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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) now organises a Service-Learning in Higher Education: Teacher Development Course for all academic and teaching staff from higher education institutions.


As part of the four-year undergraduate degree curriculum, the mandatory Service-Learning (SL) requirement of PolyU is an experiential learning form of pedagogy that integrates meaningful community service with academic study and reflections to enrich students’ learning experience. Since the introduction of the mandatory SL requirement in 2012/13, over 23,000 students have taken part in this meaningful experience which connects professional education with societal needs. Feedback from students, service recipients and community partners are extremely positive. In addition to bringing positive changes to society, many students have found SL to be a life-changing experience, helping to nurture a strong sense of social responsibility among the citizens of tomorrow. 

About the Course

This course consists of seminars, discussions, and a 2-day service-learning symposium in Hong Kong. The seminars will cover theories and practices in SL, effective SL design, and SL assessment. The 2-day symposium will provide you an opportunity to interact with our students, SL teachers, and even the NGOs. You will be able to get hands-on practice in designing your own project, and have a chance to receive feedback on your project proposal.

Key Dates of the Course

Information session (online)

13 July 2020, 5:30 – 7:00pm

Application deadline

17 July 2020, 12:00nn (Closed)

Admission results

24 July 2020

Briefing session

4 August 2020, 4:30 – 6:00pm

A 2-day symposium 

10 – 11 August 2020



Symposium Brochure


TU428, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,

Kowloon, Hong Kong


+ 852 2766 4376


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