EdUHK Presents Life and Values Education Animated Series
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) today (10 January) held a virtual ceremony for the launch of the “Life and Values Education Animated Series” and the life education learning and teaching resource package. The resources are accessible free of charge, and provide comprehensive support to all local schools in implementing values education.
The Life and Values Education Animated Series’s 10 episodes feature Chinese and foreign historical figures, including Yue Fei, Bao Zheng, Guan Yu, Zheng Chenggong, Ti Ying, Feng Zikai, Lian Po and Lin Xiangru, Zi Gong, Socrates and Florence Nightingale. Students can develop moral characters and positive values by learning from the historical figures’ good deeds and achievements.
Each animated video is complemented with a teaching plan designed for junior secondary and senior primary students, which includes a variety of teaching methods and learning activities to enrich students’ learning experience. For example, students can create social media posts for the historical figures and conduct role-plays to perform different tasks. Meanwhile, an online quiz will be held for all primary and secondary students to further enhance their learning effectiveness.
EdUHK President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung said, “By integrating 'life and values education' and 'innovative teaching', the project facilitates students’ pleasurable learning of moral values and consolidates their learning outcomes." He hoped that these resources not only provide support to schools, but also promote the collaborative efforts of the Hong Kong education sector in responding to the rising needs of values education.
Apart from animations, the “Convergence: Award for Outstanding Life Education Teaching Plan” competitions were held earlier by the EdUHK Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education (CRSE), advocating life and values education in different subjects to provide students with comprehensive learning experience. While over 350 teaching plans were collected from frontline teachers in the competitions, some of the winning designs were made into a publication called Convergence: Life Education Learning and Teaching Resource Package. This was introduced at the launching ceremony today and will later be distributed to all local primary, secondary schools and kindergartens.
The ceremony also included a discussion session chaired by Professor John Lee Chi-kin, Vice President (Academic) and Provost of EdUHK and Director of CRSE, and joined by different educators, on the topic of diverse approach of learning and teaching in values education.
Professor Lee mentioned that values education crosses cultural, environmental and religious fields, adding that “CRSE will continue to work closely with the education sector in cooperation with school sponsoring bodies, business sector and social welfare organisations. More innovative projects will be launched for promoting values education to the education sector and the community.”
Since its establishment 15 years ago, CRSE has been connecting experts from different fields to explore the vision in life and values education by cross-departmental cooperation. A wide range of projects have been organised, including school support, teacher development, pre-service teacher training and research projects.
Please click here for the details of the Life and Values Education Animated Series and Convergence: Life Education Learning and Teaching Resource Package.