Exploring Outcomes of Service-Learning Participantion: Evidence from Pakistan

  • Hamdan Said, Assoc Prof Dr Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Iqbal Ahmad, Dr University of Malakand Pakistan
  • Faizah Mohamad Nor, Assoc Prof Dr Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Abstract

Purpose This study explored the perspectives of teachers on outcomes of service-learning participation in vocational training institutes. The main purpose was to gain a better understanding of outcomes concerning service-learning participation of vocational training institute students in Pakistan.


Methodology A total of 315 respondents participated in the study. Data were collected from 15 randomly selected vocational training institutes using a self-designed questionnaire which was drafted and validated after expert approval. The construct validation of the questionnaire was established through Exploratory Factor Analysis.


Findings The findings indicated that participation in service-learning resulted in increased course content knowledge, the development of interpersonal skills, and the development of a volunteering attitude among the vocational institute students.


Significance - This study is one of the few studies related to academic outcomes of vocational education students as a result of service-learning participation. The results facilitate understanding of the pedagogical role of service-learning as a practical teaching approach, and would be of particular interest to employers who are looking for skilled manpower in the current job market.

Author Biographies

Hamdan Said, Assoc Prof Dr, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Associate Professor

Faculty of Scicial Sciences and Humanities

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Iqbal Ahmad, Dr, University of Malakand Pakistan

Lecturer

Faculty of Education

University of Malakand

Faizah Mohamad Nor, Assoc Prof Dr, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Published
2019-12-24
How to Cite
SAID, Hamdan; AHMAD, Iqbal; MOHAMAD NOR, Faizah. Exploring Outcomes of Service-Learning Participantion: Evidence from Pakistan. Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 2, p. 125-154, dec. 2019. ISSN 2180-2483. Available at: <http://e-journal.uum.edu.my/index.php/mjli/article/view/mjli2019.16.2.5>. Date accessed: 28 jan. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.32890/mjli2019.16.2.5.