Service Learning Case Studies
Since September 2005 we have been compiling case studies of work that has been done by the departments in terms of sending students out into the Galway community to learn through Service Learning. We have gathered these case studies here on the website for easy viewing. Please contact the Academic Staff Developer for further information about Service Learning and the work that has been done with CKI or to find out more about how to implement Service Learning into your programme.
Browse the Service Learning Case Studies below, offering a flavour of the community-university partnerships in action.
Clinical Legal Education
Clinical Legal Education is an innovative approach to legal training, which seeks to complement the theoretical training students receive in the classroom with practical, hands-on experience in “real world” placements for which they receive academic credit. Read more... Clinical Legal Education
Speech and Language Therapy
The Speech & Language Therapy course at NUI Galway teaches students to be social partners to those affected by Aphasia, using supportive communication techniques such as drawing, writing, gestures, etc. Read more.... Speech and Language Therapy
The Mechanical Engineering degree has incorporated a service learning module into its programme, giving students experiential learning while applying academic knowledge. Read more... Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
The new Italian programme gives university students the opportunity to learn about language acquisition and allows them to put this learning into practice by teaching introductory classes in Italian to primary schools in the Galway area. Read more.... Italian
The Occupational Therapy course at NUI, Galway has decided to take their current placement module and combine it with a service learning feature, moulding the two aspects into one in order to put the theory of Occupational Therapy into active use in the community. Read more... Occupational Therapy
The Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Studies at NUI Galway has implemented a service learning module into their Nursing course entitled ‘International Nursing; Nursing in the Developed and Developing Worlds. Read more.... Nursing
The Master’s degree within the Department of Information Technology has developed in the last few years to include a service learning course. Read more... Information Technology
MSc (Information Systems Management)
As part of their postgraduate degree programme, the MSc (Information Systems Management) students must undertake a service learning element in the form of a compulsory project. Read More ..... MSc (Information Systems Management)
BA in Maths and Education
In the aftermath of yet another crop of Leaving Cert results that show, as a nation, we’re slipping further behind on the scale of maths and science education, a group of Galway students have taken it upon themselves to nurture the next generation of mathematicians at a special summer camp. Read more ... BA in Maths and Education