ISSN 2409-7616

Gorlova N.I., Starovoitova L.I.


UDC 37.012


Gorlova N.I.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) –, Starovoitova L.I.2 (Moscow, Russian Federation) –

1Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

2Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov

Abstract. The article is devoted to the practice-oriented pedagogical method “Service-learning”. The article analyzes domestic and foreign practices of successful implementation of this method in universities of different countries (Germany, Spain, Israel, China, etc.). Of particular interest is “Service-learning” as an effective technology for organizing the educational process through volunteer practice and social activity in a modern educational institution. Ministry training is the training and subsequent use of students’ skills in an effort to help the community solve social problems. The authors consider this method as a way to learn and develop personally, to build an individual trajectory of professional growth, to have a higher sense of social responsibility. This approach allows students to significantly increase the effectiveness of learning by engaging in socially useful activities that are directly related to what they are studying. The concept of the method “teaching by service (teaching by action)” is based on the recognition that “service (action)”and “teaching” have equal value and equal importance for the results of the educational process, the purpose of which is the formation of a responsible citizen of his country. The results of the study can be useful for teachers and heads of educational institutions who are interested in developing students’ professional competencies and civic participation in solving problems of the local community.

Keywords: methodology “Service–learning», socially useful work, practice of social service, social competence, independence, academic training, educational institutions.


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For citation: Gorlova N.I., Starovoitova L.I. «Service  learning» as an effective method of organizing the educational process through socially useful activities in a modern educational institution. CITISE, 2023, no. 2, pp. 226-235. DOI: