Biggest Faculties in Split are modernizing their classes

Some of the largest faculties in Split are jointly participating in a new project of Sunce worth HRK 1,272,288.34. The project includes the Faculty of Chemistry, Technology, Philosophy, Economics and Law of the University of Split, which offer their students the opportunity to complete part of their teaching obligations within a course through service-learning programs in Sunce and thus gain an appropriate number of ECTS credits. Project Practically-Active-Together-Interdisciplinary! – Service-learning programs for the environment and sustainable development (PAZI! project) started last semester, and will last a total of 2 years.

The cooperation between these four faculties in Split and Sunce resulted in the organization of the 1st conference on service-learning at universities, abbreviated as PAZI! conference, which will be held at the Faculty of Economics in Split on November 29 and 30, 2018.

BEWARE! The conference will be attended by a total of 60 participants from various sectors, from academia and the private sector, to civil society actors and representatives of the Office for Non-Governmental Organizations of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. During the two-day Conference, the partner organizations will share their knowledge related to the implementation of DKU programs so far, as well as the results of the evaluation of the implementation of these programs. Students who were involved in the DKU program, through the PAZI project, but also previous projects of Sunce, which included DKU, will present their experiences. Experts from Germany and Croatia prepared a series of workshops and lectures that will certainly help all stakeholders in Croatia who implement their service-learning programs, and one of the expected results of the conference is the formation of the first network for service-learning in Croatia.

Service-learning is a form of teaching in which the student participates in a work / project / activity that is considered useful for society, and most often within one of the civil society organizations. Thus, he formally achieves a certain number of ECTS credits within a certain course. A total of three parties, faculties / teachers, students and CSOs, benefit from this model. The student contributes to the realization of the mission and vision of the organization, at the same time acquires new special knowledge and skills under the mentorship of employees and achieves the learning outcomes planned for certain courses.

The project is funded under the Operational Program “Effective Human Resources” 2014-2020 European Social Fund and is co-financed by the Office for Non-Governmental Organizations of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

The total amount of the project is: HRK 1,272,288.34, with co-financing through the ESF amounting to HRK 1,025,450.89