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Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning 亞太地區服務研習會議

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An Impact Study On The Tua-United Board 2011 Community Project : Enabling Community Towards Sustaining A Healthy Environment, Cesar D. Orsal, Jean Maglaque, Divino Jr. Cantal Jun 2013

An Impact Study On The Tua-United Board 2011 Community Project : Enabling Community Towards Sustaining A Healthy Environment, Cesar D. Orsal, Jean Maglaque, Divino Jr. Cantal

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Figures In International Service Project, Joseph Lam, Wing Ying, Winnie Lee, Renee Leung Jun 2013

Figures In International Service Project, Joseph Lam, Wing Ying, Winnie Lee, Renee Leung

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As the Hong Kong society continues to promote the culture of caring for the needy, more students are encouraged to participate in voluntary services during their primary and secondary school study. These students have experiences to serve the needy in forms of social gathering activities, tour guiding & language tutorial…etc, which enhance their confidence and motivation to attempt service learning projects in future.

Based on surveyed figures of the students participated in different service learning projects in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, at the early stage of the projects, it is revealed that these students would easily overlook the dimension ...


Service Learning In Rural China, Diane Geng Jun 2013

Service Learning In Rural China, Diane Geng

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This paper discusses opportunities for and suitability of Service Learning as a teaching methodology in formal and non-formal settings in rural mainland China. It describes how Service Learning aligns with and fulfills goals of China’s national curriculum reforms and fosters values and skills useful to rural Chinese children and youth in improving their own lives and communities. Examples of Service Learning projects in rural Shanxi and Guangdong Provinces supported by the Rural China Education Foundation (RCEF) illustrate the potential of Service Learning as a powerful framework for curriculum development and teaching. The Rural China Education Foundation, founded in 2005 ...


Practicing Service Learning In Teacher Education As A Force To Address Social Problems, Leonilla Menezes Jun 2013

Practicing Service Learning In Teacher Education As A Force To Address Social Problems, Leonilla Menezes

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Higher education has a long standing commitment to serving society. From the earlier days the objective of higher education has been for developing professionals who serve society, engaging learned individuals in civic responsibility, and creating leaders to head industry, community organizations, and government. Today we see higher education’s role in serving the public good is becoming defined narrowly as the education of students for the workforce and promote material civilization. Higher education’s current commitment needs to be rethought and refocused to meet the current needs of society. Working with the Community has been a regular practice in Teacher ...


Research On School-Family-Community Inter-Coupling Education Model With Skill-Building Approach In China, Lifu Shang, Huiying Xu, Wujing Harrison, Yaqing Shen Jun 2013

Research On School-Family-Community Inter-Coupling Education Model With Skill-Building Approach In China, Lifu Shang, Huiying Xu, Wujing Harrison, Yaqing Shen

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School-Family-Community Inter-coupling Education Model is to explore and construct an experiential learning mechanism for public benefit education (service learning), with students in the center, on the cornerstone of family education, driven by school education, propped by community education and bonded through service activities, with the aim to open up a pathway for youth education reform suitable for China’s circumstance. Students are the key players in observing, researching and/or identifying public affairs issues and needs from their own perspectives under the guidance of teachers, parents and community leaders, taking initiatives to improve the public affairs around family, school and ...


Stewardship Of Water Through Ensuring Sustainable Development Of River Banks, Justin R. Nayagam Jun 2013

Stewardship Of Water Through Ensuring Sustainable Development Of River Banks, Justin R. Nayagam

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The state Kerala is blessed with scenic beauty and appears evergreen throughout the year as it regularly receives South West and North West monsoons. The wetlands of Kerala provide myriad of biological functions lending ecological and economic sustainability to the region. However, due to immense biotic interferences, such habitats are under threat, and have shrunken in size considerably. The present work is an attempt to develop awareness in students, farmers and commoners on the degree of habitat destruction; and to implement strategies for eco-restoration of specific sites under study. Ten students of graduate stream and two from post graduate level ...


“Xiguan House” : Exploration And Practice Of Taxation Service, Zhaohui Long Jun 2013

“Xiguan House” : Exploration And Practice Of Taxation Service, Zhaohui Long

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The Practice Of Reflection As A Mean To Develop Reflective Intercultural Competence And Its Assessment Through The Rica Model, Lavinia Bracci, Jules M. Bella Owona Jun 2013

The Practice Of Reflection As A Mean To Develop Reflective Intercultural Competence And Its Assessment Through The Rica Model, Lavinia Bracci, Jules M. Bella Owona

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The IC is an independent, non-profit organization with the objective of promoting intercultural exchange around the world through a commitment to service-learning and community engagement. From the general observation of the fast development of intercultural sensitivity of the students participating in our service-learning program, in 2004 the IC faculty designed an instructional approach called Full-immersion: Culture, Content, Service (FICCS) (Bracci & Filippone 2009). In 2008 the IC faculty designed the Reflective Intercultural Assessment Model (RICA) (Biagi et al. 2012) to measure the unique competence resulting from the use of the FICCS approach: Reflective Intercultural Competence, or RIC (idem).

RIC is a competence gained through a structured and guided reflection process; it implies a conscious elaboration of intercultural encounters thus allowing a full engagement of the student.

Reflection is a step that is necessary in developing an intercultural sensitivity and the reflective writing course provides the means for students to understand ...


Serving Others With Unity Of Knowledge And Practice, Qiaohong, Helen Huo Jun 2013

Serving Others With Unity Of Knowledge And Practice, Qiaohong, Helen Huo

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服务-学习是一种将社区服务与课程学习相结合的有效教学方法。多年来,学者们总结出各种服务-学习的模式,其中课程型的社区参与服务-学习模式最能体现服务-学习的最终目标。 课程型的社区参与服务-学习分为必修课和选修课两种。我院结合旅游管理专业特性,面向本专业已经具有志愿服务意愿和实践的义工队队员开设了两学期的服务学习选修课,服务学习(一)和服务学习(二),4学分。按照服务学习先学校后社区,先泛后专的阶梯模式,逐步引导同学运用专业知识服务他人,服务社区,并从社区服务实践中提升了对社会的关注和社会责任感,全面提升同学的沟通能力、团队合作能力、分析和解决问题的能力。我们相信,学生只有先走进社区,了解社区基层人员的真实需要,将需要转化为学习课题和实践项目,才可以让服务学习具有持久的生命力。


University Campus As Service Site : Addressing Campus Needs Through Service-Learning, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang Jun 2013

University Campus As Service Site : Addressing Campus Needs Through Service-Learning, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang

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Service-Learning (S-L) has been proven in many studies to be a good means for promoting university students’ civic / community engagement (e.g. Vickers, Harris & McCarthy, 2004; Astin et al., 2006). A vast majority of the services in S-L courses in Higher Education take place in partnering service agencies and communities they serve, such as elderly homes and social enterprises. The idea that university campus is a community with unique needs and therefore a potential service site is often neglected. There are indeed social needs within university campuses, such as food waste (e.g. UC Berkeley, 2012; The City University of Hong Kong ...


Preparing For Future Responsible Business Operators : Engaging Young Generation For Corporate Social Responsibility, Gorri Lau Jun 2013

Preparing For Future Responsible Business Operators : Engaging Young Generation For Corporate Social Responsibility, Gorri Lau

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Deloitte China is committed to making a clear and positive difference to our community through our inclusive approach. As we grow and develop our business, we also help our local communities to grow and develop by reinvesting an appropriate portion of our firm's knowledge, skills and resources into the priority needs of China which we deem to be education and the environment.

We are here to share some of our education and skills building programs in China, and one of which is our Village Adoption Program in Yunnan, a six-year project jointly implemented by Deloitte China and Lingnan University ...


Service-Learning As A New Approach To Teaching And Learning In South Africa, Mabel Erasmus Jun 2013

Service-Learning As A New Approach To Teaching And Learning In South Africa, Mabel Erasmus

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Until the early 1990s South Africa was largely isolated from the rest of the world. The end of the Apartheid era, marked by the first democratic elections in 1994, was followed by the adoption of a new South African Constitution (1996) hailed as one of the most advanced human rights manifests in the world. South Africa could reconnect with the rest of the world. The new dispensation required transformation from almost every sector of society. In higher education transformation meant broadening democratic participation, responsiveness to societal challenges and partnership-building. “Community engagement”, integrated with research and teaching–learning, became a primary ...


Liberal Education With Chinese Characteristics : Service Learning Concept And Practice, Huanwen Cheng Jun 2013

Liberal Education With Chinese Characteristics : Service Learning Concept And Practice, Huanwen Cheng

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This presentation introduced the service learning in liberal education program of Sun Yat-sen University (中山大學博雅教育計劃).

  1. Service Learning Program in Guangzhou community
  2. Service Learning Program at Guangzhou Library
  3. Service Learning Program at Wenchuan and Beichuan Library


Integrating Experiential Learning Into Formal Curriculum : The Hku Experience, Mary Ho, Albert Ko Jun 2013

Integrating Experiential Learning Into Formal Curriculum : The Hku Experience, Mary Ho, Albert Ko

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In September 2009, the Hong Kong SAR Government implemented the ‘New Academic Structure for Senior Secondary Education and Higher Education’. Under the new academic structure, local universities now offer 4-year undergraduate programmes instead of 3-year. In preparing for the 4-year undergraduate programmes, universities establish experiential learning as an important component for all undergraduate degrees. At The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the synergy between experiential learning and formal curriculum has been introduced long before government’s policy. The overview of HKU’s experience in experiential learning will be introduced with case studies of innovative design and course structure to illustrate ...


Empowerment Through Arts, Hsiao Mei Ku Jun 2013

Empowerment Through Arts, Hsiao Mei Ku

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The power of art is undeniable. Art can heal the human spirit; art can shed light on a willing mind; and it can help individuals express the inexpressible, discover the unknown, and create inspiration and hope. The question framed in this paper is: How can the seeds for artistic growth be sown, and what value can it have for society at large? Chinese culture extols the virtue of diligence, and students are praised for high academic performance. However, many promising Chinese students lose interest in applying creativity at school when test scores become the only measurement for their success. As ...


Student Community Service As A Tool For Civic Education, Triyanto S. Pujowinarto Jun 2013

Student Community Service As A Tool For Civic Education, Triyanto S. Pujowinarto

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Student Community Services (SCS) is one of the compulsory subjects for university students in Indonesia. SCS is one form of student dedication to the community. Student seeks to facilitate and motivate communities to implement development in accordance with the knowledge and skill they acquired in the school. The aim of this research is to describe the role of SCS as a tool of civic education. This research is a qualitative study. The data were collected by literature reviews, observations, and in-depth interviews. The analysis of data used an interactive model of Miles and Huberman (1984). SCS aims to: (1) train ...


A Theorization Of The Global Citizen In The Pedagogy Of Service Learning, Kelsey Halbert Jun 2013

A Theorization Of The Global Citizen In The Pedagogy Of Service Learning, Kelsey Halbert

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The construct of ‘self’ and ‘other’ is central to transformative service learning experiences, especially those that are conducted in an international or a culturally ‘different’ context. Internationalization of the curriculum and calls for global citizenship education and experiential learning within higher education have led to increases in service learning placements locally and internationally. However, to date, International Service Learning (ISL) is deeply under-theorized (Bamber & Pike, 2012). This paper draws on a review of service learning literature to discuss the frameworks and taxonomies that construct students as global citizens. A specific focus of analysis and discussion is the ways in which ...


The Use Of A Learning Management System To Enhance Collaboration Among Service Learning Participants, Elanie Myburgh Jun 2013

The Use Of A Learning Management System To Enhance Collaboration Among Service Learning Participants, Elanie Myburgh

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Service learning participants normally communicate with one another via regular communication methods like landline telephones, cell-phones (including sms) and e-mail. Students, lecturers and community members involved in service learning often comment that there is not enough direct collaboration and communication among all of them as service learning participants. Strand et al. (2003:56) mentioned that web-based software such as Blackboard (a learning management system) provides a useful platform for sharing information regarding the module, including written materials and meeting schedules. Bringle, Clayton and Price (2009:8) propose that, for purposes of effective relationship-building, service learning practitioners must be prepared to ...


Engaging Empowered Fisher-Folk And Local Communities : Engineering, Science And Humanities Students In A Lake Aquaculture Service-Learning Environment, Nathaniel Libatique, Gregory Tangonan Jun 2013

Engaging Empowered Fisher-Folk And Local Communities : Engineering, Science And Humanities Students In A Lake Aquaculture Service-Learning Environment, Nathaniel Libatique, Gregory Tangonan

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We report an ongoing multi-year engagement by a multidisciplinary team of engineering, science and humanities students, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, in a lake aquaculture environment with a local fisherfolk community. The genesis of the partnership, the effectiveness of the technology intervention and its influence on the community’s ability to plan and manage the lake resource, as well as an assessment (based on interviews) of the impact of the service learning opportunity on the involved students will be discussed. The geographical focus of the case study is the 1 km diameter Lake Palakpakin in the famous 7 ...


Uses Of Arts In Community : Service-Learning And Civic Engagement, Suk Mun, Sophia Law Jun 2013

Uses Of Arts In Community : Service-Learning And Civic Engagement, Suk Mun, Sophia Law

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As defined by Bringle & Clayton (2012), service learning is a credit-bearing educational experience in which students “gain a better understanding of their subject knowledge, an enrichment of personal values, and a greater sense of civic responsibility through a series of well structured service activities that benefit the community” (pp. 114-115). A good service-learning scheme allows students to apply, actualize, evaluate, and reflect on their knowledge’s relevance to life. Many of the reflections evolved through the process of actual realization of knowledge are inspiring and can never be attained in classroom. “Art and Well Being”, an elective course offered by ...


The Manufacturing Of Global Citizenry, Chiemela Okwandu Jun 2013

The Manufacturing Of Global Citizenry, Chiemela Okwandu

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What should society expect from the provision of university education? The universal goal of higher education is fostering curiosity about all phenomena- technological and natural- and most importantly, producing socially responsible members of society. According to this general consensus, one must explore the attributes of a socially responsible individual in a global context, commonly referred to as global citizenry. Such a concept seems quite farfetched in a world where technological advancements and global interconnectedness reaches their epitome, yet an overemphasis on national sovereignty proceeds. Simultaneous occurrences make it seem almost impossible for global citizenry of the highest caliber to be ...


Opportunities & Challenges Of International Service Project, Joseph Lam, Wing Ying, Winnie Lee, Renee Leung, Paulus Bawole Jun 2013

Opportunities & Challenges Of International Service Project, Joseph Lam, Wing Ying, Winnie Lee, Renee Leung, Paulus Bawole

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is committed to nurturing students to become responsible global citizens with a strong sense of social responsibility and a good global outlook. Students from PolyU participated in an International Service Learning Programme- Yogyakarta Kampung Field School (YKFS) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in the summer of 2012. The programme was jointly organized by Duta Wacana Christian University (DWCU) in Indonesia, Australian National University (ANU) in Australia and PolyU. This overseas service learning programme was a new programme for PolyU students and staff that reaching the southern hemisphere and also a new attempt that collaborating with two ...


Teaching And Learning Global Citizenship Through Service-Learning : The Success Story Of Cross-Border Service-Learning Summer Institute, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Pui Yee, Chloe Siu, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang, Chun On, Anson Lai Jun 2013

Teaching And Learning Global Citizenship Through Service-Learning : The Success Story Of Cross-Border Service-Learning Summer Institute, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Pui Yee, Chloe Siu, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang, Chun On, Anson Lai

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Global Citizenship education is an important concept in the curricular reforms worldwide and Lingnan University’s internationalization strategy. Since 2012, this concept has been integrated in the teaching and learning in different Service-Learning courses and programs, including the Cross-Border Service-Learning Summer Institute (SLSI), which is a 7-week summer course (bearing 3 credits) that has been offered since 2010. It is one of the first international Service-Learning programs in Asia that enables students from different cultural backgrounds to engage in learning of and discussion on global issues and their regional implications, as well as putting into practice what they have learned ...


Service Learning And School Community Partnership, Sau Ting, Cynthia Wu, Yim Wah Mak, Man Kin Wong, Pak Ho Chan, Wing Ying, Winnie Lee, King Yu, Aron Kwok, Shuk Man, Sylvia Ting Jun 2013

Service Learning And School Community Partnership, Sau Ting, Cynthia Wu, Yim Wah Mak, Man Kin Wong, Pak Ho Chan, Wing Ying, Winnie Lee, King Yu, Aron Kwok, Shuk Man, Sylvia Ting

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Background

Service learning offered university students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in social care context while strengthening community health. This paper aimed at highlighting the essential features of the program in achieving sustainable outcomes.

Project design and methods

Students from different faculty, worked as a team to address the health issues of a less resourceful school. The students were required to plan and develop the related resources and products for matching the learning needs. Through the implementation, students shifted from following an instructive guide to acting on a more self-directed learning process at different stages of service. The ...


Exploring Indigenous Elements Of Service-Learning In A Hong Kong University, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Dwight Giles Jun 2013

Exploring Indigenous Elements Of Service-Learning In A Hong Kong University, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Dwight Giles

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Given the expanding development of service-learning in Asia, especially in Hong Kong, there is a need for research to understand how this US pedagogy is being adapted and adapted in Asian settings. The qualitative study explored the indigenous elements of service-learning pedagogy in Lingnan University in Hong Kong whose Office of Service-Learning (OSL) is the largest and most widely recognized service-learning program in Asia. The research questions were: How do Chinese Students, Coordinators and Faculty doing service learning view it? Are there any Chinese values embedded in the service-learning programs in Hong Kong? Data gathering was through 15 semi structured ...


Community Empowerment Through Integration Of Service, Learning, And Research : City-Youth Empowerment Project, Suk Ching, Elaine Liu, Constance Ching Jun 2013

Community Empowerment Through Integration Of Service, Learning, And Research : City-Youth Empowerment Project, Suk Ching, Elaine Liu, Constance Ching

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City-Youth Empowerment Project (CYEP) was established in 2005 as a non-credit bearing service-learning project open to all students at the City University of Hong Kong, with a mission to mobilize students to serve the underprivileged, to enhance civic and global social commitment, and to integrate community practice-oriented knowledge to the academic field. With over 30 community organization partnerships, CYEP provides ongoing services for underprivileged children and youth affected by poverty, new arrivals status, minor crime, and disabilities; as well as hidden elderly, mental health consumers, while actively involved in environmental protection and disability rights. As part of the transformative pedagogical ...


Journeys Of Social Conscience : Humanities I In Action At Hong Kong International School, Marty Schmidt, Mike Kersten Jun 2013

Journeys Of Social Conscience : Humanities I In Action At Hong Kong International School, Marty Schmidt, Mike Kersten

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In this presentation high school teachers Marty Schmidt and Mike Kersten present a service learning course that they teach at Hong Kong International School called "Humanities I in Action" that offers students a transformative journey of social conscience. A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary curriculum has been developed in the past ten years that enables students to consider their place in the world. An essential part of the curriculum are ten out-of-the-classroom experiences, including a 4-day trip to an orphanage in China. The depth gained in this course is also due in part to the amount of time, 80 minutes/day for 180 ...


Prevalence Of Nasal Carriage Of Community : Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (Ca-Mrsa) Among Geriatric Residents In A Suburban Community In Antipolo Rizal, Philippines, Napoleon Pagsinohin Jun 2013

Prevalence Of Nasal Carriage Of Community : Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (Ca-Mrsa) Among Geriatric Residents In A Suburban Community In Antipolo Rizal, Philippines, Napoleon Pagsinohin

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Community acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection, a flesh-eating superbug, is an emerging threat to every part of the world. It can cause pneumonia, skin infections, and sepsis. CA-MRSA is potentially fatal. Its incidence in the Philippines is not yet known. In this university, undergraduate students of B.S. Medical Technology curriculum at third year level are being taught of the significance and possible adverse effects of bacteria in the community. As part of their Bacteriology class, a study was conducted to determine the prevalence of CA-MRSA carriage among elderly adults in a suburban community in Antipolo, Rizal. Sixty ...


The Hakka’S Practice : Philanthropy Ethics And Cultural Conservation In Rural China, Shuo Wang, Huan Xiong Jun 2013

The Hakka’S Practice : Philanthropy Ethics And Cultural Conservation In Rural China, Shuo Wang, Huan Xiong

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Our service-learning study rooted in the rural Hakka communities in Guangdong during the summer vacation in 2012 and the winter vacation in 2013. The study had two branches. On one hand, by visiting Weilong houses (Hakka’s traditional earthen building), we endeavored to record the status quo of those old houses as the material cultural heritage, and to look for the methods to protect them. On the other hand, we tried to record and summarize the Hakka’s philanthropic practice, and to discover the tradition that has affected their way of thinking and acting in philanthropy. Meanwhile, we made a ...


The Project Of Developing Knowledge-Sharing Based On The Study Group Via The Internet Platform In Fu Jen Catholic University, Rong Ji Pan Jun 2013

The Project Of Developing Knowledge-Sharing Based On The Study Group Via The Internet Platform In Fu Jen Catholic University, Rong Ji Pan

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The Project of Developing Knowledge-sharing Based Study Group via the Internet Platform (SGIP) started by “FJU service-learning promotion committee” in 2006.This project tried to connect under graduated and pupils through study group in the internet platform. Schools located in remote area or schools composed of many disadvantaged pupils (ex. Immigrant, aborigine, raised by grandparents) are our first priority to serve. Teachers in primary school selected picture books and make some topics for discussion in the platform. Undergraduates who take courses with service-learning project are required to interact via the platform with pupils. During the semester, undergraduate students are requested ...