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Title: Hong Kong secondary education reform and its impact on social and cultural awareness
Authors: Lam, SY
Ng, KW
Keywords: Curriculum reform Hong Kong
Generic skills
New senior secondary
Senior secondary education
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Source: Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering: Learning for the Future Now, TALE 2014 How to cite?
Abstract: This paper examines the impact of the secondary curriculum reforms on the development of social and cultural awareness among secondary graduates who were admitted to Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programs in Hong Kong tertiary institution. A total of 3626 freshmen had completed a set of self-assessment questionnaires across three academic years from 2010 to 2012. Three of the generic competencies, which were highlighted in the new three-year New Senior Secondary (NSS) academic structure, were evaluated and compared between students before and after the curriculum reform. We focus on the students' social and cultural awareness, which includes aspects of cultural appreciation, global outlook, social and national responsibility. The result indicated a gradual improvement in generic competencies for the 7-year-secondary school curriculum from 2010 to 2012. Furthermore, students from the 7-year-secondary curriculum and the NSS structure have the similar level of competence at the same double cohort year in 2012.
Description: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2014, 8-10 December 2014
ISBN: 9781479976720
DOI: 10.1109/TALE.2014.7062555
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