1998．第13卷第2期（Vol. 13 No. 2）．pp. 245254
Teaching Local History: Approach, Method and Technique
This article is written in the hope of sharing views on the teaching of local history in Hong Kong and calling for more profound thoughts, in the light of the implementation of a local history curriculum for Secondary 1 to 3 in the school year 199899. The objectives and teaching scheme of this local history curriculum package are first appraised and the use of history education as a vehicle for achieving educationally significant goals expounded. A brief note on the leadership role of teachers in making this endeavour successful is then given. Some pedagogical techniques together with living examples all in accordance with the spirit of a "student-centred" approach to learning are suggested as to permit their use at various levels. These are not intended to be exhaustive of all the treatises on the methods of teaching local history; it is flexible enough to enable teachers to be creative and innovative in designing their own instructional strategies geared to their needs in the frontline.