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EDU E100
  More information: Course Guide
Learning and Teaching in a School Context
Course
Start Date
Course Level Duration Credits
Language
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Semesters
01-Oct-2014
Foundation 1 semester 5
English
N/A

Course Coordinator: Dr Jack Shu, BA, PGDE, MPhil (HKBU); MA, PhD (Warwick)

Course Developers: Prof. Yvonne Fung, OUHK; and Dr Thomas Tang, OUHK

This course is a compulsory course in the Bachelor of Language Studies (English) (Honours) and Post-graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary/Primary) combined programme.

Students are strongly advised to complete it at an early stage of their studies. It must be taken before students enrol on EDU E865 and EDU E872C.

Special requirement
For this course, students have to complete an assignment in which they interview at least one primary or secondary school teacher and a few school students. It is the responsibility of those studying the course to gain access to the school teachers and students.

Aims
The course aims to:

  • Develop in learners a basic understanding of the Hong Kong education and school system;

  • Provide learners with knowledge of the structure and operations of primary and secondary schools;

  • Introduce learners to the roles and responsibilities of school teachers;

  • Develop in learners a basic understanding of the teaching and learning processes;

  • Provide opportunities for learners to collect information from teachers and students in primary/secondary schools;

  • Lay a firm foundation for learners to become teachers in the future.

Contents
The course covers the following topics:

  • The Hong Kong education system and our schools

  • The process of becoming a teacher

  • Teaching and learning in schools

  • Classroom teaching and beyond

  • Gaining practical experience in schools

Learning support
This course involves 150 study hours. There will be eight two-hour tutorials.

Assessment
There are three tutor-marked assignments (the last of which is a portfolio and reflective report on the study of the school context).

Online requirement
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE students can communicate electronically with their tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. To access the OLE, students will need to have access to the Internet.

A small percentage of an assignment requires students to participate in online activities.

Students who are not familiar with the use of the Internet should enrol in IT E150 Microcomputing for Learning at the same time.

Equipment
Students will need access to a personal computer and the Internet.

Set book(s)
There are no set books for this course.

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