A: This MRE aims to fulfill the learning goals for students "to acquire and construct a broad and solid knowledge base", "to develop and apply generic skills in an integrative manner" and "to use information and information technology ethically, flexibly and effectively".
The promotion of STEM education is built on students’ achievements in Science, Technology and Mathematics. We expect schools to make good use of their own strengths to further cultivate students’ interest in learning relevant subjects, develop among them a solid knowledge base, and strengthen their ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills in STEM-related areas. Through solving daily life problems, we expect schools to nurture students’ creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills as required in the 21st century, as well as to foster their innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. The promotion of STEM education can also better equip students for further studies and career planning, help nurture versatile STEM-related talents to enhance the international competitiveness of Hong Kong, and enable Hong Kong to contribute to national developments.
Information technology (IT) is a powerful tool to unleash the learning capability of students. Strategies on ITE are formulated at various stages to enable students to learn and excel through realising the potential of IT in enhancing interactive learning and teaching experiences. The Fourth Strategy on IT in Education (ITE4) was formally launched in the 2015/16 school year. For details, please refer to the EDB website on ITE4 available at: www.edb.gov.hk/ited/ite4.