This is an evaluation project commissioned to CSENIE at EdUHK for the World Voice (童心同唱) organized by British Council and funded by Swire Group Charitable Trust in the year of 2016-2017. Same as the pilot year in 2015-2016, the program was to train teachers to use singing and musical activities as a pedagogical tool to enhance children’s learning in a wide range of subjects. The evaluation study aimed at examining the effectiveness of the World Voice programme on up-skilling teachers and promoting inclusion in regular classrooms. With the quantitative and qualitative approaches in data collection, classroom observations, interviews with teacher, master trainers and school principals; and surveys for teachers and students were conducted at pre-, mid-way and post-training stages in 9 primary schools. Results indicated that the singing and musical techniques introduced by the World Voice programme inspired teachers for enhancing the learning motivation and engagement of students with and without SEN in regular classrooms. Teachers were able to use the techniques in a wide range of subjects, such as English, music, and Maths. Students showed improvement in oral English and learning motivation. The local findings offer insights to other countries in the Asia-Pacific region that are experiencing similar changes in inclusive education.
|Effective start/end date||01/10/16 → 31/08/17|