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Title: Students’ perceived changes and benefits in a mandatory service learning course
Authors: Yammy Chak
Shek, DTL 
Mok, BPW
Han, XY
Chen, JF
Zhang, JL
Xiao, Q
Jiang, H
Keywords: Service-learning
Reflection
Perceived changes
Mandatory requirement
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: ICSL 2016
Source: 2016 Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Service-Learning (ICSL 2016), the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1-2 Dec 2016, p. 177-184 How to cite?
Abstract: By engaging in a more comprehensive reflection of the service-learning experiences, students taking Service-Learning subjects at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are expected to develop a more positive personal understanding and self-identity, stronger critical thinking ability and social awareness. The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceived changes and benefits from the perspective of more than 80 students, who had taken a 3-credit SL subject entitled “Promotion of Children and Adolescent Development” and provided 40 hours of service for more than 300 migrant children in Shanghai. Overall, both quantitative and qualitative findings showed that the students benefited from this 2- semester course. A number of perceived changes were recognized, including the enhancement of their interpersonal effectiveness, team building, problem solving ability and social responsibilities. The findings also demonstrate the advantage of having mandatory SL subject requirement.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/64551
Rights: ©2016 The 2nd International Conference on Service-Learning (ICSL 2016)
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