The Department has incorporated teaching with different online platforms (e.g., Moodle and Mahara). Most of our courses require students to participate proactively in online discussions for around 1-2 hours per week. Students can also review lecture notes and videos that the course lecturer posts onto the platforms. This aims to enhance students’ comprehension of materials, promote independent learning, and provide a medium for students to learn from each other and express their views.
These online platforms also help teachers distribute materials to students at all times with ease, administer quizzes and questionnaires, submit assignments, and gives students opportunities to ask questions and respond to the contents of posts made by teachers and peers. Through these online media, teachers can provide students with the opportunity to interact with students from overseas universities so that they can personally experience and learn about similarities and differences between cultures.
Project Leader: Dr. Emma Buchtel
Department: Department of Psychology
Dr Buchtel adopted innovative teaching practices in a course on Cultural Psychology based on her research on cultural stereotyping. To prevent students from misunderstanding research findings about cultural differences in psychology, the course content and activities of “Being Chinese: Insights from Cross-Cultural Psychology” were adapted to emphasise both the effects of cultural influences on psychology, as well as the diversity of individuals within cultures. To give students a real experience of explaining cultural differences in a non-essentialising way, she added online, cross-cultural interaction between students of EdUHK and the University of British Columbia. Positive impact on student learning, especially in terms of avoiding stereotyping, was evidenced.
Project Leaders: Dr. Tang Yee Fan Sylvia, Dr. Qian Haiyan, Dr. Wong Wai Ho Savio
Departments: Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Early Childhood Education, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, Department of Psychology, Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning, Department of Special Education and Counselling
Online course materials including audio / video were developed. Honours Project I will be launched for Year 4 students of the Five-year Bachelor of Education Programme in 2015/16. Each year, more than 500 students will learn with the e/blended learning materials of the Generic Research Methods part of the course. Students selecting Research Areas offered by the Faculty will also learn with the e/blended learning materials of the Discipline-based Research Methods part of the course.