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Support Programme for Service-Learning Action Research 2018-2019

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:

  • Advisory Service - Experienced faculty members from each collaborating institution will be invited to serve as research advisors. Awardees may consult the institutional advisors for guidance on research design and methodology, data analysis and SL practice improvement

  • Training - Workshops and seminars on the following topics will be held: research design and methodologies, data analysis, and writing for publication.

  • Data Collection and Tabulation - The coordinating offices at HKBU, PolyU and LU and staff at EdUHK will support approved research projects on activities such as survey distribution and collection, interviews, data entry or other administrative duties. Data analysis and report writing are expected to be completed by the awardees.

  • Financial Incentives - Funding to be awarded includes a research grant to cover research expenses such as printing of survey materials and travelling cost for conducting research. Up to HK$10,000 will be granted on reimbursement basis to each approved application from HKBU, EdUHK and LU. An extra grant of HK$5,000 (i.e. a total of HK$15,000) will be granted to each approved application from PolyU for hiring temporary helpers to support data collection and tabulation.

Application Schedule and Process

Thank you for your interest in the Support Programme for Service-Learning Action Research 2018-19.

Our application is currently closed. 

Workshop and Training

Coming Soon

Awarded Research Projects in the First Round

Project Title

Awardee

Students’ Learning in Clinical Diagnosis and Medical Ethics in Traditional Chinese Medicine Orthopaedics Courses:
the Role of Service-Learning                              
Dr. TU Feng
Principal Lecturer
Department of Chinese Medicine
Hong Kong Baptist University
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
Using the Readiness Assurance Process (RAP) as a learning outcome to facilitate students’ learning for RS2S02:
Inter-professional Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Services in Hong Kong
Ms. Jessica RAUSZEN
Clinical Associate
Rehabilitation Sciences Department
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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

Awarded Research Projects in the Second Round

Project Title

Awardee

From working for others to working with others:
An examination of the development of
transformative partnerships in
a cross-institutional service-learning project           
Ms. LEUNG Ka Wai 
Lecturer I
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Dr. XU Hui Xuan
Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Ms. LEUNG Hiu Mann
Lecturer II
Language Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University
 
Ms. WU Xiaoying
Research Assistant
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
The Education University of Hong Kong
Learning of empathy development in a
Facial Animation course with Service-Learning
Dr. LEE Kai Wah Kelvin
Senior Lecturer
Academy of Film
Hong Kong Baptist University
An Exploratory Study of Students’ Motivation in a
Biology Service-Learning course
Dr. YUE, Patrick Ying Kit
Lecturer I
Department of Biology
Hong Kong Baptist University
 
Miss Jennifer GU
Assistant Librarian
Information Service Section
Hong Kong Baptist University
Impact of e-Learning Module on Students’ Understanding of Service-Learning and Development of
Graduate Attributes and Generic Competences
Dr. YUE Kin Man, Kevin
Associate Professor & Associate Director 
School of Chinese Medicine -
Teaching and Research Division
Hong Kong Baptist University
A study for investigating the student’s learning outcomes
through an Inter-institutional Course Connection with
Service-Learning elements    
Dr. SIU Yan Ho 
Lecturer
Department of Chinese
Lingnan University
 
Dr. ZHANG Qing Ling
Principal Lecturer
School of Chinese Medicine -
Teaching and Research Division
Hong Kong Baptist University
 
Dr. YUE Kin Man, Kevin
Associate Professor & Associate Director 
School of Chinese Medicine -
Teaching and Research Division
Hong Kong Baptist University
Investigating Service-Learning Impacts on
University Students’ Learning Outcomes
through Control Group Study
Ms. CHAN Wing Yee, Constance 
Service-Learning Teaching Fellow
Office of Service-Learning
Lingnan University 
Investigating the impacts of intergenerational collaboration on Service- Learning projects
Prof. FONG Jonathan 
Assistant Professor
Science Unit
Lingnan University