We arrange diversified professional development activities to help teachers devise appropriate pedagogical strategies and apply different teaching modes in a small class teaching environment to enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching. These activities include:
To optimise the benefits of a small class context for schools so as to enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching, we invite tertiary education institutions to help schools establish communities of practice on the basis of schools’ chosen subjects (Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics or General Studies) by providing at least 30 hours of supporting service to participating schools, via various modes of support including workshop, on-site support, class observation and experience sharing session, etc. Meanwhile, by supporting the schools’ middle management team to optimise the planning, practice and evaluation of school-based curriculum, and establishing communities of practice within or across schools, the participating schools are able to exchange ideas to enhance learning and teaching.
2021/22 to 2023/24 s.y. : The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Chinese version only)
In order to help teachers practise the six broad principles of Small Class Teaching in the four core subjects of Chinese, English, Mathematics and General Studies, we invite tertiary education institutions to provide teachers with 15-hour workshops (3 hours per session, 5 sessions in total). The workshops are run for the four subjects separately, with both emphasis on content theory and practice. Through the application of lesson design and strategies, teachers’ understanding and reflection on Small Class Teaching has been strengthened.
In order to assist all teachers of schools that have just implemented/ newly implemented Small Class Teaching to adopt appropriate teaching strategies for a smooth transition to Small Class Teaching, we invite tertiary education institutions to provide two half-day (total 6 hours) on-site workshops for the schools concerned. The workshops would focus on the principles of Small Class Teaching selected by the school to design learning tasks, analyze the school’s lesson observation videos as well as learning and teaching resources, and share the learning design and Small Class Teaching strategies of other schools.
We organize thematic seminars and experience sharing sessions to facilitate teachers in maximizing the small class environment to further enhance classroom teaching and learning effectiveness.
The following tips facilitate our understanding on how to enhance the learning effectiveness of students by making good use of the classroom environment with a reduced class size.
Other Powerpoints used in professional development activities