To align with the aims and objectives of the NSS Geography curriculum, we conducted inquiry-based fieldwork for student. This fieldwork approach involves the application of knowledge to real-life issues, the use of problem-solving skills and the support to students in individual work. In coping with the NSS Geography curriculum, we will conduct inquiry-based field studies courses with topics corresponding and relevant to the compulsory part and the four elective topics of the NSS Geography curriculum. In order to let our students learn how to conduct the field work, we have designed different type of courses for NSS students.

Course Types
1.Instructional Courses (One day)
      The field studies courses content were designed in detail. Students will be
      guided by instructors to conduct the field studies. They can experience
      field visit, data collection, data analysis and interpretation through the
      field studies course.

2.Explanatory Instructional Courses (One day)
      On the base of instructional field study courses content, we explain how
      to conduct and design a Geography inquiry study for students.

3.Instructional Inquiry-based courses (2 or 3 days)
      In this course, students will conduct a mini-scale Geography inquiry field
      studies within 2 or 3 days. They can experience how to set a study topic,
      field visit, data collection, data analysis and interpretation during the


The course mainly studies the fluvial processes in river channel in Hong Kong. Students will study the downstream changes of velocity, discharge, efficiency, channel shape in river channel. Through the course, student can also investigate the people-environment interaction in management of river system.



In this course, students will examine the state of water quality in the study area and identify the sources and types of pollution. During the field visit, students will conduct water test and assess the physical characteristics of stream. Through the course, students will understand the interaction between human activities and stream water quality in relation to the man-land relationship.



Students will study the changing location of Hong Kong manufacturing industry in the past decades and investigate the major factors affecting the location of industry. They will analyse the social, economical and environmental impact of changes in industrial location.


Students will discover the urban problems and the changing internal structure of Tsuen Wan. As a result, students can explore how sustainable development and methods solving the conflicts arising from those urban problems and solutions.



Students will examine the changing land uses in Kam Tin during the field course. They will also identify the urban processes occurring in Kam Tin and examine the possibility of turning Kam Tin into a sustainable town.。


During the field course, students will investigate and compare the factors and characteristics of farming systems in the study area and the existing farming activities in Hong Kong and its changing situation. Then, students can discuss the sustainability of farming activities in Hong Kong.



The course will let students study woodland structure and explore the links and interrelationships between abiotic and biotic components in a woodland ecosystem. They will also analyze the relationship between woodland micro-climate and vegetation in a woodland ecosystem.



Through the field course, students will identify the factors affecting various climatic elements, geographical environment of the study area and the relationship between land uses and urban climate. So, they can discuss the utilization of climatic pattern in a sustainable city planning.



Through the field study on different geology characteristics locations in Hong Kong, students will master the skills on doing geology field observation and strengthen their understanding on the topic.




By using the GIS software (ArcView, Google Earth etc.), the course will provide advanced analyzing tools for students for in-depth inquiry study in order to strengthen the research method on their own enquiry study.




By using orienteering and adventure approach, the course will strengthen students understandings on map reading skills in order to develop their skills on inquiry field study.




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