Studying with Disabilities – The Case of University of Zagreb

Markovina, Jerko; Miškulin, Martina; Vrabac, Katarina

Koçi, Aida (eds)

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
159-165 ISBN: 978-608-4700-04-3

 

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Croatian Croatia

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University of Zagreb, which enrolls over 65000 students annually, has only about 200 students with disabilities.3 Most of them attend Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences that has 48 and Faculty of Economics with 21 students with disabilities.4 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb is the most accessible to this population of students. It has access ramps, elevators and other aids suited to the needs of students with disabilities. There is also a special working room that is adapted for blind and visually impaired persons as well as for students with mobility problems. Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is home to many associations whose goals are to facilitate adaptation of persons with disabilities from early life, education and future employment. The Office for students with disabilities of the University of Zagreb helps students get direct help in solving specific problems that may arise during their studies, and as such is the mechanism of ensuring equal opportunities.

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Obvious – service learning in teacher training

Derkau, Julia

Bartsch, Gabriele ; Grottker, Leonore

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
77-79 https://d-nb.info/1221080008/04

 

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German Germany

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Service Learning ist eine international bewährte Lehr- und Lernmethode, die sich an Schulen und Hochschulen in Deutschland seit zwei Jahrzehnten verbreitet. Im Kern geht es dabei um die Verknüpfung von fachlichen Inhalten aus Unterricht oder Lehre mit Engagementerfahrungen in der Zivilgesellschaft. Bildung wird so nachhaltig und wirkungsvoll im Service Learning mit gesellschaftlicher Verantwortungsübernahme verknüpft. Der Beitrag leistet eine Verortung des Themas Service Learning in der Lehrerbildung in Deutschland.

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Service Learning , Lehrerbildung , Lernen durch Engagement

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Was leisten universitäre Service-Learning-Projekte in der wissenschaftsbezogenen Sprachenbildung? Bilanzierung am Beispiel des Pilotprojekts Sprachcoaching der Universität Göttingen

Marilena Ahnen (Istanbul)

Universitätsverlag Göttingen

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
153-164 DOI: 10.17875/gup2021-1591

 

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German Germany

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Was können wir als Abteilung Interkulturelle Germanistik konkret für die seit 2015 stark gestiegene Zahl der internationalen Studieninteressierten an unserer Universität tun? Wie können wir der Tatsache begegnen, dass Geflüchtete – anders als andere internationale Studieninteressierte – sich weder sprachlich noch organisatorisch auf das deutsche Hochschulwesen vorbereiten konnten und sich nicht aus freien Stücken dazu entschieden haben nach Deutschland zu kommen? Wie können wir diesen besonderen Bedarfen und Bedürfnissen begegnen, ohne jedoch besagte Personen als Sondergruppe zu konstituieren und damit Fremdheitsgefühle zu evozieren? Wie können wir ihre Bedarfe und Bedürfnisse mit den Qualifizierungsprogrammen der Interkulturellen Germanistik zusammenbringen und Studierende aller Fächer der Universität Göttingen mit hohem zivilgesellschaftlichem Engagement koordinativ und fachlich unterstützen? Angetrieben durch diese Fragen wurde das Sprachcoaching an der GeorgAugust-Universität Göttingen vor dem Sommersemester 2016 als ServiceLearning-Projekt v.a. für die Zusatzqualifikation Interkulturalität, Mehrsprachig keit, Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache (ZIMD) entwickelt. Förderung erfährt das Sprachcoaching-Projekt durch das Niedersächsische MWK sowie den DAAD. 1 Im Folgenden möchte ich das Projekt, das ich bis Ende 2018 koordiniert und fachlich betreut habe, unter Hinzunahme der Erkenntnisse aus einem Interview mit dem jetzigen Koordinator Jens Steckler 2sowie der Reflexionsberichte der Projektbeteiligten vorstellen und resümieren. Dabei soll entsprechend dem Titel des Sammelbandes bilanzierend der Frage nachgegangen werden, wie das Sprachcoaching als Service-Learning-Projekt zur Integration neuzugewanderter Menschen beiträgt.

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Learning in Information Sciences: Web for the Blind

Basrak, Bojan; Matic, Sanja; Mikelić Preradović, Nives

The Future of Information Sciences: INFuture2007-Digital Information and Heritage

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
501-507 ISBN: 78-953-175-305-0

 

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Croatian Croatia

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The biggest problem to blind and visually impaired people poses the integration in various aspects of the social life. Since computer technology with its dominantly visual interface increasingly becomes the prime media for communication, these people are faced with a new obstacle – the ability to work on a computer and use it to communicate with others. Technologies that enable the blind to use the computer do exist, both hardware and software, but they have difficulty learning to use them. The reason for this is lack of standardized educational program so that computer education of blind is usually left to themselves and a few associations that do not have sufficiently qualified staff for such a task. Our service learning project offers the first step to possible solution of the current situation. Service learning is a methodology where learning occurs when students apply what they learn to community problems. It was introduced into information science curriculum in the academic year 2006/07 for the first time in Croatian University with the goal to transform the old teaching style, give the final year students more place to apply the theory they learned through the study and, most important, to provide an important service to the local community. “ Web for the Blind” is the service learning project that provides a first step towards an optimal solution. The main goal of this student project was to establish an adequate model on which all future projects in this field could be based. At the moment “ Web for the Blind” is a stand-alone application that provides the blind and visually impaired with the guides on how to install a web browser, familiarizes them with its interface and gives them some basic information on surfing the web. The application can be used without a mouse and with or without screen-reader software because it contains the tutorials in textual and audio format. The next phase of the project involves intensive testing in the field. It is to be presented to as much users as possible for the evaluation purpose. Finally, the contents of the tutorials need to be gradually updated in both quality and quantity.

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Evaluation of Service learning in ICT curriculum.

Mikelić Preradović, Nives; Kisicek, Sanja; Boras, Damir

Proceedings of the 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
3 56-66 ISBN: 9782953384284

 

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Croatian Croatia

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Theoretical knowledge without (practical) skills and weak connection between university education and labour market needs are two most important educational issues facing higher education in Croatia today. Higher education in Croatia lacks emphasis on the integration of theory and social needs. Service learning (SL) is a teaching strategy that connects meaningful community service with academic learning and civic responsibility. SL was introduced into Information Science curriculum at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb for the first time in 2006/07, with the goal to transform the old teaching style. This study examined the quality of 40 SL projects using Youth Service California’s Service Learning Quadrant (2000). The results showed that SL can become a useful academic tool in transforming our Department and Faculty into a place that meets the needs of the new economic reality of changing markets and rapidly developing technology.

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Service e-Learning Project: State Graduation Online Demo Exam

Mandić, Ana; Bakarić, Ana; Mikelić Preradović, Nives

In Billinness, C. et al (eds)

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
235-243 ISBN: 978-953-175-408-8

 

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Croatian Croatia

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The service e-learning project described in this paper presents the online demo exam in informatics designed as a preparatory step for the state graduation. It was created in the midst of turbulence caused by the introduction of the state graduation at the end of secondary education in Croatia. With this project we wanted to engage grammar school students in service e-learning and present them with the opportunity to design their own test materials through the collaboration with college students who are experts in the field. We also aimed to gain our own benefit of connecting the theory learned during the study with new practical experiences while at the same time helping the students to achieve at a high level in the state graduation exam. Finally, since its free available online, our project should benefit everyone who wants to test their knowledge in informatics and/or learn something new in an easy and interesting way.

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Digital Storytelling within a Service-Learning Partnership: Technology as Product and Process for University Students and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse High School Youth

Love, Emily Wexler; Cushing, Debra Flanders; Sullivan, Margaret; Brexa, Jode

HIGHER EDUCATION, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: CONCEPTS, MODELS, AND PRACTICES

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88-105 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-623-7.ch009

 

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This chapter describes a university/high school partnership focused on digital storytelling. It also explains the multi-stage process used to establish this successful partnership and project. The authors discuss the central role that technology played in developing this university/high school partnership, a collaboration that extended the impact of a digital storytelling project to reach high school students, university students, educators, high school administrators, and the local community. Valuing a reflective process that can lead to the creation of a powerful final product, the authors describe the impact of digital storytelling on multiple stakeholders, including the 13 university students and 33 culturally and linguistically diverse high school youth who participated during the fall of 2009. In addition, the chapter includes reflections from university and high school student participants expressed during focus groups conducted throughout the project. While most participants had a positive experience with the project, complications with the technology component often caused frustrations and additional challenges. Goals for sharing this project are to critically evaluate digital storytelling, describe lessons learned, and recommend good practices for others working within a similar context or with parallel goals.

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“How Do We Know What They Need?” An Analysis of How ConnectRichmond Changed Service-Learning at the University of Richmond

Dolson, Theresa

HIGHER EDUCATION, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: CONCEPTS, MODELS, AND PRACTICES

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124-128 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-623-7.ch011

 

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The University of Richmond, a mid-size liberal arts institution, had a longstanding institutional commitment to civic engagement. Campus location and curricular issues once made the popular model of service-learning, direct service to fellow citizens in need, too restrictive, and not a good fit for many of the university’s courses. Campus leaders wanted to create community partnerships that would accommodate the wide range of pedagogical needs on campus, connect to every discipline, and still maintain healthy and sustainable partnerships in the community. This case study describes their collaboration with community leaders to launch ConnectRichmond, a network hub with many Web 2.0 features. This innovation has created a large online community that facilitates a variety of course models and has helped to support the development of a major program for community-based learning. ConnectRichmond allows UR to move beyond talking about meeting community needs to working in true reciprocity with fellow Richmonders.

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The Academic Profession and The Role of Service Function

Ćulum, B., Rončević, N., Ledić, J.

Work Situations, Views and Activities of the Academic Profession: Findings of a Survey in Twelve European Countries

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137-158 ISBN: 978-94-007-5976-3

 

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Croatian Croatia

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While teaching and research, traditionally regarded as two academic pillars, have been in the focus of numerous studies, service activity has been highlighted less. Despite the academic attention it has received lately, service is still a vaguely defined concept – or scholarly discipline – and is still searching for a more intense scientific discourse. This (sub) chapter thereby aims at contributing to the academic debate and offers some reflections on the concept of academic service, discussing data collected in 12 European countries. Highlighting the similarities and differences between senior and junior academics at universities as well as those between academics at other higher education institutions, this chapter discusses various themes linked to ‘service’: academic workload in service activities, the nature of service activities, the interconnection of service with other academic activities, ‘service character’ in academic teaching and research and academics’ views on the scholarship of service as well as their perception of institutional strategies encouraging service activities. In exploring the factors associated with the orientation of academics towards service activities, significant differences by country stand out. However, the 12-country analysis suggests that the traditional core functions of teaching and research are (still) clearly in the forefront of the academic activities, while service has remained up on the margin.

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Facing New Expectations – Integration of Third Mission Activities into the University.

Ćulum, B., Rončević, N., Ledić, J.

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4614-5

 

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Croatian Croatia

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Universities around the world have been called to (re)consider their role in society, to evaluate their mission, their relationship with various internal and external stakeholders, as well as their contribution to democratic and sustainable society. Universities are increasingly expected to be more socially accountable, to collaborate more and therefore contribute more to different public and private domains of the society. In other words, universities are impelled to assume their ‘third mission’ and to engage in various forms of interactions with local, regional, national and international business and social partners. The university pillars of teaching and research are therefore undergoing significant pressure and change. Academics are not only expected to achieve excellence in their teaching and research, but to achieve it in a way that is measurable, efficient, effective and highly relevant for the contemporary knowledge- economy and society at large. At the same time, universities have been criticized for tailoring their curricula and research as well as extending their activities by the market’s needs, thus leaving behind the civic responsibility. Authors place the issue of extending teaching and research within the wider discussion on the ‘third mission’ that thoroughly explores how universities interact with the public domain. The issues of university civic mission, education for socially responsible and active citizens, as well as the education for sustainable development, are discussed as potential answers to the pressures universities and academics are faced with on their way to become more accountable for complexity and needs of the society

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Service Learning in a Croatian University: A Possibility for Effective Partnership with Community Stakeholders.

Mikelić Preradović, Nives; Kišiček, Sanja; Boras, Damir.

The International Handbook of Cultures of Education Policy. Analytrics

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1 495-520 ISBN: 979-10-90365-03-2

 

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Croatian Croatia

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The goal of the paper is to discuss and compare the values, attitudes and purposes of service learning stakeholders in Croatia. Service learning (SL), as a pedagogy and teaching strategy that connects meaningful community service with academic learning and civic responsibility, has five major stakeholders: students, faculty, the university, the community partner, and the local community. SL was introduced into Information Science curriculum at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb for the first time in 2006-07, with the goal to transform the old teaching style and offer new roles to stakeholders in higher education. This study examined SL value from multiple stakeholder perspectives, emphasising the quality of 40 SL projects using Youth Service California’s Service Learning Quadrant (2000). The results showed that SL can become a useful academic tool in transforming our Department and Faculty into a place that meets the needs of different stakeholders and supports the partnership development.

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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

 

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Croatian Croatia

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

Reardon, R. Martin

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

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1 339-365 DOI: 10.1108/S2055-364120140000001017

 

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

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Croatian Academics and University Civic Mission Integration: Possibilities and Constraints

Ćulum, B.

Global Challenges, Local responses in Higher Education

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

 

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Croatian Croatia

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

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

Ćulum, B

The Relevance of Academic Work. Dordrecht: Springer.

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ISBN: 978-3-319-11766-9

 

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English Croatia

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

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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

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203-218 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55312-6_11

 

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

Werner, Thomas P.; Mink, Barbara P.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

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40 8 724-725 DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2015.1079034

 

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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

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83-97 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55312-6_5

 

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ENGAGEMENT; EXPERIENCES; CHALLENGES; CURRICULUM

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

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

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

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18 31-49 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22153-3_3

 

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

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

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

Hudspeth, Thomas R.

TEACHING EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL

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191-203 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32928-4_13

 

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

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

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

Egami, Naoki; Shigeru, Takami

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

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8 191-204 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-3877-8_12

 

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

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

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University-Society. Proposal for New Forms of Communication in the University of the Basque Country Through Service-Learning

Tolosa, Andoni Iturbe; Amundarain, Monike Gezuraga

MEDIA AND METAMEDIA MANAGEMENT

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503 251-256 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46068-0_32

 

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English Spain

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The University as an educational institution and substantial element of society requires a constant revision in its ways of interaction and communication with the surrounding environment. This work aims to influence the new forms of communication that are being implemented in Higher Education due to overcoming traditional models, hence striving to strengthen the communicative ties and participatory involvement of public citizens. To do this, we will insist on various communication strategies that the university incorporates; and we will pay special attention to the case of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). So, we will reflect on its field and possibilities for improvement. In this scenario we consider it important to highlight the contribution of the Service-Learning proposal. We are referring to a pedagogical approach that integrates the development of skills in college students with community service. We will emphasize the opportunity that this proposal gives us in order to integrate Teaching, Research and Extension, assignments of the University in relation to the Society; and new challenges and opportunities for communication that can be derived from this practice.

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Communication; University; Service-learning; Missions

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PARTNERING TO SERVE AND SAVE THE CHILD WITH POTENTIAL: REEXAMINING SALVATION NARRATIVES WITHIN ONE UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL-COMMUNITY “SERVICE LEARNING” PROJECT

Bloch, Marianne N.; Lee, I-Fang; Peach, RL; Peach, Ruth L.

EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND THE STATE: THE PARADOXES OF GOVERNING SCHOOLS, CHILDREN, AND FAMILIES

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237-266

 

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LIVING WITH(IN) THE FUTURE: HIGHER EDUCATION TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SERVICE-LEARNING

Hollander, Elizabeth

SERVICE-LEARNING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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143-153

 

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SERVICE-LEARNING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION PREFACE

Hollander, Elizabeth

SERVICE-LEARNING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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SERVICE-LEARNING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION FOREWORD

Hollander, Elizabeth

SERVICE-LEARNING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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EXPLORING CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF SELF-OTHER RELATIONS University Faculty and Students Engage in Service-Learning with Refugees

Lukenchuk, Antonina; Barber, Erika

EXPLORING CULTURAL DYNAMICS AND TENSIONS WITHIN SERVICE-LEARNING

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281-297

 

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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

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149-168

 

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Mapping New Terrain The American Association for Higher Education’s Series on Service-Learning in the Academic Disciplines

Zlotkowski, Edward

HIGHER EDUCATION AND DEMOCRACY: ESSAYS ON SERVICE-LEARNING AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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187-200

 

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Challenges of the university’s third mission. Changes in the Academic Profession: Responding to Challenges in Society? (Izazovi treće misije sveučilišta. Promjene u akademskoj profesiji: Odgovor na izazove u društvu?)

Ćulum, B.

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
23-39

 

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Croatian Croatia

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Academic Profession and Contribution to Community and Society Development. Changes in the academic profession: Responding to challenges in society? (Akademska profesija i doprinos razvoju zajednice i društva. Promjene u akademskoj profesiji: Odgovor na izazove u društvu?)

Ćulum, B., Turk, M. Ledić, J.

Jasminka (Ed.)

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
113-142

 

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Croatian Croatia

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THE EFFECTS OF SERVICE-LEARNING ON WHITE COLLEGE STUDENTS’ RACIAL ATTITUDES Implications for Achieving Better Outcomes

Wetzel, Christopher G.; Webb, Lucy A. Waechter; Davis, Anita A.; Miller, Maureen E.

EXPLORING CULTURAL DYNAMICS AND TENSIONS WITHIN SERVICE-LEARNING

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121-140

 

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SERVICE LEARNING PROVIDES UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH A VEHICLE TO ADDRESS Inequities in Urban Education

Schiller, Diane; Charles, Mary

EDUCATIONAL LEADERS ENCOURAGING THE INTELLECTUAL AND PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY OF OTHERS: A SOCIAL JUSTICE AGENDA

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
251-267

 

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University Teachers and Community Engagement. Changes in the academic profession: Responding to challenges in society? (Sveučilišni nastavnici i zalaganje u zajednici. Promjene u akademskoj profesiji: Odgovor na izazove u društvu?)

Ćulum, B., Ledić, J., Rončević, N.

Jasminka (Ed.)

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
53-90

 

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Croatian Croatia

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Environmental Justice in New Orleans and Beyond: A Freshman Seminar Service-Learning Course at Xavier University of Louisiana

Adams, Michael R.

SERVICE LEARNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY: RELEVANT CONNECTIONS

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1177 5-21

 

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The Freshman Seminar program at Xavier University of Louisiana has as its foundation the university’s mission to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society. Relying on their own academic discipline, instructors identify a theme and structure their course to include service learning related to the mission. Partnering with a local environmental action organization, students work in communities that border refineries and chemical plants in the area along the Mississippi River sometimes referred to as Cancer Alley. Projects involve surveying residents regarding health issues, raising awareness of how to stay informed when accidents occur, and informing residents of opportunities for reporting possible releases from neighboring facilities. Classroom activities are designed to increase students’ ability to critically interpret reports of chemical accidents. Through this experience, students gain a deeper understanding of issues of environmental justice.

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Instrumental Analysis at Seattle University: Incorporating Environmental Chemistry and Service Learning into an Upper-Division Laboratory Course

Latch, Douglas E.

SERVICE LEARNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY: RELEVANT CONNECTIONS

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1177 193-208

 

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This chapter describes efforts to revitalize Seattle University’s advanced analytical chemistry course, Instrumental Analysis, by incorporating research-like laboratory experiments that focused on local environmental issues via service-learning projects. These projects focused on measuring concentrations of several pollutants in nearby water, sediment, and soil that are of interest to a local community group. Specifically, students were involved in collecting samples and developing analytical methods for the quantification of lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, and pyrethroid pesticides using modern scientific instrumentation. Pre- and post-course surveys were administered to determine how the students’ attitudes changed after participating in laboratory based service-learning projects and readings related to the service-learning projects. Overall, the students self-reported modest gains in their interest in and understanding of analytical and environmental chemistry. Short answer post-course survey questions revealed that most students had favorable impressions of the environmentally relevant research undertaken as their service-learning projects.

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PARTNERSHIP SERVICE-LEARNING BETWEEN MAYA IMMIGRANTS AND THE UNIVERSITY Searching for a Path to Maya Children’s Success in the Schools

LeBaron, Alan

SERVICE-LEARNING IN LITERACY EDUCATION: POSSIBILITIES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

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195-210

 

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FROM NORMAL TO WISER PRACTICE IN A HIGH-SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE-LEARNING PARTNERSHIP

Keith, Novella Zett; Hafiz, Fatima; Peterson, Jim

ENGAGING IN SOCIAL PARTNERSHIPS: DEMOCRATIC PRACTICES FOR CAMPUS-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
133-160

 

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English United Kingdom

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Academics and Community Engagement: Comparative Perspective From Three European Countries.

Ćulum, B., Turk, M., Ledić, J.

Springer

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
133-150

 

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Croatian Croatia

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The aim of this chapter is therefore to contribute to the ongoing discussion on community engagement by focusing on the nature, extent and the evaluation of academics’ communitiy engagement in three European countries – Croatia, Germany and Ireland – and their different social, cultural, political and economix contexts.

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SERVICE-LEARNING AND DISASTER RECOVERY Implications for Government, Communities, and Colleges

Johnson, Alex; Hoovler, David

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION: POLICY REFORMS AND PRACTICE

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3 41-49

 

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SERVICE-LEARNING PROJECTS IN COLLEGE INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS Effects on Students’ Attitudes

Chaphalkar, Rachel; Wu, Ke

SERVICE-LEARNING PEDAGOGY: HOW DOES IT MEASURE UP?

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109-126

 

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The Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education College Report (Aliaga et al., 2010) encouraged the use of conceptual understanding, active learning, and the use of technology for analysis of real data in introductory statistics courses. Service-learning (SL) projects combine what students are learning in class with a project that serves their community (Had lock, 2005). In this quasi-experimental mixed-methods study, SL and model-eliciting activity (MEA) projects were implemented in a college introductory statistics course. MEA was used as a comparison group. Data collected include pre- and post-survey (Students’ Attitudes toward Statistics; Schau, 2003), demographic information, and students’ project reflections. In this chapter, we present the SL project and discuss the effects of SL on students’ attitudes toward their effort, difficulty, and cognitive competence in introductory statistics.

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DISRUPTIVE PRACTICES Advancing Social Justice Through Feminist Community Based Service-Learning in Higher Education

Catlett, Beth S.; Proweller, Amira

SERVICE-LEARNING TO ADVANCE SOCIAL JUSTICE IN A TIME OF RADICAL INEQUALITY

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65-94

 

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This chapter addresses the ways in which feminist-informed community based service-learning experiences can be a vehicle for advancing social justice. The analysis is informed by empirical research from Take Back the Halls: Ending Violence in Relationships and Schools, a teen dating violence prevention and community activism program for urban youth as part of a community based service-learning experience for undergraduate students in an urban university. In this context, students are exposed to feminist and critical theoretical frameworks designed to uncover structures of power, privilege, and oppression. Interrogation of these frameworks within the context of students’ service work has the potential to be destabilizing for college students, an experience we argue is necessary in order for the students to identify and challenge the foundational aspects of systemic inequalities. Specifically, our research focuses on students’ inquiry into White privilege, their emergent understanding of interpersonal violence as shaped by interlocking systems of inequality, and the ways in which new insights translate into a transformational orientation to advance social justice.

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ACADEMIC SERVICE LEARNING: Community College Prenursing and Elementary Teacher Education Programs

Ferdenzi, Anita Cuttita; Shekoyan, Vazgen; Ellerton, Sharon

SCIENCE AND SERVICE LEARNING

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179-219

 

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This study examined the impact of academic service learning projects on 72 community college prenursing program biology students and preservice elementary education program physics students’ confidence in learning science and professional competency skills. We examined the relationships between the project typology and student survey responses and perceptions of project benefits for providers and recipients. Data were collected using a quantitative survey, qualitative reflections, and service-learning partner feedback. Students reported increased confidence in their ability to learn and apply course content knowledge, academic efficacy, and professional competency skills. Prenursing student tutors reported a higher percentage of positive responses in learning and in applying anatomy and physiology course material than prenursing students who presented information to community members in a health fair setting. The highest positive response percentages reported by preservice elementary education students, after teaching children physics in an after-school setting, were in the application of physics learning and collaborating with others as members of a team.

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Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement Interlude

Stoecker, Randy

LIBERATING SERVICE LEARNING AND THE REST OF HIGHER EDUCATION CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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27-28

 

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Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement Postlude

Stoecker, Randy

LIBERATING SERVICE LEARNING AND THE REST OF HIGHER EDUCATION CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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183-185

 

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MORE THAN A DESIRE TO SERVE A Mixed Methods Exploration of Low-Income, First-Generation College Students’ Motivations to Participate in Service-Learning

York, Travis T.

SERVICE-LEARNING TO ADVANCE SOCIAL JUSTICE IN A TIME OF RADICAL INEQUALITY

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7-39

 

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This chapter utilizes a mixed methods study of the experiences of low-income, first-generation (LIFG) college students to explore service-learning participation rates of various subgroups and the motivating factors associated with service-learning participation. Drawing on the combination of a national, longitudinal dataset and in-depth interviews the study produces findings that challenge previously held ideas about LIFG participation in service-learning courses and suggest a multidimensional motivation process.

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Hopeful Engagement: The Sentimental Education of University-Sponsored Service Learning

Cramblit, M. Mackenzie

ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON STUDENT FUTURES: YOUTH AND THE POLITICS OF POSSIBILITY

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133-156 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-54786-6_9

 

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Transform to Educate 4 LEARNING SERVICE BY WAY OF CONCLUSION: EXPERIENCE OF LEARNING SERVICE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH

de Castro, Adela; del Carmen Amaris, Maria; Guerra Florez, Dick

UNIV NORTE

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Identified service learning practices in European higher education

Mikelić Preradović, Nives; Stark, Wolfgang.

Routledge, London

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109-131

 

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English Croatia

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This chapter presents the analysis of 49 service learning experiences that were identified as good practices among the 199 that were collected in universities from 11 European countries. The experiences were selected based on 14 quality standards developed in the Europe Engage project. First, concepts related to quality indicators in service learning are presented: principles, essentials and best practice standards. Then, the service learning quality standards that were used in the Europe Engage survey are introduced. The chapter concludes with the analysis of the results of the survey and its conclusions

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Instituting a Service-Learning Requirement in Higher Education: Evaluation and Lessons Learned

Ngai, Grace; Lam, Cindy H. Y.; Kwan, Kam-por; Chan, Stephen C. F.

SERVICE-LEARNING FOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP: THE CASE OF HONG KONG

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12 323-341 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0448-4_19

 

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We found that students generally perceived that they learned quite a lot from service-learning. Learning gains are strongly correlated to the student’s interest and the learning experience, while the correlations to the student’s grade and whether they took service-learning primarily to fulfil the requirement are weak. It can be considered an encouraging affirmation of the decision to make service-learning compulsory. On the other hand, some students found the physical hardship tougher than expected. Some also have difficulties when the realities in the field were different from their expectations, when their preparations were inadequate, etc. Cultural and other factors seem to pose interesting challenges different from what is commonly presented in literature. Some lessons may be relevant to global adoption of service-learning as an educational pedagogy.

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Mandatory service-learning; Higher education; Impacting factors; Student learning experience; Perceived challenges

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