Education Journal


1995.第23卷第2期(Vol. 23 No. 2).pp. 151–167



Teaching of Chinese by Means of Comparative Teaching by Units

周漢光(Hon-Kwong CHOW)




Hong Kong secondary schools adopt texts for detailed study for a long history. Students can only learn the knowledge and language skills from the texts used. As there is little connection between the lessons and students are not trained systematically, they do not build up a firm foundation in their cognition as well as skills. Recently, great emphasis is placed on unit teaching. Chinese language educators such as Cheung Chi-kung, Chai Leung-hai and Pao Wai-ip introduced different ways of organizing units for teaching. The aim of this essay is to investigate comparative teaching and to illustrate it by three lessons forming a teaching unit.