The Second International Conference on Service-Learning (ICSL)
1-2 December, 2016
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The 2nd ICSL is an international refereed conference dedicated to promoting the scholarly development of the theories, models and pedagogy of service-learning (SL). The aim of the ICSL is to provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners who are interested in a scholarly and evidence-based approach to SL to come together, interact and share with, and learn from each other regarding the latest research and best practices.

We invite scholars and students (both undergraduate and graduate students) who are interested in a scholarly and evidence-based approach to SL to submit papers to the 2nd ICSL. The topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The role and impact of SL in university education
  • Credit-bearing and/or compulsory SL
  • Direct and indirect services for the community
  • Service-Learning as general education
  • Integrating SL into academic disciplines in both teaching and research
  • Sustainability of SL projects
  • The assessment of learning outcomes in SL
  • Learning through reflection
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2nd Summit on University Social Responsibility cum
International Conference on Service-Learning
19-21 November, 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has committed itself to be a socially responsible university. As part of that commitment, Service-learning has been made a core credit-bearing component of its undergraduate programs since 2012. We, in collaboration with several other universities similarly committed, are now organizing “ 2nd University Social Responsibility Summit cum International Service Learning Conference” on 19-21, November, 2014, at the university’s hotel and campus. At the USR Summit, on 19 Nov, senior university managers will be invited to speak on the broad issues of social responsibility. The SL conference, on 20-21 Nov, is focused on the research and practice of service-learning.

Service-Learning is now recognized as a highly effective pedagogical tool. The integration of community service into the academic curriculum in higher education is embraced wholeheartedly in many countries, and is gathering momentum in many other places all over the world. The Conference aims to further promote the scholarly development of the relevant theories, models, and tools of service-learning. Through this opportunity academic practitioners, faculty members, administrators, and students gather together to share and learn effective practices, to discover opportunities and resources, to be inspired and challenged, and to network and foster partnerships.
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