Service Learning: Its nature, Concept, philosophy and benefits in teaching Social Studies

  • Abd EL-Shafy Ahmed, Prof. Faculty of Education, South Valley University
Keywords: Service Learning, - Teaching Social Studies


The purpose of Service learning is to connect the theoretical frameworks with their practical aspects. This is done by applying knowledge, information, facts, principles, and generalizations acquired by students through their study of Social Studies in the daily life situations they face. It also emphasizes the principle of active participation of students in educational situations. This was done through stimulating students thinking and helping him to reach knowledge and facts embedded in the educational situation by himself, not through depending on his teacher. This comes from the inevitability of stimulating student’s thinking regarding problems, issues, and phenomena in their society. Service learning provides Students with many opportunities to participate in the planning and implementation of activities and projects that serve the surrounding community and at the same time related to Social Studies course they study. Thus, service-learning focuses on opening communication channels between the school and the community. These channels are of equal benefits for the learner, school, and society. It also emphasizes the need for teamwork and its importance in acquiring and developing knowledge and skills intended from learning. It is concerned with cooperation, participation, and communication between individuals and working groups. In addition, students are taught through working groups that interact and cooperate to explore the issues and topics they are studying. This may happen during the planning stage, the implementation stage or at the evaluation and presentation stages.


Citation: Ahmed., Requirements of Electronic Management in the Management of Kindergarten Institutions. SVU-Journal of abstract 2019, Vol.1: pp15 (retrieved from the Journal of Educational Sciences; 2018, No.35; pp 146)

Copyright: The SVU- Scientific research Centre (SVU-SRC). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided the original author and source are created.

How to Cite
Ahmed, Abd EL-Shafy. 2019. “Service Learning: Its Nature, Concept, Philosophy and Benefits in Teaching Social Studies”. SVU-Journal of Abstracts 1 (1), 15.