Teachers of Chinese history hold a press conference to respond to the controversial exam question from a recent Diploma of Secondary Education history paper at the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union office in Mong Kok. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Teachers of Chinese history hold a press conference to respond to the controversial exam question from a recent Diploma of Secondary Education history paper at the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union office in Mong Kok. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Teachers of Chinese history hold a press conference to respond to the controversial exam question from a recent Diploma of Secondary Education history paper at the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union office in Mong Kok. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Kerry Kennedy
Opinion

Opinion

Kerry Kennedy

Furore over DSE exam question misses the point of teaching students history

  • Learners are meant to understand context and assess many sources, not just repeat facts from class
  • Raising new generations of critical thinkers is essential to a better future for students and Hong Kong

Teachers of Chinese history hold a press conference to respond to the controversial exam question from a recent Diploma of Secondary Education history paper at the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union office in Mong Kok. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Teachers of Chinese history hold a press conference to respond to the controversial exam question from a recent Diploma of Secondary Education history paper at the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union office in Mong Kok. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Teachers of Chinese history hold a press conference to respond to the controversial exam question from a recent Diploma of Secondary Education history paper at the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union office in Mong Kok. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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