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EDB announces release of Primary Education Curriculum Guide (Pilot Version)
     The Education Bureau (EDB) today (September 8) announced the release of the Primary Education Curriculum Guide (PECG) (Pilot Version) (2022) prepared by the Curriculum Development Council (CDC) and published for use by schools. It is expected that all primary schools will continue to build on their progress and strengths accomplished over the years and focus on the major renewed emphases to sustain the momentum of "Learning to Learn 2+".

     An EDB spokesman said that, as the Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide (KGECG) and the Secondary Education Curriculum Guide (SECG) had been updated in 2017, there was a need to update the Basic Education Curriculum Guide - To Sustain, Deepen and Focus on Learning to Learn (Primary 1-6) (2014) accordingly to enhance student learning. The PECG (Pilot Version) aligns with the KGECG and the SECG, as well as follows the direction of "Sustain, Deepen, Focus on Learning to Learn" and the directional recommendations of the Task Force on Review of School Curriculum (www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900620.htm).

     "The theme 'Cultivate Values for Leaders of Tomorrow, Create Space to Foster Whole-person Development' is adopted to delineate the major directions and the updated learning goals, and introduce the major renewed emphases. In addition, recommended strategies, examples and resources prepared by the EDB are provided in respective chapters to help schools further enhance the whole-school curriculum planning, continue to provide students with diversified, appropriate and meaningful learning experiences within and beyond the classroom, and foster their whole-person development, taking into consideration the school contexts and students' needs," the spokesman said.

     The key updates of the PECG (Pilot Version) are:

* The updated seven learning goals of primary education;
* The three major directions and seven major renewed emphases of the ongoing renewal of the primary curriculum; and
* Good use of learning time and suggested time allocation.

     The EDB is very grateful to the CDC and the Ad Hoc Committee on Primary Education Curriculum Guide under the CDC for their professional advice during the drafting process of the curriculum guide.

     The spokesman emphasised that curriculum development is an ongoing process. The PECG was launched on a pilot basis in the 2022/23 school year in order to collect school-based practices and reflections for further refinement of the curriculum guide. Through various channels, such as meetings, school visits, questionnaire surveys, focus group interviews, seminars and workshops, the EDB, the CDC and the Ad Hoc Committee on Primary Education Curriculum Guide will seek to understand how the curriculum guide is being piloted.

     A briefing session will be held on September 27 for schools to better understand the content and the major renewed emphases of the PECG (Pilot Version). Schools may nominate representatives to attend the briefing session. Please refer to EDBCM No. 154/2022 (applications.edb.gov.hk/circular/upload/EDBCM/EDBCM22154E.pdf) for details and enrolment.

     Information on the PECG (Pilot Version) is available at the EDB PECG webpage (www.edb.gov.hk/pecg). A series of related promotional videos will also be uploaded in phases for schools' reference.
Ends/Thursday, September 8, 2022
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