As one of the high-impact practices of undergraduate education, Service Learning (also known as community-based experiential learning) has been prevalently practiced by universities and colleges around the world (Kuh, 2008). Extant literature has studied the integration of this pedagogy into different disciplines and summarized a series of principles in ensuring its effectiveness. However, the worldwide pandemic outbreak proposed significant challenges to the experience accumulated during the past half century. This article introduces a Service-Learning model, which is reframed to enable students from liberal arts context to be innovators aware of the local and global social challenges and, more importantly, competent to make changes through social innovation. Since 2018, the Office of Service-Learning at Lingnan University has been working on this model and piloted it in a Service-Learning course in 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years. A case study of this particular course under COVID-19 will be elaborated on to demonstrate this model's effectiveness and adaptability in student cultivation and social transformation.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Service-Learning Studies Series|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Mar 2021|