Service-learning in the Spanish university system.a study focused on course evaluation

  1. Mar Lorenzo Moledo 1
  2. Covadonga Ruíz de Miguel 2
  3. Elena Arbués Radigales 3
  4. María Jesús Martínez Usarralde 4
  5. Mariana Buenestado Fernández 5
  6. Ígor Mella Núñez 1
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


  2. 2 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

  3. 3 Universidad de Navarra

    Universidad de Navarra

    Pamplona, España


  4. 4 Universitat de València

    Universitat de València

    Valencia, España


  5. 5 Universidad de Córdoba

    Universidad de Córdoba

    Córdoba, España


Aula abierta

ISSN: 0210-2773

Ano de publicación: 2020

Título do exemplar: Avances en Investigación Educativa desde la Teoría y la Práctica

Volume: 49

Número: 4

Páxinas: 353-362

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.17811/RIFIE.49.4.2020.353-362 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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  • Ano 2020
  • Impacto SJR da revista: 0.376
  • Cuartil maior: Q3
  • Área: Education Cuartil: Q3 Posición na área: 672/1693

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  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 0.75


In this article, 41 Service-Learning (SL) courses have been evaluated in 5 Spanish universities (4 public and 1 private), in order to de-termine whether they are SL initiatives or other type of educational practices. These experiences, which were implemented during the 2015/2016 academic year, covered degree programs from the five knowledge areas. Most of them involved Bachelor’s degree students and only one of them Master’s degree students. A qualitative methodology has been used, focused on content analysis and based on evaluations made by four experts. The analysis of the experiences points out an encouraging course of action for this methodology in the Spanish university system, showing a certain change in the teaching culture, as they all meet the basic requirements which, ac-cording to international literature, must be present in service-learning projects and are also considered as criteria for assessing quality in such projects. Finally, a three-way action is presented, to open new prospects of educational innovation and social responsibility through Service-Learning possibilities in Higher Education

Información de financiamento

Work derived from a competitive research project supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, with-in the framework of the R&D&I State Program ‘Societal Chal-lenges’: “Service-Learning and Innovation at University Level. A program to improve students’ academic performance and social capital” (EDU2013-41687-R), co-funded by the ERDF.


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