Teaching Development Grants
Completed TDG Projects

Diverse Learning Experience

Experiential Learning in Rural China


The key objective of this project is to explore how the projects within the Faculty’s Community Project Workshop, which facilitates and engages students and professors in working on real, live projects for the benefit of the community at large, can provide a framework for experiential learning for students of Architecture, Engineering and Social Sciences, as in follow:

  • How to set up a teaching programme over a specified time period that can meet the University’s objectives for experiential learning
  • How to set up clear outcomes-based learning objectives for this programme
  • How to create clear and definable assessable methods
  • How to collaborate with other Faculties such as Engineering and Sociology
  • How to set up a framework for a projected period of 3-5 years in terms of financing and funding opportunities

Principal Investigator

Mr. J.C.H. Lin, Department of Architecture, Faculty of ArchitectureContact

Project level

University-level project

Project Completion

October 2012

Deliverables (HKU Portal Login Required)

  • A report on the “Rural Urban Framework”, a multi-disciplinary summer workshop held from May 23 to July 17, 2011:
  • A summary of students’ evaluation and feedback on the project Download
  • The work of the project has been shown as part of the two invited lectures in China about teaching methodology at HKU:
    • “1 to 1 Teaching and Making”, Invited Lecture at the Wuhan University of Technology, Hubei, China, March 21, 2012
    • “1 to 1 Teaching and Making”, Invited Lecture at the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, December 21, 2011
  • A discussion is being undertaken to present the work of the project as part of a CETL seminar.