Our school has developed a new school-based elective programme for the Secondary 4 students, aims at enhancing students’ 6Cs competencies of deep learning . One of the learning modules incorporates Artificial intelligence (AI) and STEM education elements. With the IT knowledge and design thinking progress students learnt in the lessons, they are required to conduct a project related to the theme, Gerontech. We hope our students can use technologies to create some innovative designs for the elderly, which help improves their daily life.
Recently, our students visited the LU Jockey Club Gerontech-X Lab , which deepened students’ understanding of gerontech. The lab displays gerontech products of healthcare, dining, daily living and transport. Students have obtained a valuable experience by expericing various kinds of gerontech products, which has stimulated their innovation ideas with technologies and social entrepreneurship. During the visit, students had a chat with the elderly volunteers and have gained a better understanding of gerontech, which inspired them in their design cycle of their gerontech project.