How do pre-service Liberal Studies teachers make curriculum decisions when planning for lessons?

Edith LAI, Chi Chung LAM

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Abstract

Liberal Studies will be a core subject in the new senior secondary curriculum to be implemented in 2009 in Hong Kong. The subject is very new to many pre-service and serving teachers who will be taking up teaching in this subject specialty. The present study is intended to be an exploratory one, with the aim of learning about how pre-service teachers majoring in Liberal Studies in a Postgraduate Diploma in Education programme offered by a local university make decisions when planning for lessons in the subject. The findings show that three factors played a key role in these teachers’ instructional decision making – disciplinary backgrounds, curriculum considerations, and considerations of how to represent knowledge for students. The findings will contribute to an understanding of the professional learning needs of Liberal Studies teachers. Copyright © 2008 香港中文大學教育學院.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication《課程決定:第十屆兩岸三地課程理論研討會論文集》
Editors 朱嘉穎, 張善培, 賴靈恩, 馮潔皓
Place of Publication香港
Publisher香港中文大學
Pages553-561
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Citation

Lai, E., & Lam, C.-C. (2008):How do pre-service Liberal Studies teachers make curriculum decisions when planning for lessons? 輯於朱嘉穎、張善培、賴靈恩和馮潔皓編《課程決定:第十屆兩岸三地課程理論研討會論文集》,(頁 553-561),香港,香港中文大學。

Keywords

  • Instructional decision making
  • Teacher knowledge
  • Liberal studies
  • Pre-service teacher education