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1 French Service Learning What is service learning? Work placement Credit bearing Integral part of a degree programme

2 French Service Learning Voluntary sector Private sector Public sector Within the host university itself

3 French Service Learning Aims To enable students to relate knowledge and theory to practice To provide an awareness of career opportunities To provide experience for future career opportunities To have a positive impact on student employability

4 French Service Learning The syllabus Varies depending on type of placement Some elements common to all placements, eg training on: –Role of the volunteer –Volunteer expectations and obligations including placement agreements and codes of practice –Professional boundaries and confidentiality –Issues of health and safety

5 French Service Learning Hours of attendance Mutually agreed between student, organisation and the course convener 100 hours per 10 credits

6 French Service Learning Documentation Service Learning Agreement Insurance CRB (criminal records bureau) check

7 French Service Learning Support StudyZone Tutorials communication

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10 Learning Outcomes (1) Improved skills in communication, presentation and interaction The ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team Mediating skills and qualities of empathy Analytical and problem-solving skills The ability to work autonomously manifested in self- direction, self-discipline and time-management

11 French Service Learning Learning outcomes (2) Increased intercultural competence An ability to use language creatively and precisely for a range of purposes and audiences The ability to summarize concisely their learning experience

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13 Documentation pack consisting of: Module description template Standard placement agreement Volunteering guidelines Health and safety documentation Advice on effective use of StudyZone Procedures for obtaining CRB check

14 French Service Learning Placement database Placements within the university listing: –Contact details –Suitable for which programme(s) –Timescale for placement –Brief details of placement

15 French Service Learning Database of potential placements outside the university Name of company Location of placement Description of placement Timescale

16 French Service Learning Case Study 1 Translation of the Roehampton University ePDP into French. A team project A long-term project (3 years +)

17 French Service Learning Case Study 2 Creation of La Société Française involving Organising events Setting up a networking site

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20 Some student comments: I have personally learnt a lot from this project […]. I have learned to become more organised […] I have learned skills which I will be able to use in the future (ePDP Translation Project) I am exceedingly happy to have been able to enjoy this […] experience and I hope many other students will do the same after me as it is a very good opportunity to get an insight of working life in a secure environment (teaching assistant)

21 French Service Learning This module enabled me to acquire and develop a vast range of skills (ePDP Translation Project) It was a great venture, full of unexpected events and […] I am very grateful for having been part of it (ePDP Translation Project) I would warmly recommend this module to all students as its an excellent thing to have on your CV (research and translation assistant)

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