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Assessing Experiential Learning

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


What is an Essay?

The essay “helps students enhance their academic initiative relating to their experiential learning and reflect innovatively and critically” (Faculty of Social Science, HKU, p.6) about how their community service learning project and their service tasks impact the society.


Students who participated in the Social Innovation/Global Citizenship Internship at University of Hong Kong were assessed based on their overall performance at the community partner organization (50%), poster presentation (10%) and integrated essay (40%). It was recommended that the integrated essay should include:

  • Background of the organization.
  • Identification of service gap and making recommendation/suggestions for the organization.
  • Description & evaluation of the service tasks in the service project.
  • Directions/recommendation for future service projects for sustainable development.