HKBU students mentor secondary school participants in intergenerational learning community
06 Nov 2017
“Promoting Positive Youth Development through School-University-Elderly”, the learning community project organised by the Department of Education Studies (EDUC), has entered into its second action learning cycle. Earlier, EDUC hosted a kick-off ceremony to welcome more than 100 participating students and teachers from eight secondary schools.
Funded by the Quality Education Fund and led by Professor Atara Sivan, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor Vicky Tam, Acting Head of EDUC, the project aims at enhancing positive youth development through shared engagement in issues of healthy living and well-being and active participation in a tri-party intergenerational learning community.
Over 10 HKBU students from different faculties and countries served as mentors to participating secondary school students. Through this project, HKBU students played a significant role in conducting a series of mini-workshops for the youngsters.
Representatives of the project team and participating elderly community centres induced students to learn about the action learning principles and work with older adults. The event concluded with a sharing by HKBU and secondary school students about their learning experience with older adults and their aspiration to continue their community engagement and knowledge transfer activities.