The European Union Academic Programme (EUAP) is delighted to announced the launch of the “Green Living and Sustainability in the Community” pilot e-learning project. We are aiming for a handful of schools in both Europe and Hong Kong to collaborate and participate, in order to facilitate direct exchanges of ideas on green topics amongst students and to improve their English through communication. The project will be launched in late February/early March 2015 lasting 8 weeks, conducted in English, and is free of charge.
This project will run on an online learning platform “Blackboard” where groups of students will explore the programme with basic guidance and work at their own pace through self-regulated learning. E-learning and self-directed learning are becoming increasingly popular means of learning in tandem with the Learning to learn 2.0 promoted by the EDB in the curriculum reform, and we aim for schools in Hong Kong and Europe to collaborate for a co-construction of knowledge through this pilot project. Areas of focus that are particularly relevant for Liberal Studies include “Globalisation”, “Energy, technology and environment”, and we hope that the project will boost the student’s all-rounded understanding, higher order thinking and communication skills and heightened awareness for sustainability at the end of the course.
To minimise workload for teachers, they are not required to know the individual topics in-depth. During the class, teachers will be facilitating discussion and guiding students through the tasks, with materials and guidelines provided by us. Also, we ask teachers to send us a short weekly feedback of the class for us to keep track of progress.
In summary, we have outlined the aims and targets of the project below.
The participants will learn about and work on the following topics:
1. What is sustainability?
2. How does the EU support sustainable living?
3. How does their own city/government support sustainable living?
4. What can you do to support sustainable living in your community?
Students of the participating schools will:
1. Familiarise themselves with EU and Hong Kong initiatives on green living and sustainability
2. Evaluate their own communities in terms of sustainability
3. Collaborate with each other on environmental projects and actions
4. Present their green living community project to an international audience
5. Compete to be the “EU’s Best Sustainability Ambassadors”
The project will have three phases across a total of eight weeks:
1. Gathering Knowledge and Understanding Concepts: Learning about Sustainability
2. Research Tasks: How Green is my Community?
3. Independent Cross-Cultural Project: Towards Green Living in the Community
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You can refer to the document below for further information:
For any enquiries, please contact Mr. Julian CHAN at 3411-6589 or email@example.com.