Congratulations to our collaborator CoolThink@JC project, for winning international recognition. The project received the Silver and Bronze awards at the QS Reimagine Education Awards and Education Alliance Finland certification.
About the QS Reimagine Education Awards
Known as the "Oscars" of the education sector, the QS Reimagine Education Awards granted 90 awards in 2021 after reviewing 1,350 applications from 84 regions. Among them, the CoolThink@JC project won the Silver Award in the Engineering & IT and Bronze Award in the Presence Learning and Teaching category for its innovative approach and ability to inspire students’ engagement in learning.
About Education Alliance Finland certification
The Education Alliance Finland (EAF) is a certified member of Education Finland that specializes in quality verification of educational solutions and services. EAF offers evaluation and certification for EdTech products.
The CoolThink@JC project achieved 96 points (out of 100) in "Pedagogical Approach" and 4.4 points (out of 5 points) in "Learning Engagement." In the evaluation of the pedagogical approach, the project was rated as the highest level, describing the project as "exceptionally innovative and of great educational value . . . [The] teaching materials for computational thinking and programming are very comprehensive and complete." As for "Learning Engagement," the project was also rated as the highest level, showing that it not only effectively enhances students' technical abilities, but also successfully inspires independent learning and enhances students' "learning engagement."
CoolThink@JC is a computational thinking education initiative created and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, and co-created by The Education University of Hong Kong, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and City University of Hong Kong. The CoolThink@JC approach prepares students for a fast-changing digital future through a hands-on, minds-on, and joyful learning experience. It encompasses a set of Scratch and App Inventor curricula targeting grades 4-6 focusing on computational thinking. Its principal mission is to inspire digital creativity and prepare students for a fast-changing digital future.