Newsletter No. 320

中大通讯 CUHK Newsletter 1. 本刊每月出版两期,农历新年和暑期停刊。 T he CUHK Newsletter is published on a fortnightly basis except during the Chinese New Year and summer vacation. 2. 截稿日期载于本刊网页: Deadlines for contributions can be found at: www.cuhk.edu.hk/iso/newsletter/ 3. 来稿请寄沙田香港中文大学资讯处《中大通讯》编辑部(电话 2609 8681 / 2609 8589 ,传真 2603 6864 ,电邮 iso@cuhk.edu.hk ) 。 All contributions should be sent to the Editor, CUHK Newsletter , Information Services Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (tel. 2609 8681 / 2609 8589; fax. 2603 6864; e-mail iso@cuhk. edu.hk ). 4. 编辑有权删改及决定是否刊登来稿。 The Editor reserves the right to decline contributions and to edit all articles. 香港中文大学资讯处出版 Published by the Information Services Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 中大通讯 CUHK Newsletter 本刊将于暑假期间休刊,下期(第321期)定于8月19日出版。 The CUHK Newsletter will take a break after the 19 June issue and resume publication on 19 August. 两计划获优质教育基金杰出奖 Two QEF Projects Receive Outstanding Awards 优 质教育基金获政府拨款五十亿元在1998年 成立,十年来拨出三十五亿元资助逾七千 个项目。基金委员会于5月举办「优质教育基金 计划汇展2008」,从获资助计划中,选出二十项 杰出及一百零一项优异计划,其中两项杰出奖及 七项优异奖荣归中文大学。 获得杰出奖的是教育学院院长李子建教授领导的 「优质教育跃进学校计划」,以及讯息工程学系 黄宝财教授统领的「视像中国:透过远程视像活 动提升教学成效」。 跃进学校计划于1998年获款六千多万,跻身历年 最高拨款额计划之列,目标是在行政、课程与教 学、家长与社区等三个范畴建立大学与中小学协 作的模式,推行改革,提升教与学的质素和学生 的能力,从而帮助学校自我完善。计划为期三 年,共服务了五十所中小学,受惠的师生及家长 逾六万人。 李教授对于计划获奖甚感兴奋,他指当年特聘 用了多位前线教育经验丰富的学校发展主任推 行计划。虽然计划已告一段落,但其理念却衍生 了不少优秀的教育新猷,继续为本港提供多元 化、整全、互动及持续的伙伴式学校改进模式。 曾参与的学校赞许该计划协助他们检视学校的强 弱项,定出发展策略的缓急次序,使学校在面对 各种教育改革时,仍能朝着清晰的目标迈进。 获拨款二百五十万的视像中国计划,是以先进视 像会议科技,连系中港两地的中小学,举办多元 化的远程教学活动。计划已连接香港与上海、北 京、湖南、杭州、宁波、西安、拉萨甚至海外等 地的逾三百所学校,让远隔千里的学生结成学习 伙伴,透过视像活动如阅读分享、辩论及专题简 报等,加深对中国的认识,扩阔视野,提升普通 话能力。 黄教授很高兴获奖,他称计划建立了全国性的视 像教学网络,深受多个省市重视。 T he Quality Education Fund (QEF), set up in 1998 with HK$5 billion, supports initiatives that promote quality education in Hong Kong. Since its establishment, the fund has supported over 7,000 applications with grants amounting to around HK$3.5 billion. To commend outstanding projects funded since 1998, the fund organized the QEF Projects Exposition 2008 on its tenth anniversary. Twenty projects received the Outstanding Project Award and another 101 received a certificate of merit. Among them, two outstanding awards and seven certificates of merit went to CUHK faculty. The two outstanding projects were ‘Accelerated Schools for Quality Education’ led by Prof. John C.K. Lee, dean, Faculty of Education, and ‘V-China—Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning Using Video Conferencing Activities’ headed by Prof. Wong Po-choi of the Department of Information Engineering. The accelerated schools project received over HK$60 million in 1998, one of the highest amount awarded since the inception of the fund. The aim of the project was to enhance school education by means of a university– school partnership model in three dimensions: school ongoing quality education projects in diversified, comprehensive, interactive and sustainable partnership models have been derived from its concept. The participating schools said the project helped them to identify their strengths and weaknesses and mapped out tailor-made strategies for them. It enabled them to remain clear about their aims in the face of education reforms. The V-China project received HK$2.5 million to organize remote learning activities in schools in mainland China and Hong Kong through advanced video-conferencing technology. The project covers over 300 schools in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Hunan, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Xi’an, Lhasa and overseas. It enables students to gain knowledge of China through remote cultural exchanges with mainland schools in the forms of book sharing, debate competitions, and presentations, and also improve their Putonghua. Prof. Wong was very happy to receive the award. He said the project has established a nationwide network in video teaching and is highly recognized by many provinces in mainland. 七项中大领导的优异计划奖: 「健康学校及健康社会—为学童及教师提 供优质教育」(公共卫生学院健康教育及 促进健康中心) 「资讯科技于优质体育教育的应用:互动 电脑软件制作」(体育运动科学系) 「二十一世纪香港学校创新设计指引发 展」(建筑学系) 「香港—学生评估研究计划:从国际视野 鉴察香港教育质素」(香港教育研究所) 「香港植物和植被的网上资源库及教育训 练」(生物系) 「建构学校为学习型组织」(香港教育领 导发展中心) 「以学习村庄进行内地、香港、美国学 校跨地专题研习」(资讯科技教育促进 中心) • • • • • • • The seven CUHK projects receiving certificates of merit are: ‘Healthy Schools’ and ‘Healthy Society’: Quality Education for Children and Teachers’ (Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Public Health) ‘Use of Information Technology in Quality Physical Education: Development of an Interactive Web-based Computer Program’ (Department of Sports Science & Physical Education) ‘Developing Innovative School Design Parameters in Hong Kong for the 21st Century’ (Department of Architecture) ‘The Hong Kong–PISA Project: Monitoring the Quality of Education in Hong Kong from an International Perspective’ (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research) ‘A Web-Based Database and Training for Hong Kong Flora and Vegetation’ (Department of Biology) ‘Transforming Schools into Learning Organizations’ (Hong Kong Centre for the Development of Educational Leadership) ‘Project-based Learning with Learning Villages among Schools in the Mainland, Hong Kong and the USA’ (Centre for the Advancement of Information Technology in Education) • • • • • • • 左图:黄宝财教授与参加计划的内地学生 Left photo: Prof. Wong Po-choi and participating mainland students 右图:教育学院李子建教授(中)及钟宇 平教授(左)领奖 Right photo: Prof. John C.K. Lee (centre) and Prof. Chung Yue-ping (left), Faculty of Education, receiving the award administration, curriculum and teaching, parents and community. It is estimated that the three-year project served 50 schools and benefited over 60,000 teachers, students and parents. Prof. Lee was pleased with the results. He said the project had recruited many experienced school development officers to help with the implementation. Although it is now over, various

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