Multilevel change leadership is significant in facilitating and sustaining STEM innovations and developments in schools. An important aim of our projects is to build capacity for change leadership at all levels within a project school through appropriately designed network organizational structures and activity mechanisms.
A significant global trend in education developments is the increasing emphasis on STEM education, in recognition of the escalating importance of innovation and technology as driving forces for sustained economic development. An important goal of STEM education is to provide authentic, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-oriented learning experiences to learners to foster creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills.
3SDL & 21st Century skills
With the advancement of technology and the ever-changing global environment, it is widely acknowledged that the purpose of education is no longer simply to produce manpower to fill existing job vacancies, but to prepare students for jobs that are yet to be created in the new economy. There is a need for our students to become autonomous, self-confident and self-directed learners who can collaborate and communicate productively as problem-solvers, as well as socially responsible, caring citizens who are capable of contributing positively to their own well-being and that of others in their local community and beyond.
4Student learning experience or anything about the students participating the project
Learning experience of students will be enriched when innovative STEM curriculums are implemented in the participating schools. They will be engaged in different disciplinary practices e.g. scientific investigation and engineering design, with different degrees of self-directedness.
CITE was established in June 1998 to provide intellectual leadership and support to promote the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for quality education in Hong Kong. With an aim to foster the social and human capital needed for sustainable STEM curriculum change in Hong Kong schools, CITE spearheads the development of an innovation schools network with sustainable momentum for transformative STEM education that fosters students’ 21st century skills and digital competence.