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Service Learning International

Introduction to Service Learning in Malaysia 

Author/Editor: Vishalache Balakrishnan • Yong Zulina Zubari • Wendy Yee Mei Tien

Year of Publication: 2022

ISBN: 978-967-488-207-5

Service Learning in the Malaysian education system is contemparary and dynamic. In 2019, the Ministry of Education introduced a new component under the Department of HIgher Education called Service Learning Malaysia-University for Society or better known as SULAM. It is a meaningful component in the university curriculum which is a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience.

University students participate in a structured service activity that uses the knowledge learnt in lectures and utilised for community world while learning soft skills such as effective communication, collaboration with community and making sense of what they are studying in the university. It boost their confidence and adds value to their civic responsibility.

In the current Industrial Revolution 4.0 Era, education (the teaching, transfer, assessment and utilisation of knowledge, skills, and values) can take place anywhere, any time or in any situation. With this new development, SULAM can be further explored to every level of education as practiced in many developed nations.


1. Basic Understanding on Service Learning Malaysia

2. Approaches in SULAM

3. Experiential and Transformational Education

4. Reflection and Empowerment

5. Implementation and Assessment

6. Managing SULAM

Contact Details

Centre for Research in International and Comparative Education (CRICE)
Faculty of Education
Universiti Malaya
Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia,

Tel: +603 7967 3896
Fax: +603 7967 3884
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