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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning - Requirements and Courses

The Faculty actively promotes Experiential Learning (EL) as a crucial element in teacher preparation programmes across the Faculty. From 2019-2020 onward, EL is a compulsory part of many programmes, such as the double degrees at undergraduate (UG) level and the postgraduate diploma in education (PGDE) full-time programme.

 

This section contains the programme requirements and a number of exciting EL opportunities for students across our PGDE and UG programmes. These projects have been developed over the past few years with various NGOs and organisations in Hong Kong and outside. Students are invited to read the project descriptions and take the initiative to apply for at least one of the projects.

 

Introductory Booklet

Requirements

 

Double-degree programmes

 

All incoming UG students for BA&BEd(LangEd)-English, BA&BEd(LangEd)-Chinese and BEd&BSc from the 2019-20 cohort are required to fulfill the requirements of at least one EL activity through a Community-based Professional Practicum (CPP) project before the start of their fourth year. The settings for CPP projects may be local, overseas and in the Mainland. All are aimed at pushing students out of their comfort zones and enabling them to foster skills and values that are relevant to a career in education. Students are required to undertake 6 credits from education-related EL courses or CPP projects offered by the Faculty of Education before the start of Year 4.

 

In addition, BA&BEd(LangEd)-English and BA&BEd(LangEd)-Chinese students are required to participate in the compulsory language immersion programme funded by the HKSAR Government.

 

BEd&BSocSc students from the 2019-20 cohort onward are required to take a 6-credit Professional Practicum course in Year 3 and 24 credits of off-campus learning under the twin themes, Social Innovation and Global Citizenship, through the Faculty of Social Sciences.

 

Other programmes

 

Students in other programmes are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one optional EL activity throughout their period of studies.

 

PowerPoint file for UG EL Orientation 2023-24

 

Community-based Professional Practicum (CPP) Courses 2023-24

 

BBED6747

Developing the Competence in STEM Education

(6 credits)

Community Partner: Local partner schools/organisations

Location: Hong Kong

Eligibility: BEd&BSc, BSc and BEng students

Course Information

BBED6787

Ocean Park Experiential Learning Project

(6 credits)  Communication Intensive Courses

Community Partner: Ocean Park Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong

Eligibility: All UG students

Course Information

BBED6798

Design Thinking in Action

(6 credits)  Communication Intensive Courses

Community Partner: Multiple schools/organisations

Location: Hong Kong

Eligibility: All UG students

Course Information

BBED6802

Outdoor Environmental Education Experiential Learning Project

(6 credits) Communication Intensive Courses

Community Partner: Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong

Eligibility: All UG students

Course Information

BBED6803

Serving to Learn: Co-constructing the Community through Student Leadership

(6 credits)

Community Partner: Local partner schools/organisations

Location: Hong Kong

Eligibility: All UG students

Course Information

BBED6804 (NEW)

Greater Bay Area Hong Kong School Experiential Learning –  STEAM Projects

(6 credits)

Community Partner: MinXin Hong Kong School (Guangzhou Nansha)

Location: Mainland China

Eligibility: All UG students

Course Information

 

BBED6805 (NEW)

‘Ps’ of Mind in Education – A Mindfulness-based Experiential Learning Project

(6 credits)

Community Partner: Local partner schools/organisations

Location: Hong Kong

Eligibility: All UG students

Course Information

BBED6806 (NEW)

Opening Doors to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) –  An Experiential Learning Project in Sri Lanka 

(6 credits)

Community Partner: Service Civil International (Hong Kong China)

Location: Sri Lanka

Eligibility: All UG students

Course Information

BBED6807 (NEW)

Slasher Experiential Learning – An Alternative Way to Life Planning Education

(6 credits)

Community Partner: Clap@JC

Location: Hong Kong

Eligibility: All UG students

Course Information

The following non-Faculty courses are also accepted as CPP courses in 2023-24 (please check with the course-offering units for the offerings):

 

  • ARTH2110 Archaeology and Digital Humanities in the Field (School of Humanities)

  • CAES2001 Nurturing Global Leaders (Centre for Applied English Studies)

  • CAES2002 Online Digital Storytelling in English (Centre for Applied English Studies)

  • CAES2004 Communication and Community Engagement through Podcasting (Centre for Applied English Studies)

Requirements

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) full-time non-language major students are required to undertake EL Block in Semester 1 of the programme. The experiential placement normally lasts for five to six weeks. Students can either enrol in an EL project offered by the Faculty of Education, or nominate their own project (which must be approved by the Faculty’s EL Team first). Please note that Chinese and English majors have their immersion programmes at this time, and the following:

  • Students are normally expected to work five full days per week at the partner organisation. Weekend or evening duties may be required on a case by case basis with compensatory leave arranged on weekdays subject to the community partners’ approval. Individual community partners will decide the work schedule at the outset of the project.
  • Students are expected to comply with requirements set by individual partners and these will also be negotiated with the Faculty.
  • After students sign up for a particular project, the Faculty expects them to remain committed throughout the duration of their engagement with the respective institution/organisation. If students fail to complete their projects due to unsatisfactory attendance or by leaving the project earlier, they will not receive any credits for this compulsory part of the programme.

PowerPoint file for PGDE (Full-time) EL Orientation 2023-24

 

PGDE (Full-time) EL Assessment Descriptors

 

EL Block Projects 2023-24

 

Chinese Funcation: mLang – e-Pedagogy and Learning Platform Support Junior Primary School NCS Students to Learn Chinese Language as a Second Language

Community Partner: mLang

Project Information

Ednovators – Building Teacher Innovation Capacity (NEW)

Community Partner: Ednovators

Project Information

Experiential Learning at DISI

Community Partner: Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation

Project Information

Experiential Learning at HKHS

Community Partner: Hong Kong Housing Society

Project Information

Experiential Learning at ICE

Community Partner: Inter Cultural Education

Project Information

Experiential Learning at JAHK

Community Partner: Junior Achievement Hong Kong

Project Information

Experiential Learning at Principal Chan Free Tutorial World

Community Partner: Principal Chan Free Tutorial World

Project Information

Experiential Learning at UNICEF HK

Community Partner: UNICEF Hong Kong

Project Information

Experiential Learning in MAKER+

Community Partner: TWGHs Wong Fung Ling College

Project Information

Financial Education in Hong Kong

Community Partner: Hong Kong Family Welfare Society – Financial Education Centre 

Project Information

International STEAM Programme (NEW)

Community Partner: Knights Nurturing Foundation

Project Information

PGDE in Ocean Park Academy

Community Partner: Ocean Park Hong Kong

Project Information

Positive Education at Teengineer (PGDE-FT)

Community Partner: Teengineer – Institute of Positive Psychology

Project Information

Project Management Internship Project (NEW)

Community Partner: Africa Center Hong Kong

Project Information

Public Education at World Vision Hong Kong

Community Partner: World Vision Hong Kong

Project Information

STEAM Curriculum Development Programme

Community Partner: Big Bang Academy Hong Kong

Project Information

Teaching and Learning for 2030 (NEW)

Community Partner: EDiversity

Project Information

“Technology Enhanced Learning and Engagement Model” in Special School

Community Partner: Buddhist To Chi Fat She Yeung Yat Lam Memorial School 

Project Information

Train the Trainer to Train Financial Education in Secondary Schools (NEW)

Community Partner: AIA International Limited

Project Information

WWF One Planet Education Programme

Community Partner: WWF Hong Kong

Project Information

YMCA STREAM Experimental Learning International Project

Community Partner: Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong

Project Information

Self-nominated EL Projects

Partner Organisation/School: Students to nominate

Project Information 

Requirements

 

EL is optional for PGDE part-time students to enrol as an elective course. Students will be asked to apply for an EL project by the end of their first year of studies. EL may take the form of professional learning experiences in or outside Hong Kong.

 

PowerPoint file for PGDE (Part-time) EL Orientation 2023-25

 

PGDE (Part-time) EL Assessment Descriptors

 

Learning Opportunities

 

Educational Programs Internship

Community Partner: Africa Center Hong Kong

Project Information

Financial Education in Hong Kong (PGDE-PT) (NEW)

Community Partner: Hong Kong Family Welfare Society

Project Information

“I CAN DO IT” Parental Training Programme (NEW)

Community Partner: Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education, HKU

Project Information

Learn Through Stories: Empowering EM Youth in Teaching English for Underprivileged Children

Community Partner: mLang

Project Information

Ocean Park Experiential Learning Project (PGDE-PT)

Community Partner: Ocean Park Hong Kong

Project Information

Popular Science Programmes at the Science Promotion Unit of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (NEW)

Community Partner: Science Promotion Unit of Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Project Information

Positive Education at Teengineer (PGDE-PT)

Community Partner: Teengineer

Project Information

Teaching at Rural Schools in Sri Lanka

Community Partner: Service Civil International (Hong Kong China)

Project Information

Self-nominated EL Projects

Partner Organisation/School: Students to nominate

Project Information

    Students are encouraged to explore EL opportunities with other HKU units and in the community:

     

    HKU EL Opportunities

     

     

    Community EL Opportunities

     

    (Please note that the information provided in this section is presented by our community partners to promote their programmes. Any views or opinions expressed by our community partners do not necessarily reflect those of the Faculty of Education.)

     

    Ark Eden Summer Camp Facilitators

    Eligibility: UG and PGDE students

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    Education Internship at Big Bang Academy

    Eligibility: UG and PGDE students

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    Incubator Internship Opportunities at Integrated Brilliant Education

    Eligibility: UG students

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    HKFYG Volunteers for HKDSE Students

    Eligibility: UG students

     

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