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Last edited 15 May 2018
Site Reconnaissance App SRAp
Traditionally, teachers prepare teaching and learning materials and students are passive learners. In this new teaching and learning method, teachers prepare an assignment brief based on information about a local project. Students then use the Site Reconnaissance App (SRAp), a tailor-made smart mobile phone app, for exploring the latest applications of sustainable development for these projects.
When they have conducted their field work, students share and discuss their findings online with classmates. After being reviewed by teachers, the information is uploaded onto a website. A database gradually develops which becomes an essential self-learning tool for students.
This process incorporates three main innovative teaching and learning approaches:
- A new synergy between teachers and students that enhances the educational process.
- The adoption of the latest information technology to facilitate online discussion of fieldwork observations.
- Sustainable development of teaching and learning materials.
These innovative teaching approaches motivate and ignite a passion for knowledge and discovery in the students.
This project was the Merit Award Winner, Innovation in Education and Training Award, CIOB International Innovation and Research Award, 2014.
The Judges said, “The judging panel was impressed with the drive of the award winners in championing this innovation. The panel was especially impressed that the smart mobile phone app had encouraged students to engage more proactively during the learning process. It is hoped that this initiative continues to evolve and spreads across different institutions in Hong Kong and beyond.”
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