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Title: Service-learning from the views of university teachers : a qualitative study based on focus groups.
Authors: Shek, DT 
Chan, SC 
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal of adolescent medicine and health, 2013, v. 25, no. 4, p. 385-393 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of adolescent medicine and health 
Abstract: Under the New Undergraduate Curriculum at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), students are required to take a 3-credit subject to fulfill service-learning requirements. To understand the views of teachers regarding service-learning, five focus group interviews (n=33) are conducted to examine the perceived characteristics and myths of service-learning as well as colleagues' views on the policy at PolyU. Results showed that most informants are aware of service-learning and have seen its benefits to both students and teachers. Most informants also possess positive views about service-learning. Nevertheless, in terms of service-learning at PolyU, three different groups of views on service-learning are observed, namely, positive, negative, and mixed views. This paper also discusses teachers' views on the anticipated difficulties of service-learning implementation and the ways, by which to promote the subject in the PolyU context.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13565
ISSN: 0334-0139
EISSN: 2191-0278
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