[Explanation] Watch the return video, "One Country, Two Systems" panel discussion, Constitutional Basic Law Q&A, National Conditions and Knowledge... This is a class for the Citizenship and Social Development of the fourth grade students of Jiayinian Premier Middle School of Donghua Group of Hospitals.
[Explanation] The "Chief Executive's 2021 Policy Address" released a few days ago pointed out that the subject of Civic and Social Development, which replaces the subject of general education, has been implemented from the fourth grade of secondary school this school year.
It is reported that the new curriculum after the reform includes three themes of "Hong Kong under'One Country, Two Systems'", "Country Since Reform and Opening Up" and "Interconnected Contemporary World", covering national conditions education, constitution and basic law education, and national security education.
[Explanation] Hong Kong middle school student Cai Ancheng told reporters after class that he is very interested in the new curriculum after the reform, especially looking forward to the content of the course to visit the mainland, hoping to take this opportunity to learn new knowledge and expand new horizons.
[Concurrent] Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Jia Yinnian Premier High School student Cai Ancheng
It is very necessary to implement this subject. The first is to better understand the development of our country.
For example, "One Country, Two Systems" (the curriculum) has the relationship between the country and Hong Kong, or topics such as economy, science, technology, and environmental protection.
In this way, we can expand our horizons, cultivate the ability of thinking and discernment, and link the knowledge of different disciplines.
If (subject assessment) is only to set up standards and not up to standards, the pressure that students have to deal with will not be so great, and we will not have those independent topical investigations, and the pressure will be much less.
I would rather look forward to an inland expedition in this course. I think it will allow me and my classmates to experience the humanities and culture of the inland.
[Explanation] According to Luo Anyan, a middle school teacher, compared with the general education subject before the reform, the civics subject has released the pressure of students' learning and teacher teaching by optimizing teaching materials and clarifying the syllabus, so that middle school education can truly return to its original aspirations.
[Concurrent] Luo Anyan, teacher of Jiayinian Prime Minister's Middle School of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Now that the subjects of Citizenship and Social Development have revised the key points of the curriculum, the (course content) is actually more focused, and the key points of the curriculum are clearer and clearer, which is more suitable for students' knowledge (mastery) and development needs.
In addition, in terms of assessment, students are basically required to use the standard and non-compliance as an indicator.
Judging from the situation of our school, it actually relieves students’ learning pressure, allows them to enjoy the classroom, allows them to consolidate their basic knowledge, and then have more in-depth thinking and analysis.
[Explanation] As the reform and optimization of the general education subject, how can the citizenship subject be better implemented in Hong Kong middle schools?
Qiu Chunyan, the head of the middle school, said that in addition to the professional training of teachers, the school is also very cautious in the selection and compilation of teaching resources and the optimization of curriculum content, and strives to cultivate students' national awareness and identity.
[Concurrent] Qiu Chunyan, Director of Jiayinian Prime Minister's High School of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Since having this subject, our teachers have also received a lot of training from the Education Bureau, and have also made a lot of preparations for the curriculum.
Therefore, the teaching materials that we promote in this subject have also been specially rigorously selected, and we have also followed the guidelines of the Education Bureau to promote the teaching materials.
Our students not only have classrooms in this course, but one of them is an investigation in the mainland, which is very important for students.
Because they can go to the mainland in person, learn about people's life, and communicate with local people and local students.
[Explanation] Since September this year, more and more secondary schools in Hong Kong have successively introduced optimized civics courses.
As an institution that provided education services to the society earlier in Hong Kong, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals has a history of 141 years of running schools. It currently operates 1 tertiary college, 18 secondary schools, 15 primary schools, 18 kindergartens and 3 special schools. The total number of students exceeds 27,000, and the total number of teachers is close to 2,000. It has long adhered to the educational philosophy of "Education without knowledge and talents", and is committed to cultivating outstanding talents who contribute to society and serve the country.
Tan Zhenguo, chairman of the board of directors of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, told reporters excitedly that the teaching content of the reformed citizenship subject is closer to the school's philosophy of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.
[Concurrent] Tan Zhenguo, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
After each middle school of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals received new curriculum materials, we immediately planned and designed the teaching content and teaching activities. The teachers of this school also actively participated in related training, and our affiliated schools also cooperated with this school. The college’s own moral education courses have organized many activities, including investigation groups in the Mainland, Chinese Culture Week, etc., so that students can understand the country’s achievements in high-tech, medical and health, infrastructure, poverty alleviation, etc. in recent years, and hope to be able to Let students know more about the country, let them increase their sense of identity with national identity, and broaden their horizons.
Reporter Fan Siyi, Li Yue, Luo Siyu and Liang Yuan from Hong Kong
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