Exploring Project-based Learning and a Collaborative Teaching Practice in Macau Primary School

Conference: The European Conference on Education (ECE2022)
Title: Exploring Project-based Learning and a Collaborative Teaching Practice in Macau Primary School
Stream: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation
Van Man Isabel Tchiang, University of Saint Joseph, Macau


This paper will present a small scale, case study research project aims to create a teaching and learning approaches with the grounded theories based upon project-based learning and collaborative teaching by in-service and pre-service teachers as implemented in a Macau local school. In-service teachers participated in lesson design and implement project-based related activities to develop students’ scientific knowledge as well as collaboration and communication skills with their teaching assistants, the pre-service teachers.
The study follows a qualitative approach in research methodology, utilising detailed information from interviews with pre-service and in-service teachers. A 5-months duration of teaching and learning activities, prepared for six selected primary students to learn with the use of project-based learning. A total of 20 different teaching sessions are designed for the project-based activity. The teaching sessions are separated into five progressive stages, with various learning objectives and the final goal is achieved with the completion of the designed project. All of the sessions were followed by debriefing meeting between pre-service teachers and in-service teachers, semi-structured interviews were used to obtain data collection of constructive feedback from them. Other important data collection included activity planning, observations, interviews and documentation.
The research outcome provides valuable studies in the areas on teachers’ perception in collaborative teaching and learning, the challenges of implementation of project-based learning and the complexity of collaboration between pre-service and in-service teachers.

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