“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 30 courses.
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.
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.
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.