General Studies

 

 


1. Overall Objectives

 

General Studies(GS) provides diversified learning experiences for students, so that they can gain a better understanding
of themselves, society, the country and the world. GS also arouses students’ interests in learning, enables them to learn
effectively and use generic skills to enquire issues related to science, technology and society. In addition, it cultivates
positive values and attitudes for healthy personal and social developments.

 

The GS curriculum aims to enable students to:

  • maintain healthy personal development and become confident, rational and responsible citizens;
  • recognise their roles and responsibilities as members of the family and society, and care about the common good;
  • develop sense of national identity and be committed to contributing to the nation and the world;
  • develop curiosity and interests in the natural and technological worlds as well as understand the impact of science
    and technology on society;
  • develop care and concern for the environment and practice green living.


2. Subject Introduction

 

2.1 Develop generic skills of students through comprehensive experimental learning.

    • 2.1 a Organize different types of outdoor learning activities and task-based outdoor learning and visits for
      different? 
      years of students to broaden their horizons.

 P. 1 Visit Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

 

P. 1 Visit Hong Kong Park

 

P. 2 Visit Lions Nature Education Centre

 

P. 3 Visit Hong Kong Wetland Park

 

P. 4 Visit Hong Kong Museum of History

 

 

P. 5 Visit Hong Kong Science Museum

 

 

P. 6 Visit Hong Kong Science Park

 

  • 2.1 b Participating in Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (Territory-wide). Students will participate in the Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme, which is organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee, the Environmental Protection Department and the Education Bureau. The scheme aims to develop in student a sense of responsibility towards the environment, to nurture leadership among students and encourage them to improve the environment actively.

 

2.2. Commence school-based curriculum for GS to create greater space for inquiry learning. 

  • 2.2.a. Preparation of teaching materials together and teachers’ professional development. Enhance teaching effectiveness through preparing and adjusting teaching materials together and joining regular training for teachers, and increase students’ learning experience through inquiry and self-practice.

 

  • 2.2.b. Conduct project learning activities to strengthen students’ inquiry and self-learning spirit. Nurture students’ problem solving skills, creative thinking skills and motivate their interest in science and technology through STEM activities. 

 

Project Learning Week: Learning activities

Processing information

 

Inquiry

 

On-site visit: Flower market

 

On-site visit: Reservior

 

Expedition: Water Audition

 

 

Experience: Martial Arts

 

Cross-curricular STEM project

 

P.3 From Paper to Plant

P.4 Soft Food

 

 

2.3  Emphasize students’ affective development, so that students from different countries can understand about the cultures of other countries and to confirm their own nationalities while respecting others’ cultures.

Development of affective skills and attitude Works (in collaboration with moral and civic education group)

Organize school-based activities, including: singing of national anthem during weekly assembly, introducing latest development of China in ‘World vision’, organize learning exchange programme (visit different provinces in China), exhibiting recent photos of China, organizing cultural days to allow students from different countries to understand more about other countries’ cultures and learn to appreciate and assimilate with each other.

 

2.4 Implementation of National Security Education

National security education includes concepts such as nationhood, national identity, “One Country, Two Systems”, the rule of law, rights and obligations, responsibility, commitment, respect for others, self-discipline, etc.

General Studies implement national security education through classroom teaching and life-wide learning activities to strengthen students’ understanding of the rule of law and the conditions of our country, enabling them to understand the importance of national security and enhance their sense of national identity.

Students learn about national security comprehensively through learning experiences such as stories about historical figures, traditional Chinese festivals, four great inventions, China recent science breakthroughs, etc.

 

 

3. School Environmental Protection Policy and Management

 

To provide a suitable learning environment for students to explore and learn, the school has set up an
environmental learning group to promote environmental education and environmental protection and
green school culture is one of the main focuses. Our environmental policy mainly consists of implementing
effective environmental protection measures in our school operations, encourage students to obey with the
environmental rules set by the school and the society, reduce on the use of energy and other resources,
reduce production of waste and recycle or reuse useful resources where possible. Environmental Ambassadors
take an active role to promote environmental protection both inside and outside our school. We maintain contacts
outside campus to encourage students to participate more in environmental protection activities in the community.
Exchanges are also held frequently for updated environmental protection information. In addition, our environmental
protection unit monitors and records the effectiveness of environmental protection measures regularly for setting
the target for each year.

 

3.1 Green campus features

 

Small garden

Construct a small garden along the hill for students to appreciate the plants and for environmental education.

 

 

 

 

Green campus information

 

Post or exhibit information relating to environmental protection frequently, and encourage students to participate in environmental protection activities.

 

 

3.2 Other environmental protection actions

 

  • Promote recycling and separation of waste, purchase modern recycling bins.
  • Re-use of recycled papers (Teachers use recycled paper for printing of draft and internal documents
    and encourage students to make full use of both sides of paper)
  • Treasure campus facilities: keep the environment clean, protect environmental facilities, reduce waste
    and replacement, and reduce production of waste.

     

 

  • Environmental friendly catering: prepare our own utensils, encourage students to reduce the
    use of disposable utensils.
  • Collect unwanted uniforms for students in need.
  • Energy saving measures: turn off power when leaving classrooms and after school, use fan
    instead of air conditioner with degrees of 25 or below.
  • Encourage students to use handkerchiefs instead of tissue.
  • Encourage students to attend environmental protection talks and activities.
  • Conduct ‘Recycling of used New Year red packets’ activity.
  • Construct an environmental corner at the library for students to read related information,
    newspapers and books.
  • Promote ‘Light & Breeze Garden’. Setting up of solar and wind power generation facilities
    for electricity supply of garden irrigation system, mosquito lamp and PE storeroom lighting.
  • Include ‘Green topics’ at weekly assembly.
  • Participate in the Hong Kong No Air Con Night.
  • Participate in the Hong Kong Green School Award.
  • Participate in the Planting Herbs in School Scheme.
  • Join the Greening School Subsidy Scheme.
  • Be the member of Green School Network by Green Power.
  • Participate in the ‘Cherish Water Campus’ Integrated Education Programme.
  • Encourage students to join the ‘One Person, One Flower’ Scheme.
  • Participate in EARTH 2038

 

 

 

 

Self-learning Websites

 

  1. https://ephgs.ephhk.com/student/
    New General Studies Pupil’s Zone
  1. http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/
    Gov HK
  1. http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/top.html
    Environmental Protection Department
  1. http://www.hko.gov.hk/
    Hong Kong Observatory
  1. http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/index_news.htm
    RTHK news
  1. https://www.google.com.hk/
    Google
  1. http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/
    NASA for Students
  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82
    BBC – Science for P. 1-3
  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q
    BBC – Science for P. 4-6
  1. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
    Science Kids
  1. http://www.primarygames.com/science.php
    Primary games – Science
  1. https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/science-experiments.html
    Learning Games for Kids – Science Experiment Games
  1. http://discoverykids.com/
    Discovery kids