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Service-Learning at PolyU wins THE Awards Asia 2022

Service-Learning at PolyU 

Winner of THE Awards Asia 2022 : Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year


The Times Higher Education Awards are widely recognised as the 'Oscars of higher education'. We are honoured to receive THE Awards Asia 2022 : Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year.

PolyU institutionalized a comprehensive service-learning component into our undergraduate curriculum to meet the needs of today’s society for adaptable, socially responsible, and civic-minded professionals. Our service-learning programme integrates rigorous academic learning with meaningful community service and critical reflection, through which we expect students to deepen their understanding of academic concepts and apply them for the betterment of society. We also expect them to learn how to collaborate with others, creatively solve problems, think critically, and build character – in short, to be a 21st-century global citizen. Achieving this required a holistic, sustainable and institutionalized strategy that is inclusive and supportive with high standards of quality and outcomes, targetting multiple aspects of teaching and learning. The success of our strategy is demonstrated via strong positive impacts on students and community – 2021 saw 4,508 students enrolled into 69 subjects, contributing over 180,000 hours of community service – along with external recognitions and leadership.

For the awards details, please refer to THE Awards Asia 2022

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