Success Project

Using service learning as part of work integrated learning has much to offer in a South African context. Implementing service learning in curricula requires a structured approach with a threephase process for the implementation of service learning into a curriculum design (Figure 3.3). Given that an essential aspect of working with specific communities is the initial approach, where academics may need guidance from a community member on particular cultural competencies, the first, and perhaps the most challenging, step of this process involves identifying, approaching and maintaining a relationship with the appropriate community partner/s . Figure 3.3: A methodology for Service-Learning Implementation Source: Musa, Ibrahim, Abdullah, Saee, Ramli, Mat and Khiri (2019: 103) An additional critical component of the learning strategy with service learning, like all workintegrated learning, is the need to build reflections throughout as a key part of the learning experience and assessment. 32