Service-Learning, Movies, and Infectious Diseases: Implementation of an Active Educational Program in Microbiology as a Tool for Engagement in Social Justice
Aprendizaje-Servicio, Cine y Enfermedades infecciosas: Implementación de un programa de educación activa en Microbiología como herramienta para el compromiso en Justicia Social



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Linares Gómez, María and López Ejeda, Noemí and Álvarez Vázquez, Mª Pilar and Culebras López, Esther and Díaz, E and García Esteban, María Teresa and Majano, C. and Morales, ML and Rodríguez García, A. and Rodríguez-Avial, Iciar and Utrilla, C.L. and Valenzuela, M.V. and Valderrama Conde, María José (2021) Service-Learning, Movies, and Infectious Diseases: Implementation of an Active Educational Program in Microbiology as a Tool for Engagement in Social Justice. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12 . ISSN Electronic: 1664-302X

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Service-Learning is an educational methodology that allows student learning while addressing community needs. A program in microbiology and infectious diseases was implemented in Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. University lecturers, clinical microbiologists, doctorate students, and undergraduates from several Bachelor Degrees and courses worked in an interdisciplinary team along with social institutions that attend disadvantaged persons. Using commercial movies that deal with infectious diseases, the students learn clinical microbiology, prepare divulgation materials, visit social centers to accompany, and help others to know about illnesses and prevention. The program was developed through two academic years and involved 58 voluntary students, 13 teachers and tutors, and 4 social entities as community partners. Postsurvey evaluation of the program revealed a highly satisfactory achievement of goals: acquiring scientific and personal competencies by university students, including critical analysis and science diffusion, solving problems or collaborative team working, and contributing, together with the tutors, to the social responsibility of the university.

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Service-Learning project was supported by grants from Universidad Complutense de Madrid: INNOVA-Docencia UCM 2017-18/18 and ApS UCM 2018-19/18.

Uncontrolled Keywords:social justice, infectious diseases, microbiology, service-learning, educational methodology
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):justicia social, enfermedades infecciosas, microbiología, aprendizaje-servicio, metodología educacional
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Medical microbiology
Social sciences > Social service > Drug addiction
Social sciences > Social service > Minors
Social sciences > Social service > Women
Social sciences > Social service > Non-governmental organizations
Humanities > Education > Learning
Humanities > Education > Teaching
Humanities > Education > Higher education
ID Code:69045
Deposited On:03 Dec 2021 11:25
Last Modified:13 Dec 2021 09:59

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