Service-Learning: Intersectoral Collaboration Practices for the development of students’ soft skills and socially engaged universities

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The project aims at spreading the implementation of Service Learning within European universities and supporting the stakeholders (students, teachers, academic and administrative staff and civil society organisations) to reinforce their collaboration in the higher education system. The innovative learning and teaching practices should support students to gain soft skills and field experiences necessary for the work market.

What is Service Learning?
Service learning approach in higher education is a type of experiential learning method which involves students performing community service, reflecting critically on the experience and learning from it on a personal, social and intellectual level. The initiatives are aimed at enhancing learning in higher education, encouraging civic duty and enhancing community participation within students but also within universities ecosystems.

Our main objectives
● Transfer innovative SL methodologies within European universities, share data and disseminate good practices and key steps to implement SL on the long term
● Encourage teachers and academic staff to become familiar with the theoretical and practical aspects of the SL method in order to adapt and transfer SL innovation projects to European universities
● Reinforce cooperation between universities and civil society organisations
● Support students in their learning process with innovative methods and field experiences
● Support students’ citizenship and involvement on social and environmental issues

The partners
Each partner of the project will work on each activities with the following leaders : Eurasia net (French NGO): management and global coordination of the project University of Athens (Greece): mapping and analyzing current SL practices in partner universities University of Madrid (Spain): training teachers and academic staff to SL methodology and implementation University of Aix-Marseille (France): promoting SL projects at local and european level through events involving the stakeholders University of Bucharest (Romania): creating a guide on the implementation of SL projects and organising a European forum on SL University Sapienza of Rome (Italy): communication, dissemination and evaluation to promote SL teaching

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Erasmus+ Agency involved: Education and Training, Bordeaux
Project type: Key Action 2 Cooperation Partnership - Higher Education
Project duration: 2 years from November 15, 2022

Contact person: Cristina Giudici

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