EdUHK Students Grab Silver in Redesigning Student Learning Experiences
A team of early childhood education students at The Education University of Hong Kong bagged the first runner-up title in redesigning student learning experiences at a symposium co-organised by the Education Development Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Hong Kong Branch in August.
Students Leatrice Lee, Venus Chow and Nancy Keung explored whether freehand paper cutting was feasible for early childhood classrooms in Hong Kong. Six workshops were conducted for 11 early childhood student teachers and 73 children. Through preparing, implementing and evaluating the workshops, the project team enhanced their collaboration skills, critical thinking and analytical power. With an eye to redesigning learning and teaching in higher education, they suggested the importance of theme-focused study tours, student-centred platforms and mentorship programmes.
“We are grateful to Dr Betty Wong who helped us make the most of the Faculty of Education and Human Development Student Learning Grant. Dr Sylvia Tang also provided lots of useful tips on our presentation. We learned a lot from the presentations of the other 10 student teams from Hong Kong Baptist University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and Centennial College”, Leatrice said.