Igniting students' passion for knowledge by incorporating a discovery enriched curriculum

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-88
Journal / PublicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8167 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Conference

Title12th International Conference on Web-based Learning, ICWL 2013
PlaceTaiwan
CityKenting
Period6 - 9 October 2013

Abstract

One of the major challenges in tertiary education is to design the lectures such that students will be motivated to attend and get really interested which will ignite their passion for knowledge. For this regard, City University of Hong Kong has proposed to apply a discovery enriched curriculum (DEC) in developing teaching and learning activities to encourage students discover knowledge that is new to the students themselves. In this paper, we shared our experience about how the DEC was adopted in an introductory course on webpage programming to some freshmen students who had diverse technical backgrounds. Some webpage examples made by the instructor were used to stimulate students' interest. These examples were designed so that they were related to students' daily life to illustrate how things around them could be implemented in practice. The class has recorded a relative high attendance rate of around 75%. The relation between the average quiz marks and the number of lectures attended by the students was examined and the result indicated that the students who attended more lectures tended to obtain higher average quiz marks. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.

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  • discovery enriched curriculum, experience sharing, lecture attendance, passion for knowledge

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Igniting students' passion for knowledge by incorporating a discovery enriched curriculum. / Leung, Howard; Li, Zhifei; Zhao, Jianmin.

In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 8167 LNCS, 2013, p. 79-88.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review