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Service Learning Experiences in the Master's Degree in Teacher Training

Learning and Education of Technology

  • Coordinator: Dolors Puigjaner Riba (dolors.puigjaner@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Serra de Miramar High School.
  • Summary: This experience gives Master's Degree students the opportunity to learn a teaching methodology in a practical and first hand way and, at the same time, provide a social service to the community. Students act as a catalyst for interactive groups at "Miramar Valls" High School, a Learning Community that promotes learning dialogue and puts into practice the teaching methodology of interactive groups. This method requires the presence and collaboration of adults in the classroom, who voluntarily act as dynamic adults with interactive groups. Moreover, this experience provides Master's Degree students (and future high-school teachers) with an approach to high school students and develops an interactive and enriching methodology in the classroom.
  • Coordinator: Dolors Puigjaner Riba (dolors.puigjaner@urv.cat)
  • Community organizations:
    Academic year 2013-14: Parents' Association of Tarragona School of Practices.
    Academic year 2014-15: Martí i Franquès High School, Roseta Mauri High School.
  • Summary: Master's Degree students act as group coaches at the "Tarragona School of Practices", which will participate in the Junior First Lego League. The First Lego League (FLL) is an international program designed to encourage children between 9 and 16 years old to become interested in science and technology while teaching them important values and knowledge. Children must work as a team and use Service Learning methodology. With this experience, Master's Degree students have the opportunity to learn the Service Learning methodology first-hand while, at the same time, providing a social service to the community.

Final project - Learning methodological strategies for children with Asperger

  • Coordinator: Dolors Puigjaner Riba (dolors.puigjaner@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Asperger Association (ASPERCAMP)
  • Summary: This proposal appeared in the first edition of the Social Projects Marketplace held in Reus. It describes an interdisciplinary project that tries to find solutions to the educational challenges facing boys and girls with Asperger.
    Participants come from the Degree in Telematic Engineering, the Degree in Psychology and the Master's Degree in Educational Technology: E-Learning and Knowledge Management. The main problem faced by children with Asperger is that most of the school's activities are intended for neurotypical children. The goal of the project is to provide children with Asperger methodological strategies so that they can learn by using new technologies.