Adopting e-learning in humanities subjects, which is one of the key focuses in the revised Personal, Social and Humanities Education (PSHE) Key Learning Area Curriculum Guide (Primary 1 – Secondary 6) (CDC, 2017), can enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching. More specifically, the use of electronic technologies not only provides easy access to information which enables learning to take place beyond the classroom and school hours, but also enhances engagement in learning through sharing and collaboration and thereby facilitating the development of higher order thinking skills (e.g. problem solving and creativity). At the same time, It can support the construction and application of knowledge and allow students to be more autonomous in their learning process.
This mobile app is developed from the resource pack: Case Study of Local Heritage Studies – Cheung Chau Jiao Festival published by the Education Bureau (EDB) in 2014. In addition to the guideline on field trips designed by Dr. MA Muk-chi of the Department of History, CUHK, as well as exemplars of learning and teaching strategies designed by experienced teachers, this app also adopts augmented reality (AR) which creatively incorporates field trips into the learning and teaching of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and enhances students’ motivation to learn. For example, students and teachers can experience the Jiao Festival anytime (including non-festival days) by using AR in this app to view the composite-scene parade in Cheung Chau or the arrangement of the festival area as if they were being there. Besides, for students and teachers who are not able to visit Cheung Chau due to different considerations, they could make use of the virtual reality (VR) activities in this app to understand and experience the Jiao Festival.
No part of this app may be reproduced in any form for commercial purposes. We are grateful to publishers/organizations for permission to include materials and video clips from their publications in this app and would like to express our special thanks to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office (ICHO) of Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) for using the video clip on Cheung Chau Jiao Festival. Every effort has been made to trace copyright but in the event of any accidental infringement, copyright owners are invited to contact us so that we can come to a suitable arrangement.