Journal of Basic Education


1999.第9卷第1期(Vol. 9 No. 1).pp. 53–63


Teaching Strategies for General Studies

葉殿恩(Din-Yan YIP)




Inside the primary and secondary classrooms, most teaching still emphasizes direct instruction and passive learning. For the implementation of General Studies of the primary curriculum, teachers are strongly advised to use student-centred teaching strategies that encourage students to learn by thinking and with understanding. By referring to a teaching unit in the General Studies syllabus, this article exemplifies how a constructivist approach can help teachers to design meaningful learning activities that motivate students to construct knowledge and develop conceptual understanding, thus leading to effective and pleasurable learning.