Officiating guests, project members as well as HKBU and secondary school participants share in the joy of the older adult graduates


主禮嘉賓、項目成員和參與活動的浸大生和中學生分享長者畢業生的喜樂

Older adult graduates receive their certificates


長者畢業生獲頒畢業證書

Date: 28 Apr 2015 (Tuesday)

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Graduation ceremony held for final phase of Inter-generational Community of Practice project

跨代、跨學科「學習社群」項目最後階段舉行畢業典禮

The final phase of a transdisciplinary three-year inter-generational Community of Practice project launched by the Faculty of Social Sciences drew to a close on 25 April with a graduation ceremony for the 30 participants from Kowloon City Baptist Church Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (Lok Fu) and Hong Kong SKH Lok Man Alice Kwok Integrated Service Centre.

Officiating guests included Professor Ricky Wong, Associate Vice-President, HKBU; Professor Atara Sivan, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, HKBU and the project leader; Ms Helen Yiu, Supervisor, Kowloon City Baptist Church Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (Lok Fu); Ms Law Kit-ying, Service Director, HKSKH Welfare Council Limited; and Mr Cheung Ka-wing, Lee Kau Yan Memorial School. At the graduation ceremony, students and older adults took part in performances and shared their experiences.

Professor Atara Sivan said: “The project established a community of practice consisting of HKBU students and staff, professionals, secondary school students and older adults who came together to share, learn and serve under the significant theme of Healthy Living. It has been a golden opportunity for our students to engage in experiential and action learning by working through a cycle of planning, implementation, observation and reflection with the support of staff and professionals, and the ongoing collaboration with older adults and secondary school students in the community. As the project evolved, they not only gained new knowledge and developed new skills but they also played leading roles as active team members demonstrating independence and creativity. All these are significant attributes that our university aims to develop in our students as part of its whole person education.”

She added: “While the ceremony concludes another phase of active inter-generational community engagement, we are now continuing to reflect on our collaboration with the aim of learning and creating practical knowledge that could be further transferred.”

In 2012, the Faculty of Social Sciences launched an inter-generational Community of Practice project to provide a platform for HKBU teaching staff, professionals, HKBU students, secondary school students and older adults to interact with and learn from one another. The project comprised teaching staff from different departments of HKBU, namely Education Studies, Social Work, Sociology and Physical Education. A total of 115 older adults, 74 HKBU students and 43 secondary school students participated in the three phases of the project.

社會科學院為期三年的跨代、跨學科「學習社群」項目,最後階段已圓滿結束,並於4月25日為30位來自九龍城浸信會長者鄰舍中心(樂富)和香港聖公會樂民郭鳳軒綜合服務中心的參加者舉行畢業典禮。
 
主禮嘉賓包括浸大協理副校長黃岳順教授、浸大社會科學院副院長暨項目主任蘇秀冠教授、九龍城浸信會長者鄰舍中心(樂富)督導主任姚鳳女士、香港聖公會福利協會有限公司服務總監羅潔瑩女士和李求恩紀念中學課外活動主任張嘉榮先生。長者與同學在畢業典禮上演出,並分享參與活動的經驗。

蘇秀冠教授說﹕「此項目建立了一個匯聚浸大師生、專業人士、中學生和長者的學習社群,以健康生活為主題,一起分享、學習和服務。項目同時亦為浸大同學提供難能可貴的機會,在專業人士支援下,與長者和中學生在社區持續合作,體驗和學習如何實踐一個項目的規劃、推行、觀察和檢討。隨著項目的發展,同學不僅獲得新知識和發展新技能,並成為活躍隊員,擔當領導角色,展示其獨立與創造性。這是大學全人教育屬意培養同學的重要特質。」

她續說﹕「畢業典禮總結了『學習社群』項目的另一個階段,我們現正不斷反思大家的合作,期望能學習和創造實用知識,作進一步的知識轉移。」

社會科學院於2012年推出「學習社群」項目,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。項目籌劃成員是來自教育學系、社會工作系、社會學系和體育學系的學者。三期活動的參加者合共有115位長者、74位浸大同學和43位中學生。