Community Engagement through Service-Learning
In this course, you will learn how to assess community needs through research in the field and design solutions for the most pressing community challenges. In groups, you will initiate and lead a project of your own design to address specific challenges in unique ways. In the past, SLP1101 student groups have designed prototypes for producing vegetables indoors, made their own videogames to promote the idea of urban farming in Hong Kong, and shot a documentary on rooftop gardening in Hong Kong. Each semester, you will work with a community partner to ensure that you are working on real-life challenges and practical solutions.
SLP1101 will teach you how to become an interdisciplinary problem-solver that can work together with others to successfully lead a project from start to finish. Your group will be coached by experts in various fields (such as video productions, online marketing, startups, or game design) related to your proposed project, but will get a large amount of freedom to devise a solution as long as it addresses real community needs. The course uses creative ways of assessing what you have learned by letting you create blogs to reflect on your project or showcase your solution to community members during (online or offline) exhibitions.