Sustaining learning study in Hong Kong schools through creating a professional learning community

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This paper aims to explore the strategies for sustaining Learning Study in Hong Kong Schools. In the past eight year, there have been more than 270 Learning Study cases conducted in over 260 Hong Kong primary and secondary schools. Over thousand of teachers were involved in the Learning Study and their teaching professional developments were enhanced by practicing the variation theory and the procedures package in their classroom teaching. In order to sustain Learning Study in Hong Kong Schools, we are strived to disseminate the pedagogical content knowledge of these cases to teachers in Hong Kong through different channels. These include publications (books and articles in journals), talks and column on mass media, presentation in public seminars, conferences and meetings, public lessons and an online-forum of Learning Study. Through these channels, it is expected that, a professional learning community was created for improving the teaching and learning of school education in Hong Kong. The presentation will introduce these dissemination channels and explore the possibility of scaling up Learning Study in Hong Kong schools. It finally provides suggestions for and future development of Learning Study and follow-up studies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009


Hong Kong
school education
mass media
primary school
secondary school


Cheng, C. K., & Zhang, Y. F. E. (2009, June). Sustaining learning study in Hong Kong schools through creating a professional learning community. In C. K. Cheng (Chair), The development of learning study and its impact on Hong Kong school system. Symposium conducted at the Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference: Designing New Learning Contexts for a Globalising World, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


  • Professional community
  • Teacher education/development