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21

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Micro-Modules using Scenario-based Learning to Teach Concepts and Assessment Framework about Racial Prejudice and Discrimination

Mr. Kar Choi CHAN, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Prof. Raees Begum BAIG, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Mrs. Helina YUK, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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A micro-module development project focusing on cultural prejudice and racial discrimination was funded by the Course Development Grant Scheme of CUHK. The project had the Equal Opportunity Commission participating as both project collaborator and content advisor.

The micro-modules consist of 3 scenario-based and 1 documentary e-learning short videos. These videos are used as flipped classroom materials, to stimulate in-class discussion, to assess students’ grasp of knowledge and to enhance their capacity to evaluate situations of suspected discrimination or prejudicial treatments faced by ethnic minorities. The learning exercise pertaining to the 3 re-enacted drama videos involves scenario-based exploration, reflective discussion and legal framework assessment; while the documentary aims at developing perspective understanding of cultural adjustments and challenges encountered by members of ethnic minorities living in Hong Kong.
In the evaluation of the micro-modules, a great majority of students (87%-100%), who completed the post-screening questionnaires indicated that they were satisfied with the 3 re-enacted scenario videos plus the documentary in the following respects:
1. Aroused greater interest in classroom discussion
2. Was more interesting to learn about racial discrimination and rights issues than a conventional classroom lecture
3. developed a better awareness or knowledge about possible racial discrimination faced by ethnic minorities in the context highlighted

Moreover, 21 representatives from both educational and social service sector were invited to join the premiere of the videos. Their feedback and suggestions with regards to the considerations of adopting these e-learning videos as training materials in different settings would also be shared in this presentation.

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