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Technology and Living  - Food Science and Technology Strand(Senior)

Background

Technology Education in the Hong Kong school curriculum focuses on how human beings solve their daily problems and how the processes involved can be replicated and transferred to solve new problems. It is an essential area of study for all students in Hong Kong. In the 21st century, technology has become an integral part of our life. Citizens of today require much more than a basic ability to read, write, and do simple mathematics. To live in the modern world, we must understand how technology affects us. In this regard, we must be equipped to use technology effectively and flexibly to solve daily problems with positive attitude at home, in the community, and around the world; and to create new solutions, products, and services for the well-being of humankind. By studying the related subjects developed in Technology and Living.

Our students will be better prepared to meet the uncertainties and challenges of the future with regard to social, economic, ecological, scientific and technological changes, both locally and globally. Their studies in this area will help them to lead a healthy lifestyle in adulthood and to contribute to building a caring and harmonious society.

Rationale

Food is the basic human necessities for survival and protection. They are also an integral part of life reflecting humankind’s historical, cultural, social, economic, scientific and technological developments and changing lifestyles throughout the centuries and around the world. In recent decades, advances in science and food technology the emphasis on a knowledge-based economy / society and globalization have had a far-reaching impact, direct and indirect, on the home, family, school, community, work, society and the world at large. They have affected our values, beliefs, daily lifestyle and how we interpret what quality of life means. These developments will continue to bring new challenges and lead us to review the way we live, our traditional family values and relations, how and why we eat, how to act responsibly as a citizen, protect the environment and make wise choices for health, fitness and beauty, etc. To respond to all these complex demands, we need to foster the following qualities in our students and future generations: positive values and attitudes (e.g. moral, social and environmental consciousness) towards working for the well-being of humankind; the knowledge base and skills to cope with uncertainty; and a critical mind for analysing complex and conflicting issues, making informed and responsible decisions, and creating sensible solutions to solve problems.

Senior secondary Technology and Living promotes the well-being of individuals, families, societies and the world as a whole through the study of contemporary issues and concerns related to food or clothing from different perspectives, as well as promoting effective resource management. Well-being is a dynamic phenomenon which incorporates every aspect of human experience, including the physical, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, economic, political and environmental dimensions of life, all of which differ across communities and cultures and are ever-changing. Our School has chosen the “Food Science and Technology (FST) Strand” in our senior secondary.

Curriculum Aims

The aims of the senior secondary Technology and Living curriculum are to enable students to: 

  • Developpositive attitudes and values for the well-being of their families and society as a whole 
  • Be responsible citizens and informed consumers, willing to contribute to the well-being of individuals, families and society 
  • Demonstrate good use of management and organisational skills in handling physical and socio-economic resources for individuals, families, the community and society as a whole 
  • Analyse contextual factors contributing to the well-being of the individual, family and society, by applying knowledge from the Food Science and Technology curriculum.
  • Evaluate critically the impact of social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological developments on the well-being of individuals, families and society as a whole.

Adopted from Education Bureau HKSARG C&A guide 2007