Assessment for Learning in Cantonese Opera Movement: Application of Computerised Kinetic Chain Assessment and Learning System
Professor MOK Magdalena Mo Ching (Director,ARC)
Professor LEUNG Bo Wah (Head,CCA)
This research project aims to promote the assessment of, for, and as learning of Cantonese opera. Instant individualised quality formative feedback are provided to learners of Cantonese opera through the Computerised Kinetic Chain Assessment and Learning System (CKCALS) designed and developed by the authors. The CKCALS makes use of Kinect X-Box technology to capture and calibrate the coordinates and angles of the skeletal joints of the learner during his/her movements. These assessment data are then compared against the standards set by the experts in order to generate both qualitative and quantitative feedback to inform the learner’s subsequent learning. With the official inscription of Cantonese opera onto UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the inclusion of Cantonese operatic music as a compulsory part of the Music syllabus at the HKDSE Examination, more young people take an interest in this traditional art form. This project contributed to the modernization and preservation of Cantonese opera through complementing the traditional face-to-face teaching and learning approach with technology-enhanced assessment feedback for the learners.