Cliffview Primary School joined the Knowledge Network Partner Schools Programme
in January 1999.
Teachers from the school attended training in the
Knowledge Network Integrated Learning and Mentoring Methodology (ILAMM) for technology topics and are undergoing regular
training to equip them with the skills they need to present the Knowledge Network
Information Technology Curriculum for Schools. The classes are run during the normal
school day to equip all kids in the school with the technology skills they need for life
in the information age.
The curriculum is project-based and children learn by
applying skills to a project. A number of computer disciplines are covered during one
This simulates the way children work on computers when
required to complete projects for school and the way they use computers.
By using the methodology together with the Knowledge
Network IT Curriculum, far more content can be covered while balancing repetition with new
concepts for maximum effectiveness during the learning process.
Kids are also able to apply what they have learned to work
they need to complete outside of the Knowledge Network session, on computers at home or in
the computer centre.
Mr Georges Hébert, Principal of Cliffview Primary School
attended the Knowledge Network Integrated Learning and Mentoring Methodology course for
"It (Knowledge Network ILAMM) does not differ much
from the very sound educational practices which are already in use in many of our normal
classroom situations. I have tremendous faith in the Knowledge Network ILAMM and I am very
impressed with the presentation of the course," say Mr Georges Hébert. Accelerated
learning is enabled through the methodology, learner-centered and project-oriented
approach to session design.
Income generation to help cover the cost of technology in
schools, is also part of the Knowledge Network Partner Schools Programme. Cliffview
Primary School is running the Knowledge Network Club in the afternoons, after the normal