Examining the Significance of Service Learning in Driving the Purpose of a Rural-Based University in South Africa

Authors

  • Maphosa Cosmas
  • Mudzielwana Ndileleni Paulinah
  • Netshifhefhe Lufuno

Abstract

In line with established mission and vision, a university articulates its focus and purpose of existence. The conduct of business in a university should be for the furtherance of the institution’s mission and vision. Teaching and learning should play a pivotal role in driving the purpose of a university. In this paper the researchers examine how service learning could be significant in driving the purpose of a rural-based university whose focus is to promote rural development. The importance of an institution’s vision and mission statements is explored and the vision and mission of the said university examined closely. The concept rural development and the contribution of a university in its promotion are discussed. Service learning as a teaching and learning approach is examined and its significance in driving the purpose of a rural-based university explained.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n16p302

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Downloads

Published

2014-07-04

How to Cite

Cosmas, M., Paulinah, M. N., & Lufuno, N. (2014). Examining the Significance of Service Learning in Driving the Purpose of a Rural-Based University in South Africa. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(16), 302. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/3309

Issue

Section

Articles