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ERIC Number: EJ819790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Teacher Development through Computer-Supported Knowledge Building: Experience from Hong Kong and Canadian Teachers
Chan, Carol K. K.; van Aalst, Jan
Teaching Education, v17 n1 p7-26 Mar 2006
In Hong Kong and Canada, indeed globally, slogans about learning to learn and teaching for 21st-century knowledge and skills are common. However, there are few examples of how teacher education courses or programs are responding to these new demands. In this paper, we propose a framework for designing teacher education premised on the theoretical perspective of knowledge building. We describe two courses, a pre-service teacher education in course Hong Kong teachers and a joint graduate course for Hong Kong and Canadian teachers. In both cases, participants engaged in knowledge-building discourse mediated by a computer-supported learning environment. We present the design and illustrate how the teachers were able to work as collaborative inquirers and knowledge creators in a knowledge-building community. Implications of knowledge building for teacher development as related to socio-cultural contexts are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Hong Kong