In October 2004,
the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) of the Hong Kong SAR Government unveiled
its blueprint for reforming the senior secondary and tertiary education
system. The consultation paper entitled “Reforming the Academic
Structure for Senior Secondary Education and Higher Education –
Actions for Investing in the Future” contains recommendations that
a three-year senior secondary academic system be adopted, and
the curriculum framework of the senior secondary school be reformed. In
the proposed framework, Liberal Studies will become one of the four
core subjects alongside Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics. The subject will
also be made a prerequisite for entering local universities. The
EMB announced in May 2005 that the reform would be implemented
in September 2009.
directly to the Government’s senior secondary school reform, the Open
University of Hong Kong (OUHK) is launching a series of
interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes in Liberal Studies on the
postgraduate level. In-service school teachers will find these
programmes particularly useful for enhancing their subject knowledge as
well as pedagogic skills in this field.
Helps you become culturally well-rounded
Studies aim to help students broaden their horizons and strengthen their
analytical and communicative skills, so that they can become informed
and responsible world citizens. Our programmes provide students with the
opportunities to explore and integrate concepts from a broad range of
disciplines, giving them an exciting and rewarding learning experience.
disciplines available include the study of social behaviour and social
psychology, contemporary and traditional Chinese and Hong Kong
societies, and environmental studies.