The purpose of this paper is to propose service-learning as a training strategy useful for the acquisition of professional competences (teaching-learning), since it is a strategy that perfectly assumes the double objective of higher education: training for work and training for active citizenship. In this sense, it is argued that it is a highly practical training modality that integrates, within the group of professional competences, the social, ethical and civic dimensions of professional profiles. To this purpose, the notions of competences and service-learning are clarified, and subsequently attention is focused on the consequences and implications of these approaches on the acquisition and development of professional competences. © 2013 Fundación Infancia y Aprendizaje.
|Translated title of the contribution||The development of professional competences through service-learning|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Cultura y Educacion|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2013|