Aprenentatge Servei (Learning Service, or ApS) is an educational proposal where students learn by taking part in projects that address real needs in their community, improving the living conditions of others or the quality of the environment. ApS is committed to improving its surroundings by promoting social responsibility in universities. Through ApS, students commit to an experience that includes learning in line with their academic curriculum, the development of personal skills and real service to a potentially sustainable community.
Through ApS, we identify a social, environmental or cultural need and we intervene to address it. We then take part in a reflection process that connects the experience with theoretical knowledge, raising student awareness about their position in a social setting.
The following table shows the criteria for accepting an activity as ApS, as well as a series of indictors that allow us to evaluate the activity qualitatively: