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14 June 2014 (Sat) 14:15 – 14:35
Using Knowledge Forum (KF) for Scientific Inquiry: A Sharing of School Based E-Learning Project in Hong Kong
WAN, Wai-Yan Sally (The Chinese University of Hong Kong); LAW, Lok-Kan Kevin (Delia Memorial School (Glee Path))
Knowledge Forum (KF) is a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) platform. Some evidence has shown that using KF enhances students’ learning and develops their generic skills such as problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and so on. The purpose of this study is to examine how Secondary One students of a multi-ethnic private school in Hong Kong view knowledge building processes using KF in inquiring water purification whilst collaborating by a group of Spanish students. Primary data source includes focus group interviews, as triangulated by observations and online discussion. Findings and discussion of students’ views upon knowledge building process will be presented. Implications for curriculum and pedagogical design will be discussed.