Building a computer-supported classroom learning environment for teaching and learning puberty: An inquiry approach

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Abstract

This research focuses on building a computer-supported learning environment for fostering inquiry learning process, which is an essential quality of life-long learners. This research discusses how computer- mediated learning resources are designed and implemented for supporting inquiry learning of primary school children to have better understanding of puberty - a core element in the Health and Living Strand of General Studies in the Hong Kong primary curriculum. The computer- mediated learning resources include virtual devices and case studies. The various virtual devices of balance, meter rule, magnifying lens, and x-ray machine helped learners look into the body changes and sexual development during puberty, as well as reproductive anatomy. The case studies provide situations of harassment and questions early adolescents may encounter. Teachers can guide pupils to work individually or in groups to search for supporting information from the virtual devices for making wise choices. Hence, the learning resources serve to support teachers to provide a computer-supported classroom learning environment for inquiry learning of puberty.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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learning environment
classroom
Teaching
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teacher
research focus
schoolchild
primary school
learning process
Hong Kong
pupil
quality of life
adolescent
curriculum
health
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Citation

So, W. M. W., & Kong, S. C. (2004, July). Building a computer-supported classroom learning environment for teaching and learning puberty: An inquiry approach. Paper presented at the Australian Computers in Education Conference: Research, Reform, Realise the Potential!, Adelaide, South Australia.

Keywords

  • Primary Education
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning