<B> *** This course is designed for those who have either completed the course "Introduction to Knowledge Building - an approach to developing higher order thinking" or are familiar with the use of Knowledge Forum in supporting collaborative inquiry.*** </B>
At the symposium on "Reforming learning and learning to reform" co-organized by HKU and EMB on 28 May 2005, different strategies of learning were highlighted and the knowledge building approach was one approach that attracted much interest and attention from participants. Through the course Introduction to Knowledge Building - an approach to developing higher order thinking? participants may have gained understanding of knowledge building as a learning theory and its application in fostering development of higher order thinking in the school curriculum. As an extension, this course provides opportunities for the participants to develop a deeper understanding of issues related to the design of learning activities, facilitation and assessment in order to implement the knowledge building approach and they will also develop their own curriculum units that incorporate the knowledge building approach.