Development of Competencies through Service Learning at the University

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Pilar Folgueiras Bertomeu
Marcela Martínez Vivot


The following article describes an evaluative case study of a service learning initiative implemented in Los Piletones, an impoverished neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Specifically, the study focuses on identifying and analyzing nine general competencies (social responsibility and civic engagement, capacity to apply knowledge for practice, ability to communicate with a non-expert public, etc.) that the program manages to develop in participating students from an undergraduate Veterinary program.


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Pilar Folgueiras Bertomeu, Universidad de Barcelona

Professor, Department of Research Methods and Educational Assessment

Marcela Martínez Vivot, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine