At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Service-Learning is defined as an experiential learning pedagogy that integrates meaningful community service with academic study and reflections to enrich students’ learning experience, in order to achieve the intended institutional or programme learning outcomes. It is expected that Service-Learning at PolyU will not only enhance students’ sense of civic responsibility and engagement, but also benefit the community at large. It emphasizes learning through engagement in services. As a pedagogy, Service-Learning gives academic learning, service experience and reflection central roles in learning.
Service-Learning commonly involves the following three components: