The workbook Service Learning. A Workbook for Higher Education is an output of the project ENGAGE STUDENTS – Promoting Social Responsibility of Students by Embedding Service Learning within HEIs curricula (2018-2021 | 2018-1-RO01-KA203-049309), and draws on the practical experience of the project members from five partner universities in Europe (Dublin City University in Ireland, Porto University in Portugal, Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, University of Vienna in Austria, University Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania, and Sapienza University of Rome in Italy), from planning and implementing such courses at university level.
The workbook serves as a starting point for working with Service Learning approach for experiences and less experienced teachers. Short chapters make it easy for teachers to decide if the Service Learning Approach fits their teaching objectives and interests. Experienced teachers might be more interested in a specific topic and zoom into one of the chapters provided here. Practical guidance is given throughout the workbook using self-guided tasks, checklists, and reflection exercises.
The workbook’s structure is twofold: The first part focuses on Service Learning as a pedagogy and picks up foundations of Service Learning. The second part is more action-driven and provides guidance on key questions, action plans and examples for designing and conducting a Service Learning course on your own.