KBTN | Professional Development Network for Knowledge Building in Schools

Successful Pedagogies for Inquiry and Knowledge Building: Teachers' Learning Journeys and Assessment Tools

  • Knowledge Building Teacher Network Team Centre for Information Technology in Education
  • Date: 18 February 2012 (Saturday)
    Time: 09:15 - 12:45 (Seminar), 13:00 - 14:00 (Workshop)
    Venues: Theatre 2, Meng Wah Complex, HKU (Seminar) & Room 206, Runme Shaw Building, HKU (Workshop)
    Languages: English & Cantonese
    Registration: Here

Inquiry-based learning and online discussions have become popular across different KLAs as an approach to developing students' abilities as 21st century autonomous learners - to be able to identify their own inquiry goals and strategies, to seek and evaluate information to solve real life problems. This event aims to share successful pedagogies for inquiry-based learning in Hong Kong school from teachers' learning journeys in the Knowledge Building Teacher Network (KBTN). The seminar and workshop will also introduce some tools for analyzing students' online discussions that can generate useful information for teachers to understand students' learning engagement and outcomes and to adjust their teaching strategies.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Carl Bereiter, IKIT, University of Toronto
Carl Bereiter is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and a co-founder, with Marlene Scardamalia, of the Institute for Knowledge Innovation & Technology (IKIT). He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Education and has been twice a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, most recently for participation in a study of the cognitive bases of educational reform. Along with Marlene Scardamalia, he developed CSILE, the first networked system for collaborative learning. The current version, Knowledge Forum, is being used in innovative applications worldwide at all educational levels from primary grades to university. He has published widely on a variety of topics in instruction, cognitive psychology, and educational policy.

Professor Marlene Scardamalia
Marlene Scardamalia holds the Presidents' Chair in Education and Knowledge Technologies at OISE/University of Toronto and directs IKIT, the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology; a worldwide network of innovators working to advance the frontiers of knowledge building in various sectors. "Knowledge building," a term now widely used in education and knowledge management, originated with the CSILE/Knowledge Building project. Marlene led the team that created CSILE (Computer Supported Intentional Learning Environments), which was the first networked knowledge building environment for education. The second generation version of this technology, Knowledge Forum, is in use in countries worldwide, in education, health, business, and professional organizations. Knowledge building theories, models, practices and technologies have been developed in partnership with Carl Bereiter and team members. Reports of recent research are available online in a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology devoted to knowledge building.


Keynote Speech

Knowledge Building Theory, Pedagogy and Technology

Keynote Speakers:

    Prof. Carl Bereiter (IKIT, University of Toronto)
    Prof. Marlene Scardamalia (IKIT, University of Toronto)
Teachers Sharing

    Fine-tuning a core pedagogy for knowledge building in general studies

    Improving students' Chinese language competence through enhancing students' engagement in inquiry

    Designing and conducting inquiry-based learning in primary and secondary school science subjects: what works?
Improving Pedagogies through Data Analysis & Assessment Tools

Run Down

9:15 AM

9:30 AM
Welcoming Speech
Prof. Nancy Law, Director, CITE, HKU

9:45 AM
Keynote Speech
Prof. Carl Bereiter & Prof. Marlene Scardamalia, IKIT, University of Toronto

10:15 AM
Teacher Sharings
Teachers of KBTN

10:50 AM

11:05 AM
Teacher Sharings Cont'd
Teachers of KBTN

11:35 AM
Responses by keynote speakers
Prof. Carl Bereiter & Prof. Marlene Scardamalia, IKIT, University of Toronto

12:05 PM
Introduction of COLODA/question classification tool
Research Team, CITE, HKU

12:35 PM
Round Up
Prof. Nancy Law, Director, CITE, HKU

1:00 PM
One-hour assessment tools hands-on workshop
Research Team, CITE, HKU

Other Events

Centre for Information Technology in Education, The Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

funded by

Education Bureau

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region