The Role of Service Leadership in the University’s GE Curriculum: The HKBU Experience

A. Reza Hoshmand*

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    The concept of service leadership is not only new to Hong Kong but also to other parts of the world. Most universities in North America and elsewhere have adopted service learning as a strategy for engaging students in community service and extracurricular activities in support of their academic course offerings. The philosophy of service leadership is to develop leadership capabilities in students for providing service of any type with care and competence. This chapter will elaborate on how the ideals of service leadership education that include character, virtues, and values could be incorporated into the General Education courses. The process of course development and elements of strategy in implementing service leadership will also be discussed. Student reflections from service leadership courses at Hong Kong Baptist University will be presented to highlight the impact of these courses on student learning.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPromoting Service Leadership Qualities in University Students
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Case of Hong Kong
    EditorsDaniel T.L. Shek, Po Chung
    PublisherSpringer Singapore
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9789812875150
    ISBN (Print)9789812875143, 9789811012686
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameQuality of Life in Asia
    ISSN (Print)2211-0550
    ISSN (Electronic)2211-0569

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Public Administration
    • Demography
    • Development
    • Education

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Curriculum
    • General education
    • Higher education
    • Leadership development
    • Service leadership
    • University students


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