Jockey Club Experiential Learning Project for Students with Special Educational Needs: Development of Generic Skills Measurement Tool and Project Evaluation Study

    Project: Research project

    Project Details

    Description

    Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, The Hong Kong Christian Service is collaborating with 6 special schools for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) (CCC Kei Shun Special School, CCC Mongkok Church Kai Oi School, Hong Chi Pinehill No.3 School, PLK Anita LL Chan (Centenary) School, PLK Law’s Foundation School and PLK Mr and Mrs Chan Pak Keung Tsing Yi School) on a joint project for providing adventure based learning (ABL) and virtual reality based learning (VRBL) to students and graduates with intellectual disabilities (ID) with the aims to develop their generic skills in the exposure and after the training. The Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education (CSENIE) is invited to be a partner in the project for the consultancy, evaluation, resource development, training and knowledge dissemination in the project.

    In 2019-2021, while the team are developing the ABL/VRBL curriculum and conducting the teaching and training of students with ID in the seed schools/adult centers, CSENIE will help examining the program effectiveness by developing instrument for measuring the attainment of generic skills of individual students with different extent of intellectual disabilities, by evaluating the effectiveness of resources, services and training of the project programs; and by identifying successful evidence-based practices through a wide range of investigation. Furthermore, for sustainability, CSENIE will offer training the pre-service teachers to be ABL/VRBL mentors/coaches as well as organize knowledge transfer activities for the outcome dissemination. The committed tasks will be
    a) To provide professional advice/input on the design of the ABL/VRL training programmes and optimization of performance indicators;
    b) To validate the measuring instrument developed for measuring ID individuals’ attainment of generic skills and related areas;
    c) To evaluate the effectiveness of ABL and VRBL activities on students with intellectual disability (ranging from mild to severe graders);
    d) To evaluate the effectiveness of ABL and VRBL activities on adults with intellectual disability; and
    e) To provide training of pre-service teachers on knowledge and skills in using ABL and VRBL activities.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date01/04/1931/03/22

    Keywords

    • Generic skills
    • Special education
    • Intellectual disabilities

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