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“Deep & Satisfying Learning through Knowledge Building” Symposium
「深」滿意足的學習與知識建構 研討會

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Link For teachers, you can register this symposium through EMB TCS to claim for CPD hours

Link 教師可按本連結透過培訓行事曆報名參加研討會

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其他人仕請按本連結報名

Date:     Saturday, May 20th, 2006  
日期:     2006年 5 月20日 星期六  
Time:     9:00am - 1:00pm  
時間:     上午九時至下午一時
Venue:     Rayson Huang Theatre, University of Hong Kong
地點:     香港大學 黃麗松講堂
Organized by:     Centre for Information Technology in Education
Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSAR
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主辦機構:    香港大學教育應用資訊科技發展研究中心
香港特別行政區政府教育統籌局
 

A major focus for the educational reform initiatives in recent years in Hong Kong is on developing students' abilities as autonomous learners - to be able to identify their own learning goals, and strategies, to seek and evaluate information and to use them for the solution of real life problems. Project-based learning and online discussions have become popular across different KLAs as an approach to developing deep understanding and generic skills. Although huge amount of human and financial resources were devoted to create these new learning experiences in schools, very often students’ actual learning outcomes deviate from the objectives. To address these issues, the Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE), The University of Hong Kong, launched a Quality Education Fund supported project "Establishing a scalable network of knowledge building schools" in 2004. The project is an initiative based upon the ongoing work of the Learning Community Project conducted in collaboration with the Institute for Knowledge Innovation Technology (IKIT) of the University of Toronto since 2001. Through integrating computer-supported collaborative knowledge building activities in the school curriculum, this project has helped numerous participating schools in developing greater insights into knowledge building and lifelong learning capabilities in students, achieving deep and satisfying learning.

近年來,香港教育改革中的一大重點在於發展學生的自主學習能力,包括確定學習目標和策 略,搜尋和評價資訊,並以此來解決現實生活中的問題。專題研習與網上討論普遍成為學校於 不同學習領域中發展學生深層認識(deep understanding) 和共通能力 (generic skills)的重要形式 與工具。雖然學校投放了大量的人力和財力資源於創造新的學習經驗,但是學生的學習成果往 往與老師的期望並不一致。為探討這個問題,香港大學教育應用資訊科技發展研究中心於二○ ○四年開展了一個由優質教育基金資助的發展與研究計劃,名為「設立一個可持續、擴充的知 識建構型學校網絡」。 本計劃建基於本中心自二○○一年起與加拿大多倫多大學Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology (IKIT)合作的知識建構學習社群範疇項目,通過使用網 上討論平台將邟@知識建構活動與學校課程互相結合,協助多所本地中、小學設計及推行知識 建構活動以更深入地瞭解學生於發展終身學習能力時的需要,從而創造出令學生和老師均感滿 意的深刻的學習經驗。

The knowledge building approach is a widely recognized powerful learning vehicle across the curricular spectrum of languages, sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary project-based learning activities. It also provides a particularly relevant pedagogy for the multi-disciplinary subject liberal studies. Participating schools have the privilege of using IKIT's award winning platform, the Knowledge Forum?? (KF), for their knowledge building activities. Over the years, this project has accumulated a great deal of resources on curriculum design and facilitation for knowledge building as well as research findings on how students progress in learning and developing generic skills in different KLAs. The insights and experiences generated by the teachers and students from both the primary and secondary sectors, alongside the resources and research outcomes, have been incorporated into a professional development website under six themes:
     
1. What is Knowledge Building (KB)?   2. IT Tools for Knowledge Building
3. Designing KB Curriculum   4. Introducing KB to Students
5. Facilitating KB Activities   6. Assessing KB Learning Outcomes
     
知識建構是一個被廣泛認同能夠應用於學校課程內不同學科,如語文、科學、人文學科和跨科 專題研習活動的學習方式;亦能為多學科學習的科目,例如通識教育科,提供一套非常有效的 教學法。參與本計劃的學校皆使用由IKIT所設計的網上討論平台,「知識論壇(Knowledge Forum R)」,進行知識建構活動。幾年來, 本計劃於知識建構課程設計、輔助與促進知識建 構活動,以及研究學生如何在知識建構活動中於不同的學習領域(Key Learning Areas)學習和發 展共通能力 (Generic Skills),皆積累了豐富的資料和經驗。研究小組將這些從中小學老師和學 生身上獲得的資料和經驗成果加以研究,整理成一個為知識建構老師而設的資源網站,包括以 下六個主題:
     
1. 什麼是知識建構?   2. 網上知識建構協作平台
3. 知識建構課程設計   4. 向學生介紹知識建構
5. 輔助與促進知識建構活動   6. 知識建構學習成果評估
     

The aim of the interactive symposium on 20th May 2006 (Saturday) is to disseminate best practices and share encouraging research findings with teachers who are interested in applying knowledge building in their teaching. Centered around the six themes above, activities in this symposium are designed to maximize the benefit both to teachers who have already engaged in similar work before as well as those who are new to this approach. Drawing on the rich experience of our primary and secondary KB teachers in KLAs such as primary school general studies and extra curricular activities, secondary level languages studies, liberal studies, sciences and humanities etc, the project teachers and the project team will highlight their insights and give pointers to the various resources in the professional development website. Participants will also have first-hand experience of using the latest release of Knowledge Forum? to support knowledge building during the symposium. Work not harder, but smarter is one of the outcomes that may ensue when we implement the knowledge building approach effectively in our teaching practice.

二○○六年五月二十日(星期六)舉行的互動研討會的目的,是向有意採用知識建構方式教學的 老師介紹優秀的實例及與他們分享一些令人鼓舞的研究成果。研討會圍繞上述六個主題,設計 多項活動,讓曾應用類似方式的老師和從未接觸此方式的老師,都能對知識建構方式有充份認 識。參與本計劃的老師及研究小組成員,將引用他們在中小學不同學習領域,例如小學的常識 科和課外活動,以及中學的語文教育、通識教育、科學、人文教育等方面的豐富經驗,重點介 紹他們的心得,並演示上述為知識建構老師而設的資源網站內的各種教學資源。參與研討會的 老師更有機會親身試用最新發佈的網上討論平台「知識論壇 (Knowledge Forum R 5.0)」即席 進行分組知識建構活動。我們深信,有效地實施知識建構方式教學,能提昇學生的自主學習能 力,紓緩老師繁重的工作。

For enquiries, please call Mr. Johnny Yuen at 2241 5192 or email to knowledge.building@cite.hku.hk.

如有任何查詢,請於辦公時間致電 2241 5192 聯絡袁先生,或電郵至knowledge.building@cite.hku.hk。



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  Acknowledgement:  
   Quality Education Fund (QEF), Research Grants Council (RGC) & University Grants Committee (UGC)