Join Us!

Dear Colleague,

I would like to invite you to formally register as a member of the Community of Practice in Service-Learning (CoP-SL). Our goal is to continually enhance the design, delivery, assessment and evaluation of service-learning at PolyU.
All PolyU staff members from academic or academic support units who embrace the concept and ideal of SL, are committed to actively participate in the CoP activities and willing to make active contributions to the promotion of SL at PolyU are welcome to join us.

As a member of the CoP-SL, you will get a host of benefits designed to support your professional development in SL pedagogies, including:
  • Networking with other colleagues with a common interest in SL through regular lunchtime workshop/seminars/sharing sessions and bi-monthly gatherings;
  • Acquiring updated knowledge and skills in designing, delivering, assessing and evaluating SL courses and projects from interacting with other CoP-SL members and external speakers;
  • Funding support for staff development activities in SL through attending conferences/courses/workshops, conducting pedagogical researches or carrying out teaching development project.

Below are the details of planned activities in Semester One this year:



Date & Time


Get-together for CoP-SL members


  • Tea and light refreshments
  • Networking with other colleagues interested in SL
  • Briefing on staff development fund for CoP-SL members
  • Informal chat and sharing on:
    • Target and implementation plan for SL subjects for 2013/14 and 2014/15
    • Funding model for SL subjects, and support from OSL
    • Possible sources of funding support? for overseas SL projects
    • Ongoing TDG projects/proposals on SL
    • Work plan for subsequent semesters

8 Nov 2013 (Friday)
3:30pm – 5:00pm









Developing students' passion and attitudes to serve and learn: Insights from the services delivered to migrant children in Shanghai
Drs. Janet Leung and Florence Wu,
Research Assistant Professors, APSS



21 Nov 2013 (Thursday)
12:30pm – 2:00pm






To register as a member of the CoP-SL, please fill out the membership form enclosed and send to by 4 November 2013. Should you have any enquiries, please contact me at ext. 7259 or my colleague Miss Renee Leung at ext. 6802 or via email We look forward to your favorable reply.

Best regards,

Stephen Chan (Dr.)
Coordinator of CoP-SL