Collaborative experience in developing school-based curriculum materials in technology education

Kwok Sang SO

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Abstract

The emphasis on all round development and life-wide learning as proposed in the recent Education Reform in Hong Kong suggests that students should be exposed to a broader experience to help them understand their abilities and aptitudes. Developing school-based curriculum materials is one means to support the learning and teaching in schools. This paper reports on the collaborative work between the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) and some secondary schools in developing school-based curriculum materials in technology education. Initial ideas on the curriculum topics for implementation were first discussed with teachers during school visits by Institute staff. These ideas were further developed during the period of school teachers’ attachment in the Institute. The materials were piloted in the schools concerned and student feedbacks were solicited on their attitudes towards the teaching and learning materials. The general responses from the students were encouraging and they favoured the use of modern technology that helped facilitate their understanding of the subject matters. Copyright © 2002 Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience technology education: Meeting the Challenges of Education Reform: Science & Technology Education Conference 2002 proceedings
EditorsKenneth S. VOLK , Wing-mui Winnie SO
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Education, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education
Pages404-413
ISBN (Print)9629491125
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Citation

So, K.-S. (2002). Collaborative experience in developing school-based curriculum materials in technology education. In K. S. Volk & W.-M. W. So (Eds.), Science technology education: Meeting the Challenges of Education Reform: Science & Technology Education Conference 2002 proceedings (pp. 404-413). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education.