PR7: “Success and Failure in inclusion, diversity, and digital empowerment through service-learning” report will be an umbrella document summarizing all the project outputs that is expected to be further used for policy-making, research on inclusion, diversity, and digital empowerment through service-learning. All the material it will contain will point to the areas for further thinking and for linking theory, research, and practice in service-learning and digital empowerment. To achieve this, the report will problematize service-learning and digital empowerment so that the users of the report can balance concrete and abstract knowledge. We believe that the field is ready for this inquiry, evidenced by the growth and interest in service-learning and and digital empowerment research. A special emphasis will be placed on the description and elaboration of failures for all stakeholders and target groups to understand that it is better to dare to fail in the implementation of service-learning and digital empowerment, than it is to fail to dare. Beyond the lessons learned, this report should serve to establish a culture that emboldens target groups to take risks and leverage their failures for successes. The success to make the positive social change to reach its true potential can many times be intangible, abstract, complex and hard to achieve. This can have a serious effect on how different target groups think about it. Therefore, the aim of this part of the report is to encourage target groups for the risk-taking, creativity and continuous adaptation required for innovation. It should create open dialogue about failures and acceptance of them, giving all stakeholders incentives to innovate and fail forward. The knowledge collected in the report should be will further used by final beneficiaries to design their own projects as a mean for producing learning from experience. In order to generate projects to be truly educative, this report will describe best practices that have generated interest, were worthwhile intrinsically, and that present problems that have awaken new curiosity, creating a demand for information and are also capable of fostering social development over time. Such application involves linking the principles of continuity and interaction, the process of problematization and inquiry, and the phases of reflective thought.
Success and Failure in inclusion, diversity, and digital empowerment through service-learning” report will be co-created by all project partners. Activities leading to the production of the PR7 are:
PR7/A1. The lead partner will elaborate on the full draft of proposal of the report, based on the work carried out by all project participants during all other project results and based on the experiences collected in the Repository of Stories of Success (and Failure) in Service-Learning and Digital Empowerment of the virtual European Hub, student’s service-learning experiences reports and evaluation reports, and the annual reports of EASLHE.
PR7/A2. All other partners will discuss and comment on the proposal. PR7/A3. Once the partners arrive at a consensus on the final document, it will be further elaborated by the lead partner and disseminated among the higher institutions within the partnership and to the other institutions in the different countries through the virtual European Hub.