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Civic Education and Liberal Studies

Objectives

Civic Education

• To recognise and discuss social issues in Hong Kong and China

• To enhance students' understanding of themselves, their school, their community and their society

• To actively involve in campus life and establish a good peer relationship

• To develop independent thinking capabilities and a self-reflection attitude.

Liberal Studies

• To broaden students' knowledge base through exploring different topics

• To enable students to make connections across different fields of knowledge and to broaden their horizons

• To develop students’ independent thinking capabilities, positive values and attitudes through liberal studies

• To foster students’ capacity for life-long learning and help them become a knowledgeable and responsible citizen

 

The Curriculum

Civic Education

Form

Themes

Form 1

Important social issues

Reviews of events

Value conflicts among stakeholders

Cartoon analysis

Inductive reasoning

Policy Address

Information search and presentation

The Basic Laws and  daily life

Data analysis

National identity

Form 2

Issue Enquiry

The Basic Law and daily life

Public Health

Reviews of events

Roles and expectations

Policy Address

Information search

Economic globalization

Rule of law

Cultural heritage

 

 

 

Form 3

 

Important social issues

Reviews of events

Use of energy

Policy Address

Social media

Constitutional reform

Information search and presentation

Cultural globalization

Public Health

Understanding the function of family

The Basic Law and daily life

 


Liberal Studies

Curriculum Framework

Areas of Study

Independent Enquiry Study (IES)

Self & Personal Development

Module 1: Personal Development & Interpersonal Relationships

Students are required to conduct an IES making use of the knowledge and perspectives gained from the three Areas of Study and extending them to new issues or contexts. To help students develop their IES titles, the following themes are suggested:

.Media

.Education

.Religion

.Sports

.Art

.Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

*Students mainly conduct their IES during Form 4 and 5.

Society & Culture

Module 2: Hong Kong Today

Module 3: Modern China

Module 4: Globalization

Science, Technology & the Environment

Module 5: Public Health

Module 6: Energy Technology & the

Environment

For details, please refer to the document jointly prepared by the Curriculum Development Council and The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (Secondary 4-6) http://ls.edb.hkedcity.net/LSCms/file/web_v2/C_and_A_guide/201401/LS%20C&A%20Guide_updated_e.pdf

Curriculum Organization

a. Form 4

       Module

                      Themes

Module 2: Hong Kong Today

1.Quality of life       

2.Rule of law and socio-political participation

3.Identity

 

Module 5: Public Health

1.Understanding of public health

2.Science, technology and public health

 

b. Form 5

       Module

                      Themes

Module 2: Hong Kong Today

1.Quality of life       

2.Rule of law and socio-political participation

3.Identity

 

Module 3: Modern China

1.China's reform and opening-up  

2.Chinese culture and modern life

Module 6: Energy Technology and the Environment

1.The influences of energy technology 

2.The environment and sustainable development

 

c. Form 6

     Module

                    Themes

Module 1: Personal Development and Interpersonal Relationships

1.Understanding oneself     

2.Interpersonal relationships

Module 4: Globalization

1.Impact of globalization and related responses

 

 

Features

Civic Education

• This subject has no textbooks. All teaching materials and handouts are prepared by teachers to cater for student diversity. 

• Teaching and learning modes place emphasis on group assignments and discussions. Information technology is used to motivate students' learning interest.

• Students' social awareness is strengthened through participation in both internal and external activities.

Liberal Studies

• This subject has no textbooks. All materials are prepared by teachers in order to fit into students' needs.

• This subject aims to develop students' independent thinking capacities and cross-subject thinking abilities. This encourages students to pursue knowledge through self-learning as well as to be open-minded towards new things. 

• Students' social awareness is enhanced through participation in both internal and external activities

 

Activities

Year

Content

2017-2018

Seminars(with topics on fake news and post truth towards social media)

Debate Competition (Form 4)

Taiwan Social Study Tour

Voluntary Work: Food Donation and distribution

Hang Lung - Young Architects Program

2016-2017

Seminars (with topics on the relationship between China and

Hong Kong, the sense of identity, the work in Department of Justice)

Debate Competition (Form 4)

Okinawa Cultural Study Tour

Voluntary Work: Food Donation and distribution

2015-2016

Seminars (with topics on social advantage)

High Court Visit

Debate Competition (Form 4)

Voluntary Work: Food Donation and distribution

Taiwan Cultural study tour

2014-2015

Seminars (with topics on press freedom、grievances towards the Rich、Child poverty、Constitutional reform

Debate Competition (Form 4)

Fund-raising for Nepal Earthquake Relief

Voluntary Work: Food Donation and distribution

Charity Flea Market (Form 1)

High Court Visit

Central and Western District on heritage and public space Field Trip

Kyushu Cultural and Historical Study Tour

2013-2014

Seminars (with topics on Taiwan culture、civic architecture、responsibilities of journalist、green living、public space、Occupy Central

Debate Competition (Form 4)

Taiwan Independent Enquiry Trip Schedule Planning Competition

 

Assessment

Civic Education

This subject has no exam. Evaluation is based on assignments, quizzes, group presentations, and classroom participation.

Liberal Studies

        Form

Assessment Scheme

Form 4

Continuous Assessment (20%), including assignments and tests

Examination (80%)

Form 5

Continuous Assessment (20%), including assignments and tests

Examination (80%)

Form 6

Continuous Assessment (20%), including assignments, test sand Pre-mock Examination

Examination (80%)

 

Achievements

Year

Awards

    2017-2018

News Commentary Competition (Chinese) hosted by Hok Yau Club (Champion – junior, 2A WANG ZHENGHAO)

   2013-2014

Taiwan Trip Schedule Planning Competition for Independent Enquiry Study organized by School Trip Consultancy (Merit)

News Commentary Competition (English) hosted by Hok Yau Club (3rd runner-up - senior, 5A TAM LONG YAT)


Photos

Debating Competition (Form 4)

 Okinawa Cultural Study Tour

Voluntary Work: Food Donation and distribution

 

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