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Briefing Session of the Medium of Instruction Training Programme for Co-teaching Initiative
協同教學發展項目下之教學語言培訓計劃簡報會

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The Co-teaching Initiative is a capability enhancement project aiming to enable the Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) Programme students to articulate common trade-related problems in simple English and apply the skills in learning topic-based trade contents. It is a collaboration among various operational units of the Council and British Council. Under this Initiative, selected topics of vocational modules from DVE Programme will be co-developed and co-taught by teaching and instructing staff of Youth College (YC) and Languages Discipline with the support from Centre for Leaning and Teaching (CLT) which will advise on instructional design of the learning and teaching materials. Incorporating the concept of technology enhanced learning, a mobile app on English technical terminology will be developed by Information Technology Discipline with the support from YC and CLT to supplement students’ learning of trade-specific content in English. In the meantime, a tailor-made professional training programme on using English as a medium of instruction will be provided to the involved teaching and instructing staff of the DVE Programme by British Council, to enhance their confidence in delivering trade-specific content and better prepare them for the possible challenges of using English as the medium of instruction in vocational modules.

To embark this special collaboration, the Briefing Session of the Medium of Instruction Training Programme for Co-teaching Initiative was held on 4 May 2017. Dr Carrie Yau, Executive Director, some members of senior management of the Council, Principals and teaching and instructing staff of Youth College, teaching staff of Languages Discipline and Information Technology Discipline were invited.


Honourable guests were invited to the Briefing Session to kick start the Project.
(Photo courtesy of CLT, 2017)

Dr Yau gave a welcoming speech to the audience and expressed her delight to see different parties joining hands for the Initiative. She highlighted the aims of the Initiative and also reiterated the significance of English communication in the workplace as well as vocational and professional education and training (VPET). Mr Christopher Ng, Head of English for Education Systems of British Council, said it was the first ever collaboration of this nature with VTC and he was looking forward to a marked impact on learning and teaching. Following Christopher, Mr Sin Kwong Kee, Principal of Youth College, and Ms Martina Chan, Deputy Academic Director of the Languages Discipline also spoke to the audience, expressing their support to the Initiative and gratitude to the colleagues involved for their contribution. Last but not least, Dr Joseph Leung, Academic Director of Information Technology Discipline, shared the preliminary development of the mobile app on English technical terminology and audience showed great interest in the innovation.

If you want to know more about the development of the Co-teaching Initiative, please contact Ms Gloria Chung (Ag SEDO/CLT) at gloriac@vtc.edu.hk.

協同教學發展項目是職業訓練局提出的一項能力提升計劃,目的是使就讀職專文憑的學生能夠以簡單的英語溝通及討論行業相關的問題,令他們所學的職業相關技能得以發揮。是次項目促成了局內不同運作單位及英國文化協會的合作。青年學院和語文學科的教學人員共同開發及協教職專文憑課程中的部份單元課題,並由教學中心就教學設計和教材開發提供意見。此外,資訊科技學科的教學人員利用科技增潤學習的概念,與青年學院及教學中心合作,研發一個關於專科英文詞彙的手機應用程式,以輔助學生學習職業相關英語。為了提高職專文憑課程的教學人員以英語教學的信心及裝備他們應付可能出現的挑戰,英國文化協會獲本局邀請,度身訂做一個以英語作為教學語言的專業培訓課程給有關同事。

為了隆重其事,教學中心於2017年5月4日舉行了一場教學語言培訓計劃簡報會。職業訓練局執行幹事尤曾家麗博士、相關高級管理人員、青年學院院長及教學人員、語文學科以及資訊科技學科的教學人員均獲邀參與。


教學中心邀請了各方嘉賓參與教學語言培訓計劃簡報會。
(相片由教學中心提供,2017)

尤太在歡迎詞中表示她很高興看到各方可以攜手合作、支持這個項目。 她重點指出這項目的目標,並強調在各行業中使用英語溝通的重要性。英國文化協會英語培訓發展部主管吳栢倫先生謂,這是他們首次與職業訓練局作同類型合作,所以非常期待。接著,青年學院院長冼廣基先生及副學術總監(語文)陳劍虹女士亦分別表達他們對項目的支持,及對有份參與這個項目的同事表示謝意。最後,學術總監(資訊科技)梁興邦博士向參與者簡介項目中的專科英文詞彙手機應用程式的初部發展。參與者都很高興能一睹為快,看見手機應用程式的初貌。

如果想知道更多關於協同教學項目的發展,請聯絡鍾潔雯女士(教學中心署理高級教育發展主任) (gloriac@vtc.edu.hk)。

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