Learning to serve: innovative school practices to foster education to common values it's a Eramsus + project founded from the part of Cooperation partnerships in school education (KA220-SCH) under the project number 2021-1-ES01-KA220-SCH-000032554. The project is a joint work of civil society organizations and schools from three EU countries: from Spain – Madre Coraje (lead partner) and ACES; from Italy – ProgettoMondo Mlal and Rete TanteTinte, from Croatia – Breza Association and Children creative center Dokkica.
The core of the project is to present and include in school curriculums Service-Learning methodology as an ideal method for educating in common values. Service is not a practice that takes place after learning, it is an extension of learning. And that is why this project intends to improve the knowledge of the SL methodology among volunteering NGOs and associations, which are the service providers in SL projects. The SL methodology starts from the interests of the students, so it seeks intrinsic motivation. For the partners of this project the key is how to teach common values.
Service learning is an educational approach where a student learns theories in the classroom and at the same time volunteers with an agency (usually a non-profit or social serice group) and engages in reflection activities to deepen their understanding of what is being taught. It is a cycle of theories, practices, and reflection tools to broaden knowledge and critical thinking skills for social change.
You might commonly hear it related to terms such as civic engagement, community development, advocacy, philanthropy, social change, volunteerism, community service and experimental learning.
- Students of the leading schools acquire relevant cognitive and non-cognitive competences and develop a more positive attitude toward common values.
- Teachers and community educators at local and national level are more aware about the challenges of education to common values.
- The whole school community and the volunteering NGOs and associations who provide the services in the SL projects are more involved with SL methodology.
- Didactic manual for innovative education to common values based on SL methodology
- Toolkit to foster cooperation in education to values through SL approach between schools, volunteering associations and NGOs, parents and other community stakeholders, including tools for Service-Learning practices.
- Knowledge, learning and networking web platform about education to common values
primary schools’s teachers, students and families, associations and volunteering NGOS who provide the service part in Service-Learning projects (at least 750 students and 75 teachers).
Total duration of the project is 36 months started from November 1st 2021 to November 1st 2024.