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Induction Course for New History Panel Chairpersons (New) Mr FONG Ho-nam, Nelson STFA Leung Kau Kui College 19 November 2013 CDI020140502 1STFALKKC History.

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1 Induction Course for New History Panel Chairpersons (New) Mr FONG Ho-nam, Nelson STFA Leung Kau Kui College 19 November 2013 CDI STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

2 My Major Concerns… Curriculum planning Learning and teaching strategies Assessment policy Panel and personnel management 2STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

3 Part 1 Curriculum planning 3STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

4 1. Curriculum planning Source A: Students priority of DSE electives 1 st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 6 th Economics Chemistry Biology BAFS Physics Chinese History Geography Chinese Literature ICT Visual Arts History Integrated Science STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

5 1. Curriculum planning F F F Senior Source B: Number of lessons per cycle A change in subject content is needed!! 5STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

6 1. Curriculum planning Source C: Topics offered in junior forms Form 1Form 2Form 3 Ancient Egypt Greco-Roman civilization HK before 1841 Voyages of Discovery Renaissance Industrial Revolution American Revolution French Revolution HK First World War Second World War Cold War International Cooperation HK s Prehistoric times About lesson hours all year round Too much!?! Too rushed!?! 6STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

7 1. Curriculum planning More issues… Other subjects needs, e.g. Liberal Studies – HK History (1960s-80s) Liberal Studies – China ( ) Liberal Studies – Intl peace-keeping ( ) Economics – HK economic stages ( ) Students degrading ability/willingness to learn Widening learner diversity 7STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

8 1. Curriculum planning Interim solution Form 1Form 2Form 3 Ancient Egypt Greco-Roman civilization HK before 1841 Voyages of Discovery Renaissance Industrial Revolution American Revolution French Revolution HK First World War Second World War Cold War International Cooperation HK s Prehistoric times Voyages of Discovery HK HK s 8STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

9 1. Curriculum planning Steps towards REAL solution… 1. Consider the role of History in a students learning journey 2. Define the skills and attitudes to be acquired 3. Seek Vice Principals & other panel heads advice 4. Collect pupils voice 5. Exchange ideas with panel heads of other schools 6. Reach the outcome: WHAT to teach, WHEN to teach, HOW to teach… 9STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

10 Part 2 Learning and teaching strategies 10STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

11 2. Learning & teaching strategies About us… Positive side EMI status Band 1 in Tuen Mun The other side Students language ability Schools established culture Direct teaching Silence is golden. Rote learning Heavily exam-oriented 11STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

12 2. Learning & teaching strategies Steps towards solution… Teachers side: Collaborative Lesson Preparation (CLP) Questioning skills Peer Lesson Observation (PLO) Language Across Curriculum 12STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

13 2. Learning & teaching strategies Steps towards solution… Students side: Extended reading tasks + discussions & presentations Sources: e.g. current news/History reference books 13STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

14 2. Learning & teaching strategies 14STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong Hyperlinks with extended reading Extended reading & revision materials attached Colleagues initiative

15 2. Learning & teaching strategies Steps towards solution… Students side: Learning excursions – local & overseas 15STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

16 2. Learning & teaching strategies 16STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong Colleagues initiative

17 2. Learning & teaching strategies Steps towards solution… Students side: Presentations on exam skills 17STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

18 2. Learning & teaching strategies STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong DSE-level command words Junior-form assessment questions Compare[F.1] Identify the similarities and differences in the leadership qualities of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. [F.2] What were the similarities and differences between the government systems of the United States and Meiji Japan? Impact[F.1] How did the conquest of Alexander the Great affect the areas he conquered? [F.2] How did the American Independence affect Europe in the 19 th century? Explain your answer. Justify[F.3] Democratic countries like Britain, France and the United States should be blamed for causing the outbreak of WWII. Explain why this statement is reasonable with relevant historical facts during the period Colleagues initiative

19 Part 3 Assessment policy 19STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

20 3. Assessment policy How much to assess? Key issue: Role of formative assessment Planning ImplementationEvaluation Assessment for Learning 20STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

21 3. Assessment policy Assessment ratio Different schemes of assessment ratio (per school term) Simplest structure Better balance Greater diversity Bolder suggestion Uniform Test (30%) Examination (70%)Examination (60%)Uniform Test (40%) Uniform Test (30%) Examination (60%) F.A. (10%) Uniform Test (25%) Formative Assessment (25%) Examination (50%) 21STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

22 3. Assessment policy Components of formative assessment Different combinations of assessment components Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7 QnQn …. Q1Q2Q3Q4 HW1 HW2 HW3 HW4 HW5 Q1 HW1 L1Q2 HW2 L2Q3 HW3 L3 Q1 HW1 L1 HW2 Q2L2 FT1FT2FT3 Quiz-based HW + Quiz HW + Quiz + Lesson HW + Quiz + Lesson + Field trips 22STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

23 3. Assessment policy How to assess a students lesson performance? Options of in-class performance assessment Participation in discussionPresentation Response to questionsPunctuality DisciplineGeneral impression 23STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

24 3. Assessment policy How to assess a students lesson performance? Metacognition Self-Management Self-Assessment Personal best Adapted from Prof. Magdalena M.C. Mok's presentation in the EDB PD event "Workshop on cultivating students' self-directed learning in the context of e-Learning" on 3 October STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

25 3. Assessment policy How to assess a students lesson performance? StageAssessment component Metacognition Pre-lesson online quiz Preparation of lesson Self-management Keeping of log-book and worksheets Self-checking of DBQ assignments Self-assessment Post-lesson online quiz Personal best Self-reflection upon marked essay assignment Adapted from Prof. Magdalena M.C. Mok's presentation in the EDB PD event "Workshop on cultivating students' self-directed learning in the context of e-Learning" on 3 October STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

26 3. Assessment policy e-Class: a good assessment tool Pre-lesson assessmentPost-lesson assessment PollDBQ assignment YouTube viewing + Question to ponder Quiz Fact sheets / handoutsPoll 26STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

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29 Part 4 Panel and personnel management 29STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

30 4. Panel and personnel management Challenge (1): Question of Quantity HistoryEnglish Teacher A Teacher B Teacher C Panel Head 1A 1B1C1D 2A 2B2C 2D 3A 3B3C3D 3E F.4F.5F.6 F.3 F.2 F.4F.5 Heavy pre-occupation with major subject (English) Inability to concentrate on History 30STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

31 4. Panel and personnel management Solution (1): HistoryEnglish Teacher A Teacher B Teacher C Panel Head 1A 1B1C1D 2D 3A 3B3C3D F.4F.5F.6 F.3 F.2 F.4 F.5 2A 2B2C Re-allocation of subject combination upon liaison Specialization and economy of scale Vertical coherence and sustainability 31STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

32 4. Panel and personnel management Challenge (2): Colleagues lack of access to subject information Recent curriculum development Up-to-date pedagogy Assessment rubrics Successful experience in the profession 32STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

33 4. Panel and personnel management 33STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong Very useful!

34 4. Panel and personnel management Solution (3): Markers meeting + Co-marking practices Negotiation on marking rubrics Selection of sample scripts Co-marking & agreement on sample marks 34STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

35 4. Panel and personnel management Solution (4): Peer Lesson Observation 35STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong Organizational priority: 1. Same subject, same level 2. Same subject, different levels 3. Different subjects, same level 4. Different subjects, different levels Pedagogical priority: 1. Questioning skills (Teacher- student interaction) 2. Students learning motivation 3. Student-student interaction 4. Students ability to speak in English

36 4. Panel and personnel management Solution (5): Collaborative Lesson Preparation + Peer Lesson Observation Setting lesson objectives Drafting lesson plans Confirming lesson plan Production of teaching materials Peer Lesson Observation Fine-tuning lesson plan & teaching materials Evaluation by students Evaluation by teachers Archiving 36STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

37 Closing remark… Great oaks from little acorns grow. 37STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong

38 Thank you. 38STFALKKC History Panel - Nelson Fong


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