This is a University-School Support Programme funded by Education Bureau. This is a three-year (2014-2017) project. This project aims to provide support to teachers and schools to implement self-directed learning (SDL) in the Science KLA in the upper primary (P.4-6) General Studies and lower secondary (S1-3) Integrated Science subject in Hong Kong schools. Throughout the project period, there will be 40 schools participating in this project.
The capacity building support for SDL encompasses three core areas:
- learning and assessment design and implementation for integrating SDL components in the science KLA;
- e-Learning support for students’ learning and teachers’ pedagogical design activities for scientific inquiry, and
- leadership for organizational change and development for pedagogical and assessment innovation.
The ultimate, overarching goal is to nurture and develop student’s self-directed learning ability and equip them to become confident and capable life-long learners in the 21st century so as to improve students’ self-efficacy and achieve smooth transition from primary to secondary school education in the science KLA.