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1 Consultation on the Proposed Revision of Geography Curriculum (Secondary 1-3) Curriculum Framework Au-Yeung Wai Yin Ad-hoc Committee for the Revision of S1-3 Geography Curriculum

2 Objectives of the Curriculum Knowledge and Understanding (a) develop a thorough understanding of key geographical concepts and apply them in new situations and contexts; (b) develop a solid framework of place knowledge, including the knowledge and understanding of places in the local region, other places in China, the Asia-Pacific and the world, and the interconnectedness among these places;

3 Objectives of the Curriculum (c) describe and explain the interactions between human and the natural environment over space and time, and the patterns and impacts created by such interactions; (d) understand how the natural environment influence human life and how human activities alter the natural environment;

4 Objectives of the Curriculum (e) develop a knowledge and understanding of the major issues of global concern, and how these issues can be managed and/or resolved in a sustainable way. Climate Change Globalization Energy Disease Food Ocean

5 Objectives of the Curriculum Skills (a) think geographically (b) master basic geographical enquiry skills (c) master basic geographical skills e.g. map reading, GIS, field work techniques (d) master basic competencies, e.g. communication skills, critical thinking skills and creativity, through the enquiry of geographical issues

6 Objectives of the Curriculum Values and Attitudes (a) be commit to actions conducive to a better environment and to the sustainability of the world; (b) develop a sense of belonging to our society and nation, and be willing to take action for the betterment of our society and nation; (c) be aware of the increasing global interdependence and the importance of international cooperation in handling global issues; (d) show concern for the people who are less privileged and who are suffering from various types of problems; (e) develop an understanding and respect for other people, their values, cultures and ways of life.

7 Content Outline Section A : From Hong Kong to the World - Variations in space, people and places 4 core modules (1) Using Urban Space Wisely – Can we maintain a sustainable urban environment? (2) Living with Natural Hazards – Are we better equipped than the others? (3) Tourists – Friends or Foes? (4) Changing Climate, Changing Environment

8 Section A : From Hong Kong to the World - Variations in space, people and places (1) Using Urban Space Wisely – Can we maintain a sustainable urban environment? Guiding Questions How does our city look like? What problems is our city facing? How can we solve our problems? Skills Integrate map reading skills e.g. plans & map, grid reference, longitudes & latitudes, scales Introduce field work techniques Use of GIS

9 Section A : From Hong Kong to the World - Variations in space, people and places (1) Using Urban Space Wisely – Can we maintain a sustainable urban environment? Change Scramble for land! Fixing our cities' problems Using urban space wisely - Can we maintain a sustainable urban environment? Most content retained Left "urban fringe problem" to S4-6 Broadened global view of urban morphology

10 Section A : From Hong Kong to the World - Variations in space, people and places (2) Living with Natural Hazards – Are we better equipped than the others? Guiding Questions Are we living in a hostile world? Why do we suffer from strong winds and heavy rain in summer? Why do our slopes collapse? How do we prepare for natural hazards? Why are some people more vulnerable than we are? Skills: Integrate map reading skills e.g. relief maps, cross section, gradient Interpret climatic graphs and satellite images, videos

11 Section A : From Hong Kong to the World - Variations in space, people and places (2) Living with Natural Hazards – Are we better equipped than the others? Change Weather and climate - do they matter? Living with Natural Hazards - Are we better equipped than the others? Combined Brief introduction of climate and relief of HK Collapsing slopes! Focus more on hazard Broadened global view of world major hazards

12 Section A : From Hong Kong to the World - Variations in space, people and places (3) Tourists – Friends or foes? Guiding Questions Why is our airport so crowded during major holidays? Are tourists friends or foes to the local people? Will Hong Kong enjoy the same benefits and face the same challenges? Can we develop tourism in a more sustainable way? Skills Use of longitudes & latitudes, grid reference Find out local time Conduct simple survey

13 Section A : From Hong Kong to the World - Variations in space, people and places (3) Tourists – Friends or foes? Change Where to spend our holidays? Tourists – Friends or foes? All major concern retained Enriched content on impact of tourism Strengthened “sustainable tourism” – physical and socio- cultural aspects Provided a general background of HK geomorphology and geology

14 Section A : From Hong Kong to the World - Variations in space, people and places (4) Changing Climate, Changing Environments Guiding Questions What’s happening to our climate? What cause our climate to change? What is happening and will happen? How can we do? Skills Interpret graphs, satellite images and photos

15 Section A : From Hong Kong to the World - Variations in space, people and places (4) Changing Climate, Changing Environments Change Weather and climate - do they matter? Changing climate, Changing environments Focus on climate change Only 30% old content retained How clean is our atmosphere? Provided a general background of HK climate Enriched content on the impact of climate change on different parts of the world

16 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Core (1) Can We Feed Ourselves? (2) Too Much and Too Little! Elective (1) Population Problems - Purely a matter of number? (2) Taming the Sand

17 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Core: (1) Can We Feed Ourselves? Guiding Questions Where are the farmlands in China? Can we produce enough food for our growing population? How can the problems be solved? Do the same problems happen in the other parts of the world? Skills Construct & interpret graphs, charts, relief maps, climatic maps Use of GIS

18 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Core: (1) Can We Feed Ourselves? Change Farming the wrong way? Can we feed ourselves? General review of world major farming types Scientific farming methods  farming problems and food problems

19 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Core: (2) Too Much and Too Little! Guiding Questions How do water problems affect us? From where does water come? Is the nature to blame? What can be done to solve the water problems? Skills Use of GIS Construct cross sections of rivers Use of statistics Heavy rains in Jiangxi trigger dyke treat (SCMP – 22/6/2010)

20 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Core: (2) Too Much and Too Little! Change Too Much Water! Too Much and Too Little! All major content retained Enriched content on solving water problems in different parts of the world

21 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Elective: (1) Population Problems - Purely a matter of number? Guiding Questions Are there too many people in China? Can China support so many people? What are the implications with China’s population distribution pattern? Do other countries suffer from the same problem?

22 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Skills Use GIS Construct and interpret population pyramids Calculate and interpret growth rates and dependency ratios Read population and economic data Elective: (1) Population Problems - Purely a matter of number?

23 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Elective: (1) Population Problems - Purely a matter of number? Change Too many and too few Population Problems -Purely a matter of number? All major concern retained Add other population problems in addition to overpopulation and uneven population A brief review of population characteristics & problems in other countries

24 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Elective: (2) Taming the Sand Guiding Questions How does spreading desert dust and sand affect us? Is the nature to blame? What can be done to solve the spreading sand problems? Skills Interpret satellite images Use of GIS Compare photos and graphs

25 Section B : From China to the World - Enquiring regional problems arising from human-environment interactions Elective: (2) Taming the Sand Change Taming the spreading deserts Taming the sand All major contents retained A brief review of desert landscapes and desertification in other parts of the world

26 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Core (1) Global Shift of Manufacturing Industry - Opportunities and threats (2) Scramble for Energy Elective (1) Facing a Spreading Risk! (2) Oceans in Trouble!

27 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Core: (1) Global Shift of Manufacturing Industry - Opportunities and threats Guiding Questions Where have our factories gone? Do other places in the world face the same problem? What are the pros and cons of the global shift of manufacturing industry? Can industrial development be appropriate and sustainable?

28 Core: (1) Global Shift of Manufacturing Industry - Opportunities and threats Skills Use of statistics and construct graphs Conduct land use survey and questionnaire survey Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way

29 Core: (1) Global Shift of Manufacturing Industry - Opportunities and threats Change The Rich and the Poor Where are our factories moving? Industrial Miracle Global Shift of Manufacturing Industry – Opportunities and Threats Only location factors of industry retained (10%) New focus on global shift of manufacturing industry Impact of shifting of industrial location on economic development Left the rest of “The Rich & the Poor” to LS

30 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Core: (2) Scramble for Energy Guiding Questions Why do we have to struggle for energy resources? What are the other problems with the current energy resources? What alternatives do we have? How can future energy demand be met in a more sustainable way?

31 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Core: (2) Scramble for Energy Skills Summarize arguments Construct flow maps and bar graphs

32 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Core: (2) Scramble for Energy Change Struggle for power resources Scramble for energy Retained 50% of the past curriculum (the study of China’s energy problem Made simple to include the study of energy problems in other countries

33 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Elective: (1) Facing a Spreading Risk! Guiding Questions Why do so many of us get sick at the same time? How does the disease spread? Why do the risk and impact of infectious diseases vary in different places? Are we safe? If not, what can we do?

34 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Elective: (1) Facing a Spreading Risk! Skills Interpret maps, climatic graphs and statistics Use GIS to construct a digital map Construct a choropleth map

35 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Elective: (1) Facing a Spreading Risk! Change Facing a Spreading Risk! A brand new module focusing on geographical pattern, movement, trend and spatial association

36 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Elective: (2) Oceans in Trouble! Guiding Questions How do the oceans support life on earth? How do human make use of the oceans? What are the problems affecting our oceans? What can be done to save our oceans?

37 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Elective: (2) Oceans in Trouble! Skills Interpret graphs, charts and statistical data Record and observe in field Use internet to search for information

38 Section C: Challenges for our world - Managing global issues in a sustainable way Elective: (2) Oceans in Trouble! Change Oceans in Trouble Oceans in Trouble! All major contents retained Added a small part on marine ecosystem to introduce the concept of “ecosystem” (To compensate the loss of “Save our Rainforests!”

39 (1) How to maintain the curiosity and interest of students on geographical issues? (2) How to make use of web-based materials and GIS for learning? (3) How to keep geography a popular subject in your school? (4) Is the geography curriculum sustainable? Important Points to Note

40 Let’s Work Hand in Hand for the Betterment of Our Society & Our Environment!


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