University students supporting school teachers of academically at-risk students through educational technology

Research output: Other contributionTeaching Development Grants (TDG)


During school closures, teachers in less resourceful schools have struggled to cater to the diverse learning needs of academically at-risk students in their classes while maintaining the lesson quality in an online teaching setting. Without the physical presence of the teacher, these students, lacking the digital resources and digital literacy with educational technology, may not know how to stay engaged in the learning and teaching tasks and activities in online learning environments. EdUHK Bachelor of Education (BEd) students, as future teachers, who have been immersed in technologyenabled learning and teaching experiences, will be able to provide technical support to these schoolteachers to engage their students. By working with and supporting the in-service teachers, EdUHK BEd students have an opportunity to work in actual teaching contexts and have authentic and meaningful learning experiences in local schools. Meanwhile, EdUHK pre-service teachers could support in-service teachers to enhance the digital learning experience of their students through the portable future classroom this project offered. Therefore, this project aims to develop a professional learning community of BEd students, FEHD staff and in-service teachers and enhances student learning engagement and outcomes by providing EdUHK students with the opportunities to support teachers (technically and pedagogically) of academically at-risk students through the experiential learning with state-of-the-art educational technology.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Experiential learning through educational technology
  • Academically at-risk school students
  • Professional support for teachers
  • Mentor-novice professional learning
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Report
  • TDG project code: T0243
  • Period: TDG 2020-2021


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