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BBED6802 Outdoor Environmental Education Experiential Learning Project

 

Project Details

 

According to the fifth report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if people are to prevent climate change from causing global climate disasters, rapid, far-reaching actions that would effect unprecedented changes at all levels of the society are essential. Among these levels, education is one of the most important channels to make sustainable changes. Thus, a proper understanding of nature and the environment is an important foundation for establishing appropriate environmental behaviour, hence effecting changes. In order to cultivate this behaviour among the future generations, it is essential for teachers to not just understand the importance of environmental education, but also to learn about its myriad methods of application to enhance teaching effectiveness.

 

Collaborating with Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong (OWLHK), this course aims to nurture ecologically knowledgeable and reflective student educators who can unravel the beauty of nature and make an educational impact to the future generations. Our student educators will first learn about the theoretical knowledge of environmental education and the reflective learning cycles in experiential education in both the nature and classrooms. Then they will work in cross-disciplinary teams to put their knowledge into practice – designing and facilitating secondary school students’ learning process in an outdoor environmental education learning programme.

 

Students will be assigned to work in groups to (a) experience outdoor environmental educational programme themselves, (b) design and conduct an outdoor environmental educational programme, including pre-departure training, during-outing activities, and de-briefing sessions for a group of local Secondary 3 students. The final programme materials may be used by the OWLHK staff for future educational programmes for other schools.

 

Date

 

Semesters 1 and 2, 2023-24 (dates to be confirmed)

 

  • Input sessions on Tuesday evenings in Semester 1; students will conduct a series of workshops on their selected spot for secondary students in Semester 2.

 

Location

 

Outdoor ecologically significant spots and local schools in Hong Kong (exact venues to be confirmed)

 

Eligibility

 

UG students from all disciplines (No. of places: 12)

 

Application

 

Register BBED6802FY Outdoor Environmental Education Experiential Learning Project via SIS (Students will earn 6 credits after successful completion of the course)

 

Application Deadline

 

Online course add/drop period in Semester 1, 2023-24

 

Remarks

 

  1. All Experiential Learning courses offered by the Faculty of Education adopt PASS/FAIL grading basis.
  2. Students may need to study/work off-campus in schools/premises of our community partners and/or their collaborating partners.

 

Enquiries

 

Ms. Vivien Lee (Email: [javascript protected email address])