HKBU scholar receives funding for theatre education research programme
10 Jan 2020
Dr Tong Yui, Assistant Professor of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, has been invited to serve as the principal investigator of the “Jockey Club Theatre-in-Education Project on Legendary Stories of Chinese Poets 2019-2022” (the Project) launched by the Alice Theatre Laboratory.
With HK$700,000 funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the research team led by Dr Tong and the Laboratory will visit more than 50 primary schools and 20 secondary schools in the coming three years to evaluate the Project and the impact of “Theatre-in-Education” on the school curriculum and pedagogy from the perspectives of language and literature education, as well as creative writing training.
In line with the concepts and methodologies of “Theatre-in-Education” and “Drama-in-Education”, the Project will enable students to better acquaint themselves with the lives and works of ancient Chinese poets, as well as their respective histories through lively dramas. The research team hopes that the initiative will also enhance students’ language proficiency, creative thinking and moral sentiment.