HomeLCCB Development Education Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 1 no. 2 (2012)

Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve: Experiences of Service-Learning in Higher Education

Randdie P. Cuelo | Helen Claire P. Manatad | Dominador E. Torres

Discipline: Education



This qualitative research describes the gains of servicelearning on students' self-concept, social engagement and emotional and cognitive development. Through semistructured interviews, essential accounts on servicelearning experiences are elicited and explicated according to Richard Hycner's guidelines for the phenomenological analysis of interview data. By capturing the essence of the students' experiences, the researchers hope to establish voluntary evidences of the advantages and promises of academic service-learning for the holistic formation of students in keeping with the school's unique academic policies and services. Results may provide basis for more consideration of innovative pedagogical institutional policies and may direct future education and curriculum implementers/managers towards the uncharted areas of service-learning.