In March 2012, an opening ceremony was held to launch the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre, which was made possible through a generous donation by Dr Gallant Ho. The Centre will provide financial means and other forms of support to around 1,000 students a year to complete their experiential learning projects.
“I am gratified to have this opportunity to return a small part of what I managed to reap with what my alma mater equipped me with during my undergraduate days.”
Dr Gallant Ho(BA 1965, Honorary University Fellow 2007)
Experiential learning is a fundamental and distinctive feature of HKU’s new undergraduate curriculum. It takes students into workplaces and other settings where they have direct encounters with the phenomena being studied. Students learn how to engage in critical intellectual enquiry by putting textbook knowledge to the test, tackle novel situations and ill-defined problems, and develop a sense of global citizenship.
Students explaining the design models of village houses in Luk Zuk Village, China
The HKU faculties have already incorporated some form of experiential learning into their curricula, and some have even made it a graduation requirement.
The Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre will work with community partners, both in and outside Hong Kong, to identify projects for HKU students of different disciplines. The projects will help to meet the needs of the community partners as well as the learning of HKU students.
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