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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We would like to introduce the Life Review Project ­- the Experiential Learning initiative by the School of Nursing to you in this issue of our E-Newsletter. Let’s learn more about how the Life Review Project facilitates and help the students to consolidate their classroom learning while transform it to knowledge in real life encounter.

In addition, the Experiential Learning Fund 2014-2015 (Second Round) is now open for applications. The application deadline is 27 October 2014 (Next Monday!). Faculties are welcome to discuss their experiential learning projects and applications with our team prior to submitting their applications.

Best regards,

Dr. Albert Ko
Director
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre
The University of Hong Kong

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Date: 3 November 2014 (Monday)
Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: RR321, Run Run Shaw Buiding
Speaker: Dr. Esther Yau, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU

About the Seminar

This lunchtime seminar will present the department’s new experiential learning course “Independent Documentaries: Theory and Practice” for Year 2 or 3 students to acquire auditory-visual literacy. Students formed groups to complete independent documentaries of local life using still and moving images gathered from Pokfulam Village (the main site) in partnership with an NGO, which provides liaison in the village. The course integrated knowledge of documentary art, technique, and ethics with the hands-on experience of completing an independent documentary.

About the Speakers

Dr Esther Yau has written on Hong Kong cinema and globalization, China’s Fifth Generation, gender and film, trauma and testimony, and New Wave directors. She has published essays in The Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, The Oxford History of World Cinema, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and a few other journals. She has served as academic consultant of Chinese film exhibition projects at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the National Gallery of Art at Washington, D.C. She is presently working on a study of film testimony and local memory in the cinemas of China and Hong Kong. Her courses has adopted experiential learning components since the year 2010.

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Message from Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

Dr. Scott Sherman’s talk: How You Could Change the World – University Students as Agents of Social Transformation

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About the Speaker:

Dr. Scott Sherman is the Executive Director of an award-winning social enterprise, the Transformative Action Institute (TAI). The mission of TAI is to train the next generation of social entrepreneurs, innovators, and change makers for the 21st century.

Sherman is an expert on the most effective ways that people succeed in their attempts to change the world – whether working for public health, the environment, or economic prosperity. Over the last decade, Sherman has taught courses on social entrepreneurship and social innovation at numerous universities, including Yale, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins.

In 2005, Sherman won the international Echoing Green competition, which recognized him as one of the world’s “best emerging social entrepreneurs.” Sherman has also won awards from Ashoka U for excellence and innovation in teaching social entrepreneurship.

Objectives of the Talk:

  • Enable the audience to appreciate the challenges of the changing world that they will have to serve and lead
  • Inspire them to equip themselves to become active change agents for a better world
  • Outline a blueprint for planning and actions
  • Share the experience and trends in other parts of the world

Contents Outline:

  • Be Unreasonable: Adapting to the World vs Changing the World
  • A Vision of Success: Making a Difference vs Making a Living
  • World Change 2.0 – A Blueprint for Social Transformation
  • Passion and Actions: Taking the Bold Steps
  • University Students: A New Generation of Changemakers

Registration:
https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=33179

Enquiries:
Ms. Elsie Chien (echien@hku.hk)

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Students in this workshop will learn about project evaluation tools and how to build a basic and doable project evaluation plan. This course is not intended to train participants to be professional evaluators, but to provide an understanding of all elements of evaluation so they are able to create feasible evaluation plans. Participation in the “Project Design and Proposal Writing Workshop” on 9 October is recommended.

Time: 23 October 2014 (Thursday) 12:45 pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Room 411, Meng Wah Complex
Speakers: Ms Elsa Lam, Teaching Consultant, Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre, HKU & Guest Speaker

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In this issue of the e-Newsletter, we would like to share with you the story of exploring experiential learning opportunities in a coffee farm in the Bolaven plateau of Laos by the effort of the colleagues from Faculty of Social Sciences and GHELC. We had interviewed the CEO of the farm and shared his visions in alleviating the property in the country by this sustainable model of business.

In addition, the Experiential Learning Fund 2014-2015 (Second Round) is now open for applications. The application deadline is 27 October 2014. Faculties are welcome to discuss their experiential learning projects and applications with our team prior to submitting their applications.

Best regards,

Dr. Albert Ko
Director
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre
The University of Hong Kong

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome back to the new semester! In this new academic year, we would continue to explore with you the exciting opportunities and stories on Experiential Learning. In the article of this issue, we would like to introduce to you the service of International SOS – which had recently signed an agreement with HKU to provide worldwide emergency support services to our staff and students. An overview of upcoming GHELC seminars and new projects in various parts of world will also be highlighted.

In addition, the Experiential Learning Fund 2014-2015 (Second Round) is now open for applications. The application deadline is 27 October 2014. Faculties are welcome to discuss their experiential learning projects and applications with our team prior to submitting their applications.

Best regards,

Dr. Albert Ko

Director

Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

The University of Hong Kong

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Message from Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

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Dear Colleagues,

The 2nd round of Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) for 2014/15 is now open for application by Faculty members. This round of ELF aims to support experiential learning projects to take place in the January term and summer, and the application deadline is 27th October, 2014. Application guidelines and form are available at http://ghelc.hku.hk/experiential-learning-fund/.

The ELF from the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre (GHELC) supports Faculties to introduce, expand or enhance experiential learning in their undergraduate curricula. The funding provided for each successful application will vary according to the expenses incurred. It may cover subsidy for students to participate in the projects and for faculty expenses. The amount of funding allocated to each student may be up to $4,000.

Previously funded projects are listed in the GHELC website for faculty reference http://ghelc.hku.hk/experiential-learning-fund-project-2014-15/. The GHELC offers diverse support for experiential learning. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Centre to discuss their project ideas and proposals before submission. For enquiries, please contact Dr. Albert Ko at albert.ko@hku.hk.

An Information session for the Fund will be held with the following details:

Date: 7 October 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: RR321, Run Run Shaw Building

Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=32752

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Yours Sincerely,

Albert Ko
Director
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre
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Date: 8 October 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: RR321, Run Run Shaw Buiding
Speaker: Mr. David Bishop (Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU)

About the Seminar

HKU is working to develop the leaders of tomorrow who will carry Asia through the next 50 years. BUSI2812 helps to accomplish this goal by providing leadership opportunities for students in socially minded companies. It is a a 6-credit experiential learning course that gives students an opportunity to work directly for social ventures in management level roles under the guidance of a faculty instructor and professional mentors. Students are given opportunities to manage teams, solve real-life problems, and gain hands-on business experience, while simultaneously enhancing their soft skills and greatly improving their ability to compete in the job market.

In this seminar you will hear from the course instructor, business leaders, and the students themselves concerning what they have learned along the way. So far our students have helped build 3 businesses from the ground up, and expand others. Their businesses have received
significant media attention and industry praise. Most importantly, these businesses are positively impacting society, and are providing an example of quality social entrepreneurship for the region.

About the Speakers

David Bishop is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and Fudan University, Shanghai. He has broad legal experience in the United States and across Asia, particularly China. He has also acted as outside counsel in connection with various corporate, technology, life sciences and commercial matters for MNCs operating in Asia.

In addition to a robust private legal experience, Mr. Bishop focuses significant time on activities and programs providing direct benefit to the community. He consults companies about their ethics, CSR, pro bono, and social entrepreneurship initiatives, and is founder and director of multiple non-profit companies. He and his students are constantly looking for commercial solutions to complex societal problems

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Message from Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

Dear Students and Colleagues,

images (1)I am delighted to inform you that HKU has recently signed an agreement with International SOS to provide worldwide emergency support services to all HKU staff and students.

International SOS is not an insurance policy, it is a worldwide medical and travel security services company, which offers local expertise, preventative advice and emergency assistance through their network of assistance centers, clinics and health and logistics providers throughout the world. This new service offers destination-specific pre-trip health and safety advices, overseas medical and security assistance, emergency medical care and evacuation and many other important services to support our colleagues to deal with emergencies and unexpected situations in the field.

You are cordially invited to join one of the three (identical) Introduction Sessions to learn how International SOS could support you and your projects and how you can begin accessing its services.

Date:
Session 1: 15 September 2014 (Monday)
Session 2: 24 September 2014 (Wednesday)
Session 3: 6 October 2014 (Monday)

Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: KB111, Knowles Building

For registration, please follow the following links:

Session on 15 September: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=32563
Session on 24 September: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=32565
Session on 6 October: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=32566

For further information of International SOS, please kindly see the 1-page fact sheet and the following link: https://www.internationalsos.com/

Please feel free to reach Miss Karen Chiu (karenchiu@hku.hk / 2219 4994) for enquiries.

With Best Wishes,

Albert Ko
Director
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

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