Project Details

Building Capacity for a Low-Carbon Green Economy: Assessing the Adaptive Learning Network Approach to a Climate-Change Responsive Curriculum in Vocational Education and Training(VET) in Hong Kong.

Climate change is generating economic and environmental dislocations with pressures set to increase in coming years. But, these threats also provide opportunities to those cities and regions that address climate change by pursuing lower emission technologies. There will be re-engineering of established production techniques and increased demand for climate-compatible goods and services. This research will develop a professional development framework for enhancing the capacities of policy makers, managers and staff in vocational education in Hong Kong so that they can respond effectively to the curriculum planning and teaching challenges being brought about by climate change and the emerging carbon-constrained economy. The framework will be based upon the adaptive learning network approach that has proven successful in building individual, team and organizational capacity to manage sustainability issues in teacher professional development and the wider work place. Professional development through adaptive learning networks is a transformative organizational learning strategy that results in individual and team learning, directed at long-term changes in practice. The outcome of the research will be an integrated suite of changes in campus management operations, new and revised curricula, teaching packages and pedagogical approaches that will enhance the employment skills of Hong Kong technical students in a carbon-constrained future.

Commencement Date : 2010/8
Completion Date : 2011/8
Chief Investigator(s) : MACLEAN RUPERT DONALD IAIN 馬敬言 #
Co-Investigator(s) : Prof LEE, Chi Kin John 李子建 [C&I,CELT,CRSE,VP(AC)&Pr]
Prof TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 [FLASS,SES]
John Fien *

*Investigator from an outside institution/organization
#Investigator who had served in EdUHK

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