Sensitising aspiring specialists to civil-society values

Service learning in vocational education and training

Coverbild: BWP 4/2019
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 4/2019 (48)
Seite(n) 19-23

VET is tasked with promoting professional and societal competence in equal measure. Service learning – learning by involvement – is a didactic format for this that links curricular contents with social engagement. The article presents the didactic foundation of service learning and illustrates it based on an example from VET practice. It then goes on to demonstrate the effectiveness of this learning format for the learners’ development.