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Title: Service learning using English language teaching in pre-service teacher education in Singapore
Authors: D'Rozario, Vilma
Low, Ee Ling
Avila, Ava Patricia C.
Cheung, Stephane
Keywords: Service learning
English language
Pre-service teacher education
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: D'Rozario, V., Low, E. L., Avila, A. P., & Cheung, S. (2012). Service learning using English language teaching in pre-service teacher education in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 32(4), 441-454.
Abstract: In line with the Ministry of Education’s vision of the delivery of 21st century competencies amongst all students in Singapore, the National Institute of Education in Singapore employs service learning as a pedagogical tool to develop community outreach and engagement. This paper begins with a review of related literature on service learning as a means of enhancing the quality of pre-service teacher education programmes internationally. It then looks at how the teaching of the English language may be used as a principal means by which students can make an impact on a local community of their choice in the Singaporean context. It draws attention to the nexus of theory and practice via highlighting three service learning projects where the vital relationship between the pedagogical methods area of study known as Curriculum Studies on English language teaching and the opportunity to practice English language teaching outside the traditional clinic field experience offered through practicum posting are presented. The paper concludes with the proposition that service learning promotes active citizenry and moral education of youth and allows student teachers an opportunity to build deep partnerships with the community even before they step into the teaching profession as full-fledged teachers.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Asia Pacific Journal of Education. The published version is available online at:
ISSN: 0218-8791
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/02188791.2012.741764
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