The workplace will maintain 4 session periods with faculties this month and in December on the draft frameworks for the 2 new topics.
The humanities topic will cowl matters resembling intercourse training, sustainable growth, wholesome life and monetary training.
The draft academic framework signifies that the content material of the science part of basic research could be reorganized for the science topic, whereas extra content material could be grouped underneath 4 essential areas: life and setting, supplies, vitality and alter, Earth and area, and science and know-how. , engineering and society.
The full variety of hours dedicated to this topic will signify not lower than 7 p.c of the full lesson time throughout a college yr. College students in major one and two may have at least two classes per week. College students in major three to 6 may have at least three classes per week.
In line with the aims set out within the challenge, college students are anticipated to “admire nationwide achievements” in science, engineering, aerospace and innovation know-how to “improve technological confidence” and to grasp “the significance of science and know-how to nationwide curiosity and safety.”
The overall research curriculum information, launched in 2017, states that college students ought to solely domesticate their nationwide id and “care concerning the growth of the nation and society.”
Underneath the proposed curriculum, major three college students would study main infrastructure initiatives such because the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to “admire nationwide contributions to engineering growth”.
Main 5 college students had been anticipated to study Hong Kong and mainland scientists resembling Charles Kao Kuen and Tu Youyou, and their contributions. From major 4, college students had been anticipated to start studying concerning the continent’s aerospace missions and their achievements.
College principals the Submit spoke with praised the draft framework due to its comprehensiveness, however some raised issues a couple of lack of classroom time and instructor coaching.
Ping-fai, director and performing chairman of the Council of Backed Main Colleges, referred to as the bureau’s topic reshuffle a “huge operation” and stated academics may battle to grasp the necessities in lower than two years.
“When will we see textbooks launched? When will we see suggestions for academic actions or experiments? So stated.
“If the timing is nicely coordinated on this ‘surgical procedure,’ I feel we will obtain (the change). However in any other case, academics is likely to be very fearful,” So stated.
He urged the workplace to launch 45-hour instructor coaching packages as quickly as attainable. Thus, faculties would want at the very least two to a few certified academics by September 2025 to deal with this new topic.
Chu Wai-lam, vp of the New Territories College Principals’ Affiliation and principal of Fung Kai No 1 Main College in Sheung Shui, stated this help for academics ought to proceed in the long run.
Principal Polly Chan Suk-yee, vice-president of the Hong Kong Aided Main College Principals’ Affiliation, was extra optimistic, saying two years could be sufficient to retrain basic research academics and rent new academics. appropriate candidates.
For the brand new parts and studying aims on nationwide growth, principals stated comparable content material was already being taught in faculties.
“With the implementation of nationwide safety training in faculties, we’re educating the sort of content material. It’s simply that we’re transferring this content material to a different subject this time,” Chan stated.
Training Minister Christine Choi Yuk-lin stated earlier that versatile class occasions in major faculties could be diminished after the introduction of the 2 new topics and that an advert hoc committee could be set as much as talk about particulars.
Extra reporting by William Yiu