For enabling the teachers to achieve the IT competence as required by the Hong Kong government for implementing the recent IT in education policy, we find that when it comes to the competent (or upper intermediate) level, a subject-based training approach is definitely more ideal in catering for the special needs of Science teachers whose subject disciplines are highly specialized in terms of content and pedagogy. The advocacy for a subject-based (or subject-specific) IT training course for Physics teachers is supported by some recent needs analysis. Based on those research findings and the content analysis on features peculiar to the Physics teaching and learning, we shall present an initial sketch on the scope of IT applications for Physics through a subject-based approach. Results from the questionnaire survey on the Physics teachers’ perception of the training needs in various kinds of IT skills will also be given in this paper. Copyright © 2000 Hong Kong Institute of Education.
|Title of host publication||Science technology education: Enhancing the quality of life through science & technology: Science & Technology Education Conference 2000 proceedings|
|Editors||Kenneth S. VOLK , Wing-mui, Winnie SO , Gregory P. THOMAS|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education and Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|