The name ‘CRUCIAL’ stands for Center for Resources and Understanding of Cross-curricular Instruction and Learning. Project Crucial was fully funded by The Hong Kong Institute of Education and started to operate in 1997. the project was launched because it is believed that Cross-curricular Education is urgently needed for present-day education in Hong Kong. In addition, the Chief Executive’s devotion to develop IT (information Technology) aided education has further confirmed the feasibility of establishing a Center for Cross-curricular education. Crucial was initiated, therefore, as a development of cross-curricular subject interaction and delivery by means of networked resources through the Internet. The URL is http://crucial.ied.edu.hk. The principle is to use computer networking to support curriculum enhancement, resource sharing, and access to remote databases, to improve local education from primary to secondary level. In a previous paper about the vision and reality of IT in education, it was found that school teachers’ perception of CRUCIAL and the use of learning technologies in classrooms are very positive. In this paper the feedback from ~150 students will be analysed and described. The feedback from students was obtained from a questionnaire survey. The questionnaire is divided into two parts. The first part contains fixed response items that focus on the respondents’ attitude towards the effectiveness of the project while the second part contains open-ended questions for them to elaborate their opinions further. Copyright © 1998 Hong Kong Institute of Education.
|Title of host publication||Science technology education: Broadening classroom experiences with science and technology: Science & Technology Education Conference '98 proceedings|
|Editors||Kenneth S. VOLK, Wing-mui, Winnie SO|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education and Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|