National Service Training Program... in the Philippines
The National Service Training Program (NSTP) aims to enhance civic consciousness and defense preparedness among higher education and technical-vocational students. The program provides space for community service making it a potential platform for service-learning. A review in this paper of studies on NSTP in selected higher education institutions in the country shows that the principles of service-learning are not deliberately being practiced. Thus, this paper recommends the enrichment of NSTP with the service-learning pedagogy but consistent with its legal mandate.
Keywords: Service-Learning, APRCSL, National Service Training Program, higher education institutions, community engagement, Philippines
By: Enrique G. ORACION
Source:7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, Singapore, June 2019