Background of co-organiser
Jockey Club Neo Education Lab, newly established under Principal Chan Free Tutorial World, is an open platform which brings together education enthusiasts for investigating and experimenting innovative educational ideas. Ultimately, we hope to broaden our community and parents’ imagination for diverse and innovative education models instead of an exam-oriented one for the betterment of the young through dialogue in seminars and workshops, as well as through other programs run by the Lab, such as pop-up learning space, experiential learning camps, magazine publication and so on. In this creative space, the Lab gathers and shares innovative education ideas, expertise and practice.
Current projects include:
1. Mobile Classroom
Mobile Classroom is an innovative idea of setting up pop-up learning space in the community to demonstrate and share effective teaching and learning strategies. The objectives of Mobile Classroom are to explore, experiment and execute innovative and effective education models as well as promoting education diversity in opposite to the high pressure- exam oriented schooling. Teachers can teach any subjects in the Mobile Classroom-subjects already existed in schools or new subjects you think your students can be benefitted from. Students are recruited openly or walk-in at the spot.
2. 4A Experiential Learning Camps
A week-long 4A (Autonomy, Authenticity, Association & Achievement) curriculum is designed for students to experience learner autonomy in association with their daily life and the authentic environment. It also emphasizes the importance of unifying knowledge and action of students and finding creative solutions. In the camps, students will experience a learning journey with whole person education as the direction and unity of theory and practice as the model; it is a learning experience of character building, academic development and skills training. Volunteer teachers and tutors in the camps will enjoy space, autonomy and flexibility in designing their own curriculum and learning activities, putting theories into practice and exchanging ideas and collaborating with a team of experienced and professional co-workers in education.
Responsibilities for PGDE students:
- Assist in planning and designing of Mobile Classroom;
- Assist in planning and designing experiential learning camps;
- Teach/co-teach lessons and lead activities in the Mobile Classroom/experiential learning camps;
- Assist in research work in educational psychology or related fields; and
- Assist in organising educational projects for the public and schools.