UG EL Electives

Serving to Learn: Co-constructing the Community through Student Leadership (BBED6803)

Project Details

According to the OECD Learning Compass 2030, student agency is one of the strongest driving forces to well-being and the core foundation to develop competencies to influence the future. Students are active agents in not just their own learning process but also in the communities where they reside and therefore, they have the abilities to positively influence their own life and the world around them.

For students enrolling in this course, student agency is contextualised in multiple trajectories. They will select one project from the available project list (see below and the course information in the Student Information System). In some projects, students will serve the local community through direct services under the mentorship of partnered non-governmental organisations. In some other projects, they will work in teams as shared leaders to launch their own campaign and initiatives to directly impact the communities under the mentorship of course instructor and partnered organisations.

Students, teachers and also the communities will work together throughout the process of co-construction. In this way, everyone is considered a learner and students’ potentials are realised and developed.


Semesters 2, 2022-23

Course schedule and activities

Schedule Activities
Pre-departure meeting Course overview and understanding the social issues in the communities

This session gives an overview of this experiential learning course and specify students’ roles in the programme. An introduction on the related social issues will also be shared.

Direct service in the community Students will provide direct service in the community with feedback and supervision provided by the supervisor in the community
Tri-partite meeting Mid-term evaluation

Course instructors will visit the students and the supervisors in the community. Focus will be on students’ learning progress and reflection.

Post-programme sharing Sharing of learning outcomes

Students are invited to share their learning outcomes in multi-media format to celebrate the completion of the journey.

(Since this course will have different projects every year, we will make all the project timelines clear and accessible to students through this webpage and active email communications with students throughout the add/drop period.)


Hong Kong (exact venues to be confirmed)


UG students from all disciplines

(No. of places: 40; subject to the projects available each year)


Register BBED6803 Serving to Learn: Co-constructing the Community through Student Leadership via SIS (Students will earn 6 credits after successful completion of the course)

Application Deadline

Online course add/drop period in Semester 2, 2022-23


  1. All Experiential Learning courses offered by the Faculty of Education adopt PASS/FAIL grading basis.
  2. Students may need to study/work off-campus in schools/social welfare organisations/premises of our community partners and/or their collaborating partners and comply with the related COVID-19 vaccination/self-test requirements.