QEF project “Promoting Positive Youth Development through School-University-Elderly Learning Community” conducted by the Department of Education Studies launched a Teacher’s Manual in a workshop for principals and teachers

 

教育學系統籌優質教育基金計劃「長幼同行成長路」舉辦教師手冊典禮暨校長教師工作坊

 

The Department of Education Studies (EDUC) held a special event on October 5, 2018 to launch a Teacher’s Manual of the “Promoting Positive Youth Development through School-University-Elderly Learning Community” Project. The project is funded by Quality Education Fund (QEF) and led by Prof. Atara Sivan (Head) and Prof. Vicky Tam (Associate Head).  The event also included a workshop for secondary school principals and teachers. The Teacher’s Manual was written by the Project Team as a consolidation of successes and gains of the two-year intergenerational learning community experiences. It provides guidelines and practical suggestions on how secondary schools can run similar programmes for students in their specific school context. The workshop involved an overview on the intergenerational learning community model by the Project Team Leaders as well as sharing by the project’s participants.

The event was opened by Dr. Gordon Tsui, Chairman of HKSAR QEF Steering Committee, and Prof. Roland Chin, HKBU President and Vice Chancellor. Prof. Adrian Bailey, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, also attended the event. In his speech as the Guest of Honour, Dr. Tsui recognized the significance of the project as a school-based innovation which provides treasurable experiences to university students, secondary school students and older adults. He expressed QEF’s appreciation of the project’s contributions. Professor Chin thanked QEF for providing opportunities to conduct this significant project that created opportunities for three generations to come together and learn. Prof Sivan, the Project Leader, emphasized in her welcome remarks that the QEF project aligns beautifully with the university vision and strategies at all levels. At the university level, the project goes hand in hand with the research cluster of Creative Media/Practice; at the Faculty level, the intergenerational learning community demonstrates the significant elements of the Smart Societies niche area, namely learning, praxis and well-being. Last but not the least, the project manifests the significance of inclusive learning community which is at the core of the Department of Education Studies’ vision.

In the workshop participating principals, teachers and students shared their experiences in the two-year project. All parties found the opportunities rendered by the intergenerational learning community very helpful for promoting positive development in students. Principals and teachers conveyed their interest in pursuing partnership with the University in similar and other projects in the future. Given the success of this QEF project, the Project Team is actively seeking opportunities for expanding the model of learning community on other platforms.

 

教育學系於二零一八年十月五日舉辦了一項「長幼同行成長路」計劃的特別活動。該計劃得優質教育基金資助,由系主任蘇秀冠教授及副系主任譚肖芸教授帶領。是次活動包括為中學校長及教師而設的工作坊,而計劃中的教師手冊亦於同日發行。教師手冊由計劃團隊根據兩年來的經驗撰寫,總括了實行跨世代學習社群過程的經驗及得着,為中學如何自行舉辦同類計劃提供指引及切實建議。工作坊簡介了跨世代學習社群模式,亦有邀請了參加計劃的校長、教師和學生分享。

是次活動由優質教育基金督導委員會主席徐聯安博士及香港浸會大學校長錢大康教授主禮,社會科學院院長貝力行教授亦有出席。徐博士致詞時盛讚「長幼同行成長路」為一個革新的校本計劃,為大學同學、中學同學及長者帶來寶貴的經驗,他亦代表優質教育基金肯定了本計劃的貢獻。錢教授感謝優質教育基藉由本計劃提供機會予跨世代共同學習。而蘇教受則強調計劃的理念與大學的願景與使命一致:在大學層面,計劃與創意實踐有着密切關係;在學院層面,跨世代學習社群展示了智能社會中學習、實踐和福祉三個重要元素;而在學系層次,計劃表現了教育學系最重視的融合教育社群。

在工作坊中,校長、老師和同學分享了兩年來他們參與計劃的經驗,他們均認為跨世代學習社群能幫助學生正向發展,而校長及教師表示希望能與大學繼續合作。藉着「長幼同行成長路」計劃的成功,計劃團隊現正努力尋求機會於其他平台擴展此學習社群模式。

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Caption: (From Left to Right) Professor Roland Chin, Professor Atara Sivan, Dr. Gordon Tsui and Professor Adrian Bailey in a ceremony for launching the Teacher’s Manual.

(由左至右)錢大康教授、蘇秀冠教授、徐聯安博士、貝力行教授主持教師手冊發行儀式。

 

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Caption: Guests and project team leaders on the stage with representatives from secondary schools

眾嘉賓及計劃統籌與參與中學之代表合照

 

 

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