Collaboration in Designing T&L Materials – A Service Learning Project in India with Happy Tree Social Services (PGDE)

Background of co-organiser

Happy Tree hopes to help the weak, sick and poor to improve living condition and live with hope. It wants to be a ‘wound healing’ organisation with a sense of responsibility and compassion towards our neighbouring countries. It believes everyone in the world, especially children, should have the chance to obtain education and the right to pursue their own life.

With the existing service areas including but not limited to Cambodia, India, Yunnan and Sichuan, it strives for its objective to provide medical, educational and social services to the disadvantaged minority over the world.

Project details

In this project, UG and PGDE students will work together as a task force to exchange teaching and learning ideas concerning lesson and curriculum design with the full-time teachers of the partnering school in India.

Students will have the chances to:

  • Understand Indian social, cultural and educational background;
  • Collaborate with UG students and design programme curriculum and prepare teaching materials to be used for teaching;
  • Visit schools and slums in India;
  • Conduct classroom teaching and learning activities with kids who are in grade 8-12; and
  • Have cultural visits in India cities.


  • 16 October – 22 November 2017
  • A 2-week experiential learning trip to India will be arranged in November 2017
  • Collaborate with UG students who participate in a credit-bearing elective in planning and designing teaching materials (These UGs will go on the same trip in summer 2018)
  • Mandatory on-campus briefing and evaluation sessions will be arranged before and after the experiential learning tour


Delhi, Noida, Agra and Jaipur, India


PGDE students from all majors

(No. of places: 8)


Application Deadline

1 September 2017


  • Estimated cost for the experiential learning trip to India: HKD 12000
  • Scholarship/financial support may be available from the Faculty of Education


Ms. Candace Mok, Faculty of Education (HKU) [Email: cwfmok@hku.hk]