2014-2015 2nd cohort of Young Scholars' Community-Based Research Program
Service-learning, civic engagement, social justice, service, participatory education
Background: Civic model and social justice model of service-learning has been emerging in the US. It is believed that civic engagement and social justice can be promoted with the use of service-learnning as a pedagogy. This research investigates if service-learning programme at Lingnan University can promote civic engagement and provoking students’ thinking in a socially just way.
Method: 7 students is the sample, of which 2 being not having previous service-learning experience. The sample is obtained through purposive and snowball sampling technique. In-depth interviews are conducted to gather data in informants’ own words.
Result: Experiential Service-Learning and Participatory Service-Learning allows student to identify the root cause of social problem resulted from social injustice, with the latter being an opportunity to let students to see oneself as change agent.
Cheung, M. L. M. (2015). ‘Post service learning’: Civic engagement, social justice and beyond? (Research Report from 2014-2015 Young Scholars' Community-Based Research Program). Hong Kong: Lingnan University.