A collaborative professional development model for rapid collaborative knowledge improvement in Singapore schools

Yanjie SONG, Wenli CHAN, Chee-Kit LOOI

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Abstract

Rapid Collaborative Knowledge Improvement (RCKI) is a pedagogical approach for designing computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) activities in the classroom. We have conducted design-based research on RCKI using the software called GroupScribbles (GS) in a few Singapore schools for over four years. For professional development of the teachers, a collaborative-apprenticeship learning (CAL) model is adopted in which researchers and teachers collaborate via reciprocal interactions on joint activities towards mutual understanding on innovative practices premised on RCKI principles. The findings show that the CAL model helps teachers develop RCKI principled-based understanding and improve the enactment of the innovations in their classrooms. Copyright © 2012 De La Salle University, Philippines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-27
JournalThe Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Citation

Song, Y., Chen, W., & Looi, C.-K. (2012). A collaborative professional development model for rapid collaborative knowledge improvement in Singapore schools. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 21(1), 15-27.

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