02/12/2021 EN

Social Theories and Service-Learning: Towards Building an Integrated Service-Learning Sociological Framework

Presented by: UNISERVITATE

This theoretical paper anchors Service-Learning (S-L) in three broad sociological theories. From there, discussions on the actual implementation of S-L based on these theories are explained to build an integrated S-L sociological framework. Four S-L modalities of community engagement, namely: transactional, transitional, transformational, and transcendental with their corresponding respective levels of community participation, namely: consultative tokenism, placation, partnerships, and citizen control are identified. The application of such a coherent framework is discussed in the context of community impact and S-L practices nowadays.

Este artículo teórico ancla el Aprendizaje-Servicio (A-S) en tres amplias teorías sociológicas. A partir de ahí, se explican las discusiones sobre la implementación real de A-S basadas en estas teorías para construir un marco sociológico integrado de A-S. Se identifican cuatro modalidades A-S de participación comunitaria, a saber: transaccional, transicional, transformacional y trascendental con sus respectivos niveles de participación comunitaria, a saber: tokenismo consultivo, apaciguamiento, asociaciones y control ciudadano. La aplicación de un marco tan coherente se discute en el contexto del impacto comunitario y las prácticas de A-S en la actualidad.


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