Experiential Learning
GEL Experiential Learning Courses

Under the new curriculum from 2019/20 cohorts onwards, a new key component, namely Experiential Learning, will be integrated into the GE domain. It is made up of Experiential Learning Courses (ELCs) and Co-Curricular and Service Learning Courses (CSLCs). 
ELC(s) encourage students to learn through experimentation, observation, reflection and (re-)conceptualization while undertaking a wide variety of activities. In ELC(s), students learn to identify creative possibilities or alternatives of prior experience, and gain out-of-classroom experience. In 2019/20, 3 ELCs are offered as pilots for the new curriculum.
Students from cohorts admitted in 2018/19 and/ or before are encouraged to enroll in these pilot courses. Upon completion, students are free to substitute any strand of the GEBCs with a maximum of 6 cps*. 


Please click here for the details of ELC timetable.

Course List

Course Code

Course Title

GEL1008 Organisation of Life Wide Learning Activities 全方位學習的組織

Study Tour Abroad: Conflict and Peace in Central Europe

GEL2010 Conservation and Management of World Heritage  


*Grades students receive from ELC(s) will be counted towards GPA. 
^The offering of the ELCs depends on the decision of the hosting departments. The courses contained therein may be offered in any semesters.

^The EL pilot exercise will be implemented in assigned semester, please refer to the timetable for details.

^Some out-of-class activities maybe included. Students are advised to reserve at least 1 hour before AND after the scheduled time for possible travel. Please refer to individual course outlines for details.

^For GEL1008, please note that it is similar to the FE taught course “ Enhancing Learning through Other Learning Experiences”. There might be some overlapping in the contents of the two courses.

^For GEL1011 and GEL2010, overseas trip will be required. Students can apply for Global Learning Enhancement Fund (GLEF) to cover part of the expenses. For details and enquiries, please contact the hosting departments.

GEL1011: Department of International Education (2948 7783, ie@eduhk.hk)

GEL2010: Department of Social Sciences (2948 6418, ssc@eduhk.hk)

(Last updated on 28 July, 2020)