The curriculum in Hong Kong was designed along the line of the behaviourist learning theory. Knowledge is broken into bits for pupils to take in using mostly the mechanism of reward and punishment. Learning is therefore quantitative, atomistic nd linear. In order to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, an initiative called the Target Oriented Curriculum (TOC) has been introduced and is being implemented in the primary schools. The aim of this paper is three-fold: first, to find out the overview of TOC; second, to describe the TOC principles of learning; and third, to analyze these principles in the light of the relevant government archives, curriculum documents, books and journals. Implications will be drawn to the need for a change in the teacher education programmes to cope with the curriculum innovation. Copyright © 1999 Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc.
|Title of host publication||The ACSA 1999 Collection: Conference papers: Framing the future|
|Editors||Australian Curriculum Studies Association|
|Place of Publication||Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory|
|Publisher||Australian Curriculum Studies Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|