10th anniversary of Service-Learning at Lingnan
The University established the "Jockey Club Hong Kong History Learning Programme" with the generous donation of HK$14.83 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Launching ceremony of the Programme was held on 29 April on the University's campus.
The Jockey Club Hong Kong History Learning Programme, an unprecedented one both in nature and scope, is a three-year project to be implemented by the Hong Kong and South China Historical Research Programme. Targeted at all primary and secondary school students and teachers in Hong Kong, the Programme aims to develop a set of teaching and learning resources delving into the breadth of Hong Kong history
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of inauguration of Service-Learning at Lingnan University, the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) organised the "International Symposium: Network Strengthening for Service- Learning Through Regional Collaboration" on 9-12 March. Over 140 participants representing more than 60 higher education institutions and organisations from 12 countries and regions gathered at Lingnan to review the developments and advances of Service-Learning in the Asia Pacific region over the past decade, share experience in Service-Learning and establish stronger collaboration networks across the region.
The Symposium included a rich array of events. The thematic discussions on "Connections between Service-Learning and Higher Education Development in China" and "The 4th Service-Learning Asia Network Meeting" were held on the first two days of the Symposium during which participants discussed the development of Service-Learning in the Asia Pacific region. The third day featured a keynote speech by Prof Gao Haiyan, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of Duke Kunshan University as well as panel discussions, poster sessions and academic paper presentations. Participants also visited Lingnan's community partners in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long districts on the last day of the event to get an in-depth understanding on the University's effort in promoting Service-Learning.
"Lingnan University encourages its students to participate in Service-Learning projects, because we believe that community work is an important aspect in our students' all round development. In these projects students have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills and develop a sense of social responsibility," said President Leonard K Cheng. OSL also organised the 10th Anniversary Dinner with the theme "Embrace the Past, Light Up the Future" on 11 March.
in supporting the key learning area of "Personal, Social and Humanities Education" of the primary and secondary curriculum.