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BioBeauty

The metaphor of butterflies travelling in conveying beauty is the driving force of Biobeauty which aims to convey the culture of beauty, the stimulus to curiosity into constructive social interaction, concrete actions in solidarity with the local communities.

Senior couple enjoying the lake

NEW WAYS OF SENIOR LIFE OF IN MADRID

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

Plataforma per la LLengua

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

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

Effect of a comprehensive service-learning program on college students’ civic responsibility

Myers-Lipton, SJ

TEACHING SOCIOLOGY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
26 4 243-258 DOI: 10.2307/1318766

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

This paper assesses the effect of a comprehensive service-learning program on students’ level of civic responsibility A nonequivalent control group experiment was conducted with students from a large, Western university. The results of the multivariate analysis generally supported the hypothesis that students who are involved in a comprehensive service-learning program will show larger increases in civic responsibility when compared to: ill students involved in community service but who are not formally integrating it with their academic course work, and (2) students who are not involved in any community service

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Institutionalizing civic engagement: Shifting logics and the cultural repackaging of service-learning in US higher education

Lounsbury, M; Pollack, S

ORGANIZATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
8 2 319-339 DOI: 10.1177/1350508401082016

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

Institutionalists in organizational sociology have developed a good deal of evidence about the role of field logics in shaping the practices of organizations. In this paper, we extend this imagery to multiple fields, highlighting how shifting logics in a superordinate field enable the infrastructural development of a subordinate field. in particular, we track how initially marginal, anti-institutional service-learning practices became a legitimate component of mainstream curricula in the field of US higher education. While service-learning proponents have always made claims about the importance of generating knowledge and insight by helping others in the community, service-learning entrepreneurs had to build a field infrastructure to support their claims and culturally repackage the aims of service-learning in a way that articulated with broader logics in the field of higher education. We argue that the shift from an unarticulated closed-system logic to a situation of contending closed-system and open-system logics in the field of higher education facilitated the cultural repackaging of service-learning practices, enabling civic engagement to become a more accepted part of university curricula. Despite this apparently ‘successful’ institutionalization, however, competing logics in the field of higher education have instantiated contradictions in the service-learning field, raising important issues about the future of service-learning as well as the US educational system.

Keywords: 

higher education; institutional theory; logics; service-learning

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Service learning for social change? Lessons from a liberal arts college

Lewis, TL

TEACHING SOCIOLOGY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
32 1 94-108 DOI: 10.1177/0092055X0403200109

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

This paper explores efforts by Denison University to shift its service-learning efforts from service based on a charity model toward service based on collaboration and community-based social change. The author describes the institution’s process of adaptation and a series of service-learning courses that draw upon participatory action research, asset-based community development, and what Denison service-learning faculty call “place-based” service learning. Based on ethnographic data and reports from students’ reflective journals from courses that have attempted to develop a partnership with a nearby community, the author outlines some of the challenges for faculty and institutions that are considering crossing-over from service learning based on charity to service learning for social justice.

Keywords: 

COMMUNITY; UNIVERSITY

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Service-Learning Program at University and Its Role in Building Child-Friendly Community

Krumes Šimunović, Ines

Challenges in Building Child Friendly Communities Proceedings of International Conference

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
17-31 ISBN: 978-953-98718-6-2

 

Language Country
Croatian Croatia

Abstract: 

This paper presents an action research associated with Faculty of Education in Osijek, brunch in Slavonski Brod with pre-service teachers during the four academic years. The study follows the process of improving student learning through collaboration colleges and local communities for the benefit of gifted children in lower grades of elementary school. This work follows the process of creating workshops and creativity, imagination and cooperation that has developed thorugh activities related to Children’s ceremony, “In the world of fairytales of Ivana Brlić- Mažuranić” in Slavonski Brod. The paper traces not only the development of future teachers learning, but also the creativity of children and the circumstances that lead to better cooperation with local institutions.

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Realizing a Critical Framework for Service-Learning at an American Public Research University

Barrera, Douglas; Kukahiko, Keali’i Troy; Willner, Lauren N.; O’Byrne, Kathy

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AT RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES: ENGAGING UNDERGRADUATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL CHANGE AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
203-218 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55312-6_11

 

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English Other

Abstract: 

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Community Service and Service-Learning at Large American Public Research Universities

Williams, Jeremy L.; Soria, Krista M.; Erickson, Claire

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AT RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES: ENGAGING UNDERGRADUATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL CHANGE AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
83-97 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55312-6_5

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

Keywords: 

ENGAGEMENT; EXPERIENCES; CHALLENGES; CURRICULUM

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Global-Service Learning and Student-Athletes: A Model for Enhanced Academic Inclusion at the University of Washington

Barker, Holly M.

ANNALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
82 6 1070-1077 DOI: 10.1016/j.aogh.2016.11.001

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

BACKGROUND The University of Washington (UW) continues to create opportunities to engage all students in transformational undergraduate educational opportunities, such as study abroad. OBJECTIVE This article describes specific efforts to increase inclusion for student-athletes in study abroad, particularly for first-generation students, including low-income students of color. Given the overrepresentation of students of color in sports vis-a-vis the larger student body at predominantly white institutions (PWIs), like UW, service-learning in communities beyond campus boundaries provides opportunities to apply international learning to a local context and to create a continuum of learning.METHODS By coupling educational theories from the classroom-particularly theories related to power and privilege-dwith community-based leadership in local communities, students are better prepared to actively engage in improving their own institutions. During the summers of 2013, 2014, and 2015, the author was the instructor for study abroad courses to French Polynesia with student-athletes. The courses were for 12 days (10 days on the ground and 2 days of flying), the maximum time that football players could be away from required summer workouts. This paper examines student evaluations from the French Polynesia trip in 2015. FINDINGS Student-athlete evaluations of a study abroad experience underscored: the transformative impact of study abroad to their academic, social, and athletic lives; the benefit of creating family-like relationships outside the confines of their sport; an appreciation for the many forms where indigenous knowledge resides, such as in navigation, dance, fishing, weaving, and cooking; intense feelings of culture shock upon return to the US, even when the trip is short in duration; a desire to engage with the diverse communities in Seattle beyond the scope of the program’s structure, and; frustration, particularly for the male student-athletes, about the ways coaches, family, and friends wanted to frame the study abroad experience as a tourist experience in the South Pacific. In this regard, the student-athletes encountered stereotypes from their own communities that framed Oceania as a place for tourism, and student-athletes as uninterested in deep engagement with research and theory-stereotypes that the student-athletes resist. CONCLUSIONS This paper explains how the findings, coupled with Hartman and Kiely’s theories for global service learning (GSL), lead to recommendations for strengthening the future connections between global and local learning for students.

Keywords: 

student-athletes; predominantly white institutions (PWI); oceania; indigenous epistemologies; stereotypes

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A partnership forged: BSW students and service learning at a historically Black college and university (HBCU) serving urban communities

Smith, Belinda Davis; Marshall, Isiah, Jr.; Anderson, Brian E.; Daniels, Kevin K.

JOURNAL OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
27 5 438-449 DOI: 10.1080/10911359.2017.1295005

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have a long-standing history of engaging the African-American community. In most instances, these institutions are located in predominantly African-American communities. This article intends to offer a discussion of a pedagogical approach used at an HBCU, located in a large mid-Atlantic city. The purpose of this macro-assignment was an effort designed to prepare BSW students for macro-practice with communities through participation in service-learning projects that involved community engagement with urban communities. Outcomes reflect that students have a vested interest in working with underserved communities, which exemplifies the School of Social Work’s mission; said mission is to fully prepare urban social work leaders who are committed to the alleviation of human suffering, social justice, and the improvement of the quality of life for diverse urban populations.

Keywords: 

Community engagement; historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs); macro-practice; service learning

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We made the road by talking: Teaching education 310, “service-learning with multicultural elders” at the University of Michigan

Raudenbush, S; Galura, J

INTEGRATING SERVICE LEARNING AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
153-167

 

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English Other

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Effect of a comprehensive service-learning program on college students’ civic responsibility

Myers-Lipton, SJ

TEACHING SOCIOLOGY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
26 4 243-258 DOI: 10.2307/1318766

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

This paper assesses the effect of a comprehensive service-learning program on students’ level of civic responsibility A nonequivalent control group experiment was conducted with students from a large, Western university. The results of the multivariate analysis generally supported the hypothesis that students who are involved in a comprehensive service-learning program will show larger increases in civic responsibility when compared to: ill students involved in community service but who are not formally integrating it with their academic course work, and (2) students who are not involved in any community service

Keywords: 

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Community, agency perspectives in higher education – Service-learning and volunteerism

Vernon, A; Foster, L

SERVICE-LEARNING THROUGH A MULTIDISCIPLINARY LENS

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
2 153-175

 

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English Other

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Institutionalizing civic engagement: Shifting logics and the cultural repackaging of service-learning in US higher education

Lounsbury, M; Pollack, S

ORGANIZATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
8 2 319-339 DOI: 10.1177/1350508401082016

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

Institutionalists in organizational sociology have developed a good deal of evidence about the role of field logics in shaping the practices of organizations. In this paper, we extend this imagery to multiple fields, highlighting how shifting logics in a superordinate field enable the infrastructural development of a subordinate field. in particular, we track how initially marginal, anti-institutional service-learning practices became a legitimate component of mainstream curricula in the field of US higher education. While service-learning proponents have always made claims about the importance of generating knowledge and insight by helping others in the community, service-learning entrepreneurs had to build a field infrastructure to support their claims and culturally repackage the aims of service-learning in a way that articulated with broader logics in the field of higher education. We argue that the shift from an unarticulated closed-system logic to a situation of contending closed-system and open-system logics in the field of higher education facilitated the cultural repackaging of service-learning practices, enabling civic engagement to become a more accepted part of university curricula. Despite this apparently ‘successful’ institutionalization, however, competing logics in the field of higher education have instantiated contradictions in the service-learning field, raising important issues about the future of service-learning as well as the US educational system.

Keywords: 

higher education; institutional theory; logics; service-learning

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Sociocultural context and service learning inside and outside of the university classroom

McKay, VC

RESEARCH ON SOCIOCULTURAL INFLUENCES ON MOTIVATION AND LEARNING, VOLUME I

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
339-362

 

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English Other

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Service learning for social change? Lessons from a liberal arts college

Lewis, TL

TEACHING SOCIOLOGY

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
32 1 94-108 DOI: 10.1177/0092055X0403200109

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

This paper explores efforts by Denison University to shift its service-learning efforts from service based on a charity model toward service based on collaboration and community-based social change. The author describes the institution’s process of adaptation and a series of service-learning courses that draw upon participatory action research, asset-based community development, and what Denison service-learning faculty call “place-based” service learning. Based on ethnographic data and reports from students’ reflective journals from courses that have attempted to develop a partnership with a nearby community, the author outlines some of the challenges for faculty and institutions that are considering crossing-over from service learning based on charity to service learning for social justice.

Keywords: 

COMMUNITY; UNIVERSITY

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The Integration of Higher Education and the Community in the Proccess of the Education of Socially Responsible and Active Citizens. (Učenje zalaganjem u zajednici – integracija viskoškolske nastave i zajednice u procesu obrazovanja društveno odgovornih i aktivnih građana.)

Ćulum, Bojana; Ledić, Jasminka

Revija za socijalnu politiku

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
1 71-88

 

Language Country
Croatian Croatia

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Civic Leadership and Public Achievement at the University of Denver’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

McCauley, Sarah; Nicotera, Nicole; Fretz, Eric; Nickels, Sarah; Agnoletti, Charla; Goedert, Hannah; Neff, Emelye; Rowe, Taylor; Takeall, Russell

FROM COMMAND TO COMMUNITY: A NEW APPROACH TO LEADERSHIP EDUCATION IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
149-168

 

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English Other

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Service-Learning Program at University and Its Role in Building Child-Friendly Community

Krumes Šimunović, Ines

Challenges in Building Child Friendly Communities Proceedings of International Conference

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
17-31 ISBN: 978-953-98718-6-2

 

Language Country
Croatian Croatia

Abstract: 

This paper presents an action research associated with Faculty of Education in Osijek, brunch in Slavonski Brod with pre-service teachers during the four academic years. The study follows the process of improving student learning through collaboration colleges and local communities for the benefit of gifted children in lower grades of elementary school. This work follows the process of creating workshops and creativity, imagination and cooperation that has developed thorugh activities related to Children’s ceremony, “In the world of fairytales of Ivana Brlić- Mažuranić” in Slavonski Brod. The paper traces not only the development of future teachers learning, but also the creativity of children and the circumstances that lead to better cooperation with local institutions.

Keywords: 

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The Direct and Indirect Effects of service-Learning Activities on Leadership Life Skill and Perception on Social Welfare for University Students, Through Satisfaction of Service-Learning Activities

박재숙

Korean Journal of Youth Studies

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
21 12 233-260

 

Language Country
Other Other

Abstract: 

This study examined the direct and indirect effects of service-learning activities on leadership life skill and perception on social welfare for university students, through satisfaction of service-learning activities, The study data based on 322 university students who had experienced service learning activity and had not responded missing value among respondents of K university, located gyeongbuk province. As a statistical method, structural equation model was employed. The results of this study was as follows. First, direct effect of service-learning activities on leadership life skill and perception on social welfare was not significant. The relation between service-learning activities and satisfaction of service-learning activities were not significant. On the other hand, effect of satisfaction of service-learning activities had positive influence on leadership life skill and perception on social welfare for university students. Given the finding of this study, satisfaction of service-learning activities is important element to facilitate effect of service-learning activities. The implications of the study finding were discussed.

Keywords: 

university students; service-learning activities; satisfaction of service-learning activities; leadership life skill; perception on social welfare

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University volunteering as a field of service learning and social entrepreneurship: A case study

Gaete Quezada, Ricardo

Ultima década

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
23 43 235-260

 

Language Country
Spanish Other

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The present study aims at analyzing the interaction generated among university volunteering, service learning and social entrepreneurship in the universities of Antofagasta from an interpretive-hermeneutic paradigm perspective. The data was collected through a qualitative approach, with semi-structured interview as the main data collection technique, and using methods from the grounded theory for data analysis. The results obtained describe university volunteering as mostly a student initiative, mainly developed to take actions both to benefit the community and to encourage social and civic sensitivity in students regarding the problems and needs of the most vulnerable people in Antofagasta. University volunteering, thus, becomes fundamental to strengthen the process of university education as an expression of service learning, but also as a space for strengthening social business processes that transcend the university context and impact positively over the long term within the local community.

Keywords: 

university students; university social responsibility; chilean universities

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Global-Service Learning and Student-Athletes: A Model for Enhanced Academic Inclusion at the University of Washington

Barker, Holly M.

ANNALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
82 6 1070-1077 DOI: 10.1016/j.aogh.2016.11.001

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

BACKGROUND The University of Washington (UW) continues to create opportunities to engage all students in transformational undergraduate educational opportunities, such as study abroad. OBJECTIVE This article describes specific efforts to increase inclusion for student-athletes in study abroad, particularly for first-generation students, including low-income students of color. Given the overrepresentation of students of color in sports vis-a-vis the larger student body at predominantly white institutions (PWIs), like UW, service-learning in communities beyond campus boundaries provides opportunities to apply international learning to a local context and to create a continuum of learning.METHODS By coupling educational theories from the classroom-particularly theories related to power and privilege-dwith community-based leadership in local communities, students are better prepared to actively engage in improving their own institutions. During the summers of 2013, 2014, and 2015, the author was the instructor for study abroad courses to French Polynesia with student-athletes. The courses were for 12 days (10 days on the ground and 2 days of flying), the maximum time that football players could be away from required summer workouts. This paper examines student evaluations from the French Polynesia trip in 2015. FINDINGS Student-athlete evaluations of a study abroad experience underscored: the transformative impact of study abroad to their academic, social, and athletic lives; the benefit of creating family-like relationships outside the confines of their sport; an appreciation for the many forms where indigenous knowledge resides, such as in navigation, dance, fishing, weaving, and cooking; intense feelings of culture shock upon return to the US, even when the trip is short in duration; a desire to engage with the diverse communities in Seattle beyond the scope of the program’s structure, and; frustration, particularly for the male student-athletes, about the ways coaches, family, and friends wanted to frame the study abroad experience as a tourist experience in the South Pacific. In this regard, the student-athletes encountered stereotypes from their own communities that framed Oceania as a place for tourism, and student-athletes as uninterested in deep engagement with research and theory-stereotypes that the student-athletes resist. CONCLUSIONS This paper explains how the findings, coupled with Hartman and Kiely’s theories for global service learning (GSL), lead to recommendations for strengthening the future connections between global and local learning for students.

Keywords: 

student-athletes; predominantly white institutions (PWI); oceania; indigenous epistemologies; stereotypes

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Community Service and Service-Learning at Large American Public Research Universities

Williams, Jeremy L.; Soria, Krista M.; Erickson, Claire

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AT RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES: ENGAGING UNDERGRADUATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL CHANGE AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
83-97 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55312-6_5

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

Keywords: 

ENGAGEMENT; EXPERIENCES; CHALLENGES; CURRICULUM

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Realizing a Critical Framework for Service-Learning at an American Public Research University

Barrera, Douglas; Kukahiko, Keali’i Troy; Willner, Lauren N.; O’Byrne, Kathy

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AT RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES: ENGAGING UNDERGRADUATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL CHANGE AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
203-218 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55312-6_11

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

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A partnership forged: BSW students and service learning at a historically Black college and university (HBCU) serving urban communities

Smith, Belinda Davis; Marshall, Isiah, Jr.; Anderson, Brian E.; Daniels, Kevin K.

JOURNAL OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
27 5 438-449 DOI: 10.1080/10911359.2017.1295005

 

Language Country
English Other

Abstract: 

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have a long-standing history of engaging the African-American community. In most instances, these institutions are located in predominantly African-American communities. This article intends to offer a discussion of a pedagogical approach used at an HBCU, located in a large mid-Atlantic city. The purpose of this macro-assignment was an effort designed to prepare BSW students for macro-practice with communities through participation in service-learning projects that involved community engagement with urban communities. Outcomes reflect that students have a vested interest in working with underserved communities, which exemplifies the School of Social Work’s mission; said mission is to fully prepare urban social work leaders who are committed to the alleviation of human suffering, social justice, and the improvement of the quality of life for diverse urban populations.

Keywords: 

Community engagement; historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs); macro-practice; service learning

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Impact of a Service Learning Program to the University and the Community

Latib, Azian Abdul; Amin, Nor Fadila; Saud, Muhammad Sukri; Kamin, Yusri

ADVANCED SCIENCE LETTERS

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
23 1 596-599 DOI: 10.1166/asl.2017.7268

 

Language Country
English Other

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Service Learning (SL) is a community-based learning approach which is intended to empower student skills and attitudes, foster civic responsibility and contribute to the benefit of the community. It is believed that SL programs can benefit institutions, especially towards social change in society. This study was conducted to explore the impact of SL on the universities and society in Johor. This study utilized a qualitative research design, where interviews were conducted to gather respondents’ feedback. A total number of 18 respondents were selected out of which eight were instructors from Higher Education Institution and ten were people from the community who had participated in a SL program. Content analysis was used to analyze the transcribed data collected through interviews. The findings show that SL played a significant role towards students’ skills development, especially in communication, leadership and other soft skills. Apart from enhancing students’ skills development, SL also helped to increase positive images of the universities and, at the same time, to show the universities’ role as an agent for social change. As for society, the benefits that people could gain from SL were related to technology transfer, expertise and socio-economic improvement.

Keywords: 

Service Learning; Learning Approach; Community Service; Employability Skills; Higher Education Institution

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Hands shaking

Impact of COVID-19 on coping, social cohesion, and civic engagement

Community partner needed information on the impact of COVID-19 on individuals’ and communities’ experiences of coping, social cohesion, and civic engagement.

Interdisciplinary Community Service Learning

Interdisciplinary Community Service Learning

The interdisciplinary and international service-learning experience include 25 students from 10 countries, 6 Universities and 13 different Master programs.

Housing

Learning through the Assumption of Social Responsibility: Social Inequality, Poverty and Housing

The aim is to combine the approach of community-based research with the approach of service learning. The students worked together in three project teams and developed research and service ideas for community partners.

Criminology in the Real World

One of our projects entails working with the local probation service to research how online support and supervision can be provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journalism and Citizenship: a Practical Introduction

Post COVID: “Journalism and Citizenship, a Practical Introduction” wants students to reflect on the importance of (hyper)local journalism for the local (Brussels) community.

Social Economy

Master Social Economics University of Antwerp ‘Social economy in the city of Antwerp’

42 master students worked alongside the employees of six Antwerp social enterprises with the particular aim to foster social inclusion and social well-being via active employment.

gender-and-tech

Gender and technology: promoting new technological vocations

Sharing Ideas is a Service-Learning project in which undergraduate and master’s degree students from the University of Barcelona (UB) prepare lecture-workshops on interesting topics related to their studies and teach these in high schools which the university visits.

Earthquake Tirana

Social Services in times of crisis

Responding to the community needs in times of the natural disaster, after the 6.4 earthquake in Albania in November 2019.Temporary accommodation, tents, social, psychological and edutainment services were offered to the affected families.

The Circular Economy Challenge

VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship – The Circular Economy Challenge

The VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, together with its partners, wanted to stimulate the creativity of students, entrepreneurs, and employees to develop innovative solutions for the circular economy.

Amis Inserción Social Marketing

To help to know the current labour market, design the professional profile, access tools for job search, prepare individual and group job interviews, for vunerable peple.

Data Culture in Human Trafficking

To raise awareness about the significance of data culture related with human trafficking; study and understand the complexity of human trafficking data and providing a diagnosis of the human trafficking situation in Spain.

UNHCR, lost profits from red cards

Report on the loss of income by asylum seekers from red ID cards in Spain

Learning from the Lives of Others

Learning from the Lives of Others is a first year course which requires the students to maintain a weekly commitment as a volunteer at a partner charity, and to integrate reflective learning from their experiences as part of assessment.

Service-Learning for Democratic Culture

Language acquisition and led to the development of EUFICCS (European use of full-immersion: culture, content and service) that was born as a European project and subsequently adopted as a teaching methodology.

Service-learning for democratic culture

Stemming from this service-learning has become a privileged tool not only for the acquisition of language and culture but more extensively for the development of a culture of democracy based on RFCDC.

Sociology and Service-Learning

Authentic, positive, meaningful learning moments benefiting partners and students. Addressing complex problems in complex settings rather than simplified problems in isolation.

Learning through the Assumption of Social Responsibility: Social Inequality, Poverty and Housing

Housing, as a fundamental human need, enables participation in social life, but in many major cities affordable housing is becoming an increasingly scare resource.

Criminology

Criminology and Service-Learning

About 250 undergraduate students in their second year, take a core module, Criminology & Service-Learning. They work in groups with local not for profit organisations.

Community Service and Community Engagement in Higher Education

To develop ways of education in which students from various disciplines by working together with community partners contribute to local social issues in neighborhoods.

foto experiencia Volunteering@WU_web

Volunteering@WU

Works with kids from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, supporting them in their educational career and also benefiting student helpers by encouraging social responsibility and volunteering activities.

high-angle-hands-stack-with-friends

“Clase Mágica-Sevilla”. An experience of SL and Identity Transformation

Our participants are students of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain). There are participating in the subject matter