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  1. Jason Wong Commerce teacher from Ling Liang Church M H Lau Secondary School

  2. School background • Eight years old • In Tai Po • Band two to three • Both school management and students adapt to new ideas • Commerce stream fairly strong • Young and cooperative colleagues

  3. Company Programme by Junior Achievement Hong Kong(JAHK) • A 18-week programme • Students set up their own ‘real’ company • Students go through business planning, capital raising, merchandising, production, selling and liquidating. • Student-directing

  4. Teachers’ role • Facilitator • Observer • Participant • Partner • Investor • Customer • Friend

  5. Objective and guidance • Various awards offered by JAHK Not focus on profits but the process Best annual report, best booth design, best CEO, best product and so on • Student and advisor manual as a guide • Concrete guidance with room for flexibility and creativity

  6. Multi-sensory ?! Students may learn from …… • Reading the manuals • Listening and expressing in discussion • Observing others (classmates and other schools) • Self-reflecting • Testing and producing the product (technical skills) • Experiencing and interacting • FAILURES …… What teachers do is …… Allowing a safe and open platform for learning

  7. Collaborative learning • Students are divided into groups (departments) • CEO and VPs are elected to lead the company • Departments are to operate by themselves • Leadership, cooperative and communication skills are built up • Trust, cooperation and compromise are found

  8. Ownership Students would …… • run their own business • suffer loses or share profits (support from school and parents) • make up their decision and follow-up • seek help and solution themselves • interact, cooperative and evaluate throughout the whole process

  9. Fruitful learning with fun?! • High degree of autonomous • Students try something ‘new’ • First encounter with the real business world • Students see concrete ‘output’ • Students bear the accountability Teachers enjoy from ‘low-cost and high-effectiveness’

  10. Applicability • Can we do it in lower form? • Can we hold a similar program but in mini size? • Can we seek help from outside? • Can we do it cross-curriculum or inter-school? • Can we motivate the students and other teachers? Can we…… trust our students and ourselves?