The adaptation of ESTEEM in the learning of science and technology modules in primary education courses at the Hong Kong Institute of Education

Yan Mei Jannie YIP, Chiao Liang Joseph TSANG

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Abstract

The Hong Kong Institute of Education has started to offer a four-year full-time honours degree programme in Primary Education for secondary seven graduates. The degree programme is the first of a series of degrees to be offered by the institute at its new purpose-built campus in Tai Po. Specializing in civic education and the use of information technology, each degree student is required to take one major and two minors. The module Science and Technology (S&T) is among the topics in the General Studies minor. Through the module, students would understand the relationship between science and technology and their impact on our lives. Self-study is the main kind of education for tertiary students. Information technology is a way to help them through the selfstudy process. This paper suggests a few Websites especially the home page ESTEEM, to help students in the learning of S&T. ESTEEM is a new educational initiative in the USA with a USD25 million-budget, the US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to develop Internet-based education technology for elementary through college students. It includes topics that are directly related to modules. It is hoped that through introducing the Websites, the use of Information Technology is promoted and self-study is encouraged. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-5
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Bibliographical note

Yip, J. Y. M., & Tsang, J. C. (2000). The adaptation of ESTEEM in the learning of science and technology modules in primary education courses at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-5). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.