Man Kwan Pak Kau College


A- Authentic Learning

Authentic Learning


  • Self-directed Learning Teachers abandon the traditional single-way teaching. We emphasize on self-directed learning and promote "flipped classrooms" teaching strategy. Students’ learning is the focus of the teaching process, teachers are mentors and learning partners of the students. Through classroom interaction and sharing, we develop students’ high-order thinking, arouse students’ learning interest and creativity, and nurture them to be “active learners” to build up their knowledge.
  • Boundless Learning In addition to classroom learning, we emphasize authentic learning. We encourage students to step outside the classrooms, and even step outside Hong Kong to explore the world. In the six years of school learning, students have the opportunity to visit different places, such as Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, Europe, the United States, New Zealand and Australia for different theme-based exchange experiences. They will transform what they see and hear into their knowledge, attitudes and skills.
  • Experiential Learning In addition, authentic learning emphasizes more on the opportunities that the students are connecting and interacting with the society. Through our school-wide social service programs, students will strengthen their understanding and experience of the operation and the needs of the society and build up positive values through engagement, communication and understanding of the community. We are also committed to promote local and international events and competitions such as English Musical, STEM Learning Fair, Flash-Fiction Writing Competition and The Asian Student’s Drama Performance. All these programs and activities help broaden students' reality experiences in the society and enable them to learn about the latest social development.
  • Inquiry-based Learning Teachers arrange students, through data collection and analysis, to conduct theme-based research for recommendations, observations or conclusions on the subject matter. This learning model can nurture students' ability to collaborate, solve problems, organize and develop high-order thinking, and enhance students' sense of ownership on their knowledge.
  • Cross-curricular Learning Nowadays, the school curriculum is divided into different subjects and different grades, knowledge is then fragmented. Therefore, our school actively promotes interdisciplinary learning to ensure that the students can master the holistic nature of knowledge.
  • Generic Skills Generic Skills are crucial in the 21st century. Therefore we bring in drama lessons in the formal curriculum and a variety of school-based as well as joint school extra-curricular activities for our students, such as inter-school debating competition, joint-school overseas exchange tour and joint-school leadership training camp. Together with the aforementioned exploratory and experiential learning, students are able to develop. collaboration, communication, problem solving, creativity, high-order and critical thinking skills. They are able to understand themselves better, so as to develop their full potential.
  • Social and Emotional Intelligence Teachers and students in our school come from different sectors of the society and thus construct a micro-society. Through the above-mentioned self-oriented learning, flipped classrooms and diverse activities held both inside and outside school, we have created opportunities for complex interactions between and among teachers, students and the society, so as to foster students' positive social and emotional intelligence.