Our Mission

Inspiring Digital Creativity for Hong Kong Students

CoolThink@JC strives to inspire students to apply digital creativity in their daily lives and nurture their proactive use of technologies for social good from a young age. The CoolThink@JC approach prepares students for a fast-changing digital future through a hands-on, minds-on, and joyful learning experience. An independent evaluation has found that students participated in CoolThink@JC grew twice as much in problem-solving skills when compared with non-participating students. Following the successful implementation of the four-year pilot, the second phase of the CoolThink@JC is launched in 2020, with the aim of mainstreaming computational thinking education.

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Our Goals

Develop Evidence- based Instructions

The initiative’s co-creators – The Education University of Hong Kong and Massachusetts Institute of Technology – will tailor the teaching content and methods for Hong Kong students. An independent evaluator will conduct rigorous, evidence-based research to assess the student benefits throughout the initiative. The findings will not only be published in conferences and journals, but will also be used to promote computational thinking in Hong Kong.

Increase Teacher Capacity

Equally importantly, the initiative trained more than 110 teachers from 32 schools. The trained teachers formed communities of practice to identify best practices and help us to continuously improve the initiative. In addition to building teacher capacity in the network schools, we will organise seminars and lectures for educators to share experience and practice.

Seek Community Support

We also recognise the importance of the parents’ role in the initiative’s success. The City University of Hong Kong, one of the initiative’s co-creators, will reach out to parents to improve their understanding of CT and coding education. With the support of educators and members of the community, our hope is that all Hong Kong students will learn about and benefit from CT.

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