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Service Learning Experiences in the Bachelor’s Degree in Social Education


Research and evaluation in education

  • Coordinator: Juana María Tierno (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organizations: Civic Center of Sant Pere i Sant Pau, Civic Center of Sant Salvador, CRAE Foundation House Sant Josep, Red Cross Tarragona, Topromi Foundation, Drug Service of Tarragona City Council, Drug Service of University Hospital of Sant Joan of Reus, Basic social services teams of Reus.
  • Summary: This experience consists in that student focus groups from the 2nd year of the Degree in Social Pedagogy and Degree in Social Education carry out an interdisciplinary project in groups that includes all the subjects on the course. This project is presented in draft form and must respond to some of the needs of the institution in which it will be put into practice. Students can carry out three interviews with the heads of institutions to contextualize and identify their needs, and acquire the information they need to design the project. In their preparation of the project they should bear in mind: attention to diversity, research methodologies, planning, the legal framework of the organization and project, the psychological aspects of the users to whom it is addressed and communication skills for the oral presentation of the project. Students will also assess the specific skills of each of the subjects with some reference to the use of ICT and language. Some projects that students have done revolves around adult education, mental health disorders, elderly awareness, environmental education with visually impaired people, self-esteem in people with HSV / AIDS or the creation of a multisensory classroom for people with Alzheimer's, among others.

Planning and organization educational intervention

  • Coordinator: Juana María Tierno (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organizations: Civic Center of Sant Pere i Sant Pau, Civic Center of Sant Salvador, CRAE Foundation House Sant Josep, Red Cross Tarragona, Topromi Foundation, Drug Service of Tarragona City Council, Drug Service of University Hospital of Sant Joan of Reus, Basic social services teams of Reus.
  • Summary: This experience consists in that student focus groups from the 2nd year of the Degree in Social Pedagogy and Degree in Social Education carry out an interdisciplinary project in groups that includes all the subjects on the course. This project is presented in draft form and must respond to some of the needs of the institution in which it will be put into practice. Students can carry out three interviews with the heads of institutions to contextualize and identify their needs, and acquire the information they need to design the project. In their preparation of the project they should bear in mind: attention to diversity, research methodologies, planning, the legal framework of the organization and project, the psychological aspects of the users to whom it is addressed and communication skills for the oral presentation of the project. Students will also assess the specific skills of each of the subjects with some reference to the use of ICT and language. Some projects that students have done revolves around adult education, mental health disorders, elderly awareness, environmental education with visually impaired people, self-esteem in people with HSV / AIDS or the creation of a multisensory classroom for people with Alzheimer's, among others.

Policy and management in education

  • Coordinator: Juana María Tierno (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organizations: Civic Center of Sant Pere i Sant Pau, Civic Center of Sant Salvador, CRAE Foundation House Sant Josep, Red Cross Tarragona, Topromi Foundation, Drug Service of Tarragona City Council, Drug Service of University Hospital of Sant Joan of Reus, Basic social services teams of Reus.
  • Summary: This experience consists in that student focus groups from the 2nd year of the Degree in Social Pedagogy and Degree in Social Education carry out an interdisciplinary project in groups that includes all the subjects on the course. This project is presented in draft form and must respond to some of the needs of the institution in which it will be put into practice. Students can carry out three interviews with the heads of institutions to contextualize and identify their needs, and acquire the information they need to design the project. In their preparation of the project they should bear in mind: attention to diversity, research methodologies, planning, the legal framework of the organization and project, the psychological aspects of the users to whom it is addressed and communication skills for the oral presentation of the project. Students will also assess the specific skills of each of the subjects with some reference to the use of ICT and language. Some projects that students have done revolves around adult education, mental health disorders, elderly awareness, environmental education with visually impaired people, self-esteem in people with HSV / AIDS or the creation of a multisensory classroom for people with Alzheimer's, among others.

Professional projection

  • Coordinator: Juana María Tierno (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organizations: Civic Center of Sant Pere i Sant Pau, Civic Center of Sant Salvador, CRAE Foundation House Sant Josep, Red Cross Tarragona, Topromi Foundation, Drug Service of Tarragona City Council, Drug Service of University Hospital of Sant Joan of Reus, Basic social services teams of Reus.
  • Summary: This experience consists in that student focus groups from the 2nd year of the Degree in Social Pedagogy and Degree in Social Education carry out an interdisciplinary project in groups that includes all the subjects on the course. This project is presented in draft form and must respond to some of the needs of the institution in which it will be put into practice. Students can carry out three interviews with the heads of institutions to contextualize and identify their needs, and acquire the information they need to design the project. In their preparation of the project they should bear in mind: attention to diversity, research methodologies, planning, the legal framework of the organization and project, the psychological aspects of the users to whom it is addressed and communication skills for the oral presentation of the project. Students will also assess the specific skills of each of the subjects with some reference to the use of ICT and language. Some projects that students have done revolves around adult education, mental health disorders, elderly awareness, environmental education with visually impaired people, self-esteem in people with HSV / AIDS or the creation of a multisensory classroom for people with Alzheimer's, among others.

Psychology of adolescence, maturity and seniors

  • Coordinator: Juana María Tierno (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organizations: Civic Center of Sant Pere i Sant Pau, Civic Center of Sant Salvador, CRAE Foundation House Sant Josep, Red Cross Tarragona, Topromi Foundation, Drug Service of Tarragona City Council, Drug Service of University Hospital of Sant Joan of Reus, Basic social services teams of Reus.
  • Summary: This experience consists in that student focus groups from the 2nd year of the Degree in Social Pedagogy and Degree in Social Education carry out an interdisciplinary project in groups that includes all the subjects on the course. This project is presented in draft form and must respond to some of the needs of the institution in which it will be put into practice. Students can carry out three interviews with the heads of institutions to contextualize and identify their needs, and acquire the information they need to design the project. In their preparation of the project they should bear in mind: attention to diversity, research methodologies, planning, the legal framework of the organization and project, the psychological aspects of the users to whom it is addressed and communication skills for the oral presentation of the project. Students will also assess the specific skills of each of the subjects with some reference to the use of ICT and language. Some projects that students have done revolves around adult education, mental health disorders, elderly awareness, environmental education with visually impaired people, self-esteem in people with HSV / AIDS or the creation of a multisensory classroom for people with Alzheimer's, among others.

Attention on diversity

  • Coordinator: Juana María Tierno (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organizations: Civic Center of Sant Pere i Sant Pau, Civic Center of Sant Salvador, CRAE Foundation House Sant Josep, Red Cross Tarragona, Topromi Foundation, Drug Service of Tarragona City Council, Drug Service of University Hospital of Sant Joan of Reus, Basic social services teams of Reus.
  • Summary: This experience consists in that student focus groups from the 2nd year of the Degree in Social Pedagogy and Degree in Social Education carry out an interdisciplinary project in groups that includes all the subjects on the course. This project is presented in draft form and must respond to some of the needs of the institution in which it will be put into practice. Students can carry out three interviews with the heads of institutions to contextualize and identify their needs, and acquire the information they need to design the project. In their preparation of the project they should bear in mind: attention to diversity, research methodologies, planning, the legal framework of the organization and project, the psychological aspects of the users to whom it is addressed and communication skills for the oral presentation of the project. Students will also assess the specific skills of each of the subjects with some reference to the use of ICT and language. Some projects that students have done revolves around adult education, mental health disorders, elderly awareness, environmental education with visually impaired people, self-esteem in people with HSV / AIDS or the creation of a multisensory classroom for people with Alzheimer's, among others.

Professional and ethical development in social education

  • Coordinator: Carmen Negrillo (carme.negrillo@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Vila-seca retirement home
  • Summary: In this course, students conduct a short programme of activities for senior citizens with different social needs, the aim of which is to enhance the health and social relationships of residents of an old people's home. In so doing, they acquire knowledge of a working environment that is intended for socioeducational intervention and gain experience in practicing social responsibility as professionals. At the Vila-seca Retirement Home, and in accordance with the "Demential care mapping" model, which pursues the holistic well-being of the individual, senior citizens are provided with numerous care services. The service learning activities are stimulating experiences such as:

    - Book reading and conversations with senior citizens
    - Games
    - Brain gym exercises
    - Social-emotional educational activities
    - Other creative and artistic activities aimed at promoting social inclusion.

Cooperation Practicum

  • Coordinator: Paloma Vicens (paloma.vicens@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: El Sueño de la Campana Foundation
  • Summary: The practicum is the result of a cooperation agreement signed in the 2004-2005 academic year between the URV School of Education Sciences and Psychology (FCEP) and the El Sueño de la Campana Foundation of San Ramón in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The main aim of the project approved by the Faculty Board is to include, as part of our students' training, supportive external practicums that will help them become both good professionals and individuals who are sensitive to the problems of the modern world and who understand how people in other countries who suffer from poverty and marginalization live. The URV School of Education Sciences and Psychology participates in the educational, psychological and social aspects of the collaboration agreement and works mainly with the most vulnerable groups, such as children, teenagers and women.

Final project - Cooperation Practicum

  • Coordinator: Paloma Vicens (paloma.vicens@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: El Sueño de la Campana Foundation
  • Summary: Students who have participated in the above practicum can conduct their final project on the same subject.

Final project - Study on the benefits of horse riding for people in situations of social vulnerability

  • Coordinator: Montserrat Guasch García (montserrat.guasch@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Riding Club Reus QMT
  • Summary: This study arose from the 1st edition of the URV initiative entitled the Social Projects Marketplace. It aims to investigate how horse riding can benefit socially vulnerable people. Specifically, students will study a sample of 5 or 6 young people considered to be at risk of social exclusion who are currently participating or have participated in a social initiative by Riding Club Reus QMT. The project seeks to introduce pupils at the Gaudí Secondary School in Reus to the world of horse riding.

Educational action in families

  • Coordinator: Jessica Casas (jessica.casas@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Tarragona Social Services Institute
  • Summary: On this course, students design education projects to respond to the real needs of families as detected by professionals from the Basic Teams of Social Services in Tarragona (BTSS). BTSS social educators participate actively with our students, provide advice and guidance, and supervise the design of the project.

Chilhood and health

  • Coordinator: Carmen Ponce (carmen.ponce@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Reus Public Health Department
  • Summary: On this course, students help to create an interactive exhibition for schoolchildren in the town of Reus who are in their final year of compulsory secondary education. The topics covered are the prevention of drug addiction (alcohol, tobacco and pills), the prevention of HIV infection, and sexual health. These activities are part of a wider project by the Public Health Department of Reus to promote health in secondary education. The exhibition is a sporadic activity within a wider ongoing project that requires continuous collaboration between tutors and students throughout the school year. 
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  • Coordinator: Carmen Negrillo Falcó (carme.negrillo@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Vila-seca retirement home
  • Summary: Students will provide a short program of activities for senior citizens with different social needs to enrich the health and social relations of the residents of the Vila-seca retirement home. At the same time students acquire knowledge of a working environment that is intended for socioeducational intervention and gain experience in practicing social responsibility as professionals. At the Vila-seca Retirement Home, and in accordance with the "Demential care mapping" model, which pursues the holistic well-being of the individual, senior citizens are provided with numerous care services. The service learning activities are stimulating experiences such as:
       -    Book reading and conversations with senior citizens
       -    Fun activities
       -    Social-emotional educational activities
       -    Other activities related with an art, creativity, social inclusion.
    Each student will learn and gain experience in working with older people in the realization of educational, recreational and social activities.

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  • Coordinator: Carmen Negrillo Falcó (carme.negrillo@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Vila-seca retirement home
  • Summary: Students will provide a short program of activities for senior citizens with different social needs to enrich the health and social relations of the residents of the Vila-seca retirement home. At the same time students acquire knowledge of a working environment that is intended for socioeducational intervention and gain experience in practicing social responsibility as professionals. At the Vila-seca Retirement Home, and in accordance with the "Demential care mapping" model, which pursues the holistic well-being of the individual, senior citizens are provided with numerous care services. The service learning activities are stimulating experiences such as:
       -    Book reading and conversations with senior citizens
       -    Fun activities
       -    Social-emotional educational activities
       -    Other activities related with an art, creativity, social inclusion.
    Each student will learn and gain experience in working with older people in the realization of educational, recreational and social activities.