HKBU teaching staff, professionals, HKBU students, students from Lee Kau Yan Memorial School and the elderly participants attend the graduation ceremony


浸大教學人員、專業人士、浸大同學、李求恩紀念中學學生和長者一同出席畢業典禮

Elderly people engage in physical exercise


長者參與「舒筋活樂」活動

Date: 02 Sep 2013 (Monday)

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First phase of pioneer inter-generational Community of Practice project ends in graduation ceremony

浸大建立首個跨代、跨學科「學習社群」項目 首階段活動舉行畢業典禮

A graduation ceremony was held on 30 August for 27 elderly people who participated in the first phase of the pioneer inter-generational Community of Practice project launched by the Faculty of Social Sciences with the support of the University’s Strategic Development Fund.

HKBU funded the establishment of a transdisciplinary multi-layered learning community to provide a platform for University teaching staff, professionals, University students, secondary school students and elderly people to interact with and learn from one another.

With the support of University teaching staff and professionals, HKBU students take the initiative to plan and organise community care activities, thus enhancing students’ whole-person development. The project also enables teaching staff to transfer their academic and professional expertise to university students, and then to secondary school students and the community at large through outreach community learning activities. This has the potential to bring about changes and improvements to the community.

During the first phase of this three-year project, 16 Year 1 and Year 2 students from different disciplines were recruited to participate in the programme. Students collaborated with social workers of Kowloon City Baptist Church Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (Lok Fu) to design and organise a series of activities for elderly people in Lok Fu on the theme of healthy lifestyle and well-being under the guidance and supervision of professionals and University teaching staff. They also invited 10 Secondary 4 students from Lee Kau Yan Memorial School to join the programme as assistants. Activities included physical exercise, bag making, fun adventure, dumpling wrapping and sharing on the old good days. The dumpling wrapping activity was jointly organised with an RTHK Radio 5 programme for the elderly.

Students benefited greatly from the activities. They not only served the community but also learnt through the activities and interaction with the various participants of different generations. Students were continuously encouraged to reflect on the activities to ensure that all the participants gained from the programme.

The graduation ceremony was officiated by Professor Ricky Wong, Acting Associate Vice-President; Professor Adrian Bailey, Dean of Social Sciences; Professor Atara Sivan, Project Leader and Associate Dean of Social Sciences; and Dr. Pak Chi-shun, Head of Social Service Department, Kowloon City Baptist Church; and attended by all the participants of the project.

The project is led by Professor Atara Sivan. Members include Professor Petrus Ng, Head, and Mr. Ng Siu-hung of the Department of Social Work; Dr. Odalia Wong of the Department of Sociology; Dr. Lobo Louie of the Department of Physical Education; and Professor Vicky Tam, Mr. Yeung Siu-wing, Dr. Kwan Yee-wan and Mr. Eugene Tam of the Department of Education Studies. They also participated in the activities themselves to practise and gain from this unique community project.

社會科學院獲大學策略發展基金資助,推出首個跨代、跨學科「學習社群」項目。首階段的活動有二十七位長者參加,並已於八月三十日舉行畢業典禮。

浸大撥款支持建立跨代、跨學科「學習社群」,目的是為大學教學人員、專業人士、大學生、中學生和長者提供一個互相交流和學習的平台。大學生在大學教學人員和專業人士支援下,自發組織一些關心社會的活動,讓他們互相學習,達至全人發展。該項目亦讓教學人員的學術成果藉著知識轉移傳遞至大學生,並經他們的外展服務傳遞至中學生及社群,從而造福社會。

該項目為期三年,浸大在首階段的活動招募了十六位來自不同學系的一、二年級學生參加。他們在專業人士和大學教學人員的協助下,與九龍城浸信會長者鄰舍中心 (樂富) 的專業社工合辦,為樂富區長者設計和舉辦了的一系列以健康生活為主題的活動,並邀請了李求恩紀念中學十位中四學生參與協助活動的推行。「長幼同樂健康生活計劃」的節目包括「舒筋活樂」、「袋袋平安」、「滿紛歷奇日」、「餃出新煮意」和「開心話當年」等,其中「餃出新煮意」更與香港電台第五台「新潮老花鏡」節目合辦。活動令同學獲益良多,不僅能服務社群,更能從中學習,他們定期作反思及評估,以期令各方參與者受惠。

當日的畢業典禮由署理協理副校長黃岳順教授、社會科學院院長貝力行教授、項目主管及社會科學院副院長蘇秀冠教授和九龍城浸信會社關部主管白智信博士聯合主禮,活動的各方參與者均有出席。

該項目由蘇秀冠教授領導,籌劃成員包括社會工作系系主任吳日嵐教授和吳兆雄先生、社會學系黃何明雄博士、體育學系雷雄德博士和教育學系譚肖芸教授、楊少榮先生、關綺雲博士和譚淳翁先生。他們亦有親自參與活動,並由九龍城浸信會長者鄰舍中心專業社工提供意見,實踐跨代、跨學科學習交流。