The primary objective of the "Establishing a scalable network of KB schools" were to promote and enhance primary and secondary school students‘ lifelong learning capacities through supporting schools and teachers in integrating computer-supported collaborative knowledge building activities in the school curriculum. To achieve the stated objective, two main dissemination symposiums and two teacher professional development courses have been organized under this objective. The discussions in symposiums aroused teacher‘s awareness on learning, reforming learning and learning to reform, and their interest were further developed through the teacher professional development courses to enhance their capacity in KB curriculum design. These dissemination events have resulted in more students from more schools engaged in knowledge building activities as an activity of learning.
To strengthen and widen the scope of the network, the project also provide opportunities for local teachers and students to interact with peers around the globe and to participate in collaborative knowledge building activities within and outside of their own classrooms to contribute towards the advancement of knowledge as participants in a global network. Every year, the project team has attended the Knowledge Building Summer Institute ( http://ikit.org/summerinstitutes.html), organized by the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology (IKIT), University of Toronto with local KB teachers. Attending the Summer Institute provide opportunities for them to develop a deeper understanding on knowledge building, and more importantly it is a chance for them to interact with KB teachers around the world for experience exchange in curriculum design, as well as establishing connections for international students collaborations.
Activities organized by LCP project
|Types of activities
|(e.g. date, theme, venue, etc.)||No. of participants|
|1. Small Scale Local Conference
20 May 2006
|Major dissemination activity: "Deep & Satisfying Learning through Knowledge Building" Symposium
Students participants from F.1-F.6
|2. Professional Development Workshops
8, 15, 22, 29 June 2006
|Major dissemination activity: "Designing, facilitating & assessing knowledge building"
|Over 50 curriculum leaders from Primary & Secondary schools|
|3. Curriculum Planning Meeting
20 August 2006
|Planning meeting with teachers who will conduct KB activities in the coming term||20 Curriculum leaders from primary & secondary schools|