The aims of the Economics curriculum are to enable students to:
(a) develop an interest in exploring human behaviour and social issues through an economic perspective;
(b) understand the world in which they live through mastery of basic economic knowledge;
(c) enhance their general intellectual capacity for life-long learning, through developing their capacities in economic analysis, so that they possess the skills necessary for reasoning about issues and making rational choices; and
(d) participate as informed and responsible citizens in the decision-making processes of a modern democratic society.
(i) Knowledge and understanding
Students will develop knowledge and understanding about:
(a) economic terminology and concepts, as well as elementary economic theories;
(b) basic economic problems faced by every individual and society, and alternative approaches to tackling these problems;
(c) the considerations and forces underlying the economic decisions that need to be taken by individuals, firms, institutions and governments;
(d) the interactions of different economic sectors; and
(e) the Hong Kong economy and its relationship with the economies of other parts of the nation and the world.
Students will develop skills to:
(a) interpret economic information presented in verbal, numerical or graphical form;
(b) apply their economic knowledge to a variety of problems and issues in a range of economic contexts;
(c) analyse information through the use of economic concepts and theories;
(d) evaluate information, arguments, proposals and policies from different economic perspectives and make informed judgements; and
(e) communicate economic ideas and informed judgements, in a clear, logical and appropriate form.
Students will develop values and attitudes so that they may:
(a) participate as informed persons in the discussion of economic issues and decision making; and
(b) become active and responsible citizens and contribute to the well-being of the local community, the nation and the world.