An experiential approach to developing teachers’ understanding of service-learning

J. Csete, Yuk Sing Gilbert Chan, Wing Sing Cho, P. Pang

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic research


This paper describes an experiential approach to developing teachers’ understanding of service-learning in a summer 2014 staff development course. Successful applicants spent up to eleven days in Cambodia with a group of almost one hundred people involved in service-learning projects for three different subjects in three discipline areas. These teacher-participants observed and reflected upon the activities of almost 90 students and six teachers. The staff development course topics and structure are described, followed by participating teachers’ reflections including a) what they learned, b) benefits to students and c) advice as well as d) cautions to other teachers of servicelearning subjects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Service-Learning, Nov 20-21, 2014, Hong Kong
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event1st International Conference on Service-Learning [ICSL] - , Hong Kong
Duration: 20 Nov 201421 Nov 2014


Conference1st International Conference on Service-Learning [ICSL]
Country/TerritoryHong Kong


  • Service-learning
  • Staff development
  • Teacher development
  • Courses for teachers
  • Teacher reflections

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