The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Chapter 10 Non-formal Learning Activities

10.1 Ug Student Development Portfolio

To promote holistic personal growth among Ug students, the University has launched the “I•CARE” framework. The framework contains the five desired attributes, values and skills necessary for all-round student development:

A Student Development Portfolio system has been developed accordingly to facilitate the recording and presentation of students’ accomplishments in experiential learning. This electronic system records students’ out-of-class learning activities, and provides a platform for students to reflect upon, and to make meaning of, their participation in such activities. A student’s portfolio also serves as a resume that allows students to showcase their efforts and achievements in non-academic endeavours during their university studies. Appendix 10-1 shows details of the I•CARE framework and the Student Development Portfolio.

10.2 Guidelines for Monitoring, Supporting and Organizing Student Activities

The Guidelines for Monitoring and Supporting Activities for Students (Appendix 10-2) ensure the efficacy and quality of experiential learning and other non-formal learning. They describe general procedures for better coordination and monitoring of activities organized by different Departments/ units for reporting information on outbound activities and for providing support to students, especially in cases of emergency or crisis.

10.3 Other Forms of Support

Appendix 10-3 shows a summary of other support services and activities available to students during their course of study. Chapters 9 and 10 of the Code of Practice for Taught Postgraduate Studies (Appendix 2-9) and Code of Practice for Research Postgraduate Studies (Appendix 2-11) also provide relevant materials.

Please see also Chapter 11 for learning activities at Colleges, and Chapter 12 for student exchange activities.