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1 1 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform Hong Kong Geographical Association Saturday, 13 March :00 am to 12:30 pm Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre Anthony K. C. Yeung

2 2 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform S1, S2, S3 + S4, S5 (CE Exam) + S6, S7 (AL Exam) S1, S2, S3 + S4, S5, S6 (Exam)(20??)

3 3 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Overarching Considerations (1)  The new curriculum should place emphasis on:-  key geog. concepts  learning skills  competency to become capable citizens  ready to take up geog. related studies in future  Do you agree?  Any other suggestions?  a.________________  b.________________  c.________________  d.________________  e.________________

4 4 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Overarching Considerations (2)  The change should NOT overburden the school teachers  In the past 6 years, we have taken the challenge of changes in S1-S3 geog. curriculum & S4-S5 geog. curriculum  ?? Our existing AL curriculum??  Do you agree?  Any other suggestions?  a.________________  b.________________  c.________________  d.________________  e.________________

5 5 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Let’s look at our present S4-5 geography curriculum THEMES   Climate   Plates   Rivers   Agriculture   City   Industry ISSUES  Global warming  Tectonic hazard  Water problem  Famine  Sustainable city  Power resources LINKED TO?

6 6 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Let’s look at our present S4-5 geography curriculum THEMES   Climate   Plates   Rivers   Agriculture   City   Industry ISSUES  Global warming  Tectonic hazard  Water problem  Famine  Sustainable city  Power resources Any rooms for improvement?

7 7 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Our present S4-5 geography curriculum – ROOMS FOR IMPROVEMENT? (1)  Linkage of issues and themes OK or too rigid? Your suggestions? ___________________  Issues / Case studies OK or problematic? Sahel – too alien to HK students? Mogadisu – problematic?

8 8 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Our present S4-5 geography curriculum – ROOMS FOR IMPROVEMENT? (2)  Themes OK or irrelevant to HK context Any themes to be included? Coast? Rocks? Your suggestions? ___________________  Skills OK or something to be included? GIS? Your suggestions? ___________________ Your suggestions? ___________________

9 9 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Suggested directions of the new curriculum (1)  Adopt the present structure of the S4- S5 curriculum (Themes + Issues)  Extend to 3 years by adding some new themes & some new issues  Do you agree?  Your suggestion?  No. of themes to be added? 0, 1, 2 or 3 ??  No. of issues to be added? 0, 1, 2 or 3 ??  Themes & issues: Equal no.? One-to-one linked?

10 10 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Suggested directions of the new curriculum (2)  New THEMES to be added?  Relevant to HK context?  Facilitate the design of field work?  Ecosystem?  Coast?  Rocks & weathering?  Your suggestions?

11 11 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Suggested directions of the new curriculum (3)  New ISSUES to be added?  Retain the existing?  Replace the existing?  Mechanism to update the issues?  Add new issues?  Ecosystem  Deforestation  Coast  Coastal management  Rocks & weathering  Landslide  Your suggestions?

12 12 Geography in the Challenging New Senior Secondary Reform – Suggested directions of the new curriculum (4)  New SKILLS to be added?  Anything to be updated?  Add new skills?  GIS  Your suggestions? Any other suggestions? Thank you!


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