Toward a curriculum framework for developing teachers’ personal knowledge management competencies

Chi Keung Eric CHENG, Sonia CHAN, Zhihong WAN, Hing Keung Vincent HUNG, Cher Ping LIM, Y. C. LAI, T. M. CHAN, C. M. TAM

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This paper proposes a curriculum framework in pre-service teachers training program to develop Teachers’ Personal Knowledge Management competency. Supporting the sustainable development of teachers as professionals in the knowledge society is a critical issue in teacher education. Personal knowledge management (PKM) is an intertwined macro-competency that involves cognitive, metacognitive, information, social and learning competencies. If PKM skills are taught, acquired and utilized in each discipline across the curriculum, pre-service teachers can organize, integrate and transform random pieces of information systematically to generate and apply them as personal knowledge. The framework provides pre-service teachers with different degree of opportunities to carry out instructional design, lesson implementation and reflection through e-learning and collaborative action research activities. A self-response questionnaire was conducted to evaluate the courses. Results show that an authentic learning environment could be created to develop pre-service teachers’ PKM competencies for achieving effective learning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015



Cheng, E., Chan, S., Wan, Z. H., Hung, V., Lim, C. P., Lai, Y. C., et al. (2015, June). Toward a curriculum framework for developing teachers’ personal knowledge management competencies. Paper presented at the SOCIO-INT15- 2nd international conference on education social sciences and humanities, Nippon Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey.


  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • TDG project code: T0131
  • Period: TDG 2013-2014
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output
  • Personal knowledge management competencies
  • e-learning
  • Collaborative action research
  • Instructional design competency
  • Teaching education