The Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies (CLST) (formerly known as the Centre for the Advancement of Information Technology in Education [CAITE]) was established in April 2005 under the auspices of the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research. In close cooperation with the Faculty of Education, the Centre facilitates the study and advancement of the theory and practice of learning sciences and learning technologies, disseminates research findings to the educational community, and promotes the effective use of learning technologies in Hong Kong, the Greater China Region, and the profession worldwide. The Centre will keep the University in good stead as a major hub for professional development and research in learning sciences and technologies for stakeholders in the field.
Missions of CLST:
- undertake research and knowledge transfer projects to advance the use of learning technologies and evidence-based learning principles in the education community.
- support the education community in integrating learning technologies and evidence-based learning principles into student learning and pedagogical practice.
- establish collaborative links and partnerships with local and international academics in the areas of learning sciences and technologies.
- provide quality in-service teacher professional development programmes to equip them with the skills of integrating learning technologies and evidence-based learning principles in teaching practices and strategic school planning.