In Chung Chi College, deeply rooted in Christian higher education traditions and ideals, the nurturing of a sense of community service has been an important element in the education of the College since its founding. Over the years, opportunities for service-learning were explored and introduced. Chung Chi students were sponsored to attend service-learning projects abroad staring 1995 and since then the College worked devotedly towards the direction of establishing its own programmes. A few years later in 2000, the Chung Chi College Local Service-Learning Programme was launched, followed by the Mainland and the International Service-Learning Programmes in 2004 and 2005 respectively. Some programmes are combined with the College General Education curriculum for final-year students.
Drawing on the more than a decade of rewarding experience and in order to further promote service-learning, Chung Chi College established the Service-Learning Centre in 2013/14. The Centre has the following objectives:
- To enhance students’ personal growth and prepare them to be informed, responsible citizens and civic leaders, through instilling the set of core qualities including values, knowledge, skills, critical and reflective thinking, and commitment, etc.
- To benefit society by bringing in high-level expertise and resources from the tertiary education sector that address community needs.
- To contribute to academic research on service-learning as a subject of study, and its application and impacts.
The Centre is responsible for organizing the Local, Mainland and International Service-Learning Programmes of the College. It offers advice and support to voluntary work projects and short-term service trips initiated by student societies and alumni groups. On the aspect of professional development, there willl be symposiums, seminars and training workshops held for scholars, teachers and administrators from local and mainland universities, secondary schools, as well as social workers from non-government organizations, etc. The Centre will also collaborates with academics and provides support on research projects. A collection of literature materials related to service-learning including journal articles, brochures and bulletins is maintained too.
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