1 SEP 2019 – 31 AUG 2020
Life-wide Learning Grant
Life-wide learning extends learning beyond the classroom to other contexts, and attaches great importance to learning in authentic contexts as it enables students to achieve learning objectives which are difficult to achieve through classroom learning alone. The knowledge, skills, positive values and attitudes that students acquire in experiential learning is important in developing their lifelong learning capabilities and fostering their whole-person development.
As proposed in the 2018 Policy Address, a recurrent Life-wide Learning Grant (the Grant) will be provided to public sector schools (including special schools) starting from the 2019/20 school year to support schools in taking forward, on the present foundation, life-wide learning with enhanced efforts. As for schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS), the provision of the Grant will be subsumed in the DSS unit subsidy rates. Schools may, in light of their school contexts, flexibly deploy the Grant to organise more out-of-classroom experiential learning activities in different Key Learning Areas (KLAs) and curriculum areas, so as to enliven and enrich the learning experiences of students to broaden their horizons, enhance their learning motivation and interest, and foster their whole-person development.
Education Bureau Circular No. 16/2019