Quasi-Experimental Research into the Effects of an International Collaboration Project on Hong Kong Secondary School Students' Learning Motivation
The aim of international collaboration programme (ICP) with the use of Web 2.0 technologies including Knowledge Forum, Slide and Wiki is to raise learning motivation of a group of students in Hong Kong. Learning motivation is assessed in this 6-month quasi-experimental research study. The ICP includes international collaboration project work amongst 40 Grade 8 students of Hong Kong and Barcelona. Learning motivation is compared between the control group and the intervention group in Hong Kong, with the use of Collaborative Inquiry-based Project Questionnaire (Chow and Law, 2005). The control group includes 20 randomly selected students while the intervention group contains 20 ICP participating students. Focus group interviews with programme students and teachers are also conducted. Secondary data collection includes a collection of students' online reflective journals. Findings, implications and recommendations are further discussed in the last section of the paper.
Keywords: Learning Motivation, International Collaboration, Quasi-Experimental Research
Patrick Hak-Chung Lam
Principal, Shatin Tsung Tsin School