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To meet the teacher professional development needs, the Centre continuously organises various training courses for teachers of different subjects, putting emphasis on both theories and practices. The training courses are well-received and highly recognised by the education community.

Since the school year of 2015/16, the Education Bureau has commissioned the Centre to deliver professional development courses for in-service teachers to help schools and teachers in implementing small class teaching (SCT), enhancing learning and teaching, and fostering the establishment of learning communities across schools for professional exchange, sharing good practices on SCT and developing collaborative culture among practitioners.

SCT has been implemented in Macao for many years. The Centre has been invited by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of Macao (DSEJ) to provide training workshops and certificate courses of different themes for principals and teachers to align with their  progress in SCT implementation. In addition, the Centre has been conducting school-based support to the primary and secondary schools in Macau.

On-going / Past Training Programmes

Small class training programmes for Macau teachers 2016/17 (Second term)

To support the Education and Youth Bureau (DSEJ) of Macau in implementing the small class teaching policy, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) organized a series of relevant programmes for the teachers of various levels (kindergartens, primary, and secondary schools) in Macau for the academic year of 2016/17. The aim of the programmes is to help the course participants apply innovative teaching ideas so as to optimize the learning effectiveness in small class settings. The programmes covered a wide spectrum of topics namely Learning Corner, Game Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Self-directed Learning, and Teaching Innovations tailor-made for teachers of different subjects. It is anticipated that the training programmes will contribute to the enhancement of the pedagogical content knowledge of the teachers in Macau.  

Small class training programmes for Macau teachers 2016/17 (First term)

The Centre had organized a series of teacher training programmes entitled “Small Class Teacher Training Programme for the school teachers of Macau 2016/17” for Education and Youth Bureau (DSEJ) of Macau in October – November 2016. The training programme of curriculum adaptation in Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and General Studies for the primary school teachers enhanced the strategic pedagogical knowledge of the teachers so as to optimize the benefits of teaching in a small class setting.  The training programmes for the secondary school teachers introduced how a learner-oriented approach could be implemented in the subjects of Chinese Language and English Language to align with the official curriculum and academic requirements as well as to address the learning needs of individual schools.

Support Programme on Fostering Communities of Practice to Enhance Small Class Teaching 2016/17 (Chinese, English, Maths, General Studies)

The Centre has successfully granted with the EDB commissioned programme entitled “Provision of Services for Support Programme on fostering Communities of Practice to enhance Small Class Teaching” in 2015-2017. It will provide professional support to 120 participating schools through workshops, learning circles within and across schools, and sharing sessions of exemplary practices to enhance teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge , theoretical understanding and application of effective teaching strategies in small class settings The programme renders support to teachers of the four major subjects of Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics or General Studies to develop and apply effective pedagogies for self-directed learning, e-learning and catering for learner diversity.

Project Schools' List

Provision of Services for a Teacher Professional Development Programme on “Application of Theory of Variation through Lesson Study for Special Schools” (commissioned by EDB) 2016-17

The aim of the Programme is to guide teachers and professional personnel of 8 special schools in applying Theory of Variation through conducting Lesson Study (LS) through working in two Learning Circles, namely Chinese Language and General Studies.  The Programme rests on the rationale of drawing together the theory and practice of Theory of Variation for bolstering the role of teachers in the classroom setting with the aims of  fostering their professional development as well as  enhancing students’ learning effectiveness.

General Studies Circle
General Studies/Liberal Studies Learning Circle

An open lesson on General Studies of the “Support Programme on Fostering Community of Practice to enhance Small Class Teaching 2015/16"

For knowledge transfer of the EDB commissioned “Support Programme on Fostering Community of Practice to enhance Small Class Teaching”, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) conducted an open lesson on 8th March, 2016 in Cumberland Presbyterian Church Yao Dao Primary School. It was a Primary Two General Studies lesson adopting an e-Learning mode for more effective learning. The observation and evaluation of the open lesson adopted an interactive discussion mode to facilitate sharing among the teacher participants so as to foster the professional teaching competence of the co-workers in the education sector.

Approximately fifty teachers from nearly twenty partnership schools participated in the event. At the beginning, the teaching team of the school briefly introduced the design of the research lesson, the development of e-learning in the school, and student’s learning difficulties of the topic to be taught. During the lesson, the teacher concerned tried to make use of Tablets to engage students in problem-based learning activity. The results of the student interviews helped the participants identify the learning difficulties of the students and focus on the effect of the pedagogical arrangement on student learning outcome during the lesson observation. In the post-lesson conference, the participants actively shared their opinions and provided constructive suggestions for further improvement of the lesson. The interactive discussion facilitated professional sharing among the participants and created a community of practice across schools.

An open lesson on Mathematics of the “Support Programme on Fostering Community of Practice to enhance Small Class Teaching 2015/16"

For knowledge transfer of the EDB commissioned “Support Programme on Fostering Community of Practice to enhance Small Class Teaching”, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) conducted an open lesson on 15th December, 2015 in HHCKLA Buddhist Chan Shi Wan Primary School. It was a Primary Six Mathematics lesson adopting an e-Learning mode for more effective learning and to develop students’ self-directed learning.

Approximately fifty teachers from more than twenty partnership schools participated in the event. The results of the pre- and post-tests, as well as the student interviews, helped the participants identify the learning difficulties of the students and focus on the effect of the teaching arrangement on student learning outcome during the lesson observation. In the post-lesson conference, the participants actively shared their opinions and provided constructive suggestions for further improvement of the lesson. The interactive discussion facilitated professional sharing among the participants and created a community of practice across schools.

Support Programme on Fostering Communities of Practice to Enhance Small Class Teaching 2015/16 (Chinese, English, Maths, General Studies)

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) has successfully granted with the EDB commissioned programme entitled “Provision of Services for Support Programme on fostering Communities of Practice to enhance Small Class Teaching” in 2015-2017. It will provide professional support to 120 participating schools through workshops, learning circles within and across schools, and sharing sessions of exemplary practices to enhance teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge , theoretical understanding and application of effective teaching strategies in small class settings The programme renders support to teachers of the four major subjects of Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics or General Studies to develop and apply effective pedagogies for self-directed learning, e-learning and catering for learner diversity.

Project Schools' List

Provision of Services for a Teacher Professional Development Programme on “Application of Theory of Variation through Lesson Study for Special Schools” (commissioned by EDB) 2015-16

The aim of the Programme is to guide teachers and professional personnel of 8 special schools in applying Theory of Variation through conducting Lesson Study (LS) through working in two Learning Circles, namely Chinese Language and General Studies.  The Programme rests on the rationale of drawing together the theory and practice of Theory of Variation for bolstering the role of teachers in the classroom setting with the aims of  fostering their professional development as well as  enhancing students’ learning effectiveness.

Chinese Learning Circle
General Studies Learning Circle

 

Training Program on Small Class Teaching in Secondary Schools 2015/2016 (DSEJ, Macau)

The Centre organized “Small Class Teacher Training Programme for the secondary school teachers of Macau 2015/16” for Education and Youth Bureau (DSEJ) of Macau. The programme introduced how small class teaching could be implemented in the subjects of Chinese Language and Mathematics to align with the official curriculum and academic requirements as well as to address the needs of the curriculum adaptation of individual schools.

Training Program on Small Class Teaching in Primary Schools 2015-16 (DSEJ, Macau)

The Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) organized “Small Class Teacher Training Programme for the primary school teachers of Macau 2015/16” for Education and Youth Bureau (DSEJ) of Macau. The training programme of curriculum adaptation in Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and General Studies enhanced the application of strategic pedagogical knowledge of the teachers so as to optimize the benefits of small class teaching.

Training Program on Small Class Teaching 2015-16 (Escola Dom Luis VersigLia, Macau)

The Centre has provided school support services to Escola Dom Luis VersigLia (雷鳴道主教學校) in Macau since 2009. The types of services include professional development workshops, curriculum planning, and lesson observations of seven subjects for enhancing learning and teaching effectiveness in small class environment.

Problem-oriented learning improvement in Mathematics (POLIMATH) 2013-15

The project aims at  supporting school teachers to  utilize Assessment for Learning (AfL) in Mathematics teaching to  identify students’ learning difficulties  so as to design appropriate teaching materials that meet the needs of the students.  It is expected that through collaborative lesson preparations, lesson observations among peers, public lesson observations, and lesson analysis, teachers could effectively make use of the AfL data for improving teaching and learning.

DETAILS
The list of the 10 partnership schools