This project aims at facilitating students:
- to explore the Muslim beliefs, rituals, practices and history by using a “flipped classroom” approach”;
- to understand the history and the architecture of a Mosque in Hong Kong by using Virtual Reality Tour; and
- to explore the religious culture along “One Belt and One Road” by the Development of the Minor Programme in Arab Studies in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies.
Activities, process and outcomes
|To explore the Muslim beliefs, rituals, practices and history by a “flipped classroom” approach”
||In-class time was effectively used for field-trip study and also classroom-presentation after field-trip learning.
Increased the application of MOOCs within the flipped-classroom practices.
|To understand the history and the architecture of a Mosque in Hong Kong by Virtual Reality Tour
||Students gained better understanding of Islamic history and culture, and could interpret the Muslim experiences in relationship to the place the students visited.
|To explore the religious culture along “One Belt and One Road” by the Development of the Minor Programme in Arab Studies
||A new Minor programme in Arab Studies has been developed, which consists of a set of 6 new courses.
Deliverables and evaluation
|5 micro-modules were developed
||Formal Course Evaluation
|1 virtual tour was developed to make students more engaging in Islamic history, culture and architecture.
|A new Minor programme in Arab Studies consisting of 6 new courses was developed
Dissemination, diffusion, impact and sharing of good practices
||Dissemination / Sharing of good practices
|Flipped Classroom and Virtual Tour
||Departmental Level: Increased the application of MOOCs within blended learning and flipped classroom practices.
University General Education: MOOCs and Virtual Tour were used to cater for a more general group of students via University General Education courses (e.g. the completed micro-modules were uploaded onto the Blackboard of “CURE1123/UGED1400 World Religion”; the completed virtual tour was uploaded onto Youtube).
International Context: will open the micro-modules to the on-campus and global teaching and learning via MOOC platform of CUHK
|Curriculum for Global Citizenship
On local and global context: This Programme was developed to facilitate the internal department growth, and also serve as a platform to connect students with the countries along “One Belt and One Road” through overseas exchange.