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Press Release for "Day Day Play at Tai Kwun", Jockey Club “Play n Gain” Project, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
新聞稿:香港大學教育學院賽馬會「玩學相長」計劃 互動遊戲日日玩@大館

Updated on November 23, 2021 (Tue)

Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong
Jockey Club “Play n Gain Project” 
Day Day Play at Tai Kwun

 

The Jockey Club “Play n Gain Project” (the Project) successfully organised a parent-child event called “Day Day Play at Tai Kwun” on November 20, 2021 (Saturday). This project is implemented by the Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education (CAISE) at the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The event aimed to spread positive energy from kindergarten to community through play education.   

 

Dr Mantak Yuen, the Principal Investigator of the Project remarked: “As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to ease, we have planned to organise some interactive play activities in the community under proper social distancing. The event in Tai Kwun successfully enabled participants to understand that playing games could turn learning into fun, did not require props, and could be played anytime, anywhere, with anyone.  Parents modified traditional games to make them more playful and interactive.”

 

Dr Sylvia Liu, Director of the Project added: “Through these parent-child activities, we spread the value of play education from kindergarten to the community, breaking through generational and geographical boundaries. Regardless of age and background, adults and children could together learn key interactive game skills that will benefit their social and emotional development. In this event, parents who had already acquired the game skills (the ‘game ambassadors’) invited participants to play well-known games enhanced with new elements. We also had a ‘My Favourite Game Award’ to encourage them to think of innovative ideas for game development.”

 

It had been over three years since the Project was launched, and the team had witnessed real growth in participating parents who joined in the training workshops and learnt how to lead games in the kindergarten where their children are studying. They had also assisted in organising on-site play days at HKU; and during the pandemic they had even learnt to lead interactive games online. In this event at Tai Kwun, these parents helped further promote play education to the community.

 

Looking forward, the Project will continue to cooperate with partner organisations and expand the community network. The Project team’s wish is to involve more elders, parent volunteers, non-Chinese speaking students, and people from all walks of life to participate in and lead interactive games. Parents benefit from returning to games of their childhood, being filled with positive energy and communicating better with children through playing the games. Children benefit by enhancing their interpersonal and social skills through playing interactively with new friends.

 

About the Jockey Club “Play n Gain Project”
Jockey Club “Play n Gain Project” is a play education programme funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and implemented by CAISE in the Faculty of Education at HKU. The project was developed from a research-based play education programme used effectively in Hong Kong for over 10 years. The conceptual framework underpinning the project is the “Social Star Mirror Model” created by Dr Liu in 2015 to improve children’s social-emotional learning through playing face-to-face interactive games. Fourteen kindergartens have adopted this approach in which parents join forces with teachers to create positive social learning experiences for children. The parents ultimately become skilled and knowledgeable in applying games as a positive aid to increasing children’s social and emotional development, and they are able to apply the skills at home and in community settings. 

 

To learn more about the Project and the upcoming game education activities and community class, please visit www.jcplayngain.edu.hku.hk and the Facebook page.

 

For media enquiries, please contact Ms Virginia Cheung of Jockey Club “Play n Gain” Project (Tel: 3917 5828 / Email: [javascript protected email address]), or Ms Emily Cheung, Senior Manager (Development and Communications), Faculty of Education, HKU (Tel: 3917 4270 / Email: [javascript protected email address]).


November 23, 2021
 

 

香港大學教育學院
賽馬會「玩學相長」計劃
互動遊戲日日玩@大館 

 

由香港大學教育學院融合與特殊教育研究發展中心(教研發展中心)推行,香港賽馬會慈善信託基金捐助的賽馬會「玩學相長」計劃  (該計劃)於2021年11月20日(星期六)在中環大館成功舉辦了「互動遊戲日日玩@大館」。該活動透過遊戲教育將正能量從幼稚園擴展至社區。

 

該計劃首席研究員袁文得博士表示:「隨著疫情開始緩和,我們也在適當的社交距離下在社區組織了一些互動遊戲活動。透過是次活動,我們成功讓大眾認識該計劃的『遊戲特色』—將學習變成遊戲,以不需道具的互動遊戲體現何時何人何地齊齊玩。經典遊戲如『包剪揼』,家長在傳統玩法上加點變化,提升遊戲的『玩點』(即好玩指數),透過互動遊戲與子女溝通和一起成長。」

 

該計劃總監廖秀卿博士補充:「我們透過親子活動,把遊戲教育由幼稚園帶到社區,衝破世代及國界的界限。不分年齡和背景,成人和孩子能一起學習一些主要的互動遊戲技巧,有助他們的社交情感發展。是次活動中,已掌握遊戲技巧的家長(稱為『遊戲大使』)為大家熟悉的遊戲加添新元素,與大家一起玩。另外,我們特別加設的『我最喜愛遊戲』獎項,以鼓勵家長繼續積極創作好玩的遊戲。」

 

該計劃從2018年開展至今逾三年,團隊見證了參與家長的成長。家長在子女就讀的幼稚園參與該計劃的培訓工作坊,學會帶領遊戲,積極參與組織在香港大學舉行的實體遊戲日。疫情期間,家長更學會在網上帶領互動遊戲。在是次活動中,他們進一步把遊戲教育推展至社區。

 

展望未來,該計劃會繼續與友好機構合作舉辦活動,共同擴展「遊戲社區版圖」。該計劃的團隊希望讓長輩、家長義工、非華語學生,以至各行各業的人士均能參與及帶領互動遊戲。家長重溫兒時遊戲重拾童心,有效提升正能量及運用互動遊戲與小朋友溝通;孩子又可以跟新朋友互動,提升人際社交能力。

 

關於賽馬會「玩學相長」計劃
賽馬會「玩學相長」計劃是由香港賽馬會慈善信託基金捐助、香港大學教育學院教研發展中心推行的一個社交情緒學習項目。該計劃建基於一項已在香港有效實施了十多年的遊戲教育研究,以「社交閃星星」學習概念模型(Social Star Mirror Model)(Liu, 2015)為基礎,運用面對面的互動遊戲,提升幼兒的社交技能和情感發展。計劃在14間幼稚園推行,培訓家長與教師攜手為孩子建構正面的社交學習體驗, 讓家長運用相關的知識技巧,將遊戲變成提升孩子社交情感發展的好幫手,並適用於家庭以至社區。

 

有關該計劃詳情和即將舉行的遊戲教育活動及社區工作坊,請瀏覽網頁www.jcplayngain.edu.hku.hkFacebook專頁

 

傳媒查詢,請聯絡賽馬會「玩學相長」計劃張凱欣女士 (電話:3917 5828 / 電郵:[javascript protected email address]) 或香港大學教育學院高級經理(發展及傳訊)張可恩女士 (電話:3917 4270 / 電郵:[javascript protected email address])。


2021年11月23日