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If you cannot explain something in simple terms, you don't understand it. The best way to learn is to teach.

Prof. Richard Feynman

The SDS program offers multiple benefits to students:

  • Boosts Confidence & Leadership Skills: By taking charge of course creation and delivery, students bolster their self-confidence and develop essential leadership abilities.
  • Enhances Learning: By teaching others, students reinforce their own understanding of the subject matter, which leads to a deeper and more profound learning experience.
  • Promotes Collaboration: Working closely with teachers and peers, students enhance their teamwork and communication skills, which are invaluable in both academic and professional settings.
  • Gains Recognition: Participants receive a certificate and a special mention in their e-transcripts, showcasing their dedication and expertise in their chosen field.

The SDS program also benefits teachers by:

  • Encouraging Innovation: Collaboration with students fosters fresh perspectives and ideas, enriching the overall curriculum and teaching methods.
  • Building Stronger Relationships: Working together in the SDS initiative promotes mutual respect and understanding between teachers and students, leading to a more positive learning environment.
  • Strengthening Professional Development: Teachers have the opportunity to reflect on their teaching practices and learn from the insights and experiences of their students.

Become a student instructor and take charge of your learning experience by joining the SDS program now – open to all disciplines and backgrounds!


Mr Anthony Ho

Senior Technical Officer
Educational Development Centre, PolyU

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