Teaching development grants progress report: Cultivating students’ critical thinking and creativity through web-based and classroom-based inquiry

Research output: Other contributionTeaching Development Grants (TDG)

Abstract

Critical thinking and creativity are long-standing objectives in EdUHK strategic plans and within her generic intended learning outcomes (GILOs). Given considerable uncertainty existing in the process of conducting inquiry, students are required to make their own decisions in every stage of doing it, which intrinsically involves the application and development of both creative and critical thinking that are described as the “heartbeat” of inquiry. Inquiry learning was originally adopted in the school classrooms, and recent years witness increasing advocation of it at the university level. This project intends to make use of both Web-based and classroom-based inquiry to facilitate EdUHK students’ development in high-order thinking. 9 sets of Web-based or classroom-based inquiry activities will be developed, with each for an experimental course. The project will follow the paradigm of practitioner research, including two cycles of implementation. The development of students’ critical thinking and creativity will be assessed through matured instruments in the pre and post-tests, interviews with students, and process data generated in the learning process. This project will be a pioneering effort to systematically implement inquiry learning at the university level in the Eastern world. Its innovation is also reflected in the inclusion of both Web-based and classroom-based inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Citation

Wan, Z., & Lee, C. K. J. (2020). Teaching development grants progress report: Cultivating students’ critical thinking and creativity through web-based and classroom-based inquiry. Hong Kong: The Education University of Hong Kong.

Keywords

  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Web-based inquiry
  • Classroom-based inquiry
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Report
  • TDG project code: T0187
  • Period: TDG 2016-2017
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)

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