This course focuses on building teachers’ cultural awareness and resilience, cross programme/ discipline collaboration in designing curriculum and teaching and learning materials, sustainability and internationalization of experiential learning (EL) projects. This project aims to provide valuable learning opportunities for student teachers to work across subject boundaries, to contribute to the development of work of our community partners (Happy Tree Social Services) and stimulate critical thinking and reflection on educational issues through sharing perspectives and experiences in an international experiential learning trip to Delhi, India.
In this course, participants will study and examine cultural awareness and engage in action research aiming to produce culturally responsive T&L materials. Students will work together as a task force to exchange teaching and learning ideas concerning lesson and curriculum design with the FT teachers of our partner school in India. In this process, students will expand their understanding and practice as future education professionals beyond the formal school classroom and classroom contexts experienced in HK, and allow students to cross different ethnic boundaries. Students in this course will be mentored by the course instructors, and the teachers on site in India. Participants in this course will all go on an experiential learning trip to India for two weeks.