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School-based Implementation of Liberal Studies Curriculum inspired by the Resource Package Helena Ng WahYan College, Kowloon 18.12.2013
Change of manpower in Liberal Studies Panel School yearStudent GroupsTeachers 2009-2010 8 (F.4 only) 6 2010-2011 16 (F.4, F.5) 9 2011-2012 24 (F.4-6) 10 2012-2013 22 9 2013-2014 20 7 2014-2015 18 ??
Management & Division of Labour Curriculum Planning Learning & Teaching Focuses Learning Outcomes & Assessment
Curriculum Planning Liberal Studies Curriculum & Assessment Resource Package,p.3 • 1.School context as a premise for Curriculum Planning • No junior forms LS • Boys’ school • Interested in Science
A link with F.3 History and Junior Forms Integrated Science Controversial Issue: Use of electric car in Hong Kong – sustainable?
Issue Enquiry: To what extent does electric car match with sustainable development of Hong Kong? Is the use of electric car in Hong Kong compatible with sustainable development?
Curriculum Planning Liberal Studies Curriculum & Assessment Resource Package,p.5 • 2. Flexible arrangement of issue of enquiry in each module • Breaking the modules into different part • Recombine some themes
Recombine some themes M1T1 Understanding oneself M1T2 Interpersonal relationships M2T3 Identity M2T1 Quality of Life M2T2 Socio-political participation
Curriculum Planning Liberal Studies Curriculum & Assessment Resource Package,p.5-6 3. Combining Lesson Time for Modular Teaching and IES integrating the learning and teaching with IES in terms of knowledge and skill acquisition
Principles for the Design of Learning & Teaching Strategies • relevant to the “questions for enquiry” • in line with the assessment objectives
Selecting issues related to the curriculum Starting with everyday events & personal experience Liberal Studies Curriculum & Assessment Resource Package,p.8
Liberal Studies Curriculum & Assessment Resource Package,p.43
Modern China M3T1: Impact of reform & opening-up M3T2: Chinese Culture & Modern Life Issue Enquiry: Relaxed Population Policy – the way forward ? Liberal Studies Curriculum & Assessment Resource Package,p.52-58
Key ideas with concepts linked up Any evidence to support your claim? Figures showing male & female ratio, They are the grownup under one-child policy launched 30 years ago Why is there such a social phenomenon in the mainland? Prompting questions One child policy / Sexual imbalance What phenomenon is shown in the photo? Individual case ? Social phenomenon? Is such situation common in Hong Kong? Why / why not? Difficult to look for a partner / men unattractive to women / poor interpersonal relationship Prompting questions Can you describe about the photo? A man is trying to find a girl friend He looks desperate Facts
Key ideas What are the opportunities and challenges of one-child policy after its launch in China in the past few decades? Social / economic / cultural / environmental Pros & cons / short-term & long-term Can you categorize the problems according to their similarities? Prompting questions Phenomenon / problems What is the trend of the change in household size? What are the implications? Any benefits? Any problems? Describe the trends as shown in the bar chart. What are the implications? concept: aging population / sexual imbalance (Expected answers: reducing household size / small family / change in family structure – how a family is made up – parents + single child / no siblings / better education / no relatives ) • Personal level: financial & • emotional problem, • dissatisfaction among a • gingparents • National level: reducing • workforce, aging population • hughfinancial burden o • n old age welfare) (Source B) Quantitative: Refer to table 1 and 2. (Source C population pyramids) (source D text source)
Is “the relaxed population policy in China” the way forward? What are the possible problems / obstacles / risks of the policy? What are the challenges of launching the policy? Do the potential benefits outweigh the possible problems? How would you assess the effectiveness, feasibility and necessity of the policy? Can the possible problems be minimized through some measures? How to overcome the obstacles? Any possibility to minimize the risks? Why is the relaxed policy launched? What are the possible benefits of the policy? Can you categorize these benefits according to their nature? What are the main features of the policy? 2 children if both parents are single-child or parent of them is single-child, Relaxed fixed interval between 2 children in Shangdong Summarizing features: Less stringent, greater flexibility (economic reason / dwindling workforce / increasing labour wage / increasing production cost / reducing competitiveness among Asian countries ) (concerns related to relaxed poplicy: use of limited resources, environmental degradation, problems related to urbanization worsen, job opportunity Is “the relaxed population policy in China” the way forward? Is “the relaxed population policy in China” the way forward? source D source F source G source B source H source C source E
Liberal Studies Curriculum & Assessment Resource Package,p.61
Liberal Studies Curriculum & Assessment Resource Package,p.39
Liberal Studies Curriculum & Assessment Resource Package,p.41
Issue Enquiry: How is people’s understanding of disease & public health affected by different factors? Exploration using the case study of hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) Value education
Value the suggestions of others • Respect for evidence • Respect for different ways of life, belief & opinions • Show empathy and concerns to those who were / are suffering from hand-foot-mouth disease • Reflect on own lifestyle
Inspired by the Resource Package • Streamline our rich materials • Matching the curriculum aims • More cross-modular, to be in line with assessment