LeidenASA Seminar: The Role of Service-Learning in Preparing Students for the Labour Market

Despite the increase in the number of graduates across the globe, their qualifications are unable to secure many of them jobs. This is partly because many employers are keen not only on the graduates’ academic achievement but also on other employability skills, capacities and competencies. This presentation explores the role of service-learning in enhancing students’ employability skills. In service-learning, students engage in voluntary community service activities with the aim of learning from the experience while providing service to help the recipients. A major conclusion is that service-learning has a positive influence on graduates’ employability skills.

Keywords:  higher education, service-learning, community service, employability.

Organized in cooperation with the ICLON Research Group.

Dr. Titus Ogalo Pacho is Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations at St. Augustine University of Tanzania. He holds a PhD in Educational Science from the University of Hamburg, an MA in Philosophy from the University of Zimbabwe, and a B.Ed. from Kenyatta University. Pacho’s research is interdisciplinary in nature and analyses the role of innovative approaches in improving the quality and effectivity of educational process.

Date, time and location

09 November 2018
Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden
SA49 (basement)