Learning Outcomes

Aims and Objectives


OSOC Programme aims to:

  1. Help students develop a good understanding of the real world through first-hand practical experience locally and/or overseas.
  2. Provide a training platform for students to apply knowledge and skills acquired.
  3. Assist students to better develop social awareness, critical thinking and analytical ability so that they can identify practical solutions to complex problems.
  4. Develop and promote the concept of service learning and aptitude in becoming a servant leader.

The learning objectives fit well within the framework of the new 4-year undergraduate curriculum of the University, which equip students with both breadth and depth of knowledge.


Student Learning Outcomes


OSOC Programme is expected to further nurture students as whole person with seven important Graduate Attributes through first-hand practical experience. By participating in different kinds of off-campus learning programmes, students are expected to:

1) KNOWLEDGE
  • Acquire substantive knowledge and understanding in the community and workplace.
  • Have a better understanding of societies, cultures, and world issues.
2) Creativity
  • Think critically and creatively in developing solutions to address a situation or a problem.
3) LEARNING
  • Develop a global outlook and mindset in an international study environment.
4) COMMUNICATION
  • Communicate effectively in both English and Chinese at different interpersonal settings, in writing and in a variety of media.
5) SKILLS
  • Grow personally and develop problem solving skills to meet with the challenge in the real world.
  • Gain career-related transferable skills and opportunities to get involved in the community.
6) CITIZENSHIP
  • Learn the responsibility as a citizen through interaction with people from different backgrounds.
7) TEAMWORK
  • Perform effectively in a team through planning and implementing projects with different stakeholders.

Social Impact


The social impact can be enormous. It makes students better citizens, supports their moral and intellectual growth, enriches their cultural experiences, and infuses the classroom and campus with a passion for learning. It extends the reputation of the University and Hong Kong beyond the region, increasing the cultural understanding. It enables partners to diversify their operations and secure forward linkages with future employees, students, and so forth.