A bootcamp as an experiential learning activity for nurturing creative talent: A Hong Kong case study

Kara Chan*, Maggie S K Fung, Justin Lau, Jasmine Zhang

*Corresponding author for this work

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A three-day bootcamp in video production was held for 82 secondary school students enrolled in the CLAP-TECH Multimedia Storytelling Applied Learning Course. The bootcamp utilized an experiential learning model to provide students with out of classroom learning. This paper uses a case study approach to explore how the bootcamp enhanced student learning. The learning objectives, activity design, and manpower/resource support are described. Teacher
observations and a post-activity survey of students are used to assess results. Altogether 16 short videos were produced. Student representatives explained the ideation and challenges they faced. Survey results and observations demonstrate that the bootcamp benefited students in personal, cognitive, and social dimensions. Among these, personal development and social benefits were particularly notable. Students appreciated for the hands-on content of the
bootcamp. Vocational and professional education service providers can consider designing a bootcamp as a tool to develop a specific skill within a short period of time for creativity training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVocational education and training transformation for digital, sustainable and socially fair future
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Crossing Boundaries Conference in Vocational Education and Training
EditorsVidmantas Tūtlys, Lina Vaitkutė, Christof Nägele
Place of PublicationKaunas, Lithuania
PublisherVytautas Magnus University Education Academy, Institute of Educational Science
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9798390503386
Publication statusPublished - May 2023
Event5th International VET Conference Crossing Boundaries 2023 - Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Duration: 25 May 202326 May 2023


Conference5th International VET Conference Crossing Boundaries 2023
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Scopus Subject Areas

  • Communication
  • Education

User-Defined Keywords

  • experiential learning
  • out-of-classroom learning
  • creative industry
  • creativitiy education


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