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ERIC Number: EJ1300167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-6370
Service-Learning in Physical Education Teacher Education: A Pedagogical Model towards Sustainable Development Goals
García-Rico, Luis; Martínez-Muñoz, L. Fernando; Santos-Pastor, María Luisa; Chiva- Bartoll, Oscar
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v22 n4 p747-765 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to know the contribution of service-learning (SL) on the awareness-raising and sensitivity with regards to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in physical education teacher education (PETE) programs. Design/methodology/approach: The research used a qualitative methodology with a case study design from an ethnographic-interpretative approach. The participants were 81 higher education level students from the PETE program. For the collection of information, the following techniques and instruments were used: non-participant observation, students' portfolios, focus groups and group-interviews. Findings: The main findings show the teaching positive features of SL experiences in the PETE students. In alignment with the sustainable development model, the findings suggest that SL can boost and strengthen knowledge, comprehension, sensitivity and compromise in relation to the SDGs. It can be concluded that SL allows teacher educators to train socially critical professionals and to progress toward a sustainable development. Originality/value: SL emerges as an appropriate pedagogical model to meet the educational needs of higher education and to face global challenges in relation to the sustainable development of the planet.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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