Supporting English Language Learning Outside the Classroom

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Supporting English Language Learning Outside the Classroom

Candy LAI, Blanche SZE & Fanny TSUI 2nd February, 2013

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SKH Kei Fook Primary School

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School Location Size

Sham Shui Po 36 classes

English

Curriculum Characteristics • Conventional

• Two different curriculums

Students’

Background

Parents’ Occupation Blue collar Parents’ Level of

Education Very low

Support from Home Minimum

Current Situation

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Parents School

Current Situation

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Support for Parents

Parents who can read and write English

Parents who are willing to help their

children

Group 1

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Group 2

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Group 3

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1. Students

• Have limited exposure to English outside the classroom

• Have limited life experiences

• Lack motivation in learning English

2. Parents

• Lack English knowledge and skills

Existing Challenges

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Aims of the LSES Project

• Generate useful knowledge and experiences, and suggest actions for the reference of schools,

teachers and the community

• Develop a critical mass of curriculum change agents, reflective practitioners and curriculum leaders to enhance the capacity of reform; and

• Serve as an impetus to school-based curriculum development

• Advise parents (with LSES) on how to support their children in learning English

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LSES – A Seed Project Based on the PLP-R/W

PLP-R/W:

• Facilitates the professional development for English teachers

• Improves the literacy levels of students in reading and writing

Seed Project:

• Scaffolds parents (with LSES) to support their children in their learning

• Enhances school-based curriculum development

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School-based Curriculum

Parents’ Support

Experiential Learning

PLP-R/W

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Parents’

Support

Seed Project Supporting Model

Professional Development (PD)

1. PLP-R/W

Prepared by

NET Section

Support by

Advisory Teacher

Implemented by

Seconded Teacher, NET & LET

1. GE Integration

Supported by

Advisory Teacher + Seconded Teacher

Implemented by

Seconded Teacher &

LET

1. Briefing Session 2. Workshops

3. Eng. Course for Parents

4. Audio Support 5. Buddy Reading

Programme

Supported by

Advisory Teacher + Seconded Teacher

Implemented by

Seconded Teacher

1. Centralised PD 2. School-based PD 3. School Visits /

Networking/

Cluster meetings

Facilitated by

NET Section

Delivered by

Advisory Teacher

Implemented by

Advisory Teacher &

Seconded Teacher

School-based Curriculum Development

Experiential Learning

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1. Students

• Have limited exposure to English outside the classroom

• Have limited life experiences

• Lack motivation in learning English

2. Parents

• Lack English knowledge and skills

Overcoming Existing Challenges

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NET Section, CDI, EDB 2009

P.1 School-based Curriculum is Enriched!

Term Week PLP-R/W Units of Work GE Integration Small Books Letter Books

T1 1- 3 Hear We Go

4-8 Unit 1 My Sister

Bk1A Ch1

Bk1B Ch1 1.1 -1.4 t, b, r, a 9-12 Unit 2

My Friend, Oscar

Bk1A Ch2 Bk1A Ch3 Bk1A Ch4

2.1-2.4 s, m, h, o

13-21 Unit 3

Grandma and the Birthday Cake

Bk1A Ch7

Bk1B Ch7 3.1-3.4 c, l, n, e T2 23-27 Unit 4

A Paper Plate Mask

Bk1A Ch5

Bk1A Ch6 4.1-4.4 j, p, y, i

28-35 Unit 5

Where Am I?

Bk1B Ch3 Bk1B Ch5 Bk1B Ch6

5.1.1-5.1.3 5.2.1-5.2.3 5.3.1-5.3.3 5.4.1-5.4.3

f, w, u, -at

36-40 42-44

Unit 6

Fun Time at the Zoo

Bk1B Ch2 Bk1B Ch4

6.1.1-6.1.3 6.2.1-6.2.3 6.3.1-6.3.3 6.4.1-6.4.3

d, g, k, -un

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Wk Co-

planning PLP-R/W

UOW GE

Integration Small Book &

Letter Book Parents Workshop Parents

Training ECA IT

Support

August Seminar (Briefing) Set up

the Audio System 1 Sept 1 Hear We

GoUnit 1

Bk1ACh1 Workshop 1

(HFW) Setting

up ‘Reading Buddy' 2 Sept 8

3 Sept 15 Training

4 Sept 22 Small Bk1.1 & /T/ Training

5 Sept 29 Small Bk1.2 & /B/

6 Oct 6 Bk1BCh1 Small Bk1.3 & /R/ Workshop 2

(Home Reading) Training

7 Oct 13 Small Bk1.4 & /a/ Training

School-based Overall Plan

(Sample Only)

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School-based Curriculum

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P.1 Unit 5 Where Am I?

Excursion

• Ocean Park visit

• Class big book

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Class Recount

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P.2 Unit 4

A Tale of Two Turtles

Excursion

• Hong Kong Park visit

• Class Recount

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Excursion

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Class Recount

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P.3 Unit 5 Amy’s Diary

Sustainability

Excursion

• Sampan boat trip

• Class Recount

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Class Recount

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P.4 A Bad Day (KIP)

Excursion

• Hong Kong Museum of History

• Recount (diary)

Sustainability

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School-based Curriculum

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Shopping at the School’s tuck shop

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School-based Curriculum Outcomes

1. Seed Project showed value addedness in students’ reading and writing

2. Students’ motivation enhanced

Sustainability

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Students’ Motivation Evaluation

Subjects Median

Chinese 2.0

English 2.0

Maths 2.0

General Studies 2.0

Other subjects 1.0

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1. Students

• Have limited exposure to English outside the classroom

• Have limited life experiences

• Lack motivation in learning English

2. Parents

• Lack English knowledge and skills

Overcoming Existing Challenges

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Parents’ Support

Parents can read and write English

Parents are willing to help their

children

Group 1

ü ü

Group 2

û ü

Group 3

û û

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P.1 P.2 P.3 1

Learning

through games (HFW)

Learning through

games (HFW) Phonics 2 Home Reading NETs around the

world Experiments 3

Learning by doing (Make a

cake)

Move your body! Celebrations 4 Shared writing

Parents’ Workshop

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Parents’ Training

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Home Reading

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Audio Support

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Expected Outcomes

Parents

School

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Outcomes of Parent’s Support

1. Positive feedback from parents 2. Closer partnership

between parents and school

Sustainability

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Please indicate by circling the appropriate number 請圈上適當的答案

Strongly disagree

非常

不同意 ç è

Strongly agree

非常 同意

scale 1 - 5 Mean score:

1. The date of the workshop was appropriate 你滿意是次工作坊舉行的日期

2. The time of the workshop was appropriate 你滿意是次工作坊舉行的時間

3. The agenda of the workshop was appropriate 你滿意是次工作坊舉行的內容

4. The presenters were able to deliver content clearly

講者表達清晰,並容易理解

5. Overall the workshop was effective 總括來說,你很滿意是次工作坊的安排

4.4

Parents’ Workshop Evaluation

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P.1 小一(2008-2009) P.2 小二 (2009-2010) P.3 小三 (2010-2011)

HFW

常用字 4.3 HFW

常用字 4.4 Phonics Games

英語拼音遊戲 4.4

Home Reading

家庭閱讀 4.4

NETs Around the World

外籍老師遊世界

4.4 Experiments

做實驗、學英語 4.5

Making a Cake

齊來做蛋糕 4.7 Sports & English

Sport出英語潛能 4.4 Celebration

學習成果分享會 4.6

Making a Paper Fan

紙扇的製作 4.6

All About Me

做個小作家 4.3

Parents’ Workshop Evaluation

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Parents’ Views of the Seed Project

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Celebrate our Success

• Teacher professional development is enhanced through the establishment of a sustainable community of practice

• School-based curriculum is enriched to allow for value addedness in the reading and writing performance of the students

• Students have a positive attitude and are interested and motivated to learn English

• Parents have a closer partnership with the school

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Feedback

Do you like our program? If yes, which areas do you like most? Why?

Do you have any suggestions for us to move

forward to the next stage?

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Q & A

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