In the face of increasing societal and environmental challenges, the need to influence and empower our youths to actively develop and act on their sense of social responsibility is ever pressing. In both academic and co-curricular applications, Service-Learning plays a critical role in tertiary institutions in educating and engaging our youths to develop the knowledge and skills (Head), attitudes and dispositions (Heart) to make life choices that are socially responsible (Habit), in their journey of growth to become leaders in society.

The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning presents three complementary broad Conference Tracks for the sharing of best practices in promoting Service-Learning for a lifelong journey of social responsibility.

Call For Abstracts

Deadline for Abstract Submission (SGT, Singapore Standard Time): 15 March 2019
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 18 April 2019
Full Paper Submission: 30 April 2019*
*Optional for approved submissions (for publication in Metropolitan Universities Journal)
More details here
Conference Registration:
Early bird: 1 March to 28 April 2019
Standard: 28 April to 31 May 2019
Registration close: 1 June 2019

The three Conference Tracks for abstract submission are:

Submissions should indicate preference of presentation formats as follows:

Presentation Formats

Paper Presentation (20 minutes)

Presenters will conduct formal oral presentations, and share the session with two-to-three other presenters on similar topics. Each presenter has 20 minutes for their presentation. A short time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions and summarization.

Panel Presentation (90 minutes)

A group of papers on similar themes or research issues are proposed as a complete session. Those presenting within this option should submit a group proposal involving up to three presentations. A recommended discussant should also be named in the proposal. A panel presentation should take 45 minutes, with 45 minutes for discussion.

Poster Presentation (90 minutes)

These sessions will provide an opportunity for the author to display information on their initiatives and achievements in the field. In this format, presenters talk informally with participants who come to their boards.

Resource Sharing Workshop (90 minutes)

An interactive session that allows active involvement of audience participants throughout the presentation. The workshop should engage the audience in sharing collaborative expertise in one or more of the Conference Themes. The session may be problem-based or have an interdisciplinary or cross-cultural focus.

Flipped Classroom Discussion Session (90 minutes)

Before coming to the session, participants should have watched/read the presentations. In the session, the presenter(s) shall act as facilitator to engage participants actively in the discussions to see how the content can be applied to individual contexts. The session may be problem-based or have an inter-disciplinary or cross-cultural focus.


SLAN Meeting, 18 June 2019
Time Programme
11.30am Registration
12.00pm Lunch
1.00pm SLAN Meeting
3.00pm Tea Break & Networking
3.30pm SLAN Meeting
4.30pm End
Conference Day 1, 19 June 2019
Time Programme
8.00am Breakfast & Registration
9.00am Short Film
9.15am Welcome Address by SUSS President, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat
9.25am Opening Address by GOH, Minister of Social and Family Development, Mr. Desmond Lee
9.40am Keynote Speech by Senior Director and Director of Social Welfare, Ms Ang Bee Lian
10.10am Tea Break
10.30am Plenary Session 1
12.30pm Opening Lunch
2.00pm Market Place: Poster Session & Exhibition
5.30pm End
Conference Day 2, 20 June 2019
Time Programme
8.00am Breakfast & Registration
Morning Track 1 Morning Track 2
9.00am Concurrent Breakout Session 1 8.30am Learning Journey 1
10.30am Tea Break
11.00am Concurrent Breakout Session 2
12.30pm Lunch
Afternoon Track 1 Afternoon Track 2
2.00pm Concurrent Breakout Session 3 2.00pm Learning Journey 2
3.30pm Tea Break
4.00pm Concurrent Breakout Session 4
5.30pm End
7.00pm Learning Journey 3
10.00pm End
Conference Day 3, 21 June 2019
Time Programme
8.00am Breakfast & Registration
9.00am Plenary Session 2
11.00am Tea Break
11.30am Concurrent Breakout Session 5
1.00pm Lunch
Afternoon Track 1 Afternoon Track 2
2.30pm Concurrent Breakout Session 6 2.00pm Learning Journey 4
4.00pm End 5.00pm End
7.00pm Closing Dinner/ Closing Speech/ Handover Ceremony
9.00pm End


Further details to follow. Registration will start on end-February 2019.

Fee* Early Bird
(on or before 31 March 2019)
Regular SGD400 SGD450
Student SGD200 SGD250

The registration fee includes:

  • Meals (as indicated in the conference programme)
  • Learning Journey (community site visit) and transportation
  • Venues and programmes
  • Conference materials
  • EZlink Card (a contactless stored value card for public transportation in Singapore)


*Prices are subject to prevailing 7 % Goods and Services Tax.



Travel and Accomodation

Singapore is a cosmopolitan country at the crossroads of Asia where people from the region feel right at home and those from beyond feel welcome. Today, the population is a rich mix of different cultures, lifestyles and religions – co-existing harmoniously.

Its unique ethnic tapestry affords visitors a wide array of sightseeing and culinary opportunities from which to choose.

Singapore has experienced tremendous progress over the past five decades but efforts have been made to preserve the nature and culture. Visitors can bask in Singapore’s abundance of parks, nature reserves, and lush, tropical greenery and also enjoy a wealth of historical treasures from the past, in the beauty of older buildings, values and traditions that have survived in the face of profound social and geographical change.

Find out more about Singapore via Visit Singapore official website.

Adapted from STB, EDB, TripAdvisor

Recommended Hotels

APRCSL participants enjoy special booking rates at the following hotels (subject to room availability). Daily one-way shuttle buses will be provided for all conference attendees from these hotels to the conference venue at SUSS. (Schedule for the shuttle service will be provided at a later date.)

However, please note that participants are free to book their preferred accommodations apart from the two recommended hotels. You will still be able to enjoy the shuttle bus service at Village Hotel Albert Court and Village Hotel Bugis. Both Village Hotel Albert Court and Village Hotel Bugis are conveniently located along the MRT Blue Line, which provides easy access between the hotels, conference venue and downtown Singapore.

Visa & Customs

Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. For more information on visa requirements and the Visa Free Transit Facility, you can check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority or the Singapore Overseas Mission closest to you.

The period of stay granted will be shown on the visit pass endorsement in your passport.

In the event that you do require a letter of invitation for visa application, please contact the conference secretariat at

Visitor Guide

This conference will be held at
Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road,
Singapore 599494

Click here for a map of SUSS

Getting Here

By Car

The campus is easily accessible via the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) towards Tuas. Exit at Exit 26A and turn left onto Clementi Road.

Parking on Campus

Cars – $1.28 per hour (inclusive of GST), based on 30-minute block charging

Operating Hours:
6.00am to 11.59pm
(daily including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)

By Bus

Bus number:
52, 61, 74, 151, 154, 184


Nearest MRT stations:
King Albert Park and Beauty World (DowntownLine 2); Dover and Clementi (East-West Line).

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