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21st Century Service-Learning Model for Inclusive Growth


Service-Learning (S-L) encompasses a transformational education model. In response to the needs of the 21st-century, it is essential to equip University students with practical skills, a broad base of interdisciplinary knowledge, and interpersonal competence. The Office of Service-Learning in Lingnan University promotes innovative and transformative teaching and learning models, strengthens the cooperation between stakeholders, and nurtures socially conscious young entrepreneurs through its transformative liberal arts curriculum. In this symposium, faculty, students, community partners from Hong Kong and the region will share exemplary Service-Learning initiatives and strategics for advancing sustainable global Service-Learning impact.



•    To share good practices in Service-Learning initiatives from a regional perspective
•    To create a potential network for sustainable Service-Learning impact in a cross-border context


•    Discuss strategies for the implementation and assessment of Service-Learning initiatives;
•    Discuss how societal changes and educational reforms will reshape Service-Learning;
•   Develop capacity building partnerships among institutions; and
•   Review the current stage of Service-Learning institutionalization within the region.


Scope of Discussion

•    Service-Learning and Beyond:
Demands and Direction of Service-Learning; Whole Person Development; Passion and Empathy; Civic Engagement
  • Technology Meets Social Innovation:
    Catalyst of Change; Empowerment through Technology; Elder Services with Technology
•    Startup and Inclusive Entrepreneurship:
Lean Startup; Social Enterprise; Entrepreneurship for Youth and All; Design Thinking
•    Collaboration with the Belt and Road Initiative:
Signature Belt and Road Projects; Opportunities for Transborder Service-Learning; Sustainable Development Goals


Who Should Attend?

We welcome diverse audiences from higher education S-L educators, S-L administrators, University and secondary school staff and faculty, researchers, youth leaders, community-based partners and corporate stakeholders from the region.