Personal growth and insight gained from an intergenerational service-learning course in Hong Kong undergraduate students

Ben Y.F. Fong, Hilary H L. Yee, Tommy K.C. Ng, Billie S.M. Chow, Jack M.K. Lo

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Abstract

Thirty-six undergraduate students were required to complete a compulsory intergenerational service-learning subject that aims to develop them ability to communicate with elderly and apply essential principles to promote health in community setting. Students organized center activities or conducted home visits in nine weeks. A content analysis on students’ reflective essay after the intergenerational service-learning subject was conducted to evaluate their personal growth and insights into elderly community health services. Results indicated that students were able to apply the skills of health promotion, show empathy, identify needs of elderly services and build community engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-44
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Community Practice
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Intergenerational service-learning
  • community engagement
  • health promotion
  • personal growth

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