June 15, 2020

Global Perspective Dialogue (GPD) Workshop 免費「全球視野.在地實踐」工作坊

Reviving in-school engagement with cultural exchanges

The past year has been the most challenging time in recent memory, especially to the education sector. With learning around the world forced into an online environment by COVID-19, students are missing out on what defines a formal education: direct conversations. In Hong Kong, the pandemic has taken a toll on both students and teachers. A recent survey by HKFYG1 indicated that half of the secondary school students felt highly stressed, and a quarter of them lacked the motivation to go to classes.

We, ICE, are eager to help educators to restore those authentic interactions. We are launching our “Global Perspective Dialogue” series for Hong Kong primary and secondary schools. Sign up now!

▉ What is GPD?

It is a 60 to 90-minute free2 session in which our trainers and speakers foster stimulating cultural discussions with students. We cover diverse topics, including “rites of passage”, “education systems around the world”, “climate change”, etc. with the aim to break down cultural stereotypes. The theme is highly customizable according to different schools’ needs.  

▉ How does GPD work?

Our trainers will bridge our international guests with students through diverse activities, such as presentations and small-group discussions. Ideally, a group of 3-4 guests, accompanied by 1-2 trainers, will facilitate a session in a class. 

▉ Testimonies from our long-term partners

I’ve worked with ICE for many years, organizing programmes for our students, watching them learn, experience and grow through the workshops and activities. ICE’s passion for Global Education is both endearing and infectious and I, myself, as the teacher, have also learnt so much from them.

Mr Gerald Li – English Teacher, Stewards Pooi Kei College

Thanks everyone from the ICE’s team for they have created an interesting and eye-opening Global Week for our students. My gratitude also goes to the teachers who walk an extra miles in widening the exposure of students. 

Miss Chow Siu Fung – Vice Principal, Ying Wa Girl’s School

You did an excellent job and I don’t think there is any organisation can do the similar thing for students.

Mr Lam Ngai Hung – Vice Principal, T.W.G.Hs. Kap Yan’s Director College

Thank you very much for the materials. Feedback from the activity has been very positive! The students have only complained about not having enough time to talk with you guys. I look forward to cooperating with you again in the future!

Mr Timmy Yip – Teacher, HKCCCU Logos Academy

Submit Application Form

Download the form below and return it to our email ice@icehongkong.com or to our office address.

Register online

Sign-up now to book your slot!

The registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. For enquiries, please contact us at 2384 1990. 

Remarks:

1 https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/news/hong-kong/article/3087415/hong-kong-students-stressed-about-returning-school-after

2 Free trial session for schools to have an opportunity to see ICE’s teaching methods and get to know the organization for better cooperation. The free session is valid from 1 June 2021 to 31 August 2021 and only applies to schools ICE has not worked with before.

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