Exploration of History and Community Through Service-Learning

Yan Ho SIU

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'Service-Learning' is playing an increasingly important role in the shaping of tertiary education around the globe. It is not merely a combination of 'service' and 'learning,' but there are also requirements of composition conditions and learning objectives. According to Butin (2010), "service-learning is a course-based, credit bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that identified community needs and reflect on the activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility" (pp. 4-5) Service-learning is a diversified teaching and learning model. It is an approach to bridge the gap between higher education institutions and society by increasing civic engagement and narrowing the distance between universities and communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood for Thoughts : Service-Learning Research in Asia
EditorsRobert SHUMER, Carol Hok Ka MA, Constance Wing Yee CHAN
PublisherInformation Age Publishing Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781648025112
ISBN (Print)9781648025099, 9781648025105
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2021


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