Teaching development grants final and financial report: Studying the deviant behavior in campuses: An on-line pedagogical resource

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Abstract

Deviance and its control is an integral part of Sociology study. Academic literature analyzing the juvenile delinquency and its control are easily accessible at the academic databases. In Hong Kong, reportages on students’ misbehavior in and outside the campuses of secondary and tertiary institutions, like (cyber) bullying; shop and campus theft, drug abuse and sexual offence, prop up in newspapers almost every day and comments from different stakeholders (teachers, parents, scholars, social workers, and the police) are available on the web as well. As such topics are closely related to the modules in General Studies, Liberal Studies and Social Sciences subjects in primary, secondary to in tertiary institutions, teachers and students frequently look for the relevant resources, both primary fact and data and secondary scholarly analyses resources to facilitate their classroom instruction and learning. This topical dimension of learning, paradoxically, is absent from an organized and well-developed set of reference materials by local academics that may benefit the pedagogical effectiveness. On the other hand, appropriate empowerment of students has also been emphasized in the design and revision of Universities’ syllabuses so as to enhance the learning and teaching outcomes in undergraduate studies. New initiatives are encouraged by the University as well as Government funding authorities to enhance students’ mastery of the knowledge they learnt in classrooms, and apply them to understand and explore social phenomena in real world. Students’ ability on independent-study, project management, team collaboration could be improved.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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deviant behavior
grant
Teaching
resources
student
sociology studies
learning
sexual offense
juvenile delinquency
classroom
larceny
project management
teacher
drug abuse
social worker
empowerment
Hong Kong
newspaper
parents
police

Citation

Ho, K. K. L. (2016). Teaching development grants final and financial report: Studying the deviant behavior in campuses: An on-line pedagogical resource. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Keywords

  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Report
  • TDG project code: T0139
  • Period: TDG 2013-2014
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)