Establishing a Scalable Network of Knowledge Building Schools

This project was funded by the Quality and Education Fund and its main goal is to establish a scalable network of knowledge building schools that can effectively employ computer supported collaborative learning in the school curriculum. The project has started in September 2004 and it was completed by August 2006.

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 (, 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
Brief description
(e.g. date, theme, venue, etc.) No. of participants
schools teachers students others
1. Small Scale Local Conference

20 May 2006

Major dissemination activity: "Deep & Satisfying Learning through Knowledge Building" Symposium


50 25

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