LPCUWC EOTC Programme
Education Outside the Classroom
The EOTC programme focuses on experiential learning – learning by doing in a context outside the traditional classroom in order to develop the whole person. EOTC is central to the values of a UWC.
The programme is comprised of:
- Quan Cai (IB CAS) activities
- China Week & Project Week
- Other College trips
- Cultural Evenings
- Orientation Week
- Sports & sports teams
- Outdoor pursuits
The aims of EOTC are to:
- Facilitate experiential learning
- Learning through doing
- Serving others
- Student leadership
- Challenge and risk taking
- Holistic development of the individual
Quan Cai (IB CAS)
Consists of 4 components:
- (Community) Service – service projects to the Hong Kong and wider community
- (Campus) Service – activities to support the running of the campus
- Creativity – activities that are artistic or require creative thinking
- Action – activities focused on physical well being, sports & outdoor pursuits
In Year 1 students must choose one activity from each component as part of their programme. The programme is at the heart of EOTC and takes place on Tuesday (afternoon &evening), Thursday and Friday afternoon and at weekends:
- 72 activities offered in total! (List of QC activities)
- 10 sports teams representing the College in Hong Kong events
- 22 activities offer outreach/community support
- 30 activities are affiliated or connected to groups or organizations in the wider community
- Students provide evidence/reflections on their learning. Students are supported by their tutors plus a Staff Supervisor per activity.
- Student Leaders participate in a number of leadership workshops throughout Year 2.
China Week & Project Week
- China Week takes place in Term 1 and Project Week in Term 2.
- All Year 1 students participate in China Week and all students in Project Week.
- China Week focuses on travel to China & Hong Kong whilst Project Week focuses on the East Asia region.
- The aims of China week & Project week focus on facilitating Service and Challenge experiences.
- Students develop independence and leadership by proposing, leading and participating in trips.
- Six cultural evenings take place each year.
- These highly anticipated presentations include pre-performance events and a dinner before the show.
- The aim is to promote international understanding & appreciation.
- The year begins with International Night and ends with Year 1 Show.
- Throughout the year there are four cultural evenings, each one focusing on a different region (Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & South Asia, North America and South America on a two year rotation and China annually.)
- A staff member supervises each evening; however the events are almost always student led.
Orientation Week introduces new Year 1 students to all aspects of College and Hong Kong life. It is led by staff and Year 2 students and takes place in the first week of term.
A newly developing programme featuring a working relationship with Outward Bound HK and including activities such as kayaking, hiking, camping and climbing.
Director – Education Outside the Classroom