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


Society, family and education

  • Coordinator: Josep Holgado (josep.holgado@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Schools in the city of Tortosa
  • Summary:Tandem is a socioeducational project conducted in the city of Tortosa. The project aims to promote the social, cultural and linguistic integration and the personal and educational development of Tortosa school children. To achieve these aims, the project brings together numerous educational and social agents from the city to help them construct a plan for these children to be constantly accompanied. The project is called Tandem because the participants (2+2) are, on the one hand, pairs of schoolchildren from schools in the city of Tortosa and, on the other hand, pairs of mentors (who may be URV undergraduates studying Infant and Primary Education at the Terres de l'Ebre campus or pupils from the local secondary school studying Social Integration.
  • More information: http://pedagogia.fcep.urv.cat/tandem/
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Teaching and learning languages I

  • Coordinator: Francesca Segarra (francisca.segarra@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Camp Clar School, Sant Pere i Sant Pau School, Rubió i Ors School
  • Summary: The LECXIT program aims to increase the educational success of young children by improving their reading comprehension. The key to LECXIT lies in the children enjoying themselves. They work by playing with adult members of the children's environment who accompany them for the programme's activities. The project is intended for second-year primary education students who take a reading education course. The intention is to create a link between community service and academic training.
  • More information: http://www.lectura.cat/

Teaching and learning in Music and the Arts

  • Coordinator: Míriam Segura Meix (miriam.segura@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: "Les Eres" School in Rasquera
  • Summary: The "Les Eres" school in Rasquera runs a pupil cooperative as part of the educational program "Emprendre en la nostra Escola" (EME). The cooperative is aimed at infant and primary school children who, during the school year, form and manage a cooperative venture in which they manufacture products that are sold once a year during the village's annual festival. URV students assist in this undertaking by participating and collaborating in the project's various tasks. Students have the opportunity to interact with the teachers and other educational agents, acquiring skills and personal and educational use new working methods in the classroom. The process of joint work between schools and URV focus has allowed one goal (to create and maintain a cooperative school) from two different points of view and give a new dimension and potential project initiated by the school.

Teaching and learning of Mathematics I

  • Coordinator: Míriam Segura Meix (miriam.segura@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: "Les Eres" School in Rasquera
  • Summary: The "Les Eres" school in Rasquera runs a pupil cooperative as part of the educational program "Emprendre en la nostra Escola" (EME). The cooperative is aimed at infant and primary school children who, during the school year, form and manage a cooperative venture in which they manufacture products that are sold once a year during the village's annual festival. URV students assist in this undertaking by participating and collaborating in the project's various tasks. Students have the opportunity to interact with the teachers and other educational agents, acquiring skills and personal and educational use new working methods in the classroom. The process of joint work between schools and URV focus has allowed one goal (to create and maintain a cooperative school) from two different points of view and give a new dimension and potential project initiated by the school.

Teaching and learning languages II  - Comuni.ca't

  • Coordinator: Marta Tena (marta.tena@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Departament d'Ensenyament de les Terres de l'Ebre, School Assumpció de Deltebre, School Remolins.
  • Summary: In this course, students put into practice the knowledge they have acquired, during the first semester of their third year of study on the teaching and learning of reading comprehension and written expression. The aim is to help children in infant education acquire reading and writing skills and children in primary education to acquire greater competence in these skills.

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. Undergraduate students of Infant Education who take part in these practicums perform tasks specific to their area of training in several schools in San Ramón under the supervision of school tutors, tutors from the FCEP, and the psychologist of the El Sueño de la Campana Foundation.

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.

Knowledge and use of a foreign language II

  • Coordinator: Edward Lockhart (edwardalvar.lockhart@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Public libraries of Tarragona
  • Summary: In this course, students prepare a one-hour storytelling session in English in one of the public libraries of the province in Tarragona. In this way, Tarragona school children have greater contact with the library in their area, the use of English extends beyond the context of the school, and our students' tasks become more real and, therefore, more significant. The stories told during these sessions have a hidden ethical and moral content that transmits important values to the schoolchildren present.

Musical Groups

  • Coordinator: Margarita Celma Tafalla (margarita.celma@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Teachers' Center and Resources of the Baix Ebre
  • Summary:  The "Meeting of School Choirs" brings together many schools in the Terres de l'Ebre region. Degree students can take part in this educational project by designing and preparing learning activities. They will also give support by being present at the event. The existence of a social and cultural necessity of diffusion of the musical tradition has made possible the continuity of the project. The conclusions provided by students are used by the entities to make improvement proposals.