Recalibrating Service-Learning Program into Pure Online Activity

Abstract

COVID19 pandemic has forced Higher Educational Institutions to recalibrate its syllabus into online learning. As De la Salle University (DLSU) prepares for online education, the Center for Social Concern and Action-Service Learning Program (COSCA-SLP) also must recalibrate its processes. To continuously remain relevant to society and its partner communities’ needs, it pursues its Lasallian Mission and, at the same time, effectively carries out its educational work. Relative to this challenge, service-learning, regarded to have effectively brought social awareness and empathy to students that substantially develop the Lasallian core values of faith, service, and communion, deepening their resolve to contribute a life-changing action to the plight of the poor and marginalized, must be conducted online, as well. While apprehensions to E-Service-Learning or “electronic” or “online” service-learning were due to its being new to COSCA-SLP, however, literature shows that it can be successfully done and can still deliver the set objectives of traditional service-learning. This paper presents the recalibrated service-learning processes to match the pure online education setup of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance course of the Management and Organization Department of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business of DLSU. It employs L.T. Burns’ modules of the service-learning program (preparation, action, reflection, and evaluation). I will detail the ESL process flow and all its corresponding work instructions for both students and faculty that carefully embed the Lasallian Reflection Framework. ESL successfully emerged in its consistency to deliver student learning, project effectiveness, efficiency, Lasallian values, and program management.



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Jimi Caldea, De la Salle University, Philippines

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Conference: ACEID2021
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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