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Conference Paper: WiseNews database for upper primary students and teachers

TitleWiseNews database for upper primary students and teachers
Authors
KeywordsNews database
Primary education
Issue Date2009
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Citation
The International Conference on Primary Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China, 25-27 November 2009. How to Cite?
AbstractElectronic databases are widely used by students and teachers at secondary and tertiary level to gather information for academic purposes. Few studies have investigated their use in primary education, especially in the Asian context. A pilot study conducted a year ago has shown that WiseNews, an electronic news database, was effective in facilitating the inquiry project-based learning of primary students at a school in Hong Kong. The current research extends the pilot study by examining the use of WiseNews by upper primary students and their teachers in five local primary schools. Automatic records of students’ and teachers’ database activities provided by WiseNews will be used to examine the usage habit of students and teachers. Students and teachers will be surveyed regarding their perceived usefulness of WiseNews database for learning and teaching purposes. Data collection and analysis adopted a mixed method design. The qualitative analysis will include an in-depth analysis of the types of articles retrieved by the students, in addition to the responses to the open-ended questions on the survey. This research will help teachers and school administrators to assess the effectiveness of WiseNews database in facilitating learning at upper primary levels.
DescriptionParallel Session 8 - 8.02 Paper
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/127038

 

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dc.contributor.authorChu, SKWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMak, MYKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, PTYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T13:02:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T13:02:55Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe International Conference on Primary Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China, 25-27 November 2009.en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/127038-
dc.descriptionParallel Session 8 - 8.02 Paper-
dc.description.abstractElectronic databases are widely used by students and teachers at secondary and tertiary level to gather information for academic purposes. Few studies have investigated their use in primary education, especially in the Asian context. A pilot study conducted a year ago has shown that WiseNews, an electronic news database, was effective in facilitating the inquiry project-based learning of primary students at a school in Hong Kong. The current research extends the pilot study by examining the use of WiseNews by upper primary students and their teachers in five local primary schools. Automatic records of students’ and teachers’ database activities provided by WiseNews will be used to examine the usage habit of students and teachers. Students and teachers will be surveyed regarding their perceived usefulness of WiseNews database for learning and teaching purposes. Data collection and analysis adopted a mixed method design. The qualitative analysis will include an in-depth analysis of the types of articles retrieved by the students, in addition to the responses to the open-ended questions on the survey. This research will help teachers and school administrators to assess the effectiveness of WiseNews database in facilitating learning at upper primary levels.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Education.en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Conference on Primary Education-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectNews database-
dc.subjectPrimary education-
dc.titleWiseNews database for upper primary students and teachersen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChu, SKW: samchu@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailMak, MYK: mykmak@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, PTY: wpeggy529@hotmail.com-
dc.identifier.authorityChu, SKW=rp00897en_HK
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros173853en_HK
dc.description.otherThe International Conference on Primary Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China, 25-27 November 2009.-

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