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Societal developments: From Knowledge-feeding to Learning to Learn

Since the implementation of nine years’ free and universal primary and junior secondary education in 1978, all children of the suitable age are entitled to education opportunities. However, one uniform curriculum may not suit the diverse learning needs of students, and the society's concerns about underachievers. At its founding, this Section has adopted the “School-based Curriculum Tailoring Scheme” to provide support services to secondary schools that have accepted a greater number of Band 5 students.

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As society develops, a new generation of youths with comprehensive capabilities and independent character and who are able to cope with new challenges: learning is no longer directed at examinations but at cultivating the ability to learn; not training students to tackle problems but creating breadth of thought and learning space of inquiry and innovation. To respond to social developments and change in education goals, the targets of support for this Section has been gradually extended to all secondary schools in Hong Kong.

 

Upholding the direction set forth in Learning to learn - The Way Forward in Curriculum (2001, Curriculum Development Council), this Section will focus its efforts on “learning to learn” in hopes that the younger generation will benefit not only from acquisition of knowledge but a broadening of horizons and grasping of various skills. Our aim is to cultivate them as active individuals with a respect for knowledge and a willingness to “learn to learn”.

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