Background of co-organisers
Jockey Club ‘Learning by Doing’ Academy (LBD) is a programme conceived amidst society’s yearning for less exam-oriented and more authentic learning for the diverse needs of our children. Proposed by education charity – EDiversity in conjunction with the Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad No. 2 Primary School, LBD is a 3-year programme supported by the Jockey Club Charities Trust, and is the first such collaboration to bring learning by doing into a local school’s afternoon curriculum.
LBD is now looking for passionate interns who put children’s diverse needs on top of their education values to join their team. The volunteering experience would be a very different experience compared with normal teaching practice.
1. AMLBD (January 2 – 5, 2018: 8am – 2pm)
LBD sessions are usually conducted in the afternoon, but in the first week of January, they are conducted in the morning so that teachers can have more time to enrich and discover new contents of their LBD lessons. Teachers are divided into 18 groups, each group conducts LBD sessions independently with the following planned activities:
P1: Visit Kadoorie Farm and discover empathy by knowing more about the characteristics of animals
P2: Make balloon cars, visit science museum and design a racing competition
P5: Hiking, picnic and play soci game
P6: Visit elderly people living in nearby community
Volunteers are warmly welcomed to assist in everyday classes and help with the preparation work.
2. Exhibition Day (January 6, 2018: 9am-12nn (preparation time) & 1pm-5pm (exhibition time))
After experiencing several sessions of AMLBD, teachers together with students will curate an exhibition in school so as to display their works and show what they have achieved during AMLBD.Tentative ways of display: PowerPoint presentation, on-site booth, cars competition, foam boards display……
Requirements for PGDE Part-time students:
- Attend an orientation and teachers training on December 19, 2017, 2pm – 5pm.
- Attend at least 2 sessions of AMLBD and Exhibition Day on January 6.
(Please make sure these activities do not clash with your work schedule and the PGDE class schedule; you should not be absent from work or study for these events. You should also seek your school’s advice on collaboration with another school if appropriate.)