Joint-University Student Experiential Learning Programme in Lanzhou and Hong Kong

Project details

The course will offer students the chance to undertake experiential learning through extended participation in inquiry activities in Gansu. By engaging in the activities, students will expand their understanding and practice as future education professionals beyond the formal classroom and school context. They are encouraged to establish a model of teacher and curriculum development which benefits schools/social groups in mainland China. They will have the chance to work alongside Mainland University teachers and students and apply the knowledge and skills that they have learned on Education courses at HKU. They will be engaged in in-depth research study and field enquiry of the education and societal issues in both Gansu and Hong Kong. With the authentic experiences, they can also learn more about China’s education system, make comparison with what are practicing and those observed in Hong Kong and broaden their perspective on the world. All students who select this course will be engaged in projects supported by Tin Ka Ping Foundation and China Vision and closely supervised under the guidance of faculty members. Students’ performance in the course will be evaluated through a variety of means including reports, online reflections and an end-of-course multimedia presentation.


  • Semesters 1- 2, 2018-19
  • An overseas visit to Lanzhou will be arranged in Winter 2018-19
  • Mandatory on-campus training and evaluation sessions will be arranged before and after the experiential learning visits


Lanzhou, Mainland China


Students from the BEd&BSocSc programme

(No. of places: 15)


Register BBED6793 Joint-University Student Experiential Learning Programme in Lanzhou and Hong Kong via SIS. Students will earn 6 credits after successful completion of the course.

Application Deadline

Online course add/drop period in Semester 1, 2018-19


Dr. Eva Chan (Email: evachan2@hku.hk)