CAPACITY BUILDING

The commitment of higher education institutions to educational change through SL requires the strengthening of strategies for the formation, training and support of teachers and chairs for the implementation of projects that link teaching with the needs of the communities of reference.

Within the framework of a global and multicultural programme such as UNISERVITATE, digital technologies offer great opportunities to extend training proposals and create networks in which teachers from different regions of the world can be trained in the theoretical and methodological foundations of SL, share experience and knowledge, be enriched by the views of other colleagues, be inspired by creative and powerful ideas, and imagine new collective projects together.

Through the virtual campus, UNISERVITATE offers training to the different actors that are part of the global network. The network strategy focuses on the training of trainers - management teams, managers, academic coordinators and teachers - of the hubs who, in turn, will be multiplier actors in their regions, leading the training of managers and teachers in the twenty higher education institutions participating in the programme.

STORIES

Voices of
Learning Service

"It's a matter of coherence between the command of the Church and the mission of the University (...) It isn't about being good people, it's about giving an opportunity for better quality of teaching and education. This is strategic. Associate it with the improvement processes"

Chantal Jouannet & Manuel Caire, Universidad Católica de Chile

"It is necessary to start from the recognition that the University doesn't own knowledge, and needs to place the leadership in students and the community with their knowledge and experiences"

Daniela Gargantini, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina

"Service Learning is not a creation of Catholic Universities but we recognize in this methodology many opportunities to educate students. We see how much students learn about themselves, about the course and about society by being confronted with aspects of social justice. SL is a gift from the outside that we Catholic Universities can use to help us deepen our commitment to social engagement, linked to the Church’s social mission".

Nicolas Standaert, Louvain University, Belgium

An ever-expanding
global network

UNISERVITATE is a global and networked programme that is established through a process of permanent development and the integration of new actors and institutions from a series of regional hubs strategically distributed around the world.