The implementation model of Service Learning (S+L) in the Catholic University: an experience that positively impact the comprehensive professional training

Jouannet, Chantal; Salas, María Helena; Contreras, María Antonieta

Calidad en la educación

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
0 39 197-212 DOI: 10.4067/S0718-45652013000200007  

 

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Spanish Other

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This document presents to the academic community the experience of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile incorporating the service Learning methodology (S+L). The description reviews the main methodological characteristics particularly of those pedagogical aspects that makes it a development tool for the disciplinary content learning and the formation of skills, attitudes and values as social engagement, team work and problem resolution. The description also includes the steps teachers and their courses take to implement the methodology. Finally, it presents results obtained by now showing a positive impact on the main stakeholders: students, teachers and community partners.

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service learning; comprehensive education; personal and professional development; teaching and learning methodologies; higher education

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

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

REIRE Revista d’Innovació i Recerca en Educació,

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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Service-learning; Higher education; Sustainable development goals

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

Hervás-Torres et al

Revista Electrónica Educare

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

 

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Spanish Spain

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

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

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

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

Retos

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

 

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Spanish Spain

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

Keywords: 

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

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

Carmen Urpí

ENSAYOS. Revista de la Facultad de Educación de Albacete

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

 

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Spanish Spain

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

Keywords: 

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

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

José Luis Guzón Nestar y Fernando González Alonso

Educación y Futuro

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

 

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Spanish Spain

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

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

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

Amaia ARRIAGA

Educación artística: revista de investigación

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

Keywords: 

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

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ETHICS, SOLIDARITY AND “SERVICE LEARNING” IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Arratia Figueroa, Alejandrina

Acta bioethica

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
14 1 61-68 DOI: 10.4067/S1726-569X2008000100008  

 

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Spanish Other

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This paper explains the teaching experience of the “Service Learning” methodology, and it hopes to point out the possibilities that it offers for the teaching of ethics, as well as for the stimulation of social responsability and to form values in the frame of curricular activities in nursing. This methodology searches to encourage, on one hand, students’ compromised participation in the teaching-apprenticeship process and, on the other hand, to fortify the giving component of a good quality’ component for the community. As an experienced pedagogical frame, it strengthens the critical thought and problems’ resolutions, and it encourages a formal reflection during the experience.

Keywords: 

bioethics’ teaching; service learning; social responsibility

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University Service Learning methodology: creating employment with social enterpreneurship

Simo Algado, Salvador; Ginesta Portet, Xavier

HISTORIA Y COMUNICACION SOCIAL

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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

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Actas de la II Jornada de investigadores sobre aprendizaje-servicio.

Herrero, Ma. Alejandra. Tapia, María Nieves.

CLAYSS

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
ISBN 978-987-23812-2-6

 

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Spanish Other

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CLAYSS has organized five Service-Learning Research Symposiums in 2004, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The Service-Learning Research Symposium aims at contributing to its theoretical foundations, to promote encounter and exchange between researchers and to give visibility to the experiences developed in the different educational areas. It focuses on: Discussions and theoretical contributions to the definition of “Service- Learning “; Monitoring and evaluation of service-learning institutional programs and practices and case studies and systematization of service-learning programs and practices. This impact publication collects papers submitted to the II Symposium.

Keywords: 

Service-learning; International research

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

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

REVISTA DE EDUCACION

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

 

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Spanish Spain

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

Keywords: 

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

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

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

HIGHER EDUCATION: THE CHALLENGE OF EMPLOYABILITY

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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

Keywords: 

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

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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.

Keywords: 

service-learning; identity; membership; arts; evaluation

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Actas de la III Jornada de investigadores sobre aprendizaje-servicio

Herrero, Ma. Alejandra. Tapia, María Nieves.

CLAYSS

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
ISBN: 978-987-23812-5-7

 

Language Country
Spanish Other

Abstract: 

CLAYSS has organized five Service-Learning Research Symposiums in 2004, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The Service-Learning Research Symposium aims at contributing to its theoretical foundations, to promote encounter and exchange between researchers and to give visibility to the experiences developed in the different educational areas. It focuses on: Discussions and theoretical contributions to the definition of “Service- Learning “; Monitoring and evaluation of service-learning institutional programs and practices and case studies and systematization of service-learning programs and practices. This impact publication collects papers submitted to the III Symposium.

Keywords: 

Service-learning; International research

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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.

Keywords: 

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

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

Berasategi, Naiara; Alonso, Israel; Roman, Gorka

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

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

Keywords: 

Service-learning; socio-educational intervention; higher education

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Effects of a Service-Learning program on university students

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

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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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.

Keywords: 

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

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

Gezuraga, Monike

REICE-REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA SOBRE CALIDAD EFICACIA Y CAMBIO EN EDUCACION

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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

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

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

BORDON-REVISTA DE PEDAGOGIA

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

Keywords: 

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

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

ARTE INDIVIDUO Y SOCIEDAD

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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

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

Carrica-Ochoa, Sarah

CONTEXTOS EDUCATIVOS-REVISTA DE EDUCACION

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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Service-Learning; community development; emotional intelligence; skills

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

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

BORDON-REVISTA DE PEDAGOGIA

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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

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University teaching staff facing Service-Learning: explanatory variables

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

REVISTA DE EDUCACION

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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

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

Ramiro Aviles, Miguel Angel; Ramirez Carvajal, Paulina

ONATI SOCIO-LEGAL SERIES

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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

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

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

REDU-REVISTA DE DOCENCIA UNIVERSITARIA

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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

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

Folgueiras Bertomeu, Maria del Pilar; Palou Julian, Berta

AULA DE ENCUENTRO

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

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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

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

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Actas de la IV Jornada de investigadores sobre aprendizaje-servicio

Herrero, Ma. Alejandra. Ochoa, Enrique.

CLAYSS

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
ISBN 978-987-4487-03-2

 

Language Country
Spanish Other

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CLAYSS has organized five Service-Learning Research Symposiums in 2004, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The Service-Learning Research Symposium aims at contributing to its theoretical foundations, to promote encounter and exchange between researchers and to give visibility to the experiences developed in the different educational areas. It focuses on: Discussions and theoretical contributions to the definition of “Service- Learning “; Monitoring and evaluation of service-learning institutional programs and practices and case studies and systematization of service-learning programs and practices. This impact publication collects papers submitted to the IV Symposium.

Keywords: 

Service-learning; International research

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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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THE ATTENTION TO EDUCATIONAL SPECIAL NEEDS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HUELVA ON THE SERVICE-LEARNING AND MENTORING

Hervas Torres, Mirian; Pardo Rojas, Adnaloy

CONTEXTOS EDUCATIVOS-REVISTA DE EDUCACION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
24 213-232 DOI: 10.18172/con.3528

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This evaluative investigation describes research process which analyzes an intervention experience carried out at the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sports Sciences at the University of Huelva, in order to give an educational response to the needs presented by the students, diagnosing their needs, analyzing, designing, organizing and executing those actions that are necessary to facilitate them access to the curriculum. Framed in the alternative methodologies of Service-Learning and mentoring, students with or without functional diversity, had option to participate as mentors in the program. Participated 41 students, 5 did it as mentors and 36 were students who presented functional diversity. Through the mentor’s notebook, academic performance, social skills, motivation, and commitment were assessed, while satisfaction was assessed by the satisfaction questionnaire. The intervention consisted of completion a training course for mentors and the development of 10 group mentoring sessions. The results indicate improvements in academic performance, skills and competencies of the participating students. Therefore, it can be established that participation has had a positive effect, providing a pedagogical response to the needs of students, and confirming the effectiveness of these methodologies.

Keywords: 

Mentoring; Service-Learning; High Education; diversity

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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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LEARNING AND IDENTITY PROCESSES IN UNIVERSITY SERVICE-LEARNING: A THEORETICAL REVIEW

Garcia Romero, David; Luis Lalueza, Jose

EDUCACION XX1

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
22 2 45-68 DOI: 10.5944/educXX1.22716

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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Service-Learning (S-L) has expanded its scope in higher education in recent decades, increasing the number of programs implemented and centres that sustain them. This process has been accompanied by a development of research and the creation of new academic societies in the area. However, this scientific gathering has shown discrepancies in the way of understanding the basics of S-L. In this study, we analyse one of them: the diversity of conceptual models on the learning processes in S-L. We propose a critical discussion of the topic in order to contribute towards building a strong framework for S-L. For that purpose, we perform a bibliographic search on the topics of “process of learning” and “identity” in S-L, using the ERIC data base. From the articles found, we selected papers for an in-depth reading in order to find the mainstream lines of research in S-L and to engage in discussion on the processes of learning and identity in current research. We examine similarities and discrepancies among three theories that we identified as nuclear in research on S-L: experiential learning, transformational learning and critical theories. Also, we add the historical-cultural framework as emerging. We elaborate our discussion in two blocks: processes of learning and processes of identity. Our analysis allows us to identity different processes in the analysed theoretical models. In our opinion, they show different models of learning present in S-L: reflection through experience, identity change trough otherness, agency taking through social consciousness and involvement in a community of practice through construction of shared meaning and motives.

Keywords: 

Service Learning; Higher Education; Learning Processes; Identity Processes; Literature Reviews

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MENTORSHIP AND SOCIAL INTEGRATION AT THE UNIVERSITY: SERVICE LEARNING IN A PROJECT OF THE JOURNALISM DEGREE

Lacalle Zalduendo, Charo; Pujol Ozonas, Cristina

EDUCACION XX1

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
22 2 289-308 DOI: 10.5944/educXX1.22694

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This article summarizes the perceptions of two groups of young people (students of Journalism and young adolescents in treatment for different addictions and disorders) about their participation in a project of service learning funded by the EU (Erasmus + Key Action 3) during the academic year 2017/2018. The activities of the students, integrated into the curriculum of different subjects, were aimed at providing to the youngsters with skills related to digital journalism production, critical reading, and education in communication and interculturality. The responses to the questionnaires and the focus groups reveal the reciprocal nature of a learning enhanced by the generational proximity of both groups, which has not been only based on the transmission of content, but also has an affective character. The students consider that the interaction has induced them to structure and conceptualize the knowledge, but also to overcome preconceived ideas and develop their empathy. The young people appreciate the contact with an environment previously perceived as something distant and inaccessible, as well as their direct participation in the collaborative practices. The increase in self-esteem and the greater involvement of women are two of is one of the most evident effects of the group interviews carried out in both groups. The rewarding nature of the experience could have stimulated the most involved students to volunteer in civil services.

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Service learning; mentorship; higher education; social integration

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Prospects and challenges of intervention and research in university service-learning in physical and sport activities for social inclusion

Aramburuzabala, Pilar; Luisa Santos-Pastor, Maria; Chiva-Bartoll, Oscar; Jesus Ruiz-Montero, Pedro

EDITORIAL UNIV GRANADA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
49 4 19-27 DOI: 10.30827/publicaciones.v49i4.11726

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This monographic issue, focused on service-learning (SL) in the field of physical activities and sports (PAS), focuses on the inequalities that still exist in the access of many groups affected to the practice of physical activity and sports. The objective of this initial text is to publicize the creation of the “Research Network in Service-Learning in Physical Activity and Sports for Social Inclusion” (Spanish acronym: RIADIS), under the protection of the Higher Sports Council. At the time of its birth, RIADIS has researchers from ten Spanish universities that integrate capacities and resources directed towards teaching and research excellence in order to dialogue, find answers, build knowledge and join in the search or creation of solutions regarding PAS as a tool for social inclusion, in order to achieve a more just society.

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service-learning; physical activities and sports; research network; social justice

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Yo me quedo en casa: una experiencia de aprendizaje-servicio online en el Grado de Educación Infantil para ofrecer propuestas educativas a las familias

Remedios Bení tez
Laura Sánchez

Revista
Iberoamericana de Aprendizaje Servicio

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
10 25-35 DOI10.1344/RIDAS2020.10.3

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This paper discusses Yo me quedo en casa I am staying home ’’), an online service learning experience that was developed by final year students of the Early Childhood Education degree at the University of Cadiz. The experience was mediated by technology in times of a pandemic, a situation that has forced us to reinvent ourselves and thus has off ered us the opportunity for new learning. The service learning project was designed as a response to the social needs shown by the different families in various contexts and social networks. The students who participated in the project voiced their level o f satisfaction with the experience and highlighted what they had learned throughout the project.

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Service learning, student voice , digital technologies , Higher Education

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Academic identity in service-learning teaching. A transformative way of being and staying in the university

Alonso, Israel; Gezuraga, Monike; Berasategi, Naiara; Legorburu, Idoia

BORDON-REVISTA DE PEDAGOGIA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
71 3 133-150 DOI: 10.13042/Bordon.2019.68435

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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INTRODUCTION. Literature has highlighted the importance of the study of academic identity for the change of education. In the case of service-learning (S-L) as educational innovation and pedagogical approach, methodology, programs and even philosophy of training, a different way of understanding as a teacher is presented. In this context, this research aims to identify the features and characteristics of the academic identity and the teachers who work with service-learning, as well as their role in their teaching work and its impact on the university. METHOD. The mix methodology was used to analyze 4 research works about service-learning. Specifically, the results of 319 questionnaires, 8 interviews, 3 discussion groups and 60 stories of teachers, students and community partners will be analyzed. RESULTS. The results show that the teaching staff of S-L has a representation of the teaching learning process in which the students are the protagonists of the process and the key to cooperation, motivation and active participation of the students. In this sense, the key functions of the teaching staff is the possibility of accompanying, enabling a scenario for possible learning and leading the process together with the students and community partners DISCUSSION. The results show that the university teaching staff in S-L incorporates the components that respond to being a university professor to enable deep and extensive learning by the students, and university social responsibility. In addition, this academic identity questions with its practice the contradictions of the current university marked by commercialization and evaluative pressure, posing a way of being transformative in the contexts in which it is developed.

Keywords: 

Service-Learning; Academic identity; Collaboration; University social responsibility; Educational innovation

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Acquisition of competences to prevent the aquatic accident: a service learning project with university students and population with different abilities

Sanz Arribas, Ismael; Calle Molina, Maria Teresa; Aguado Gomez, Raquel; Garoz Puerta, Ignacio

REVISTA PUBLICACIONES

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
49 4 219-239 DOI: 10.30827/publicaciones.v49i4.11737

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This research aims to demonstrate that the service-learning methodology is an effective tool for people with intellectual disabilities to acquire the necessary skills to solve the drowning of another person, assuming minimal risk. In addition, it is also intended to know the perception of university students about the effect that the participation in a service-learning project developed with people with intellectual disabilities, has caused on them. To achieve these objectives, this research has had the voluntary participation of students of the Physical Activity and Sport Science Degree to provide two sessions of aquatic rescue to a group of people with intellectual disability. The methodology used in this study has been quantitative and qualitative. The results show that the service-learning methodology is a useful tool to improve the safety of people with intellectual disabilities in the aquatic environment. Regarding the second of the objectives set for this study, it is concluded that university students have perceived that their academic competence, their respect and their understanding towards people with intellectual disabilities has increased. At the same time, the students have perceived changes in their personal identity and they have expressed the intention to be involved in projects with a positive social impact in the future.

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Service-Learning; higher education; intellectual disability; water rescue

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Evaluation of the impact of university service-learning in physical activity and sport: a proposal from the stakeholders theory

Chiva-Bartoll, Oscar; Santos Pastor, Maria Luisa; Martinez Munoz, Fernando; Salvador-Garcia, Celina

EDITORIAL UNIV GRANADA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
49 4 29-48 DOI: 10.30827/publicaciones.v49i4.11727

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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University Service Learning is seen as a clear response to University Social Responsibility (USR). In the Physical Activity and Sport field there is an increasing number of good practices of USL applied in different contexts and adopting a series of perspectives, from a holistic conception of the person, related to human movement such as education, health, inclusion, socialization and recreation. Nevertheless, through a literature review of this topic, it is perceived that the evaluation of these practices has mainly focused on the effects on students’ learning. Therefore, the evaluation of its social impact has been certainly disregarded. The present article attempts to deepen in this sense; in consequence, its objective consists of proposing an evaluation model of the impact of the USL of the Physical Activity and Sport practices, paying special attention to the social aspect of the service. The proposal presented in this text is based on the Stakeholders Theory (Freeman, 1984) and it is developed bearing in mind the idiosyncrasy of USL in Physical Activity and Sport. To pin down this proposal, we provide some criteria and specific indicators to evaluate the social impact.

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Service-Learning; Physical Activity; University Social Responsibility; Evaluation; Higher Education

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HOW DOES US COLLEGE STUDENTS’ SENSE OF LIFE PURPOSE RELATE TO THEIR EMOTIONAL EXPECTATIONS OF BEING A VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY AS PART OF A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE?

Moran, Seana; Garcia, Randi

BORDON-REVISTA DE PEDAGOGIA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
71 3 45-62 DOI: 10.13042/Bordon.2019.70425

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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INTRODUCTION. Few studies consider how purpose in life predicts emotions related to community service in college courses even though a purpose in life, a “compass” for finding opportunities to make meaningful prosocial contributions, should motivate students to serve. METHOD. Multilevel structural equation modeling estimated direct and indirect effects of survey responses regarding students’ past service experience, sense of purpose, and searching for purpose on their emotional expectations for service-learning before starting. RESULTS. Controlling for age, gender, extrinsic motivation, and characteristics of universities and courses, students’ past service experience and two purpose variables positively related to expected positive emotions toward service work, mediated through both students’ helping identity and intrinsic motivation to serve. Only sense of purpose was associated with higher intrinsic motivation, which was associated with lower expected negative emotions. DISCUSSION. Considering students’ life purpose may stimulate intrinsic motivation and schemas of being a helping person, which could contribute to positive emotions toward community service even before the service work begins.

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Youth purpose; Service-learning; Postsecondary education; Prosocial behavior

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La investigación sobre el Aprendizaje-Servicio en la producción científica española: una revisión sistemática

Paloma Redondo-Corcobado, Juan Luis Fuentes

Revista Complutense de Educación

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
33 1 69-82 http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/rced.61836

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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Growing interest in service-learning methodology can be noticed nowadays on different educative actualities, both from theoretical and research levels as from implementation done in diverse levels and contexts. This article shows a systematic review of scientific production about service-learning in Spanish scientific journals contained in 2017 on Journal Citation Reports and Scimago Journal & Country Rank and those journals that were awarded with the quality seal on the evaluation calls carried out by Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). That systematic review consists of an analysis on each one of the publications that compose it, of descriptive extrinsic variables to the scientific process, methodological variables, variables referred to the participants and variables referred to the methodology service-learning projects. Results show basically an increase of service-learning publications on the last four years, almost all of them developed over the academic field, mainly on Child Education degree and Primary Education degree, the predominance of theoretical and qualitative studies over quantitative ones and a greater focus on learning variables over service related ones. This way, analysis reveals an objective picture of the situation of educational research on service-learning and the identification of emerging challenges in this field of knowledge and educational practices, which could be crucial to get a permanent and solid scientific status.

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service-learning; systematic review; civic education; socio-communitarian development

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Service Learning in Special Education Teachers’ Initial Training at the University of Huelva. INCLUREC Project

Gomez-Hurtado, Inmaculada; Moya Maya, Asuncion; Pilar Garcia-Rodriguez, M.

REICE-REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA SOBRE CALIDAD EFICACIA Y CAMBIO EN EDUCACION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
18 1 105-123 DOI: 10.15366/reice2020.18.1.006

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

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This research describes the didactic learning experience developed in the University of Huelva linked to the Teaching Innovation Project INCLUREC in which have participated university students, students with special educational needs and a teacher of different educational levels. The experience starts from the elaboration and adaptation of didactic resources to the student with educational needs, trying to develop a compromised, functional and functional university formation and to create a collaborative network between the university, the students and the associations since a perspective of universal accessibility. The experience evolves through the analysis of more than 600 records prepared by a student, academic rates and four interviews with key informants. The results address the needs of the students, resources, schools that have collaborated and about the formation of participating university students. It concludes by highlighting the good academic rates of the university student, the connection with professionals to those who this experience serve them as permanent formation and the important contribution of material resources to students with special educational needs.

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Higher education; School community relationship; Special needs; Educational resources

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Service-Learning in the Didactics of Body Expression: effects on the empathy of university students

Marave-Vivas, Maria; Gil-Gomez, Jesus; Andreu, Maria Trilles

REVISTA PUBLICACIONES

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
49 4 111-125 DOI: 10.30827/publicaciones.v49i4.11731

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

Abstract: 

Service Learning (S-L) is an adequate methodology for academic and personal learning of the students. This paper analyzes the effects that the application of S-L projects related to the field of motor games and corporal expression has produced on preservice teachers (N = 96). Specifically, the study focuses on empathy, analyzing their behaviour according to certain sociodemographic variables. Through a pre-experimental design with pretest and posttest measurements, its evolution is analyzed. In particular, the effects of the S-L programme on empathy have been measured with the Cognitive and Affective Empathy Test, and we have analyzed how certain sociodemographic variables modulate their effects. The results show a significant improvement in empathy and variations in their results related to the sociodemographic variables studied.

Keywords: 

Service-learning; empathy; preservice teacher; motor games; body expression

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Supranacional higher education politics on the “third mission” of University: the case of service-learning

Juan García-Gutiérrez*; Carlos Corrales Gaitero

Revista Española de Educación Comparada

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
37 jan-jun 256-280 doi: 10.5944/reec.37.2021.27535

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

Abstract: 

The constant transformation that the institutions of higher education experiment and, particularly, the university assumes a re-consideration of their shapes, methodology, and missions, as well as the relationships established with society. Therefore, we shall consider that a “social mission” of the university or their “third mission” constitutes an umbrella that shelters a wide diversity of reflex conceptions, and at the same time, the relationship university – society. Additionally, take into consideration that this civic and social commitment in higher education should incorporate an integrator approach, involved with an idea of European or Latin-American citizenship, in any case, incorporated in the development of their supranational policies. Therefore, the objective of our work is double. On one side, to meet and analyze the notion of a “social mission” or “third mission” of the university and their conceptual network, to clarify the language and in which sense the different denominations are used, according to the different economical, sustainability or civic approaches to be adopted. Secondly, the treatment of these ideas will be addressed at the supranational policies of higher education both in Europe and Ibero America, according to what had been structured at the Higher Education European State and whether it has been promoted by the OEI. Also, it will be attended the way that this supranational policy aboard the civic and identity components, that linked to the social mission cooperate for the promotion of common citizenship. As a result of the analysis made we can affirm that the approach of the learning-service constitutes an emergent tendency on a global scale, appropriate to develop effectively the third mission or social mission of the university.

Keywords: 

Dimensión social; Educación superior; Aprendizaje-Servicio; Educación y justicia social; Educación y compromiso social y cívico; Servicio a la comunidad.

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DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT OF UNIVERSITY SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Lopez-de-Arana Prado, Elena; Aramburuzabala Higuera, Pilar; Opazo Carvajal, Hector

EDUCACION XX1

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
23 1 319-347 DOI: 10.5944/educXX1.23834

 

Language Country
Spanish Spain

Abstract: 

The number of university teachers that use service-learning as an alternative to traditional teaching and learning methods is increasing rapidly. This reality highlights the need to have tools that facilitate the design, implementation and evaluation processes for this new educational method. Currently, resources for ensuring the quality of service-learning experiences are scarce and often not validated. This paper describes the procedure followed for the design of the Questionnaire for Self-Assessment of University Service-Learning Experiences and its validation using the modified Delphi method online, which is a qualitative technique that aims to provide a reliable group response. In this study, two rounds of consultation were conducted by email, involving 16 academic experts who assessed the relevance and clarity of the items. While the first round of consultation aimed to analyze the relevance and clarity of all items, in the second round the clarity of the items which had been reformulated was analyzed. Results on the construct and content validity suggested the elimination or reformulation of some of the initial items. The final questionnaire was composed of 41 relevant and clear items, which are estimated through a 5 point Likert scale. Finally, two possible ways of giving continuity to this work are presented: to the opinion of experts who participate in service-learning but are not academic in the validation process; and to undertake a psychometric validation of the questionnaire through intra-test and inter-test methods.

Keywords: 

Service Learning; Higher Education; Questionnaires; Self Evaluation; Validity; Delphi Technique

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