CTP1907

Be a Visionary Planner – A Social Project to Support Sustainable Living 散播快樂的種子

P4  - P6 Students

19 – 23 Aug 2019: 10am - 1pm; 2pm – 5pm (lunch in canteen/farm area)

HKD 6,000 (meal charges not included)

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Course Objectives
  • Acquire creative problem solving skills;

  • Discover leadership potential;

  • Be more empathetic to self and others;

  • Establish social responsibility

Course Description

Through providing a series of multiple creative activities and hands on experience (farm visit, interviews, panel discussion), students can have the space to recognize own talents and potentials, appreciate self and peers’ effort and ideas, make connections with what and how they can make a difference in the society despite of young age. The learning process and product dissemination can increase students’ social responsibility and enhance creative problem solving abilities that students can better understand and equip themselves for future challenges.
 
Working in teams allow students learn how to plan, organize a social project which their leadership potential can be developed. In an authentic, daily life setting, students can become more engaged and open-minded enough to test and apply their learning. When learning and living are not segregated, the activities can touch students’ heart more deeply and become softly integrated into students’ whole person development. Apart from carrying out a social change project, students will become more caring and develop a sense of social responsibility. Research skills will be taught and it is expected that more creative ideas will be discovered and students are able to turn those ideas into feasible outcomes.

Course Highlights
  • Explore, investigate and creatively solve real life issues in the area of sustainable development

  • Engage in interactive activities (e.g. farm / roof garden visit, interview with local farmers, discussion with stakeholders)

  • Enhance critical thinking and social responsibility

  • Acquire basic qualitative research skills

  • Project Presentation: A 2-minute video will be made in each group and then posted online to promote green, healthy living. Students are encouraged to keep participating in sustainable development campaigns, e.g., bring the video back to share with relatives, teachers and friends.

 

*Parents will be invited to the student presentation in the last session.

 
Target Participants / Prerequisite​

Primary 4-6 students should have a high level of creativity and problem solving skills.

 

Course Instructor

Ms. Jo NG

Ms. Jo NG is a developmental consultant, a teacher and a registered social worker. She received a master's degree in Special Education with Gifted Education Concentration from the University of British Columbia. She has been working in local and international schools. She also worked at the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education as a professional development officer in the Teacher Professional Development Division for 3 years.
 
Currently Jo provides consultation service related to special educational needs in local primary schools. She has also been an instructor in the Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education (CAISE) at the University of Hong Kong since2015, and served as the Academic Advisor of Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association.
 
Jo is keen to support the growth and well-being of children, adolescents, parents and educators through providing case consultation, developmental groups and professional development training. She has been practicing mindfulness under the tradition of Plum Village since 2013 and completed the one-year Mindfulness Teachers Training Program by The Mindfulness Academy in 2015. She has initiated a quarterly Day of Mindfulness for Children with Plum Village monastics and HKU CAISE since March 2016.
 
Her aspiration is to cultivate joy and happiness in children, family, schools and the society.

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese

課程宗旨

完成課程後,參加者將能夠:

  • 充分發揮創意、領導能力及抱有同理心

  • 為自己及他人播下快樂的種子

  • 提升社區優質生活

  • 建立社會承擔感

課程簡介

透過一系列的創意活動及親身體驗(如農場參觀、訪談及小組討論),同學將能夠認識個人才能及潛能,欣賞自己及同儕的努力及意念,以小小年紀連繫及改變社會。學習過程及產品傳播能夠提升學生的社會承擔感及創意解難能力,以協助他們更了解及裝備自己。

 

小組工作提供機會予同學學習如何規劃、組織一個社會項目,從而提升他們的領導才能。於真實、日常生活的環境中,同學能更投入有開放地思考問題來應用及測試自己所學的事物。當學習及生活並不完全分開時,課程活動將更能深入同學的心及慢慢融入同學的全人發展中。除了學習如何實行社會項目外,同學亦能成為更關心社會及提升及社會承擔感。本課程亦會教授研究技巧及激發同學產生更多創意意念,再轉化成可行社會項目。

課程特點

  • 讓同學探討、融入及以創意解決有關可持續及展的日常生活問題

  • 投入互動活動(如天台花園/農場參觀、與農夫訪談及與不同持份者討論)

  • 提升批判思維及社會承擔感

  • 學習基本質性研究技巧

  • 項目簡報:每組將會製作兩分鐘短片及上傳至網上以宣揚綠色、健康生活。本課程亦鼓勵同學不斷參與可持續發展運動如與家人、老師同同學分享短片。

目標對象/參加條件

小四至小六參加者需具備創意及解難能力。

課程導師

吳文潔女士

吳文潔是香港大學教育學院融合與特殊教育研究發展中心的總監 (課程發展),2015年加入並擔任課程導師。她是教師和註冊社工,於2010年在加拿大卑詩大學獲頒特殊教育碩士學位,主修資優教育。曾任職本地及國際學校,現為香港資優教育教師協會學術顧問。

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