What is Liberal Studies?
Liberal Studies aims to broaden students’ knowledge and enhance their social awareness through the study of a wide range of issues. It enables students to understand the contemporary world and its pluralistic nature. The modules selected for the curriculum focus on themes that are significant to students, society and the world, and are designed to enable students to make connections across different disciplines and to broaden their horizons.
An issue-enquiry approach is adopted in Liberal Studies. This lets students develop the habit and ability for independent learning in the pursuit of knowledge and openness to new possibilities.
Aims of Liberal Studies
The ultimate goal of Liberal Studies is the development of positive values and attitudes. The core values emphasized in the education of Hong Kong throughout different stages and disciplines are reinforced in Liberal Studies; and students are inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from their own. In this way, students are also trained to make reasonable value judgements.
Liberal Studies in Glee Path
Glee Path provides a good environment for learning Liberal Studies as students are of different cultural and racial backgrounds. Teachers facilitate students to exchange ideas and understand the pluralistic viewpoints in society with a variety of activities both in school and outside school. Students are also trained to acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research in the lessons. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.