Background of co-organiser
Horizons Project Mingde is a university-wide “to-build-and-to-serve” experiential learning programme – built on Project Mingde initiated by the Department of Civil Engineering – that mobilizes teachers and student from all 10 Faculties to apply their disciplinary knowledge and skills to improve impoverished communities on the Mainland.
Early Childhood Education is a relative new discipline in Rongshui, Guangxi in mainland China. Facing rapid increase of birth rate and demand for quality ECE, Horizon Project Mingde collaborated with the Faculty of Education to help a vocational training school in Rongshui to renovate their classroom into an ECE classroom. The aim was to engage their student teachers in a more authentic environment in their teacher education. You may view the video of this project https://video.teli.hku.hk/horizons/ECE_project_in_Rongshui_with_Subtitle.mp4
To further the impact of the last project, we would like to provide support to their student teachers in their practicum and set up a platform for exchange of ideas and good practices. You will provide online support and conduct a training camp in Rongshui for them. You will be able to learn more about education in a different context, and experience the teaching and local life in Rongshui.
In this project, participants are going to:
1. Set up online communication platform,
2. Answer inquiries, provide support and exchange ideas with the student teachers during their practicum,
3. Do a need analysis and design a 2-day exchange camp for the student teachers,
4. Go on a trip to Rongshui in April to conduct the camp, exchange with the local teachers, student teachers and students.