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INTRODUCTION



The Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is widely recognised for its distinctive education that prepares young people with the innovative and creative thinking skills that the 21st century demands, and balances academic excellence with the development of the whole person. We are committed to preparing graduates to serve Hong Kong and beyond through studies grounded in community connectedness.






What is Service-Learning?



Service-learning has been identified as a high-impact educational practice that can effectively prepare students for citizenship, work, and life (Kuh, 2008). It differs from other forms of experiential learning in that it integrates community service with academic learning, and places equal emphasis on providing benefits to students and their community (Furco, 1996). It engages students in activities that address human and community needs, together with structured opportunities for students to reflect on their intended learning outcomes (Jacoby, 1996).







Centre for Innovative Service-Learning



HKBU endeavours to further develop service-learning and provide at least one opportunity for every willing student to participate by 2023. To realize this plan, the University has established the Centre for Innovative Service-learning (CISL) in December 2017 to connect academic departments to community partners, facilitate the formation of interdisciplinary teams, and provide appropriate training and support for students and staff.

CISL is committed to supporting the development of Service-Learning opportunities that meet community needs, and foster social changes. Through planning, execution, and reflecting service experience, we endeavour to deliver the best student experience to enhance whole-person development, promote civic engagement and ethics, and instil in students a sense of purpose.








People



Dr Kevin Yue
Honorary Director
kkmyue@hkbu.edu.hk
3411 2468
Ms Cindy Chan
Director
cindychan@hkbu.edu.hk
3411 7412
Mr Chan Yiu Sun
Senior Project Officer
sunchan@hkbu.edu.hk
3411 7233
Dr Dawn Lo
Project Officer
dawnlofy@hkbu.edu.hk​
3411 2069
Mr Donald Chu
Project Officer
donaldchu@hkbu.edu.hk
3411 7347
Ms Kiki Chan
Project Assistant
kikicwk@hkbu.edu.hk
3411 2472

Definition and General Guidelines for Credit-Bearing Courses with Service-Learning Components

Introduction

  1. The Centre for Innovative Service-Learning (CISL) was established in December 2017. One of its duties is to provide support to faculty members for the development and implementation of service-learning courses at the Hong Kong Baptist University. The proposed definitions and guidelines, endorsed by the Committee on Innovative Service-Learning (ISLC), are for credit-bearing courses in the undergraduate curriculum.

  2. It is not mandatory for students to take courses with service-learning components.

Defining Academic Service-Learning at HKBU

  1. At Hong Kong Baptist University, service-learning constitutes a key component of academic learning. By means of fostering innovation, students and faculty apply their academic knowledge and skills to address community needs off-campus. Meaningful service projects anchored in a specific curriculum are developed to contribute to the common good of humankind in the effort to enrich students’ academic learning and personal growth. Structured service-learning opportunities are built into academic curricula directly, allowing students to reflect better upon their experience as citizens and whole persons and to conceptualize and enact effective relationships between their academic learning and community service locally, nationally, and globally.

Common Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. In addition to the academic learning outcomes prescribed in the syllabus, courses with service-learning components will include additional common learning outcomes. Students will

    1. Apply their cumulative learning gained from their discipline knowledge / course and beyond to address specific community issues by means of innovation;

    2. Demonstrate deep self-understanding, empathy and caring for others and great sense of commitment to the common good of humankind;

    3. Develop a habit of critical reflection for life-long and life-wide learning, personal and professional development, and

    4. Identify ways to strengthen generic competencies and professional skills.

Service-Learning Courses

  1. A course with service-learning components can be:

    1. A GE Level 3 Capstone Course targeting Year 3 or 4 students from any disciplines - Capstone courses allow students to draw upon the knowledge they have obtained throughout their studies and combine it with relevant service work in the community.

    2. A course offered by a department to students majoring / minoring in the programme or as a free elective – These courses intend to target students with certain academic backgrounds or more in-depth knowledge of a particular subject.

  2. The course can last for one to two semesters and the service can take place during or outside lecture hours.

  3. A minimum of ten hours, including preparation and direct service provided to the target population.

  4. Although a smaller class size may work better for service-learning courses, the optimal class size should be determined by the pedagogical practices adopted.

  5. In addition to lectures, coursework and assessment on academic components, a course with service-learning elements should include:

    1. A service project that is meaningful to the community partner and relevant to the subject;

    2. Pre-service briefing/training, and

    3. Structured student reflection.

Types of Service Projects

  1. The service projects could be:

    1. Direct service-learning - face-to-face service projects in which students directly impact individuals who use the service;

    2. Indirect service-learning - working on issues and projects that have clear benefits to the community but not necessarily to people with whom students directly work with;

    3. Research-based service-learning - engaging in research with the purpose of solving a community issue or effecting social change, or

    4. Advocacy service-learning - educating others about specific problems and projects that aim at creating awareness and actions.

  2. In all four types, students should have opportunities to provide service to the target population either directly or indirectly in a way that will benefit the receivers as well as contribute to students’ learning and cultivate their empathy and caring for others.

Types of Community Partners

  1. The community partners should be organisations whose mission and work address community needs. They could be:

    1. Non-profit or public sector organisations, agencies, or institutions;

    2. Social enterprises, or

    3. Non-profit making divisions of a business organization.

Assessment and Grading

  1. Student performance in the service-learning courses is evaluated by the instructors teaching the course. Given the diversified nature of subject contents and service projects, course instructors can use any forms of assessment that fit the Intended Learning Objectives (ILOs) of the course. Students should be graded on their performance in meeting the academic demands of the course by employing the criterion-referenced assessment, a tenet of Outcomes Based Teaching and Learning.

  2. The assessment should be aligned with the appropriate ILOs, including both subject-specific and common intended learning outcomes, to ensure there is sufficient evidence to show whether or not students have achieved the ILOs at the end of the course.

  3. As the service aspect of the course is an important ingredient in the learning process, instructors may seek the input of community partners but the final evaluation should always be made by the faculty member teaching the course.

Approval of Courses with Service-Learning Components

  1. Courses with service-learning components are part of the regular curricular offerings of academic departments and therefore no additional approval is required.


Community of Practice for Service-Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education (CoP-SLHE)

About

Cross-institutional Capacity Building for Service-Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education Institutions is a UGC-funded project. It adopts a multifaceted approach that will fill in the gaps and build up capacity in Service-Learning (SL) in Hong Kong Universities. Participating institutions includes The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), the Education University of Hong Kong (EduHK), and Lingnan University (LU).
Led by HKBU, Community of Practice for Service-Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education (CoP-SLHE) on SL is formed to promote sharing of experiences among SL practitioners and interested staff from all UGC-funded institutions to support social, collective learning opportunities.


Mission and Aims

CoP-SLHE aims to establish a network of staff with a common interest in SL to:

  1. Encourage and support SL practitioners in HK higher education to further develop their understanding of and competence in SL;

  2. Foster inter-institutional collaboration on SL projects and sharing of expertise among the institutions;

  3. Provide a platform for members to discuss relevant issues, to develop insights and good practices, and to put enhanced ways of SL into practice;

  4. Provide a platform (in the format of symposia) to disseminate resources produced in CoP-SLHE ; and

  5. Manage and store knowledge generated by CoP-SLHE in a regular and sustainable way.

People

Core members of CoP-SLHE are responsible for setting directions and driving CoP-SLHE, and recruiting and engaging other members.

Core members
  Dr. Kevin Yue, Honorary Director, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, HKBU
  (Convenor, Community of Practice for Service-Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education)
  Ms. Cindy Chan, Director, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, HKBU
  Ms. Constance Chan, Service-Learning Teaching Fellow, Office of Service-Learning, LU
  Mr. Chan Yiu Sun, Senior Project Officer, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, HKBU
  Miss. Eugene Cheung, Assistant Service-Learning Officer, Office of Service-Learning, PolyU
  Mr. Donald Chu, Project Officer, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, HKBU
  Ms. Leung Ka Wai, Lecturer I, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EduHK
  Mr. Kenneth Lo, Senior Service-Learning Officer, Office of Service-Learning, PolyU
  Dr. Bernard Tam, Senior Research Assistant, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EduHK


Events

Past

Date

Title

Presenter(s) / Speaker(s)

Video

Resources

20 March, 2018

Action Research and the Good Practice

Dr. Timothy Stanton,
Stanford University, U.S.

 

 

3 May, 2018

Making an Impact on Student Learning and Communities: My passion in Service-Learning

Dr. Judy Yeh,
National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Video

PowerPoint

4 May, 2018

Enhancing Service-Learning Outcomes through Application of Effective Group Dynamics

Dr. Judy Yeh,
National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Video

PowerPoint
Handout

23 May, 2018

Overview of action research, planning of research design, developing a research plan based on participant’s SL course

Dr Ko Yue On James,
The Education University of Hong Kong

 



Resources

Action Research Support Programme


Join Us
Membership Benefits

CoP-SLHE members are entitled to the following benefits:

  1. support programme for SL action research;

  2. participation in SL capacity building workshops, seminars, sharing sessions and symposia;

  3. support from CoP-SLHE to experiment new ideas and collaborations on SL subjects/projects, and

  4. access to SL teaching and learning resources.

Eligibility
Any teachers, non-teaching staff and student associates who are interested or involved in the work of SL are welcome to join.


Application Method
Please fill in the Membership Application Form HERE. There is no membership fee and application deadline.

For students:
CoP-SLHE core members and associate members will nominate students who have significate contributions in SL at their universities to become student associate members.



Contact us

Donald Chu
Project Officer, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, HKBU
Tel: 3411 7347
Email: cisl@hkbu.edu.hk



Cross-institutional Capacity Building for Service-Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education Institutions

Support Programme for Service-Learning Action Research 2018-2019 (2nd Round)
Background
Cross-institutional Capacity Building for Service-Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education Institutions (the Project) is a UGC-funded project. It adopts a multifaceted approach that fills in the gaps and builds up capacity in Service-Learning (SL) in Hong Kong Universities. The collaborating institutions include Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Lingnan University (LU), the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

To promote an evidence-based, critically reflective approach to teaching, the Project introduces Support Programme for Service-Learning Action Research (Support Programme) which invites faculty members at the collaborating institutions to conduct action research that will lead to improvements in their SL subjects. Financial, advisory and research supports together with workshops and seminars on methodologies are available for interested staff.


Eligibility
Both academic and teaching staff who design and deliver UGC-funded credit-bearing SL courses at the collaborating institutions are eligible for the Support Programme.

The action research should last for at least two cycles of the course. In the first cycle, researchers are expected to collect and analyse data to address the research questions. The findings should help to formulate an improvement action plan. In the second cycle, the improvement actions should be implemented and the effectiveness of the new practices should be examined. The second cycle should be completed by August 2020.


Research Areas

Applications are invited on topics related to one of the following themes:

  1. Impact of SL elements to students’ academic learning

  2. Community impact of SL courses

  3. Sustainable partnership with community partners

  4. Impact of cross-institutional/cross-disciplinary SL collaboration

Research Support

The Support Programme includes the following services and award:


Application Schedule and Process

Applicants should send the completed application form (See Application Guideline) and the research proposal (See Application Guideline) to cisl@hkbu.edu.hk before the deadline.

 Application Deadline    14 November 2018  
 Announcement of Result    10 December 2018  
 First cycle of SL courses to be researched    From January 2019  


Download Documents
Application Guideline and Form (PDF format)
Application Form (WORD format)


Workshop and Training




Topics:
Hands-on workshop: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Service-Learning through Action Research
Date:
23 October 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30 - 4:00pm
Venue: OEW 704, 7/F,
Oen Hall Building (West Wing),
Ho Sin Hang Campus,
Hong Kong Baptist University
Facilitator: Prof. Atara Sivan
Head & Professor
Department of Education Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University
Registration Link:
https://goo.gl/4uJAD8


Awarded Research Projects in the First Round
Project Title Awardee
The Self-efficacy of Catering SEN Pupils:
The Impact of Service-based Learning Courses in Higher Education
Mr. BONG Ngan Wing Adam
Lecturer
Department of Social Sciences
The Education University of Hong Kong
Co-curricular Service-learning and Community Development:
Impacts and Improvements
Dr. CHAN Yin Lee
Student Development Manager
Student Affairs Office
The Education University of Hong Kong
Thinking Styles and Student Engagement:
Insights on Service-learning Pedagogical Design
Dr. LAU Hin Chung
Teaching Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Contact us

Mr CHAN Yiu Sun
Senior Project Officer
Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, HKBU
Tel: 3411 7233
Email: cisl@hkbu.edu.hk




2 March 2018

Service-Learning Community of Practice

CoP-SLHE is an UGC-funded initiative jointly organized by Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, the Education University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Our goal is to facilitate sharing of experiences among SL practitioners and interested staff from all UGC-funded institutions and to promote collective learning and the scholarship of teaching and learning in SL.

Membership Benefits

CoP-SLHE members are entitled to the following benefits:
  • support programme for SL action research projects and publications (with professional development grants of up to HK$6,000 upon completion of the research project);
  • participation in SL capacity building workshops, seminars, sharing sessions and symposia;
  • support from CoP-SLHE to experiment new ideas and collaborations on SL subjects/projects, and
  • access to SL teaching and learning resources.

  • Eligibility

    Any teachers, non-teaching staff and student associates who are interested or involved in the work of SL are welcome to join.

    Application Method and Registration for Talks

    Please fill in the Membership Application Form HERE. There is no membership fee and application deadline.

    2 February 2018


    The Director of CISL and two faculty members from the Department of Computer Science attended with 50 NGO leaders and IT experts the “Hack For Good” event organised by Microsoft at their Cyberport office. Participants brainstormed ideas to empower under-privileged children/teenagers, people with disabilities, ethnic minority youth, low income women and elderly with dementia, to live a fulfilling life with dignity. Since its debut in 2005, Microsoft’s global Technology for Good programme has been modernizing the social and community service sector, with “Hack for Good” begin one such initiative to drive technology forward and create even more significant social impact on the Hong Kong community.


    12 January 2018

    Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) and 16 teachers and colleagues attended the Design Thinking Workshop to map out future directions for service-learning at HKBU. Led by Mr. Patrick Chan, a seasoned practitioner in design thinking, participants came up with three interesting service-learning projects that are grounded on the traditional strengths and values of HKBU.

    Pre-service Training

    To achieve better learning outcomes and service impact, students need to be prepared for the additional service projects in SL courses. Upon request by course instructors, CISL will invite experienced trainers to provide pre-service training for students.

    Please contact us ( cisl@hkbu.edu.hk / 3411-2472) to arrange any of the trainings below for your SL courses. The trainings can be customized based on your request and nature of service projects.

    1. Service Attitude

    Content:

    Basic attitudes and responsibilities of volunteers; DOs and DON’Ts when working with community partners and service targets. This training is suitable for students who do not have experiences in voluntary services.

    Duration:

    3 hours

    Format:

    Interactive workshop in a classroom setting


    2. Skills for Serving Specific Service Users

    Content:

    Students will learn about the characteristic, needs and challenges of their service users such as children with special educational needs, elderly, mentally disabled persons, etc. They will also be equipped with appropriate conducts (e.g. child protection policy), attitudes and communication skills to interact with the targets effectively.

    Duration:

    3 hours

    Format:

    Classroom setting with interactive role plays and case studies


    3. Programme Planning and Management

    Content:

    This workshop focuses on planning and management skills. Students will learn how to work as a team to prepare and organize small-to-medium-scaled voluntary services.

    Duration:

    3 - 4 hours

    Format:

    Classroom setting with interactive group discussions and case studies


    4. Design Thinking

    Content:

    This workshop will stress the importance of cultivating empathy for end users, interpreting and framing problems they experience, generating creative solutions, and continuous prototyping and testing. Innovation and collaboration skills will be also emphasized in this Design Thinking workshop.

    Duration:

    Half day / Full day

    Format:

    Practical workshop to walk through design thinking process using real case studies


    5. Presentation and Communication Skills

    Content:

    In service projects involving interviews, presentations, school talks, roadshows and campaigns, volunteers will communicate with and speak in the public. This workshop aims to improve students’ skills and confidence in public speaking and communications with different stake-holders so that they will be able to deliver their messages effectively.

    Duration:

    3- 4 hours

    Format:

    Workshop with practices


    6. Introduction to First Aid

    Content:

    Health and safety are always of prime importance when organizing voluntary services. Although safety precautions are carefully planned, accidents may happen. This training will prepare students to respond to basic injuries immediately on site so as to prevent the health condition of the injured from getting worse. This training is recommended to organizers of outdoor services in remote rural areas and services involving vigorous body movements. (Note: The training will be provided by qualified First Aid Training Agency. However, it will not be a certificate course since such course usually requires 30 hours of training.)

    Duration:

    5 - 8 hours

    Format:

    Classroom setting with demonstration and practices


    Service-Learning Manual

    This SL Manual offers foundational information about Service-Learning (SL), its practice and implementation. It serves as a reference document for instructors who wish to integrate SL into their course.

    Download (Full Version)
    Download (Plain text)

    Useful Forms

    Student Service Hour Log Sheet

    Download

    Community Partner Service-Learning Evaluation Form

    Download

    Service-Learning Manual

    This SL Manual offers foundational information about Service-Learning (SL), its practice and implementation. It serves as a reference document for supporters.

    Download (Full Version)


    Service-Learning Manual

    This SL Manual offers foundational information about Service-Learning (SL), its practice and implementation. It serves as a reference document for students.

    Download (Full Version)


    Call for Applications!

    Service-Learning Mini-Grants 2018/19 (2nd Round)


    Background

    The Centre for Innovative Service-Learning (CISL) was established in December 2017 to contribute to the provision of Best Student Experience in the Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028. To provide support to faculty members for the development and implementation of SL courses at HKBU, Service-Learning Mini-Grants (The Grants) have been set up by the CISL to:

    1. encourage faculty members to integrate SL elements into the curriculum

    2. enhance the teaching and learning of SL at HKBU

    3. promote inter-disciplinary collaboration on SL projects/courses


    Eligibility

    Academic and teaching staff who design and deliver the following are eligible for The Grants:

    1. UGC-funded credit-bearing courses with SL components (see definitions), or

    2. Non-credit bearing service projects with a roadmap of converting into UGC-funded credit-bearing courses.


    Use of Funding and Funding Amount

    The Grants can be used to support expenses related to project development and delivery:

    1. Mini-Grant for Course Instructor/Project Leader

      - Temporary project assistants/student helpers

      - General supplies, materials and services required for the course/project

      - Printing and resource materials

      - Travel expenses

      - Inter-city transportation, lodging and meals during the implementation of non-local service project incurred by staff members leading/supporting the project


    2. Subsidy for Student Expense

      - Project materials and related expenditures

      - Inter-city transportation, lodging and meals during the implementation of non-local service project


    The funding provided for each successful application will vary according to the expenses incurred. The maximum funding support is as follows:


     Type of Projects   Maximum Funding Amount for Course Instructor/Project Leader   Maximum Subsidies for Students 
     Hong Kong  $30,000 per project  $1,000 per team project
     $300 per individual project
     Mainland  $50,000 per project  $2,500 per student*
     Asia Pacific  $70,000 per project  $3,500 per student*
     Others  $100,000 per project  $5,000 per student*
    *up to 100% of the actual expenses will be granted to students with financial needs

    Please refer to the budgetary and acknowledgement guidelines for details.


    Selection Process and Criteria

    Credit-bearing courses with SL components will be given higher priority than non-credit bearing service projects which will be converted into credit-bearing courses.

    The assessment is based on the following criteria:

    1. Achieving Common Intended Learning Outcomes of Service-Learning

    2. Integrating new ideas and SL elements in the curriculum

    3. Bringing educational benefits to students and impact to the service recipients and community

    4. Developing new pedagogical or teaching approaches in SL

    5. Internalising the project within the course/curriculum

    Applications for The Grant will be assessed and approved by the Committee on Innovative Service-Learning (ISLC).


    Application Guidelines and Deadline

    Applicants should send the completed application form to cisl@hkbu.edu.hk before 16 Nov 2018 (Friday). Review of applications and decisions will be on a rolling basis.

    Application Guideline (PDF format)
    Application Form (WORD format)


    Useful Forms

    Completion Report
    Claim Form_Subsidy for Students' Out of Pocket Expense


    Contact us

    Donald Chu

    Project Officer, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, HKBU

    Tel: 3411 7347

    Email: cisl@hkbu.edu.hk


    DEVELOPING SKILLS BEYOND ACADEMIA



    HKBU offers both credit and non-credit service-learning programmes that incorporate community-based learning. You can benefit academically, professionally, and personally from service- learning. Other than enhancing your understanding of your chosen discipline, you will also

  • Learn more about social issues and their root causes
  • Reflect on your values and beliefs
  • Enhance your understanding of diverse communities and cultures
  • Step out of your comfort zone and be more open to change
  • Work to make a difference in the civic life of our communities







  • Service-Learning Opportunities



    The Centre for Innovative Service-Learning endeavours to work with academic departments and support units to create and increase the number of service opportunities. More upcoming events will be shared on our website soon.

    For now, please refer to the University Student Handbook for credit bearing courses and visit Leadership Qualities Centre for non-credit bearing service-learning opportunities.




    Funding Sources



    For students with financial needs, there are several scholarships and educational funding sources to support service-learning related activities.

    Internal
  • Service-learning Student Activities Fund

  • First-Generation University Student Fund

  • External
  • Reaching Out Award

  • Hang Seng Bank Community Services Scholarship



  • Training and Preparation



    We prepare students to benefit fully from service-learning by providing coaching and advice. More information will be announced soon.


    SUPPORTING SERVICE-LEARNING PROJECTS



    The Centre of Innovative Service-learning supports service-learning by connecting academic departments to community partners, facilitating the formation of interdisciplinary teams, and providing appropriate training and support to both students and staff.

    We also facilitate and support teachers in improvement-oriented action research projects and promote sharing of experiences among service-learning practitioners and interested staff from all UGC-funded institutions through a cross-institutional “Community of Practice” .






    Cross Institutional Community of Practice



    Communities of Practice (CoPs) are defined as “groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis” (Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder, 2002, p. 4).

    The CoP on service-learning provides an opportunity for staff members of HKBU and other higher education institutes to come together on a regular basis to discuss topics of strategic relevance to their institution, and to deepen their knowledge and expertise on service-learning. CoP acts as a platform for research scholars and practitioners to exchange ideas on the planning, execution and assessment of service-learning, so as to generate synergy that can enhance positive peer influence.

    This initiative is part of the UGC funded project “Cross-institutional Capacity Building for Service-learning” with the objective of supporting and promoting service-learning in higher education in Hong Kong. To sign up as a member, please register online.

    If you are already involved in service-learning, or would like to know how to integrate service-learning into your curriculum, please stay tuned for more details.




    Action Research



    Action research encourages an evidence-based and critically reflective approach. It is a disciplined inquiry conducted by a teacher with the intent of informing and changing his or her research practices to create a bigger educational impacts.

    We will provide training, funding and administrative support to assist colleagues in action research(es) and publications.

    This initiative is part of the UGC funded project “Cross-institutional Capacity Building for Service-learning” with the objective of supporting and promoting service-learning in higher education in HK. To sign up as a member, please register online




    Curriculum Development



    We support innovative academic activities with a focus on service-learning. CISL acts as a hub for students, faculty, and staff interested in the pedagogy of service-learning and serves as a bridge to community partners. We help faculty members to.

    1. Develop project ideas and syllabi from a variety of subjects
    2. Identify potential community partners and facilitate meetings with community organizations
    3. Recruit voluntary advisors
    4. Arrange pre-service training and post-service reflection
    5. Source external funding sources



    WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT



    The Centre creates opportunities for students to develop as socially responsible community members and help them equip themselves for work and life. Support from partners, advisory committees, funds and foundations matter a lot to us in achieving these goals. Whether you would like to work with us on issues ranging from sponsorship, volunteering or mentorship, please get in touch with us.
    Thank you.


    Donation



    We welcome your support. Your contribution, however small, will make a difference to HKBU. https://foundation.hkbu.edu.hk/en/ways-to-give#.WmGbM6iWaUk





    Community Partners



    Service-learning partnerships offer a unique opportunity for community organizations to tap into the knowledge, skills, and talents of HKBU. Community partners work collaboratively with HKBU to design service projects that address social issues, while giving students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge in a real-life setting. Projects can target a current issue or an area of unmet need.





    Honorary Advisors



    We invite alumni and community volunteers to provide mentorship and/or professional consultation services to service projects. The involvement can be flexible ranging from one-off consultation to longer term advisory positions of three to six months.








    Tel: 3411 2472

    Fax: 3411 5540

    2/F, Franki Centre,

    Hong Kong Baptist University

    cisl@hkbu.edu.hk

    Events
    23 October 2018

    Support Programme for Service-Learning Action Research




    Date: 23 October 2018 (Tuesday)
    Time: 2:30 - 4:30
    Venue: OEW 704, 7/F, Oen Hall Building (West Wing), Ho Sin Hang Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University
    Facilitator: Prof. Atara Sivan, Head & Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
    Topic: Hands-on workshop: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Service-Learning through Action Research
    Registration: https://goo.gl/4uJAD8

    4 - 14 September 2018

    “We Are In” – Credit-Bearing Service-Learning Opportunities in AY 2018-19

    “We Are In” say hundreds of HKBU faculty members and students!

    Academic year 2018/2019 is a milestone in academic service-learning (SL) at Hong Kong Baptist University. Contributing to the University’s bold aspiration in delivering the best student experience, we have integrated SL components in over 20 courses.

    By means of fostering innovation, students and faculty will apply their academic knowledge and skills to address community needs off-campus. In these courses, meaningful service projects will be developed to contribute to the common good of humankind in the effort to enrich students’ academic learning and personal growth.

    Together, we are bigger than the sum of our parts!

    Check out the service-learning courses available in the first semester! http://cisl.hkbu.edu.hk/SL%20Courses%20Poster%20(Term%201).pdf

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    Instagram: @hkbucisl


    3 - 4 May 2018

    With the goal to promote cross-institutional capacity building for service-learning (SL), the Community of Practice for Service-Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education (CoP-SLHE) was formed in March 2018. As CoP-SLHE marks its official launch, we cordially invite you to join our Launching Ceremony cum Keynote Lecture on 3 May and Extended Workshop on 4 May. We are honoured to have Dr Judy Yeh, Assistant Professor, Center for General Education, National Sun Yat-sen University to share both her inspirations and practical experiences in academic service-learning.


    Launching Ceremony and Keynote Lecture

    Keynote:   Making an Impact on Student Learning and Communities: My passion in Service-Learning
    Date:   3 May, 2018 (Thursday)
    Time:   3:00pm – 4:30pm (followed by tea reception)
    Venue:   WLB210, 2/F, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University
    Registration:   Click here

    Extended Workshop

    Topic:   Enhancing Service-Learning Outcomes through Application of Effective Group Dynamics
    Date:   4 May, 2018 (Friday)
    Time:   2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Venue:   BC302, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Registration:   Click here


    20 March 2018

    Action Research and the Good Practice by Dr. Timothy Stanton on 20 March We are pleased to announce the launch of Community of Practice for Service-Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education (CoP-SLHE) set up to support cross-institutional capacity building for service-learning (SL). We cordially invite you to join us as our member and to attend our first event on 20 March with details below:

    Action Research and the Good Practice (organized in collaboration with Lingnan University)

    Speaker:   Dr. Timothy Stanton, Director Emeritus of the Bing Overseas Studies Program in Cape Town, Stanford University, U.S.
    Date:   20 March, 2018 (Tuesday)
    Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 NN
    Venue:   AM312, Amenities Building, Lingnan University
    Registration:   Click here