2415.2010.01224.x

 

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English Other

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Americans’ beliefs about the causes of poverty and inequality have a direct impact on public support for economic and social policies designed to reduce poverty. This study considered the impact of the Pulse Program at Boston College on participating students’ beliefs about the causes of poverty. The Pulse Program is a community service learning program sponsored jointly by Boston College’s philosophy and theology departments. Through a mixed-methods research design involving random assignment to a treatment or a control group, the authors found that Boston College students participating in the Pulse Program demonstrated statistically significant shifts toward an understanding of poverty that emphasized structural causes over individual causes.

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CLINICAL-TRIALS; BELIEFS; ETHICS; RACE/ETHNICITY; ATTRIBUTIONS; ATTITUDES; OUTCOMES; IMPACT; POOR

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University-Based Service Learning: Relating Mentoring Experiences to Issues of Poverty

Hughes, Carolyn; Steinhorn, Rachel; Davis, Blair; Beckrest, Sara; Boyd, Elizabeth; Cashen, Kelly

JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
53 6 767-782 DOI: 10.1353/csd.2012.0076

 

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English Other

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We investigated whether participation in a university-based, service learning mentoring program could affect college students’ learning about social inequities and the effects of poverty The program we examined combined four critical components: (a) Mentor training, (b) mentoring youth on-site in their high-poverty environments, (c) mentors’ ongoing reflecting, and (d) class discussion of issues related to poverty and social inequities. By analyzing students’ ongoing reflective journals in relation to Kolb’s learning cycle, we sought to determine (a) experiences students reported to engage in while mentoring and (b) the relation between students’ experiences and learning about poverty. Mentees’ input was obtained via interviews to corroborate mentors’ perspectives. Based on findings, recommendations for the field are proposed.

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SOCIAL-JUSTICE; STUDENTS; YOUTH

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From Violence to the Shelter – Service Learning Experience in Social Work Education in Croatia.

Keserica, Vendi; Berc, Gordana

Proceedings 8th WSEAS International Conference on EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (EDUTE’12)

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
158-164 ISBN: 978-1-61804-104-3

 

Language Country
Croatian Croatia

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This paper deals with service learning experience in social work education in Croatia. The goal of the paper is to demonstrate a case-study of the student of social work who participated in service learning program based on developing counseling competences and communication skills. The internship was organized in Autonomous Women House in Zagreb, a Non-governmental organization focused on providing different services for the women victims of domestic violence. The fieldwork activities started with systematic preparations and education about both counseling and communication specifics in work with women victims of violence. Also, the student actively participated in many activities of this NGO especially in counseling processes with clients and different assistances in purpose to reach clients needs. After the fieldwork period the student continued with engagement in the AWHZ as a volunteer and continued her education in this area in Croatia and abroad. Also, based on service learning experience she was motivated to develop some ideas for implementing e-learning approach in education for women victims of domestic violence. Benefits of service learning as well as some possibilities of e-learning in social work education and practice are discussed.

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The Impact of a Gerontology Course and a Service-Learning Program on College Students’ Attitudes Toward People With Dementia

Yamashita, Takashi; Kinney, Jennifer M.; Lokon, Elizabeth J.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED GERONTOLOGY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
32 2 139-163 DOI: 10.1177/0733464811405198

 

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English Other

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We examined the effects of a gerontology course and an intergenerational service-learning project for people with dementia (PWD) on three dimensions of students’ attitudes including attitudes toward older people, community service for older people, and working with PWD. Data consisted of a combination of pretest/posttest survey and review of journals that students maintained during the service-learning project. Results indicated that students who completed the gerontology course, and those who completed both the course and the service-learning project, reported significantly more positive attitudes toward older adults, whereas students in the course only had significantly less positive attitudes about working with PWD, and those in the other courses (sociology) showed no change in their attitudes. Students’ journals are replete with reports of the satisfaction they derived from their experiences. The findings highlight opportunities and challenges that should be considered in future intergenerational service-learning programs and gerontological education.

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attitudes; dementia; intergenerational service learning

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A Metatheory of Spiritual Formation Through Service-Learning in Higher Education

Welch, Marshall; Koth, Kent

JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
54 6 612-627 DOI: 10.1353/csd.2013.0089

 

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English Other

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This article presents a hybrid metatheory of spiritual formation that can be applied to understanding college students’ spiritual development through service-learning experiences. A definition and overview of spirituality is presented and contrasted with religion, followed by a review of various theoretical models from developmental psychology and spiritual development. Salient features from these models have been identified as a common thread to generate a hybrid metatheory of spiritual formation. A description of the spaces that comprise the spiritual formation process is provided, followed by an example. The article concludes with a discussion on the implications and application of the model for students, faculty members, and directors of centers involved with service-learning.

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Benefits Derived by College Students from Mentoring At-Risk Youth in a Service-Learning Course

Weiler, Lindsey; Haddock, Shelley; Zimmerman, Toni S.; Krafchick, Jen; Henry, Kimberly; Rudisill, Sarah

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
52 3-4 236-248 DOI: 10.1007/s10464-013-9589-z

 

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English Other

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Service learning is increasingly being used as a pedagogical strategy for promoting the development of civic-mindedness among university students. Despite the use of this strategy, little is known about the benefits derived from specific types of service-learning experiences. Additionally, few notable studies have examined the unique outcomes experienced by mentors of at-risk youth. Therefore, this study examines the civic-related benefits that college students derive from mentoring at-risk youth within a structured, service-learning course. A series of linear regression models were estimated to determine if there were significant post-intervention differences between the treatment and comparison condition for the variables of interest, after adjusting for key background factors and pre-intervention levels of all variables. The results indicated that, in comparison to college students who did not participate in the course (n = 258), college student in Campus Corps, a youth mentoring program, (n = 390) had significantly higher scores at post-intervention regarding mentors’ civic attitudes, community service self-efficacy, self-esteem, interpersonal and problem solving skills, political awareness, and civic action. Findings hold important implications for youth mentoring programs and future research.

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Service-learning; Youth mentoring; College students; Civic-related outcomes; At-risk youth; Experiential learning

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Service-Learning and Civic Responsibility in a Sample of African American College Students

Blankson, AN; Rochester, SE; Watkins, AF

JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
56 7 723-734 DOI: 10.1353/csd.2015.0078

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

In this study, we investigated the impact of past and current service-learning on the civic attitudes of African American college women: 44 students enrolled in either service-learning or non service-learning courses were given pretests and posttests measuring civic attitudes. Repeated measures analyses of variance were conducted to examine the effect of previous and current service-learning experiences on 6 different aspects of civic attitudes. Results did not indicate changes in civic attitudes over time for service-learning students. However, there was a significant interaction between past and current service-learning in predicting political awareness. Implications of the findings are discussed.

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Mentoring as service-learning: The relationship between perceived peer support and outcomes for college women mentors

Marshall, Jenna H.; Lawrence, Edith C.; Williams, Joanna Lee; Peugh, James

STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
47 38-46 DOI: 10.1016/j.stueduc.2015.07.001

 

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English Other

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This study examined whether peer support was related to psychosocial outcomes for college women serving as youth mentors in the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP), a service-learning mentoring program. The outcomes assessed were college students’ ethnocultural empathy and their sense of competence, relatedness, and autonomy. Data included questionnaires completed by YWLP mentors (YWLP; n = 227) and college women with (CS; n = 230) and without (no CS; n = 105) alternative community service involvement. Results showed that YWLP mentors’ level of perceived peer support was associated with stronger outcomes in autonomy as compared to the CS group and in ethnocultural empathy as compared to both comparison groups. These findings extend the literature on effective support for college service-learning participants. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Service-learning; Higher education; Mentoring; Peer support; Self-determination theory; Ethnocultural empathy

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The Role of Subjective Task Value in Service-Learning Engagement among Chinese College Students

Li, Yulan; Guo, Fangfang; Yao, Meilin; Wang, Cong; Yan, Wenfan

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
7 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00954

 

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English Other

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Most service-learning studies in higher education focused on its effects on students’ development. The dynamic processes and mechanisms of students’ development during service-learning, however, have not been explored thoroughly. Student engagement in service-learning may affect service-learning outcomes and be affected by subjective task value at the same time. The present study aimed to explore the effect of subjective task value on Chinese college student engagement during service learning. Fifty-four Chinese college students participated in a 9-weeks service-learning program of interacting with children with special needs. Students’ engagement and subjective task value were assessed via self-report questionnaires and 433 weekly reflective journals. The results indicated that the cognitive, emotional and behavioral engagement of Chinese college students demonstrated different developmental trends during service-learning process. Subjective task value played an essential role in student engagement in service-learning activities. However, the role of subjective task value varied with different stages. Finally, the implications for implementing service-learning in Chinese education were discussed.

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service-learning; Chinese college student; engagement; subjective task value

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Trends in Higher Education Service-Learning Courses for Pre-Service Teachers: A Systematic Review

Copaci, Iulia A.; Rusu, Alina S.

ERD 2016 – EDUCATION, REFLECTION, DEVELOPMENT, FOURTH EDITION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
18 1-11 DOI: 10.15405/epsbs.2016.12.1

 

Language Country
English Romania

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As a malleable, potent curricular tool with numerous positive outcomes in students’ personal, academic and social lives, Service-Learning (S-L) has lately gained an increased interest from the scientific community. The most important challenge in introducing S-L instructional strategies in academic practice is designing effective, pragmatic S-L programs directed towards both reforming education by enhancing pre-service teachers’ experiences and addressing community needs. Following the systematic review algorithm, this paper focuses on summarizing novel trends and procedures in higher education S-L courses for pre-service teachers and on outlining a best practices profile. The systematic review is based on key research questions that reveal the following aspects of the S-L programs: the major scope of the programs, the most common types of programs, the hosting environment chosen by project managers, the types of activities included in such programs, the architecture of the mandatory reflection component of S-L programs, as well as the duration and evaluation techniques of the programs. The findings may serve as a reference point in designing more efficient S-L programs. (C) 2016 Published by Future Academy

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Service-Learning; Pre-Service Teachers; Higher Education

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Crossing the Color Line into America’s Prisons: Volunteers of Color Reflect on Race and Identity in a College Service Learning Project

Tilton, Jennifer R.

VOLUNTARY SECTOR IN PRISONS: ENCOURAGING PERSONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
301-329 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-54215-1_12

 

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English Other

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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

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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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Developing new “Professionals”: Service learning in marketing as an opportunity to innovate in higher education

Juaneda-Ayensa, Emma; Olarte-Pascual, Cristina; Clavel San Emeterio, Monica; Pelegrin-Borondo, Jorge

Studies in Educational Evaluation

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
60 163-169 DOI: 10.1016/j.stueduc.2019.01.001

 

Language Country
English Netherlands

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The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) promotes the use of student-centered participatory methodologies and the design of curricula focused on the acquisition of competences. The objective of this paper is to identify the categories of competence that contribute the most to achieving learning outcomes through the practice of Service Learning (SL) in the teaching of marketing. Using the categories described in the Tuning model, we design a model to analyze the relationships between perceived learning outcomes and competences. The main findings are: 1) there is no evidence of any relationship between perceived interpersonal and systemic competences and perceived learning outcomes, 2) there is a relationship between perceived instrumental competences and perceived learning outcomes and, 3) students do not perceive that achievement of learning outcomes is the cause of the grades they obtain. These findings have important theoretical and practical implications.

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Service-learning; Marketing; Instrumental competences; Interpersonal competences; Systemic competences; Learning outcomes

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Does service learning make a difference? comparing students’ valuations in service learning and non-service learning teaching of psychology

Beatriz Macías Gomez-Estern, Samuel Arias-Sánchez, María José Marco
Macarro, María Regla Cabillas Romero & Virginia Martínez Lozano

STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
1-13 https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1675622

 

Language Country
English Spain

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As a pedagogical approach, Service Learning (SL) has blossomed in the field of education, proving its effectiveness regarding academic results and in relation to social commitment. Our goal was to offer students the possibility of participating in professional scenarios measure the impact that SL benefits has on students’ valuations and perceptions of their respective learning processes and to see whether it differed from results coming from a non SL approach. To do this we compared two groups of undergraduate students enrolled in the same Psychology course, and in two different formats: SL and non-SL. Our hypothesis predicted that SL students would report higher levels of valuations and of changes perceived, and our results confirmed this: the SL group revealed a significantly higher level of satisfaction with the SL course. Also, SL students reported significantly more changes connected to a concept of learning that included contents, behaviors, and personal changes.

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Service learning; higher
education; course value; real
learning; learning community

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Lumsa University of Rome

Campaign to promote psychological well-being

Focus on psychological wellbeing and related stigma, lack of awareness about the benefits of a psychological pathway, and limited financial incentives to access such services.

Lumsa University of Rome

“FENIX: Socio-economic reintegration of minors and young adults in conflict with the law.”

To provide personal and professional tools and to foster the socioeconomic reintegration of minors and young adults in conflict with the law and subject to restrictive measures of freedom

Lumsa-University-Minors

“HOPE project – build your future: personal and professional development for Unaccompanied Foreign Minors”

Aimed at young foreigners from 14 to 18 years old designed to promote their social and cultural integration and to provide them with personal and professional tools suitable for a more effective integration into the world of work

Volunteers helpin elderly people

Service-Learning and Social Interventions – engaging in meaningful activities with senior residents

Due to COVID-19 senior residents of nursing homes in Croatia were isolated for months and were lacking diverse activities and social interaction with people outside the nursing homes.

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Taking care of the Other. Taking care of me

Development of materials that can be used by the Psychologist of Residential Establishments for Elderly People for the relief of symptoms of Grief, Anxiety, Depression and Burnouts shown by formal caregivers during the pandemic.

Manifesto of 10 Positive Attitudes

Manifesto of 10 Positive Attitudes: an e-Service-Learning project

Manifesto of 10 Positive Attitudes to raise awareness among young people about bullying and cyberbullying in order to prevent it. It is an interdisciplinary project.

“Parlane con me” (Let’s talk about it): an e-Service-Learning project

Their service was an Advocacy Service-Learning activity aimed at raising awareness about issues of public interest.

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“Gli Stagisti”: an e-Service-Learning project

Instagram page called “Gli Stagisti”, in order to help young people to better orient themselves and take advantage of all the opportunities available in the job market

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Ears to the Soul

The service aim of this programme was to help people overcome the feeling of social isolation, maintain social contacts with other people and share their feelings.

loneliness

Self-Identity & Intercultural/intergenerational Learning

As loneliness amongst student populations and older adults is well-documented, this module aims to address this issue, by bringing the groups together in a structured, academic and yet informal, way.

Higher education service learning sourcebook

Fitzgerald, L; Liddell, DL

JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
43 5 758-761

 

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English Other

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Service-learning, personal development, and social commitment: A case study of university students in Hong Kong

Ngai, SSY

ADOLESCENCE

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
41 161 165-176

 

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English Other

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Service-learning, which combines academic study with community service, is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. It is ideally suited to achieving both the personal and academic goals of students and the broader goals of civic responsibility and social justice. This paper describes the design of a local service-learning program the author implemented at a university in Hong Kong. Based on survey data collected from 93 university student participants in the program, it illustrates the impact of service-learning on student outcomes. Results show that the majority of the students benefitted as follows: (1) By developing personal autonomy through real world experiences, students develop a recognition of and faith in their potential. It enhances self-assurance, assumption of new responsibilities, and achievement of individual growth. (2) Students move toward becoming responsible citizens and agents of social change. By learning to care for deprived groups in the community, they are assuming meaningful roles and responding to real issues in ways that have a long-lasting impact on their own lives. Recommendations, based on the shortcomings we have witnessed and the changes we have implemented, are also made.

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COMMUNITY-SERVICE

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THE EFFECTS OF PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ENGAGEMENT ON SERVICE-LEARNING OUTCOMES: A STUDY OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN HONG KONG

Ngai, Steven Sek-yum

ADOLESCENCE

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
44 174 375-389

 

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English Other

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This study examines the ways in which program characteristics (i.e., involvement with service users, agency support, and class experience) and psychological engagement interact in university students to affect service-learning outcomes in such areas as personal development and civic commitment. The basic premise is that these two sets of variables may have differing effects on the outcomes. To test this premise, the study employed survey data collected from 113 university students participating in a service-learning program in Hong Kong. The results support the hypothesis that involvement with service users and psychological engagement are the strongest predictors of student outcomes. On the other hand, no support is found for the possibility that agency support and class experience might affect the outcomes. Implications of the findings for further research and future development of service-learning programs are discussed.

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The Effects for the Attitudes on the Disabled of College Student Majoring Social Welfare by Service-Learning

Yong, Kim Seong

Korean Journal of Social Welfare Education

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
14 14 1-19

 

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Other Other

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The purpose of this study is to examine program for the disabled that is effective or not. To accomplish this purpose, I collected experimental group 10, controal group 10 and run off the program which 10 sessions. I took a scale to measure the attitudes of th disabled, that is The Disability Factor Scale(DFS). This scale is constructed 7 branchs: generalized rejection, distressed emotional consequencences, imputed functional limitation, authoritarian virtuousness, rejection of intimity and interaction strain. In this study, the program positive effect to students. Especilly, distressed emotional consequencences, imputed functional limitation, authoritarian virtuousness and interaction strain are positive effected. To reinvigorate the service-learning and positive, we make greater efforts.

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service-learning; the disabled; attitudes; social welfare

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GUIDANCE AND TUTORIAL ACTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: THE CONTRIBUTION OF SERVICE-LEARNING

Gezuraga Amundarain, Monike; Malik Lievano, Beatriz

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE ORIENTACION Y PSICOPEDAGOGIA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
26 2 8-25

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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The new university model derived from the EHEA entails a major reform in two directions: a curricular one related with the syllabus, the new organization of degrees and the contents that should be integrated in European Higher Education, and a methodological one, which refers to new ways of doing. In this context, tutorial action and guidance gain relevance, and university faculty face new challenges, methodologically, but also new opportunities. Considering Service-Learning (S-L) as an ally in the new teaching role, we were interested in exploring the implications, opportunities and challenges of this methodology for guidance and tutorial action. In order to achieve this objective, the method used to carry out this study was a literature review, using the following key-words: university guidance, tutorial action, Service Learning, as well as S-L in the training of guidance practitioners, besides the analysis of some S-L learning experiences at universities. This review has enabled us to identify clear contributions of S-L to the field of university guidance and tutorial action, especially in relation to the development of competences concerning social responsibility and community action, but also other academic and career aspects, which we present in this article. Finally, we propose some future research lines and training in relation to this issue.

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Service-Learning; Guidance; Tutorial action; EHEA

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Service-Learning and Civic Responsibility in a Sample of African American College Students

Blankson, AN; Rochester, SE; Watkins, AF

JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
56 7 723-734 DOI: 10.1353/csd.2015.0078

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

In this study, we investigated the impact of past and current service-learning on the civic attitudes of African American college women: 44 students enrolled in either service-learning or non service-learning courses were given pretests and posttests measuring civic attitudes. Repeated measures analyses of variance were conducted to examine the effect of previous and current service-learning experiences on 6 different aspects of civic attitudes. Results did not indicate changes in civic attitudes over time for service-learning students. However, there was a significant interaction between past and current service-learning in predicting political awareness. Implications of the findings are discussed.

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Effect of service learning for college students -Activities on the educations for “Mental Supporter”

Okabe, Ryota; Yoshikawa, Reiko; Okada, Morihiro

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
51 510-510

 

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Attitudes towards volunteering assessment of students` volunteering at the University of Zadar (Stavovi o volontiranju i vrednovanju volonterskog rada studenata Sveučilišta u Zadru)

Kotlar, Vilma; Milanja, Ivica; Jakšić, Krešimir; Bionda, Marija

University of Zadar

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Croatian Croatia

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There were 340 undergraduate and graduate students and 136 teachers from different fields of science at the University of Zadar participating in this research. The results show that 53% of the students surveyed participated in some kind of volunteering activitiy. They have a variety of volunteer experiences, not only at the university and in the local community, but also abroad. The relationship between volunteering activities and their field of study was equally relevant and irrelevant, and the desire to engage in short-term activities and activities of humanitarian character dominates, followed by activities involving work with children and activities organized by students themselves. One third of those surveyed are planning to engage in activities organized by university teachers, as well as volunteer activities in the community and abroad. There is also an interest in cultural and artistic content, sports, environmental protection activities, volunteering in the area of ​​social welfare, welfare of the elderly and the disabled. Despite the interest, research shows that it is necessary to improve information on volunteering and training for young people. The comparsion of teachers ‘and students’ attitudes has shown that both groups recognize the personal and social significance of volunteering, for academic, and for the wider community. Teachers have an interest in information and professional training on the topic of student volunteering and service learning as a teaching method. Students desire service learning at the university level, i.e. to have courses in each study program that use this teaching method, so that it is organized in the form of an elective course. Part of the teachers are willingto include this form of work in teaching, but want to be provided with professional, administrative or logistical assistance. Teachers and students agree with the statement that it is necessary to reward (and thus encourage) volunteering. Both groups give preference to written acknowledgments to other forms of reward.

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The Role of Subjective Task Value in Service-Learning Engagement among Chinese College Students

Li, Yulan; Guo, Fangfang; Yao, Meilin; Wang, Cong; Yan, Wenfan

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

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7 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00954

 

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Most service-learning studies in higher education focused on its effects on students’ development. The dynamic processes and mechanisms of students’ development during service-learning, however, have not been explored thoroughly. Student engagement in service-learning may affect service-learning outcomes and be affected by subjective task value at the same time. The present study aimed to explore the effect of subjective task value on Chinese college student engagement during service learning. Fifty-four Chinese college students participated in a 9-weeks service-learning program of interacting with children with special needs. Students’ engagement and subjective task value were assessed via self-report questionnaires and 433 weekly reflective journals. The results indicated that the cognitive, emotional and behavioral engagement of Chinese college students demonstrated different developmental trends during service-learning process. Subjective task value played an essential role in student engagement in service-learning activities. However, the role of subjective task value varied with different stages. Finally, the implications for implementing service-learning in Chinese education were discussed.

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service-learning; Chinese college student; engagement; subjective task value

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Transformative Learning, Tribal Membership and Cultural Restoration A case study of an embedded Native American service-learning project at a research university

Sykes, Brent E.; Pendley, Joy; Deacon, Zermarie

GATEWAYS-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY RESEARCH AND ENGAGEMENT

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10 1 204-228 DOI: 10.5130/ijcre.v10i1.5334

 

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How to strengthen communities in times of crisis

Wilson, Suzanne, Carr, Nicolas, Stark, Wolfgang, Vargas-Moniz, Maria and Cinzia, Albanesi

Central Lancashire online Knowledge

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English UK

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In one of the most disruptive times in our societies there is no doubt that our ‘sense of community’ and our ability for mutual support may become a crucial factor how we will cope with a situation we never experienced before. This will be especially true for the weakest groups in our communities. But, in order to establish mutual support for the most vulnerable groups, one needs to maintain and nourish strong communities and a common sense of community.

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