Fostering 4Cs through Engaging STEM/STEAM-related EL Activities (BBED6794)

Project details

This course will develop not only the participants’ knowledge, skills and beliefs of learning and teaching of STEM/STEAM-related context (both in Hong Kong and USA), but also enhance their understanding and mastery of the 21st century (4C) skills, that is Critical Think, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration skills, in order to succeed in the information age.

Besides attending HKU lectures, students will be guided to work in pairs or in small groups to: (a) analyse the STEM/STEAM-related curriculum in the contexts of Hong Kong and USA, (b) shadow in the Odyssey of the Mind Hong Kong regional tournament in March, (c) collaborate on the development of the 4Cs curriculum materials for teaching to Hong Kong winning school teams who will participate in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals competition in the Iowa State University in April, (d) curate booth to promote the unique culture of Hong Kong in USA in May. All participants will be supported by the course tutors, their peers and both regional and international collaborators in the Odyssey of the Mind program.


  • Semesters 1&2, 2020-21
  • An EL trip to USA will be arranged in May 2021




Students from double degree, BSc and BEng programmes

[No. of places: 20]


Register BBED6794FY Fostering 4Cs through Engaging STEM/STEAM-related EL Activities via SIS. Students will earn 6 credits after successful completion of the course.

Application Deadline

Online course add/drop period in Semester 1, 2020-21


All Experiential Learning courses offered by the Faculty of Education adopt PASS/FAIL grading basis.


Ms. Promail Leing [Email: kypleung@hku.hk]