Service leadership education at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Rachel C.F. SUN, Li LIN, Hildie LEUNG, Andrew M.H. SIU, Cecilia M.S. MA, Lu YU, Moon Y.M. LAW

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In this chapter we outline the achievements of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in the 3-year Fung Service Leadership Initiative. In terms of curriculum development, PolyU has developed and offered several credit-bearing subjects and non-credit-bearing programs. Utilizing different evaluative strategies, both quantitative and qualitative data suggest that the credit-bearing subjects and non-credit-bearing programs yielded positive impacts on students’ development. In terms of research, publications on service leadership have been generated from the project, including journal articles, conference paper presentations, books and book chapters. Reflections and lessons learned from the three-year journey are shared. Particularly, insights on collaboration, research and evaluation, as well as recommendations on how to take the initiative forward both in terms of research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService Leadership Education for University Students
EditorsDaniel T.L. SHEK, Po CHUNG, Li LIN, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781536119695
ISBN (Print)9781536119497
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePublic Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Bibliographical note

The Fung Service Leadership Education initiative and this work were financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation. This chapter is based on a paper published in the International Journal on Disability and Human Development2018;17(1) issue.

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