Service-Learning methodology as a tool of ethical development: Reflections from the university experience

Héctor Opazo, Pilar Aramburuzabala, Rocío García-Peinado


Service-learning is a tool for improving the education of student teachers. The characteristics and dimensions of this methodology make higher education the appropriate sphere for teaching ethics, favoring the social commitment of the student teachers and the improvement of the teaching profession, but always  considering the various elements that constitute and shape experience.

By presenting some key concepts we introduce a synthesis of elements related to service-learning that are an invitation to take the ethical duties as a moral and professional commitment for the improvement of social justice in our communities and university classrooms.


service-learning; ethical education; higher education.

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