Project Details

Enhancement of teaching and learning of research skills

The project is to enhance students’ abilities to conduct research for their honours project, a new element of undergraduate teaching training at IEd, and more broadly as part of the training of undergraduates in education and social sciences. Taking into account some of the problems encountered in implementing the honours project, the proposed teaching development will review strengths and weaknesses in student’s research skills, catalogue resources for teaching and learning such skills and develop new ones, including highly operational items such as checklists and other tools of planning and review for crucial phases of research. It will promote use of such resources over all the undergraduate years by involving most teaching staff in the development and to recommend consistent exposure of students to a set of standards and practices. It also enhances the learning of research skills by reviewing and recommending adjustments to assessment tasks in all courses in programmes taught by the department to progressively build up student’s research abilities over the duration of their study at the Institute. After eight months of initial development, assessment of and adjustments to the resources will be made in the following academic year, when the resources and recommendations will be tried out and modified.

Commencement Date : 2009/12
Completion Date : 2011/9
Chief Investigator(s) : CHAN WING HOI 陳永海 #
Co-Investigator(s) : Dr CHAN, Kit Wa Anita 陳潔華 [SSC]
Dr LAW, Kim Fai Eric 羅劍輝 [SSC]

#Investigator who had served in EdUHK

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