Education Journal


1988.第16卷第1期(Vol. 16 No. 1).pp. 102–109



The Promotion of Civic Education Through Geography Teaching

馮以浤(Yee-Wang FUNG)




This paper consists of four parts. The first part analyses the objectives and contents listed in the "Guidelines on Civic Education in Schools" issued by the Curriculum Development Committee of the Education Department. The second part compares the content areas suggested by the "Guidelines" with those stated in the new geography syllabuses for Forms 1–3 and Forms 4–5, pointing out the possibilities of promoting civic education through geography. The third part urges teachers to use more activity methods in classroom teaching and examples are given to demonstrate how the desired objectives can be achieved. The fourth part lists a number of geography extra-curricular activities commonly found in Hong Kong secondary schools and explains how they can be used to promote civic education.