Service learning for inclusive society in Malaysia: Driving learning through meaningful experience

Roslinda Alias, Nor Aziah Alias, Johan Eddy Luaran, Harrinni Md Noor, Nurin Fatihah Rahenan

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Service learning is a method of teaching which combines classroom instructions with service to community. The provision of meaningful experience allows learners to drive their own learning. In the context of this study, service learning was used as an approach in increasing students' awareness and inculcating positive attitudes towards persons with disabilities. This also aims to promote inclusive society by eliminating challenges faced by PWDs, namely social discrimination, lack of awareness and traditional prejudices. Thirty-three students from the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA were made as facilitators for a 3-day program involving the PWDs. The reflections provided by the students emerged into three themes, namely: 1) inculcation of positive attitudes and perceptions towards PWDs, 2) inculcation of awareness and knowledge on PWDs issues, and 3) other benefits. In conclusion, the experience gained by the students through service learning has been proven to be effective in their overall attitude towards PWDs, in the effort to promote inclusive society.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudent-Driven Learning Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom
PublisherIGI Global
Pages169-178
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781522516903
ISBN (Print)1522516891, 9781522516897
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 9 2016

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learning
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student
social discrimination
method of teaching
prejudice
disability
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classroom
human being
Society
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community
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Alias, R., Alias, N. A., Luaran, J. E., Noor, H. M., & Rahenan, N. F. (2016). Service learning for inclusive society in Malaysia: Driving learning through meaningful experience. In Student-Driven Learning Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom (pp. 169-178). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1689-7.ch012

Service learning for inclusive society in Malaysia : Driving learning through meaningful experience. / Alias, Roslinda; Alias, Nor Aziah; Luaran, Johan Eddy; Noor, Harrinni Md; Rahenan, Nurin Fatihah.

Student-Driven Learning Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom. IGI Global, 2016. p. 169-178.

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Alias, R, Alias, NA, Luaran, JE, Noor, HM & Rahenan, NF 2016, Service learning for inclusive society in Malaysia: Driving learning through meaningful experience. in Student-Driven Learning Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom. IGI Global, pp. 169-178. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1689-7.ch012
Alias R, Alias NA, Luaran JE, Noor HM, Rahenan NF. Service learning for inclusive society in Malaysia: Driving learning through meaningful experience. In Student-Driven Learning Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom. IGI Global. 2016. p. 169-178 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1689-7.ch012
Alias, Roslinda ; Alias, Nor Aziah ; Luaran, Johan Eddy ; Noor, Harrinni Md ; Rahenan, Nurin Fatihah. / Service learning for inclusive society in Malaysia : Driving learning through meaningful experience. Student-Driven Learning Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom. IGI Global, 2016. pp. 169-178
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