To establish closer links and encourage mutual collaboration with local secondary schools, CityU for the fourth year organized the Teachers Update Course (TUC). From 19 June and from 27-29 June, TUC 2001 covered 12 sessions, including three new subjects: Chinese Language and Culture, Web Teaching and Teaching Enhancement. Other subjects, such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Studies and the Use of English, are offered free of charge to the secondary school teachers by CityU academic staff.
The TUC was launched in 1998 by the Offices of Institutional Advancement at CityU, to provide practical assistance to all teacher participants by offering up-to-date knowledge of selected subject areas. "Participants particularly enjoyed the seminar which introduced multimedia and web-based technologies for project learning," said Miss Melody Cheung, Office of the Vice-President for Institutional Advancement.
Designed to update the knowledge of secondary school teachers in Hong Kong, the major target audience of the TUC is not only upper form teachers but also teachers from junior secondary schools. "The content of the seminar no longer concentrates on the syllabus of the Advanced Level Examination. We hope all teacher participants will take the opportunity to learn about the new trends and directions in teaching and learning in our TUC sessions,"Miss Cheung said.
More than 1,000 local teachers took part in TUC 2001. Commenting after the Course, teachers said they had benefited from the practical training and the sharing sessions, and appreciated the excellent preparation and presentation offered by CityU teaching staff. CityU does indeed care about local secondary schools.