Inquiry-based learning and project learning are often considered capable of increasing students’ interest of learning science, developing their scientific investigation and thinking skills, and cultivating their ability for independent and collaborative learning. On the other hand, digital technology can further enhance the learning effectiveness of those pedagogies. However, there still lacks sufficient research findings and implementation experience on incorporating digital technologies into the inquiry-based project learning in primary schools. Therefore, the present two-year project provides some intensive school-based support to a Hong Kong primary school for that aim through (i) workshops for teachers’ professional development; (ii) lesson study consisting of collaborative design of lessons and post-lesson conference for reflection and refinement of teaching; (iii) test-bed; and (iv) evaluation of students’ learning through questionnaire survey, subject matter test, interviews and lesson observation.
|Effective start/end date||01/09/10 → 31/07/12|
- science education, project learning, inquiry-based learning, technology