Jockey Club Arts-based Cross
Curriculum Creative Learning Project
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Project is a 3-year long endeavour designed to complement the Hong Kong school curriculum to foster whole person development and lifewide learning in students from Keystage 2 (Primary 4-6).
The Project focuses on a thematic, cross-curriculum project learning approach to nurture self-directed learning capabilities in students through the integration of
- fundamental subject knowledge based on Key Learning Areas
- generic skills such as basic skills, thinking skills and personal and social skills
- and underpinned by a strong foundation of positive values and attitudes
This student-centred creative partnership project aims to prepare young people for the challenges of the 21st century by developing their Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration skills for Contribution to social capital (“5Cs”), bringing about an increase in creative practices in schools through the training of teachers in collaboration with Creative Practitioners (CPs).
Train the Trainers
The training prompted a lot of personal growth and a stronger identity. The excellent breakdown and analysis of creativity helped to remind me why I was drawn to the arts and architecture in the first place.
Creative practitioner (Architecture)
I discovered that I have to change before I can help my students make changes themselves. The fact is, it does not need to be huge change, a small step is also very important. Most important of all you have to enjoy the process.
Teacher, Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School
I have been a visual arts teacher for many years. My teaching is creative and students love my visual arts classes. But I still have to re-think what a “Creative classroom” is. It’s a bit of a myth that the teacher is the product of an educational environment dominated by exams, and the training of “creative thinking” is superficial from cognition to practice. I am glad to be participating in the training workshop!
Teacher, Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Primary School (Ping Shek)
The Creative classroom does not only refer to the actual environment, but also the teacher’s mental preparation: being willing to listen, letting students choose, tolerating their mistakes and uncertainties, encouraging interaction and resilience, and focusing on the process rather than results.
Teacher, Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Primary School
The training consolidates the theory through simple and practical activities, which helps us to apply new and existing skills more effectively.
Creative practitioner (Props design and making)
Photos were taken before COVID-19
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