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Title Page, Series Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

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Transformations in Higher Education: Scholarship of Engagement

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pp. v-vi

The Transformations in Higher Education: Scholarship of Engagement book series is designed to provide a forum where scholars can address the diverse issues provoked by community-campus partnerships that are directed toward creating innovative solutions to societal problems. Numerous social critics and key national commissions have drawn attention...

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

In 2006, when I first set up an Office of Service-Learning (OSL) at Lingnan University, many people thought that service-learning was merely a synonym for community service. After promotion and outreach to various faculty members, students, and community partners, they realized the power of service-learning and witnessed the transformation of our students. I never...

Part 1. Service-Learning and Chinese Higher Education

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The Concept and Development of Service-Learning

Carol MA Hok-ka

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pp. 15-28

Pioneered by American higher education in the early twentieth century, service-learning is a teaching method that combines academic knowledge and community service. Service-learning first joined two complex concepts in the late 1960s: community action--the "service"--and efforts to learn from that action and connect what is learned to existing knowledge--the "learning" (Stanton...

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Service-Learning and the Aims of Chinese Higher Education

Carol MA Hok-ka, Fanny MAK Mui-fong, and Alice LIU Cheng

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pp. 29-56

Since the implementation of reform and opening-up, China (officially the People's Republic of China [PRC]) has witnessed groundbreaking changes, particularly within its culture, economy, and education. Over the past two to three decades, the country has played a larger role in the international context. Now, the country is characterized by digitalization, globalization, and rapid...

Part 2. Disciplinary Perspectives

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On the Connection and Dynamic Interplay between Service-Learning and Liberal Arts Education

XU Xin-zhong and YU Li-ren

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pp. 59-64

Liberal arts education (Boya jiaoyu) is a teaching mode that has profoundly impacted the United States and other Western countries. Jonathan Becker (2005, 25) defi nes liberal arts education as "a system of higher education designed to foster in students the desire and capacity to learn, think critically, and communicate proficiently and to prepare them to function as engaged citizens...

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The Positive Effects of Service-Learning on Overall Quality and Psychological Capital Appreciation of Medical Students

LIANG Yong-feng, LI Yi-ang, and WANG Yu-qing

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pp. 65-72

According to the 2001 United Nations publication Universal Declaration on Volunteering, the end of the twentieth century was regarded as the decade of volunteers and civic society, (International Association for Volunteer Eff ort, 2001) because of an increase in the popularity of volunteer services. In 2001, China also promoted the Volunteer Service Act, classifying (Stanton...

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Philanthropy Courses: A Study of How to Develop Students’ Social Responsibility

CAI Ying-hui

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pp. 73-78

The Outline of China's National Plan for Medium and Long-Term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020) aims to improve students' social responsibility, encourage them to serve the community, and strengthen ideological and moral education for nonage and university students (MOE, 2010). As a result of this Outline, fostering university students'...

Part 3. Exemplary Practices

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Sun Yat-sen University Lingnan (University) College: Service-Learning Project in the Taxation Management Course

LONG Zhao-hui and JIANG Ping

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pp. 81-90

Taxation is the main method for national finance-revenue. In China, taxation is mandatory, relatively fixed, and classified as free property, meaning that taxation revenue does not need to be returned back to taxpayers. Taxation not only collects financial revenue, but also has the function of adjusting the economy and supervising and managing national financial affairs...

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Waste Separation and Engaging in Civic Education: Waste Management Project Conducted by South China University of Technology

Lily QI Li-li and ZI Yan-fei

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pp. 91-96

Waste has become a prevalent issue in Chinese society. The story of "garbage siege" is well-known and often discussed in Mainland China. Waste separation has become a main concern in terms of addressing many of China's environmental problems. A well-planned waste separation system, found in more developed countries and areas, has positive...

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Oral History of Sian Leprosy Rehabilitation Village: A Service-Learning Project Conducted by South China Normal University

HAN Yi-min

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pp. 97-104

Sian Leprosy Rehabilitation Village (SLRV), a division of Sian Hospital, is located on Sian Island surrounded by Dongjiang (East River) between Machong Town and Hongmei Town in Dongguan City in the Guangdong province. Established in 1965, Sian Hospital is the only provincial hospital in the Guangdong province that specializes in the prevention and treatmentes...

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The Renewal of Earnest Practice: A Reflection on the Practice of Ethics of Philanthropy and the Preservation of Rural Culture, a Service-Learning Program Conducted by Sun Yat-sen University

WANG Shuo, XIONG Huan, and LIU Haijuan

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pp. 105-114

Can service-learning serve as a teaching method in academically focused post-graduate programs? Can it play a complementary part in various subjects of humanities such as Philosophy as well as History? Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) made an attempt to answer these questions. In the summer of 2012, the graduate school of SYSU, in partnership with...

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The Independent Service-Learning Course: The Characteristics of Service-Learning at Beijing Normal University–Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

Timothy CHEN Ka-kit and Katy ZHANG Lie-ni

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pp. 115-122

In 2006, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) began off ering service-learning courses. Since then, UIC has developed a unique service-learning model as a result of years of practice and research. Following the standard curriculum model of an independent course, the service-learning course comprises...

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Travel with Sanban Primary School Kids, a Service-Learning Project Conducted by Zhuhai City Polytechnic

LIN Hao-gui, HUANG Ying, and HUO Qiao-hong

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pp. 123-132

Vocational colleges have carried out service-learning projects so students can strengthen their willpower and morality as well as acquire knowledge and skills during practical activities. Service-learning helps students gain deeper understanding of what they learn from class and develops their core vocational skills, work ethic, team spirit, and sense of the value...

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Service-Learning in the General Education Core Curriculum: An Example from Sun Yat-sen University

ZHANG Si-lu and ZHU Jian-gang

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pp. 133-142

Starting in 2009, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) began procedurally implementing general education core curriculum program. Th en, the newly designed general education core curriculum consisted of four main categories: "Chinese Civilization," "Global Perspectives," "Technology, Economy, and Society," and "Fundamental and Classic Humanities Readings." Students...

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Pioneer in Various Forms: Discussion of the Service-Learning Model of Lingnan University in Hong Kong

Carol MA Hok-ka, Alfred CHAN Cheung-ming, Fanny MAK Mui-fong, and Alice LIU Cheng

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pp. 143-160

Lingnan University, which is the only liberal arts university in Hong Kong, has a long history in both Chinese and Western learning. Focusing on the comprehensive development approach of Whole-Person Education, Lingnan University is committed to establishing students' civic awareness; cultivating their knowledge, skills, and observation power; allowing...

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Summary and Discussion of Service-Learning Pilot Schemes in Mainland China

Carol MA Hok-ka, Fanny MAK Mui-fong, and Alice LIU Cheng

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pp. 161-176

The pilot schemes were successfully implemented through the combined efforts of Lingnan University and other participating institutions. Being the first of their kind, the schemes achieved observable results within the pilot year. To better understand the impact of the pilot schemes on teaching, Lingnan University requested that the teachers involved in the schemes (from all...

Appendix 1. The Office of Service-Learning at Lingnan University: Overview of Service-Learning Pilot Schemes in Universities and Colleges in Mainland China

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pp. 177-178

Appendix 2. Promoting Service-Learning in China: Questionnaire for Teaching Staff

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pp. 179-180

Appendix 3. Information on Some of the Service-Learning Units in Tertiary Education Institutions of Asia

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pp. 181-182

Appendix 4. List of Academic Journals that Encourage Publications on Service-Learning

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pp. 183-184

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About the Contributors

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pp. 185-188

CAI Ying-hui, is a researcher at Institute of Higher Education of Shantou University and director of Academic Aff airs of Shantou University. Cai presides over the Ministry of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Youth Fund project of "Future Expectations and University Freshmen's Role In Promoting Research" and the of "Research on the Setting and Management of Service-Learningens...