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Experiential Learning


Experiential Learning at DISI


Background of Co-organiser


Founded in 2012, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (DISI) is the first design institute dedicated to social innovation in Asia. DISI contributes to advance PolyU’s University Social Responsibility and aims to become a leading institute to trigger social innovation in all dimensions of the society to improve the well-being of the community and the people. The mission of DISI is to provide an innovative and human-centred platform to ENVISION a better life in the society, to CONNECT people with passion and NURTURE doers of all ages to INNOVATE with collective wisdom to ENABLE impactful action.


Project Details


SOINNO Design Education is a programme which pioneers infuse social innovation and design thinking into secondary school education since 2018. The programme aims to nurture students to integrate knowledge from different subjects through solving real-world problems. In order to facilitate students’ learning, a train-the-trainers programme will be implemented to develop pre- and in-service teachers’ required skills for conducting design workshop for education. To support the programme development, interns are expected to:


  • assist in reflection tools and teaching kits development for specific school(s) or case(s)
  • assist in the general operation for the programme
  • prepare materials for the social media platform (Facebook, Instagram and webpage, etc.)
  • work as group facilitators to assist in students’ learning
  • work on ideas of their own learning and teaching ideas.




  • 25 September - 31 October 2023
  • Students are required to work five full days per week
  • Occasionally, they are required to work outside normal office hours, including evenings, Saturdays and Sundays




V1218, 12/F, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University




PGDE (full-time) students with STEM/Language/Humanities background


Application Deadline and Procedure


11:59pm, 28 August 2023


  • Complete the application form at HKU Moodle (Part 1) AND
  • Upload the following documents to the respective project folder at HKU Moodle (Part 2) (Please combine all documents into one Word/PDF file)
    1. A personal statement (of not more than 200 words) explaining why you would like to join this EL project
    2. Your CV.
  • Shortlisted students may be invited to attend an interview arranged by DISI (details to be confirmed).




Jeremy Yau (DISI) [Email: [javascript protected email address]]