理念 Rationale

理念

發揮小組教學優點 Embrace the advantages of Group class Teaching

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樂器班多以小組教學形式進行。小組教學的目的並非節省成本,我們認為小組環境對於啟蒙小朋友尤其有效。

小組教學有助舒緩學生在課堂中的壓力,良性競爭的氛圍更可促進學生互相學習,鞏固已學知識。此外,學生能與同學建立「音樂社交圈子」,彼此支持,讓音樂學習融入日常生活。一對一課堂難以做到以上的優點。在導師教學技巧、課程設計、成果展示三方面,我們都圍繞著小組教學的信念。

Musical Instruments Classes are usually delivered in a group class format. A small group is not set up for cost sharing and saving. Instead, we’ve found a lot of advantages in teaching young beginners as a group. Group class setting can reduce students’ pressure during lesson and encourage students to learn from each other under healthy competition, so as to consolidate what they have learnt. Moreover, “music social circle” can be built among classmates, who support each other along the music learning journey. Individual class is unable to offer the above advantages. We stick to the advantages of group class teaching on teaching strategies, course design, and outcome showcase.

系統及有效的教程 Rationale systematic and Effective Training

 樂器班屬於「課外活動」,但教學內容卻好比一門「術科」

樂器班屬於「課外活動」,但教學內容卻好比一門「術科」,需要有一套切實的教學系統及教材,配合學校及家長的期望。我們設定了七個級別的教學進程,從啟蒙銜接至皇家音樂學院(ABRSM)考試系統;中樂則以銜接至中央音樂學院考試為目標。 學生在六年小學生涯中,就著自己的天資及努力達成具體學習目標。

每學年導師為每名學生選定進程,導師︑學生︑家長︑校方和機構各方都認知個別學生學習目標,客觀評估學生進程。同時,我們也靈活地讓資優兒童在不足一年內進級,學習得更多更快!保時積極進取的學習氛圍。

首兩年是關鍵的啟蒙階段,因此課程會特別採用獨家研發的教材啟發興趣及培訓技術。兩年後仍選擇繼續學習樂器的學生,其學習動機基本上已建立起來,此時課程要為學生定下明確的目標,著重提升學生演奏水平。公開考試是本港以至全球具認受性的評級制度,級別資歷對於學生日後升學及加入樂團都有作用。因此,我們的課程直接使用級別課本,讓學生︑家長︑學校都能客觀評核學生的水平。另一方面,即使學生不參加考試,考試曲目範圍多元,有著名的樂曲,也有新作品,都是具音樂藝術的佳作,值得學生學習。

疫情中,我們建立了網上學習平台,推廣網上面授雙軌學習,培養學生自主學習,再回到課堂學習樂曲時定必事半功倍,也省卻導師在課堂督導的時間。

Musical instrument classes ususally belong to the ECA spectrum, but, in fact, instrumental skills are as demanding as a practical subject, which requires systematic training and teaching materials to meet the expectations of schools and parents. We have set a seven-level learning modules, from beginners’ foundation to the Royal Academy of Music (ABRSM) examination system and the Central Conservatory of Music examination.

Students may achieve specific learning goals throughout their six-year primary school life. Every school year, teachers assign each student to a learning module.  The learning goals of individual students will be clear not only to the teacher and the student, but also the school and parents, who can objectively evaluate the learning progress together.  At the same time, we also flexibly encourage gifted children to advance their level in less than a year so as to learn more and faster!

The first two years of learning are crucial in nurtuing students’ interest and motivation. The course adopts a set of exclusive teaching materials for beginners. Then, after students’ learning motivation is built, the course will focus on improving students’ performance techniques.  We would set learning goals equipvalent to the public examination grading systems and directly adopt grade exam pieces. As these exams are widely recognized in Hong Kong and the world, it provides an objective lens to assess students’ learing outcome. On the other hand, even if students do not take the exam, the exam repertoire is diverse, including famous pieces and new works, all of which are worth to learn.

During the epidemic, we have established an online learning platform and cultivate students to practise independently and effectively at home. When they return to the classroom, they will definitely learn faster and save a lot of teaching time.