“Carol MA Hok-ka and her colleagues from Chinese universities illustrate how service-learning, informed by Confucian philosophy and Chinese cultural values, has created a new paradigm for Chinese higher education. The rapid emergence of professional service-learning associations in Southeast Asia affirms that the concept of the T-shaped student is gaining global perspective within diverse cultural contexts. The volume is a must-read for individuals interested in and engaged with the growing intersection of Western and Eastern approaches to higher education.”
—HIRAM E. FITZGERALD, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University
Service-Learning as a New Paradigm in Higher Education of China
The first reference book to introduce the concept and development of service-learning in China, Service-Learning as a New Paradigm in Higher Education of China provides a full picture of the infusion of service-learning into the Chinese educational system and describes this new teaching experience using case studies, empirical data, and educational and institutional policies within Chinese context. The text demonstrates how students learn outside the classroom through service-learning with valuable feedback and reflection from faculty members and fellow students about the meaning of education in China. Though service-learning was initially developed in the United States, the concept is rooted in Chinese literatures and values. This book will help readers understand how service-learning is being used as a pedagogy with Chinese values and philosophy in Chinese education, filling a niche within the worldwide literature of service-learning.
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
198 pages| 7 in x 10 in
CAROL MA HOK-KA is one of the founders of the Office of Service-Learning at Lingnan University in Hong Kong and a Senior Lecturer of Common Curriculum and Senior Fellow of Service-Learning at Singapore University of Social Sciences.
ALFRED CHAN CHEUNG-MING is Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission in Hong Kong and was the Chair Professor in Social Gerontology at Lingnan University.
ALICE LIU CHENG was the Service-Learning Visiting Tutor at the Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University.
FANNY MAK MUI-FONG is a Senior Project Officer at the Office of Service-Learning at Lingnan University.