Knowledge Building Community (KBC) for Differentiated Instruction: Prospective Teachers’ Learning Experiences

WAN, Wai-Yan Sally (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

10 May (Fri), 16:40-17:00
Partnerships for Transformative Learning Beyond the Cloud
Presentation format:
Paper Presentations
Medium of instruction:
English 英語


The purpose of this paper is to present preliminary findings of how prospective teachers view knowledge building processes using a social networking platform to inquire differentiation issues whilst being supported by a group of external experienced teachers. Meanwhile, their discussion was shared and exchanged with a group of prospective teachers from Spain. Data collection methods include focus group and individual interviews with prospective teachers. Qualitative findings included prospective teachers’ learning experiences in using the online platform for inquiry, as well as their views upon the processes and products. Discussion and implications are presented at the end of the paper.

Wai-Yan Sally WAN’s biography

Dr. Sally Wai-Yan Wan is a teacher educator at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She had been a curriculum officer for more than 10 years. Her personal belief is "Action in learning; Learning in action; Action Learning for Education". She graduated from the Hong Kong Institute of Education, majoring in English Language in 1996, attained a Bachelor of Education at the University of Hong Kong in 1998 and in 2002, she attained a Master of Education degree, specializing in Curriculum Studies. In 2011, she attained a doctoral degree in education at the University of Nottingham (UK), focusing on researching teachers' continuing professional development. She also actively initiates and participates in a range of international collaboration curriculum projects with schools and universities in Spain, Mexico and Singapore. Her papers were presented at international conferences in the USA, Australia, Spain, Czech Republic, Singapore, and so on. She has been a paper reviewer of AERA Annual Meetings since 2009. Her details can be found at:

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