Integrating information technology to support inquiry learning in primary classroom: Case studies on motion of the Earth

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Abstract

This article describes the development and research process to support Hong Kong primary school pupils in constructing understanding of the motion of the Earth with integration of information technology in teaching and learning. The design of the research mainly addresses the call for further integration of information technology into the learning and teaching process as enshrined in the second Information Technology in Education strategy in Hong Kong, as well as to support teachers in the design of inquiry learning for the new General Studies lessons. A web-based learning unit is developed with consideration of inquiry learning and integrating IT in teaching and learning. Analysis of different ways of teaching with the web-based learning unit in primary classrooms is reported, and comparison of pre-lesson test and post-lesson test are conducted to study pupils’ learning outcome. Copyright © 2005 AACE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2005
EditorsCaroline CRAWFORD, Roger CARLSEN, Ian GIBSON, Karen MCFERRIN, Jerry PRICE, Roberta WEBER, Dee Anna WILLIS
Place of PublicationChesapeake, VA
PublisherThe Association for Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages3755-3760
ISBN (Print)9781880094556
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Citation

So, W., Leung, W. & Kong, S. (2005). Integrating information technology to support inquiry learning in primary classroom: Case studies on motion of the Earth. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (pp. 3755-3760). Chesapeake, VA: The Association for Advancement of Computing in Education.

Keywords

  • Educational technology
  • Hong Kong
  • Information technology
  • Integration
  • Learning outcomes
  • Teaching process