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Experiential Community Service Learning Projects

Please cite as follows: Chan, CKY (2015). "Experiential Community Service Learning Projects", Engineering Education Enhancement and Research Asia (E3R Asia).

Guidelines in Organizing Experiential Community Service Learning Projects

General Guidelines for Teaching Staff

  1. Decide on the type of community project (what, where?)
  2. Identify external organizer(s)/community partner(s) (see list of external organizations in Section 2 )
  3. Work with external organizer(s) and organize with students in planning project schedule
  4. Allocate suitable internal and external supervisors.
  5. Prepare a list of intended learning outcomes
  6. Plan learning activities to achieve the learning outcomes
  7. Note safety issues (see California State University’s Best Practices for Managing Risk in Service-Learning)
  8. Identity methods of assessment of learning outcomes (see assessment of experiential community service learning projects in Section 6)
  9. Develop mechanism(s) for the evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the project

Information for Teaching Staff at HKU

At the University of Hong Kong (HKU), subsequent to the establishment of the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre (GHELC) in March 2012 with a generous donation from Dr. Gallant Ho, a Management Committee has been set up to oversee the allocation of funding to support experiential learning activities in the Faculties and the provision of support for student preparation and assessment of learning.

The Management Committee of GHELC invites Faculties to submit proposals for financial support for the purpose of introducing, expanding or enhancing experiential learning in their undergraduate curricula.

There are two rounds of applications annually:

  1. January / Main Round – for experiential learning projects to take place in the summer and the September term; and
  2. May / Clearing Round – for experiential learning projects to take place in the January term.

For experiential learning projects taking place in 2013-14, the application deadline is January, 2014. You may submit an online application here: