The School-based Curriculum Development Section was established in 1994 and was formerly known as the Central Curriculum Development Support Team. At its inception, the Section works with schools to adjust Central Curricula according to students’ learning needs, and investigate the theory and practice of curriculum adaptation. With social development, the school-based curriculum model has been continuously evolved and improved to fulfil our vision of equipping the younger generation for the future. In 2001, the Curriculum Development Council published a report titled Learning to learn - The Way Forward in Curriculum, and pointed out curriculum reform is driven by practice within the school itself. This is in line with the past experience [see footnote] of this Section in collaborating with schools. Through taking on a new title, School-based Curriculum Development Section will continue to uphold the spirit of curriculum development and build partnerships with schools, and to spearhead the development of "school-based" curriculum with a view of helping students learn to learn on the basis of each school context. With the implementation of educational reforms, the Education Bureau restructured school-based support services and the developmental direction of the Section has been revised accordingly in 2005 to serve the needs of the schools.
Currently, the Section provides support services to schools and teachers as shown in the diagram below:
Looking forward, the Section will continue to set directions of development, collaborate and exchange with schools and teachers, and forge partnerships with a view to serving the needs of schools through continuous professional development of teachers, effective learning and teaching , and a sound foundation for whole personal development and lifelong learning for students.