PGDE (Part-time) EL Elective

Ocean Park Experiential Learning Project (PGDE-PT)

Background of Co-organiser

Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s unique home-grown theme park with a heritage of delivering family fun and fond memories. Since its opening in January 1977 as a non-profit organisation, Ocean Park has developed itself to be a world-class attraction connecting people with nature, and gained consistent recognition for its animal husbandry, research and relationship with the community. More than 140 million people have visited Hong Kong’s premier park since its inception, and Ocean Park has remained committed to offering adults and children experiences that blend entertainment with education and conservation. Being the education arm of Ocean Park, Discovery & Education Department has been providing quality Science and Conservation offerings to schools and the public since 1992.

Within the diverse environment of the Park, Discovery & Education Department offers fun-filled programmes to enrich learners of all ages and groups. These programmes offer diverse learning opportunities and encourage participants to appreciate and bond with nature. They incorporate an experiential learning approach with children and students making discoveries and receiving inspiration through their exploration, observations, sharing and reflection. STEAM elements have been introduced into our programmes to facilitate children, families, and students to learn and explore. We also feature a Teacher Day Camp to inspire and assist teachers with implementing environmental education. To accommodate learning of students, we are planning to launch online programmes to facilitate learning and reconnect children and students to nature virtually.

Project Details

Students will be attending a 10-day job-shadowing at Discovery & Education Department, Ocean Park.

Students are expected to:

  • Shadow education programmes in Ocean Park;
  • Teach/co-teach some of the education programme sessions with Ocean Park educators; and
  • Assist in large-scale in-park education/conservation event.

More details of the programmes can found in the links below:

Date

  • One-day training in Mid-June 2022 (Date to be confirmed)
  • Programme period: Mid-July to Mid-August 2022 (10 full days)
  • Working days may include weekend and public holiday

Location

Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Eligibility

PGDE (part-time) students of all majors

(No. of places: 4)

Application

Applications closed

Application Deadline

31 March 2022

Remarks

Shortlisted students may be invited to attend an interview arranged by Ocean Park (details to be confirmed).

Enquiries

Mr. Alan Wong (Ocean Park) [Email: alan.wong@oceanpark.com.hk]