Embedding Service Learning in European Higher Education: Developing a Culture of Civic Engagement

Embedding Service Learning in European Higher Education: Developing a Culture of Civic Engagement

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Overview

Service learning brings together students, academics and the community whereby all become teaching resources, problem solvers and partners. In addition to enhancing academic and real-world learning, the overall purpose of service learning is to instil in students a sense of civic engagement and responsibility and work towards positive social change within society.

Embedding Service Learning in European Higher Education promotes service learning as a pedagogical approach that develops civic engagement within higher education. It both describes and assesses the most recent developments and contextual positioning of service learning in European higher education and considers if and how the pedagogy is responding to European Union policy and the strategy of higher education institutions and towards engagement with broader societal issues.

With case studies from 12 universities across Europe, this book draws on existing practice, shares knowledge and develops best practice to provide conceptual and practical tools for teaching, researching and practising service learning. This book:

  • exposes service learning as a key approach in terms of embedding a culture of political and civic literacy within higher education;
  • considers service learning in Europe, an area of growing research in service learning practice;
  • explores the issue of university social responsibility;
  • presents chapters from leaders in the service learning movement at a national and international level.

Practical and engaging, Embedding Service Learning in European Higher Education is a fascinating read for anyone working in service learning as well as those working at universities with an interest in social and civic engagement and institutional reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351611893
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Pilar Aramburuzabala is an Associate Professor and Department Chair at the School of Teacher Training and Education of the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain).

Lorraine McIlrath has keynoted around the world and is an elected member of Steering Committee of the Talloires Network since 2014.

Hèctor Opazo is Director and Founder of the ABC lab (Laboratorio de Aprendizaje Basado en la Comunidad) and Research Professor at Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez (Chile).

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

Introduction

Lorraine McIlrath, Pilar Aramburuzabala and Hector Opazo

 

Section I Foundations of Service Learning within Europe

 

CHAPTER ONE

What Is Service Learning? Making Sense of The Pedagogy and Practice

Andrew Furco and Katrina Norvell

 

CHAPTER TWO

The Changing Face of Higher Education - Economic and Democratic Imperatives

Juliet Millican with Seth Pollack, Bruna Zani, Wolfgang Stark, Nives Mikelic Preradovic and Pilar Aramburuzabala

 

CHAPTER THREE

Youth Life Purpose - Evaluating Service Learning via Development of Lifelong ‘Radar’ for Community Contribution

Seana Moran

 

Section II Europe Engage – Approaches to Service Learning

 

CHAPTER FOUR

Europe Engage - Developing a Culture of Civic Engagement through Service Learning within Higher Education in Europe

Lorraine McIlrath, Pilar Aramburuzabala and Héctor Opazo

 

CHAPTER FIVE

Service Learning, Civic Competencies and Working Life Skills

Aura Nortomaa and Henrietta Grönlund

 

CHAPTER SIX

Understanding the Evolution of Service Learning at European Universities - Insights From Actor-Network Theory

Natalija Mažeikienė

 

CHAPTER SEVEN

Identified Service Learning Practices in European Higher Education

Nives Mikelic Preradovic and Wolfgang Stark

 

Section III European Higher Education Practice – Case Studies

 

CHAPTER EIGHT

National University of Ireland, Galway – Developing Service Learning as an Ethos and Practice

Lorraine McIlrath and Ruth McMenamin

 

CHAPTER NINE

Service Learning in Teacher Training – A Case Study of the Autonomous University of Madrid

Héctor Opazo and Pilar Aramburuzabala

 

CHAPTER TEN

Promoting Civic Engagement through Service Learning at the University of Bologna

Bruna Zani and Antonella Guarino

 

CHAPTER ELEVEN

Service-Learning in Post-Communist Countries - Lithuania and Croatia

Nives Mikelic Preradovic and Natalija Mažeikienė

 

CHAPTER TWELVE

European Student Reflections and Perspectives on Service Learning

Aidan Harte, Arnaud Persyn, JoaÞo Louro, Loes de Smet, Katherine Harvey, Kevin Laabs, Sara Minotti, Patricija Naujanyte, Riikka Porkolo, Sara Semenski, Elena Guerrerom with Lorraine McIlrath

 

Section IV Future Considerations for Service Learning in Europe

 

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

Institutionalisation of Service learning in European Higher Education

Lucas C. P. M. Meijs, Stephanie A. Maas and Pilar Aramburuzabala

 

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Considerations for Service Learning in European Higher Education

Pilar Aramburuzabala, Maria João Vargas-Moniz, Héctor Opazo, Lorraine McIlrath and Wolfgang Stark

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