An anti-government protester holds an unlit Molotov cocktail as a large fire is started by other protesters at the main entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November last year. Liberal studies classes can help teach students that violence does not solve problems. Photo: AFP An anti-government protester holds an unlit Molotov cocktail as a large fire is started by other protesters at the main entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November last year. Liberal studies classes can help teach students that violence does not solve problems. Photo: AFP
An anti-government protester holds an unlit Molotov cocktail as a large fire is started by other protesters at the main entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November last year. Liberal studies classes can help teach students that violence does not solve problems. Photo: AFP

Carrie Lam

Letters | Hong Kong schools: ban on discussing current affairs in class would deny students real learning

  • Students will find out about what’s going on around them from other sources anyway, and may even turn to the more extreme voices on social media
  • Well facilitated discussion and debate in class can help students form informed, balanced views

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An anti-government protester holds an unlit Molotov cocktail as a large fire is started by other protesters at the main entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November last year. Liberal studies classes can help teach students that violence does not solve problems. Photo: AFP An anti-government protester holds an unlit Molotov cocktail as a large fire is started by other protesters at the main entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November last year. Liberal studies classes can help teach students that violence does not solve problems. Photo: AFP
An anti-government protester holds an unlit Molotov cocktail as a large fire is started by other protesters at the main entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November last year. Liberal studies classes can help teach students that violence does not solve problems. Photo: AFP
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