“Mulleres colleiteiras” and Social Education students: a learning and service experience

  • Neves Arza Arza Universidade da Coruña
  • Laura Cruz López
  • Araceli Serantes-Pazos
Keywords: environmental education, used household oils, social exclusion, woman, Learning and Service.


In the 2015/16 academic year, the 1st and 3rd year students of Social Education participated in a Learning and Service project (ApS) with the collective “Mulleres colleiteiras”. The objectives have been to make visible their work of collecting and valuing a waste -used household oils- and getting more support from the university community in the collection. “Mulleres colleiteiras” is a cooperative of associated work formed by women in social exclusion situation with the support of ONGD Arquitectura sen Fronteiras. Your initiative has a triple bene t: economic, social and environmental. The students -in the framework of three subjects- designed an awareness campaign focused on three dimensions: knowing the reasons for the social and labor exclusion of this group, knowing the problems of the spill of domestic oil in the drinking water network and knowing in the initiative of the “mulleres colleiteiras”. The results were very positive because of: the increase in oil collected, the recognition women received for their work and the satisfaction of the students when combining knowledge-action-transformation.


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How to Cite
Arza Arza, N., Cruz López, L., & Serantes-Pazos, A. (2018). “Mulleres colleiteiras” and Social Education students: a learning and service experience. AmbientalMENTE Sustentable, 23-24(1), 393-400. https://doi.org/10.17979/ams.2017.01.023-024.3392