How Service-Learning promotes intergenerational harmony: Case study of a Service-Learning project in a science course

Sze Nga Cecilia AU YEUNG, Lai Ki LAM, Jonathan FONG

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Abstract

The Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University partnered with the Discovery and Education Department, Ocean Park (a theme park in Hong Kong) to develop a Service-Learning project. Along with the traditional goals of Service-Learning (enhance undergraduate student learning, provide useful service for community partner), we added an additional goal of promoting [1]The educational services (narration services at the exhibits and interactive games) aimed to fulfil Ocean Park’s goal of providing a richer visitor experience, as well as promote the message of marine conservation. This study provides information on how including elders as service providers in a Service-Learning project can facilitate reciprocal learning between age groups and promote intergenerational harmony.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-35
Number of pages16
JournalMetropolitan Universities
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Service-Learning
  • Intergenerational harmony
  • Open communication
  • Reciprocal learning
  • Science education

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