|One of the main learning goals of school education is to implement Moral and Civic Education (MCE) to help students develop positive values and attitudes. What are values? Our values directly affect our choice of actions.
In 2008, Education Bureau (EDB) identified seven priority values and attitudes, which are “Perseverance”, “Respect for Others”, “Responsibility”, “National Identity”, “Commitment”, “Integrity” and “Care for Others”. They are important for the promotion of whole-person development.
With reference to our school vision (OUR HOME) and mission (Harmony in Diversity), Broadway makes our own school-based plan in delivering Value Education. Broadway parents, students, and teachers have also been invited to indicate their preference of values so that Guidance Team plans to focus relevant work on instilling those values. Guidance Team works on the following at different levels: Respect (S.1), Responsibility (S.2), Perseverance (S.3), Care for Others (S.4), Integrity (S.5) and Commitment (S.6). Talks in morning assemblies, classroom activities and after-school activities are designed to instill these values by members of the Guidance Team. Examples of individuals are collected to heighten students’ awareness of importance of upholding these values and the outcome of insisting on these values. This is the life event approach in which students learn about how individuals are influenced by key events that arise in their lives in five domains, i.e. personal development and healthy living, family, school, social life and community and national. Teachers may make use of topics in daily life and current affairs of public concern to enable students to think from different perspectives. Moreover, authentic learning experience is to be provided for students to learn how to tackle different constraints, resist the temptations in real situations and put positive values and attitudes into practice.
Whole school approach is adopted in delivering value education in Broadway. Its rationale is to provide learning opportunities for students in every aspect of their school life. Students spend most of the school time in classroom learning and in extra-curricular activities (ECA). All subject disciplines and functional groups are involved in the teaching and learning of values because they are embedded in subject content and learning activities. Below is a table highlighting the values taught by all subject disciplines and functional groups in 2019-20. With more emphasis in lessons and activities, it is hoped that students’ awareness of these values is heightened and they gradually develop these values.