As an extension to the project on "Development of an interactive platform for the consolidation and dissemination of good practices through the Internet in schools", CITE has been commissioned by the Education Bureau to implement phase II of this project and the project has started in January 2006. The aims of the phase II project are as follows:
- to create a database of practicable pedagogies in schools that have been tested and proved effective for teaching professionals’ reference;
- to provide teachers and other education practitioners with an interactive platform for discussion and reflection on the uploaded practices;
- to encourage schools with common interest in any particular case to establish the mode/relationship of inter-schools collaboration so as to further explore strategies on IT applications.
The project was successfully completed in August, 2007. The project comprises two major components. At the first phase, CITE held a series of training course for seconded teachers and research assistants in the 20 identified Centers of Excellence (CoEs) as well as other seconded teachers fully seconded to the EMB who will also be involved in supporting these CoEs. The aim of this course is to provide members of this team the opportunity to gain the requisite understanding and skills on (i) effective uses of ICT for curriculum and pedagogical innovation, (ii) leading and supporting pedagogical change in schools and (iii) action research. The course contents will include methods and techniques in data collection, analysis, case write up and reporting.
At the second phase, i.e. the second component of the project which is to provide guidance to the team of research assistants in the data collection and with their support to collate, analyze and report on the experiences gained by the 20 CoE schools.
Activities organized by the Good Practices II project during 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008
|Date & Venue||Events||No. of participants|
|16 May 2007
|An internal progress meeting between CITE, HKU and EMB||EDB officers and CITE project team members|
|23 May to 8 June 2007
|CITE, HKU conducted individual interviews to each FWG.||Round 60 teachers and CITE project team members|
|15 June 2007
|CITE, HKU conducted an interview to the EMB advisors of the 9 FWGs.||9 teacher advisors and CITE project team members|
|Mid June 2007||CITE, HKU invited 5 FWGs, namely Mathematics, English, Chinese, CCTV and GS/Science to participate their experience in building up of learning communities in the Open Seminar, on 7th July, 2007||10 teachers who are the active participants in those five FWGs and CITE project team members|
|7 July 2007
|Open seminar on "Using an Online Database of ICT-supported Good Pedagogical Practices to Scale Up Innovations across Schools"||Teachers and RAs in 21 CoEs and 80 teachers and principals in other schools|