Who can participate in SL, and how? What benefits are there?

There are different ways for different individuals to participate.

How can I participate, and what can I get from doing so? 

As a student:

  • How to participate: 
    • Take a course involving ApS.
    • Suggest social organizations to work with.
    • Suggest external internships/final bachelor’s projects/final master’s projects.
  • Benefits of participating: 
    • Promotes a connection with the university and commitment to the community.
    • Promotes both cross-cutting skills and skills specific to the degree in a practical, experience-based, meaningful way.
    • Opens new perspectives on professional orientation.
    • Responds adequately to a professional challenge.
    • Provides opportunities and motivation for studies and for social involvement. 
    • Provides the satisfaction of participating in a project for social change. 

As a professor:

  • How to participate: 
    • Integrate service learning into teaching.
    • Promote final bachelor’s projects using ApS methodology. 
    • Suggest social organizations to work with.
  • Benefits of participating: 
    • Connects teaching to the university’s other two missions: social responsibility and research.
    • Promotes professors’ role of facilitating education encouraged by the EHEA.
    • Provides an opportunity for innovation, including active methods in teaching. 
    • Facilitates training and evaluation in skills.
    • Adds a new dimension to teaching and research, thanks to collaboration with external organizations.  
    • Provides feedback on the impact of teaching in a real-life context. 

As a social entity:

  • How to participate: 
    • Suggest opportunities for ApS to the university.
    • Consider opportunities proposed by the university.
    • Take part in the design, implementation and evaluation of ApS projects with students and professors.
  • Benefits of participating: 
    • Creates a connection with the university.  
    • Encourages the close collaboration of students, professionals and the community.
    • Helps to find specific solutions to the entity’s needs.
    • Helps to train professionals in social commitment.

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