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Service Learning in the Course: Didactical Planning, Analysis, Teaching, Evaluation of Learning Situations

Since 2010 I implement Service Learning in the Course “Didactical planning, analysis, teaching, evaluation of learning situations“ in the degree program “Bachelor education/adult education/further education” at the University Duisburg-Essen. It is an example for an disciplinary course, where service learning is required.

The curricular learning goal is, that students learn about didactical planning instruments and theories. Also it is set up as a project course, where students should act in a didactical situation and use the didactical theories and reflect on them. There is a wide range of Service Learning Projects in the course realized with community partners. For e.g:

  • Anti Violence Training, Reading Skills Training &Team Spirit Training at Primary Schools;
  • Walker training & Memory Workout for Residents in a retirement home;
  • Team Building Training for School Integration Assistants;
  • Job Application Training for Refugees;
  • Teacher Trainings „What is Sexual Abuse?“ at Primary Schools;
  • Making paper out of natural fibre – Youth Center;
  • Cooking Class – Residential home for mentally ill adults;
  • Communication Training – Geriatric Nurses;
  • Reflection Circles for Volunteers working for Refugees;
  • Waste Separation in Germany Language Cafe/ Refugees;
  • Women Book Circle for unaccompanaid refugee;
  • Evaluation of exhibition concept “Yewish culture”;
  • Project Inclusive University; etc.

Feel free to contact me. I’ m curious for exchange on the topic of SL in HE.

Country: Germany

Year: 2010/2012 – Present

Institution: University of Duisburg-Essen

Person in charge: Dr. Cornelia Arend-Steinebach

Email: cornelia.arend-steinebach@uni-due.de

# of students: 60

Interaction with beneficiaries: Face-to-face

Academic Degree: Undergraduate

Discipline(s): Education

Community Service Area & ODS: Cultural diversity | Reducing inequalities | Quality education