The core of the education reform is to develop competence in learning to learn and an open-minded attitude in students. When equipped with these attributes, students will be more able to face the challenges of an ever-changing society and build a bright future. Schools should be places where teachers and students are eager to construct knowledge. To achieve this aim, it is essential that principals and teachers act as role models for students. In order to motivate students to pursue knowledge and strive for excellence, teachers should have an open-minded attitude in exploring knowledge; focusing on the curriculum goals with reference to content, pedagogy and assessment; reflecting on and improving their own practices both inside and outside the classroom; and catering for the diverse needs of students.
The prime aim of school-based support services is to enhance student learning by interweaving continuous teacher professional development, school-based curriculum development and school development. Providers of support services include various support sections in the Education Bureau (EDB) and institutions subsidized by the Education Development Fund. Schools can apply for individual support services according to their developmental needs. With reference to educational trends and school context, school support agents collaborate closely with teachers and principals to develop school-based curricula with a view to catering for student learning needs and enhancing the professional knowledge and capabilities of participating teachers and principals.
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