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Evaluating activities in Service-Learning
Titolo Rivista: PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’ 
Autori/Curatori: Cristina Cecchini, Elisa Guidi, Patrizia Meringolo 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2020 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  18 P. 47-64 Dimensione file:  692 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSC2020-001004
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This contribution describes the evaluation of a Service-Learning (S-L) experience carried out with students of the Master’s Degree in Psychology in collaboration with a Public Mental Health Service (PMHS). Students explored the role of a sports association, including patients, PMHS professionals and citizens, in improving social integration. Aims. Evaluating the impact of S-L on academic learning, personal growth and commit-ment in the local community. Methods. S-L was monitored through journals and supervision sessions. Semantic analy-sis of the journals content was performed using the software T-LAB. Results. Six thematic clusters emerged related to emotional and cognitive aspects and to the difficulties arising during the experience. S-L improves the student’s capability to apply theoretical knowledge and research instru-ments to meet community needs.

Il contributo descrive la valutazione di un’esperienza di Service-Learning (S-L) realizzata con studenti di Psicologia, in collaborazione con un Servizio di Salute Mentale. Gli studenti hanno esplorato il ruolo di un’associazione sportiva, frequentata da pazienti, operatori del ser-vizio e cittadini, nel migliorare l’integrazione sociale. Obiettivi. Valutare l’impatto del S-L sull’apprendimento accademico, la crescita personale e l’impegno nella comunità locale. Metodo. Il S-L è stato monitorato con i diari e gli incontri di supervisione. È stata svolta un’Analisi Semantica del contenuto dei diari attraverso il software TLAB. Risultati. Sono emersi sei cluster tematici, riferiti ad aspetti emozionali, cognitivi e alle dif-ficoltà nello svolgere il compito. Il S-L migliora la capacità degli studenti di applicare i concetti teorici e gli strumenti di ri-cerca in risposta ai bisogni della Comunità.
Keywords: Service-learning, impegno, analisi semantica, apprendimento, pensiero critico.

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Cristina Cecchini, Elisa Guidi, Patrizia Meringolo, Valutare le attività di Service-Learning in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2020, pp. 47-64, DOI:10.3280/PSC2020-001004

   

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