5110749: FU_Service Learning - Social Engagement I

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Semester:SS 21
Type:Module/Course/Examination
Language:English
ECTS-Credits:3.0
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers

Curricula

Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Cross faculty elective subjects (01.09.2014)
Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship and Management (01.09.2018)
Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2019)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship and Management (01.09.2020)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2020)

Description

Service-Learning - learning through commitment - is a form of teaching and learning that combines social commitment of students with subject-specific learning. Service learning projects can be realized at all levels - from kindergarten to university. Students are given the opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge in authentic problem contexts.

Lecture Goals

The students:

  • Coordinate projects with the aim of strengthening social responsibility
  • Develop an understanding for the common good
  • Putting one's own learning in context with social learning through community involvement
  • Design projects within the framework of the promotion of practice- and occupation-integrating teaching
  • Develop an idea sketch and a plan of action and measures
  • Take responsibility in their projects
  • Learn from each other
  • Apply their skills and knowledge in authentic problem contexts

Learning outcomes:
Quality Standards Service Learning
  • Meaningful Service: Meaningful engagement means that the participants in service learning projects are involved in meaningful and personally relevant engagement activities.
  • Social commitment takes place on the basis of a change of perspective with regard to self-defined criteria that are subordinate to the understanding of social action.
  • Link to Curriculum: Service learning is deliberately used as a didactic method to achieve general learning and/or content standards.
  • Reflection: Service learning includes diverse and challenging reflection exercises, which are applied again and again throughout the process and stimulate reflection on oneself and one's own relationship to society.
  • Relativity means the identification and reflection of existing social circumstances and values on the basis of which students weigh up, build and carry out their social project.
  • Diversity: Service learning promotes the understanding of diversity and respect among those involved.
  • Youth Voice: In service learning projects, students are responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the projects. Lecturers and cooperation partners act as coaches.
  • Partnerships: Partnerships in service learning are designed cooperatively, profitably for all sides and oriented towards the well-being of the community.
  • Progress Monitoring: All those involved in a service learning project are constantly engaged in evaluating the process quality and achievement of objectives, and the results are incorporated into the improvement and sustainability of the service learning project.
  • Duration and Intensity: The amount of time and the quality of the commitment allow to really meet the needs of the community and to achieve the set goals.

Learning Outcomes

The students:

  • Coordinate projects with the aim of strengthening social responsibility
  • Develop an understanding for the common good
  • Putting one's own learning in context with social learning through community involvement
  • Design projects within the framework of the promotion of practice- and occupation-integrating teaching
  • Develop an idea sketch and a plan of action and measures
  • Take responsibility in their projects
  • Learn from each other
  • Apply their skills and knowledge in authentic problem contexts

Learning outcomes:
Quality Standards Service Learning
  • Meaningful Service: Meaningful engagement means that the participants in service learning projects are involved in meaningful and personally relevant engagement activities.
  • Social commitment takes place on the basis of a change of perspective with regard to self-defined criteria that are subordinate to the understanding of social action.
  • Link to Curriculum: Service learning is deliberately used as a didactic method to achieve general learning and/or content standards.
  • Reflection: Service learning includes diverse and challenging reflection exercises, which are applied again and again throughout the process and stimulate reflection on oneself and one's own relationship to society.
  • Relativity means the identification and reflection of existing social circumstances and values on the basis of which students weigh up, build and carry out their social project.
  • Diversity: Service learning promotes the understanding of diversity and respect among those involved.
  • Youth Voice: In service learning projects, students are responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the projects. Lecturers and cooperation partners act as coaches.
  • Partnerships: Partnerships in service learning are designed cooperatively, profitably for all sides and oriented towards the well-being of the community.
  • Progress Monitoring: All those involved in a service learning project are constantly engaged in evaluating the process quality and achievement of objectives, and the results are incorporated into the improvement and sustainability of the service learning project.
  • Duration and Intensity: The amount of time and the quality of the commitment allow to really meet the needs of the community and to achieve the set goals.

The duration of the projects is limited to one semester. Students are free to continue the project as part of a private initiative.

Qualifications

Lectures Method

Project seminar, regular meetings on Mondays with the entire group at the university, teamcoachings online by appointment, closing event

90 working hours (have to be documented in the project report)

Admission Requirements

No previous knowledge necessary

Literature

Reinders, H. (2016). Service Learning - theoretische Überlegungen und empirische Studien zu Lernen durch Engagement (1. Aufl.). Beltz Juventa.

Rosenkranz, D., Roderus, S. & Oberbeck, N. (2020). Service Learning an Hochschulen: Konzeptionelle Überlegungen und innovative Beispiele (1. Auflage). Beltz Juventa.

Exam Modalities

Grading
Assessment of performance

  • Project plan and report
  • Engagement
  • Teamwork
  • Reflection paper (learning process)

Workload: 90 working hours (have to be documented in the project report)

Compulsory attendance: 80%, but mandatory

Assessment

Grading
Assessment of performance

  • Project plan and report
  • Engagement
  • Teamwork
  • Reflection paper (learning process)

Workload: 90 working hours (have to be documented in the project report)

Compulsory attendance: 80%, but mandatory

Comments

Fakultätsübergreifendes Wahlfach:
Es gelten spezielle Anmeldemodalitäten.

Exams

  • P-FU_Service Learning - Social Engagement I (SS 21, in Bewertung)