Fostering curriculum integration in the early childhood classroom: A stepping stone for bringing social change to Hong Kong?

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Abstract

Since two decades ago, the Hong Kong Curriculum Development Council started to promote the Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood Education in resonance with the global curriculum change. By engaging young children in the integrated curriculum, young children can obtain an informal learning experience in the school that helps prepare them for a more active involvement with peers, thereby fostering the spirit of democracy and social change in their young hearts. Three types of integrated curriculum with their matching pedagogies and their possible social impact on early childhood classroom will be discussed in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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social change
Hong Kong
childhood
curriculum
classroom
informal learning
curriculum development
social effects
democracy
school
education
experience

Citation

Lau, G. (2017, March). Fostering curriculum integration in the early childhood classroom: A stepping stone for bringing social change to Hong Kong?. Paper presented at the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Spring Annual Conference 2017 (CESHK 2017), The Education University of Hong Kong, China.