International Journal of Commerce and Management Research

International Journal of Commerce and Management Research






ISSN: 2455-1627


International Journal of Commerce and Management Research
International Journal of Commerce and Management Research
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2020)

The service learning based education: Experiential pedagogical practice


Orlando Petiz Pereira, Carlos Arriaga Costa

Purpose: This investigation addresses some experiential pedagogical practices that help to connect the student, the community and the University, to build a more harmonious society, a more responsible and enjoyable one. Design/methodology/approach: This study applies the methodology of qualitative techniques Focus Group and in-depth interviews with Content Analysis. Findings: This research work allows to understand the success of educational experiences, especially in stimulating the students' awareness to the environmental problems experienced by the current generations and their perceptions about the need to fight and mitigate social discrimination practices. Research limitations/implications: We intend to underline the lack of connection between university students and the community. This reality pinpoints the current higher education weaknesses and it intends to alert to pedagogical practices that may enhance the students' awareness and sensitiveness to their holistic development and their connection with the community. Practical implications: Although the experiential pedagogical practices of this investigation are not part of the Service Learning methods, they are, however, interesting approaches that stimulate our awareness toward other approaches. Social implications: It is a way for the development of affectivities, altruistic and cooperative of the students with other citizens, particularly for those who have no voice in society Originality/value: This study highlights that one can learn in a passionate, committed, helpful and socially sensitive manner by resorting to methodologies that appeal to the University-community interaction
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