SLIHE  team is happy to present recommendations for further promotion and strengthening of service‑learning pedagogy in higher education institutions in Europe. Recommendations have been developed by joint initiative and engagement of project participants from universities from six different partnering countries ‑ Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, and Slovakia ‑ with the aim of promoting service‑learning as teaching and learning pedagogy in European higher education area. Recommendations are developed targeting several key stakeholder groups: (I) university, faculty, department management, (II) faculty/teaching staff, (III) students,(IV) community organizations, and (V) relevant national and European stakeholders in higher education.

Recommendations are evidence‑based and have been developed on the basis of some of the key project activities:

• Experiences obtained from project partners in the process of creating and testing outputs from SLIHEproject (two manuals “Service‑learning in HigherEducation ‑ Curriculum of Training for Teachers inService‑learning and Handbook for Trainers” plus“Service‑learning for Teachers in Higher Education”).

• Observations obtained by the project partners during the process of training faculty staff and providing mentoring support.

• Recommendations gathered through various multiplying events ‑ organized workshops and panel sessions at higher education conferences (e.g. EuropeanConference on Service‑learning in Higher Education).

Recommendations in the English Language 

 

In addition to the recommendations, SLIHE team is happy to present a selection of good practice examples of service‑learning courses at universities from six different partnering countries ‑ Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania and Slovakia ‑ collected with the aim of promoting service‑learning pedagogy in European higher education area. Some of those examples are new initiatives, while some have been successfully running for many years. We hope these examples might inspire you to transform your teaching and start your own service‑learning course and/or to connect you with the SLIHE team and colleagues with whom you might want to collaborate in the future on similar projects.

Good practice examples.