監製：Choi Fung Ling
Journey to the Math Kingdom
Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2015/2016)
Mathematics Education Key Learning Area
School: Ng Wah Catholic Primary School
Awardees: Cherk Fung-ngan, Lau Hiu-yam, Chan Ka-yiu, Wong Man-leung
To make their students fall in love with Math, the teachers of this school have banded together to rack their brains and come up with a series of extremely creative teaching materials. Through active learning, they have made mathematics visible, audible, and tangible, so as to enable the students to retain what they have learned.
Ms. Cherk Fung-ngan, the Head of Math, regularly meets with teachers who teach the same grade level at “joint class planning sessions” to discuss the learning difficulties their students are having. They then formulate solutions to address these problems and devise diversified teaching strategies and learning activities to boost their students’ interest in math. Ms. Lau Hiu-yam, who is full of imaginative ideas, can be considered the creative director of the Math Department. She always creates games that are relevant to the topics being taught, enabling students to subconsciously learn math-related knowledge through play. Even though the teaching materials need to be prepared from scratch, Ms. Lau is more than happy to take on all the tasks involved, from design and illustration to printing. She skilfully infuses math knowledge into the games, enabling students to overcome their fear of math and learn while having fun.
The math teachers of this school began producing their own educational television programmes six years ago. Mr. Chan Ka-yiu and Mr. Wong Man-leung even made their acting debuts as the God of Math and King of Math respectively to teach mathematics using a humorous approach. It became a huge hit with the students. These educational videos featuring eventful plots, animations, and pop songs gradually gave rise to the “Math Kingdom”. The teachers play pivotal roles in the kingdom, while the students are the realm’s subjects. This new identity motivates the students to enthusiastically participate in every activity held in math class.
Producer: Mok Wan-ngo
Assistant Producer: Lam Ka-po, Karena
Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Certificate of Merit (2015/2016)
Special Educational Needs
School: Kowloon Bay St. John The Baptist Catholic Primary School
Awardees: Chan Hoi-yan; Keung Yuen-man; Tse Cheuk-hang, Henry; Sing Siu-ying; Choi Pik-ling
Deaf and mute are not synonymous. Nonetheless, to people who are deaf, being able to speak does not mean that one likes to speak, and being able to hear does not necessarily mean that one can hear clearly or understand what is being said. The road to learning has always been full of obstacles for students who are deaf, as they have difficulties keeping up in class. This, in turn, directly affects their future development and employment. In a time when traditional inclusive education remains stuck in a rut, a group of primary school teachers have decided to swim against the current by implementing the “Sign Bilingualism & Co-enrolment Education Programme in Deaf” despite having only limited resources. They are committed to breaking down the learning barriers faced by students who are deaf, so as to enable them and their hearing peers to learn together in a fair environment, as well as interact and influence each other. This naturally gives rise to an inclusive atmosphere.
Kai-chung and Ka-po, who are both deaf, are good friends with their hearing classmate, Him-him. They converse verbally sometimes, and communicate using sign language at other times. Everybody mixes so well inside and outside of the classroom that outsiders have difficulty distinguishing those who are deaf and those who are not. The two students have unbridled imaginations about the future.
Deputy Principal Chan and Ms. Choi are the pioneers of this programme. They did not knowing any sign language at all 12 years ago, but have since become quasi-experts. Their undying enthusiasm has enabled them to build and foster mutual understanding with collaborating teachers who are deaf. Through the accumulation of experience and active promotion, the school has attracted a group of passionate young teachers who will carry the programme into the future.
Producer: Fung Ka-leung, Ellis
Assistant Producer: Tsoi Yuen-yi, Margaret