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Service Learning Experiences in the Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy


Research and evaluation in education

  • Coordinator: M. Concepció Torres Sabaté (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Adult School "Josepa Massanès", School Unit El Vendrell, Association of Artists - Talleres 03.
  • 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: M. Concepció Torres Sabaté (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Adult School "Josepa Massanès", School Unit El Vendrell, Association of Artists - Talleres 03.
  • 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: M. Concepció Torres Sabaté (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Adult School "Josepa Massanès", School Unit El Vendrell, Association of Artists - Talleres 03.
  • 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: M. Concepció Torres Sabaté (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Adult School "Josepa Massanès", School Unit El Vendrell, Association of Artists - Talleres 03.
  • 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: M. Concepció Torres Sabaté (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Adult School "Josepa Massanès", School Unit El Vendrell, Association of Artists - Talleres 03.
  • 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: M. Concepció Torres Sabaté (responsable.peps@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Adult School "Josepa Massanès", School Unit El Vendrell, Association of Artists - Talleres 03.
  • 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.

Advice and professional orientation

  • Coordinator: Pilar Iranzo (pilar.iranzo@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Quilòmetre Zero Association, Bonavista Primary School.
  • Summary: Five students from the course educational Advice and Guidance will provide educational mentoring to 5th grade children from the Bonavista Primary School. One part of the course is devoted to educational mentoring and in the other part of the course students will analyze the educational and family context from the counseling perspective so as to increase the impact of the education.

Professional and personal development in pedagogy

  • Coordinator: Carmen Negrillo (carme.negrillo@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Torroja i Miret School
  • Summary: Students on this course provide infant and primary schoolchildren with a short programme of activities to enhance the comprehensive education provided within the framework of their school's Educational Project. The activities focus on children with specific educational, social and learning needs. Through these activities, students acquire knowledge of a working environment that is intended for socioeducational intervention and gain experience in practicing social responsibility as professionals. The Educational Project of the Torroja i Miret School consists of numerous actions aimed at promoting a comprehensive education that teaches values such as social inclusion, unity, interculturality, health, public spiritedness, positive coexistence, tolerance, and solidarity. The service learning experience consists of actions such as:

    - promoting the pleasure of reading through the “reading sponsors” programme and encouraging games during breaktime that stimulate cooperation,
    - conducting social-emotional educational activities,
    - designing, conducting and analyzing school activities for parents, and
    - creating activities that promote the values outlined in the school’s Educational Project.

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 - Identifying schoolchildren with high intellectual abilities 

  • Coordinator: Marta Camarero Figuerola (marta.camarero@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: FANJAC Tarragona
  • Summary: This project was presented at the 2nd Social Projects Marketplace and analyses the detection of schoolchildren with high intellectual capacities. The student analyse the relevant Education Department protocols and conducts field work both in schools (with teachers), with the community organization and with families. After the field work, the student carries out an assignment that suggests tools for identifying children with high intellectual abilities tools and demonstrates awareness of the special situation of boys and girls with high intellectual abilities.

Final project - Social and inclusive mentoring

  • Coordinator: Marta Camarero Figuerola (marta.camarero@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Quilòmetre Zero Association
  • Summary: In this project students analyse various social and inclusive mentoring projects in Catalonia to determine criteria that are commonly used by the different projects and to identify tools and strategies designed to ensure their success. To complete this information, students will meet the coordinator of social mentoring in Catalonia in order to gain an expert perspective on the subject.

Final project - Creation of educational materials for people with intellectual disabilities

  • Coordinator: Xavier Ferré Trill (xavier.ferre@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Tarragona Down Syndrome Association 
  • Summary: This project seeks to respond to a pressing need of the Tarragona Down Syndrome Association by providing it with a range of educational materials suitable for different levels of intellectual disability. The student will focus on the characteristics of people with Down syndrome and on the educational materials they require for an inclusive learning experience that takes into account the intrinsic needs of each individual. Students will propose new al to be able to get to create a material that is adapted to the individuals' requirements.

Final project - Design of informative material to support health professionals and families who care for children with Down Syndrome

  • Coordinator: Xavier Ferré Trill (xavier.ferre@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Tarragona Down Syndrome Association
  • Summary: The objective is to create informative material to support health professionals and families who care for children affected by Down Syndrome. This project aims to meet a need identified by in healthcare centres.