The Second International Conference on Service-Learning


The Second International Conference on Service-Learning was held successfully on 1-2 December 2016. The Conference brought together over 200 international and local researchers, practitioners, faculty members, administrators, NGO partners, and students to interact and share with, and learn from each other regarding the latest research and best practices in service-learning (SL).

The Conference consisted of three keynote speeches, two plenary sessions, fifteen paper presentation sessions and a thematic session.

Prof. Timothy W. Tong, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University spoke about the university’s support to SL. Dr Andrew Seligsohn, President of Campus Compact, shared his views on the past and future of SL and university engagement, and Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, shared his insights on the role of SL in higher education. 

Two plenary sessions of esteemed speakers led discussion on the partnership in, and various insights on SL. One panel opened up a multi-stakeholder dialogue on partnership with universities in SL. The other session focused on the views and perspectives on SL from different parts of the world, with speakers from Taiwan, Argentina and the United States.

In total, 50 papers, 1 thematic proposal and 1 poster abstract were submitted from 7 regions, namely, the United States, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, the Chinese Mainland, Macau and Hong Kong. Based on the review results, the committee shortlisted 40 papers for oral presentations and 1 for thematic session. The paper presentations were classified into the following categories: leadership, reflection, SL  in business, pedagogy and model, SL and teachers, SL in engineering, measurement and outcome, engagement and empowerment, evaluation and growth, SL in health sciences, mandatory SL, multi-disciplinary students in SL, global SL, case studies from the Philippines and sustainability. The thematic session discussed the ethics in overseas project engagement.

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