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Ngai, Grace; Chan, Stephen C. F.; Kwan, Kam-por – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
What makes service-learning effective? This article examines key factors influencing student service-learning outcomes in higher education. We studied 2,214 students who had completed a credit-bearing service-learning course in a large public university in Hong Kong. The students were asked to rate the course and pedagogical features, as well as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Service Learning, Higher Education
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Hok-ka, Carol Ma; Wing-fung, Chad Chan; Cheung-ming, Alfred Chan – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
Service-learning (SL) is a relatively new pedagogy in Hong Kong and so far, no study of SL's long-term impact in Hong Kong exists. To explore SL's impacts on Hong Kong students, researchers conducted a quantitative study to compare graduates with SL experience to graduates without SL experience in terms of three domains: (1) adaptability, brain…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Career Exploration, Service Learning
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Chan, Kevin; Ng, Eddie; Chan, Charles C. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
This article chronicles a service-learning (SL) subject on community psychology in Hong Kong (n = 26) and elaborates on how students experience concepts, frameworks, and values in community psychology and put them into practice at servicelearning settings. Upon acquiring basic concepts in community psychology, including sense of community,…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Service Learning, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Do, Chi-wai; Chan, Lily Y. L.; Wong, Horace H. Y.; Chu, Geoffrey; Yu, Wing Yan; Pang, Peter C. K.; Cheong, Allen M. Y.; Ting, Patrick Wai-ki; Lam, Thomas Chuen; Kee, Chea-su; Lam, Andrew; Chan, Henry H. L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
A vision care-based community service subject is offered to general university students for fulfillment of a service-learning compulsory credit requirement. Here, a professional health subject is taught in a way that caters to generalist learners. Students gain basic skills they can apply to provide vision screenings for the needy population. All…
Descriptors: Community Services, Human Body, Health Education, Service Learning
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Leung, Barbara Y. P. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
Previous studies have demonstrated that service-learning (SL) can help students not only develop their personal qualities but also enhance their social and civic sense of responsibility. Despite many promotions since the mid-1990s, the development of SL is popular in humanity faculties but not in technical faculties with intellectual orientations…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Responsibility, Citizenship Responsibility