Newsletter No. 303

中大通讯 CUHK Newsletter 1. 本刊每月出版两期,农历年和暑期停刊。截稿日期 载于本刊网页( www.cuhk.edu.hk/iso/newslter/ ) 。 The CUHK Newsletter is published on a fortnightly basis except during the Chinese New Year and summer vacation. Deadlines for contributions can be found at www.cuhk.edu.hk/iso/newslter/ . 2. 来稿请寄沙田香港中文大学资讯处《中大通讯》编辑部(电话 2609 8584/ 2609 8681 ,传真 2603 6864 ,电邮 pub2@uab.cuhk.edu.hk ) 。 All contributions should be sent to the Editor, CUHK Newsletter , Information Services Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (tel. 2609 8584/2609 8681; fax. 2603 6864; e-mail pub2@uab.cuhk. edu.hk ). 3. 编辑有权删改及决定是否刊登来稿。 The Editor reserves the right to decline contributions and to edit all articles. 香港中文大学资讯处出版 Published by the Information Services Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 中大通讯 CUHK Newsletter I n view of the future curriculum reform which accords a central place to general education, the Faculty of Social Science of CUHK offers a new Master of Social Science programme on general education for secondary school teacherswhowouldbe teaching related subjects in the future curriculum. The new 3-3-4 curriculum reform will be implemented from 2009. By then, liberal studies will become a core subject at the senior secondary levels. It is estimated that 3,400 teachers would take upon teaching responsibilities in subjects falling within the six categories identified by the Education Bureau, namely, ‘Personal Development and Interpersonal Relationships’, ‘Hong Kong Today’, ‘Modern China’, ‘Globalization’, ‘Public Health’ and ‘Energy Technology and Environment’. Prof. Paul S.N. Lee, dean of social science, said that given CUHK’s heritage on general education, we are in the best position to provide the necessary training to secondary school teachers. Prof. Lee added that the new programme is interdisciplinary and designed in accordance with the syllabus laid down by the Education Bureau and is offered in the name of the Faculty of Social Science. Experts teaching the courses are recruited from various disciplines (Arts, Education, Science, Medicine, Social 为 配合通识教育 成为未来学制 的必修科目,中大社 会科学院于本学年首 次开办通识教育社会科 学硕士课程,培训老师 掌握通才知识。 2009年起本港将实施三三四 学制,即三年初中、三年高中及 四年大学,通识科成为新高中课程 的必修科目,因此预计未来全港需要3,400名老 师教授这个新科目。按照教育局的谘询文件,通识科 共分六个范畴:「个人成长与人际关系」、「今日香 港」、「现代中国」、「全球化」、「公共卫生」及 「能源科技与环境」,横跨个人、社会、国家及世界 的内容。社会科学院院长李少南教授表示,中大过往 开办通识课程多年,涵盖各个范畴,是最有条件在通 识教育上培训教师的院校,因此一年前已开始筹备这 个兼读制硕士课程,并在本年9月开办。 李教授指出,这是以社会科学院名义开办的跨科硕士 课程,内容按照教育局建议的新高中通识课程设计, 而且邀请不同学科的教师任教,包括文学院、教育学 院、理学院、医学院、社会科学院及大学通识教育部 等教授,同时亦聘请校外专家作客座教授。 现时中大教育学院也有开办「通识教育科课程发展与 教学文学硕士」课程,李教授称,中大教院的课程主 要强调教学法,而社会科学院的课程则着重知识的内 容,让教师获取各范畴的基本知识和「概念工具」去 分析瞬息万变的社会,从而指导学生对种种变化作出 适时的回应。「例如学生掌握了『阶级』这个分析概 念,便可藉此分析不同社会阶级在全球化下会面对什 么问题。」 课程共有13个科目,其中「通识教育哲学与知识 理论」为必修科,其余12科是「青少年发展导论」、 「人际关系心理学」、「一国两制与政治参与」、 「香港经济、社会及文化之转变」、「中国政治与经济 改革」、「中国社会」、「全球化导论」、「反思全 球化:争议与差异」、「公共卫生学基础」、「公共 卫生与生物科技」、「能源与科技」及「环境与可持续 发展」,分属新高中通识教育课程的六个范畴,学生 可从中选修七科,并选择修读一年或两年。 课程于本学年录取了59名学员。李教授形容,这个硕 士课程内容较为深入,获录取的主要是有师训资历并 准备将来任教通识科的现职教师。 Science and General Education) and from outside sectors. The Faculty of Education of CUHK also offers a similar programme. Prof. Lee drew the distinction in that while the Faculty of Education programme emphasizes teaching methods, the new programme equips the teachers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools to analyse the fast-changing world. He said, ‘For example, once the students have understood the analytical concept of “class”, they can apply it to understand problems different classes would encounter in the face of globalization.’ The programme offers a total of 13 courses: ‘The Philosophy of General Education and Theories of Knowledge’ (prerequisite), ‘Introduction to Adolescent Development’, ‘The Psychology of Interpersonal Relationship’, ‘One-Country Two-Systems and Political Participation’,‘HongKongEconomic,SocialandCultural Changes’, ‘Chinese Politics and Economic Reforms’, ‘Chinese Society’, ‘Introduction to Globalization’, ‘Globalization Reflected: Discontent and Disparity’, ‘Foundations of Public Health’, ‘Biotechnology in Public Health’, ‘Energy and Technology’ and ‘Environment and Sustainable Development’. In addition to the prerequisite, students may choose any seven of these courses and complete the programme in one or two years. The new programme has admitted 59 students who, according to Prof. Lee, are all experienced members of the teaching profession and would take charge of liberal studies subjects in future. (Information in this section is provided by the Communications and Public Relations Office.) 为师之师 社科院新办通识硕士课程 Trainers’ Trainer: A New Master’s Programme on General Education Prof. Liu Pak Wai, pro-vice-chancellor, has been re-appointed by the Chief Secretary for Administration as a member of the Aviation Development Advisory Committee for two years from 1 September 2007. Prof. Ho Pui Yin, associate professor in the Department of History, has been re-appointed as a member of the Hong Kong War Memorial Pensions Advisory Committee for two years from 1 September 2007. Prof. Albert Lee, professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, has been appointed by the Secretary for Education as a member of the Curriculum Development Council for two years from 1 September 2007. Prof. Yeung Chung Kwong, professor of surgery, has been appointed by the Medical Council of Hong Kong to the panel of assessors for the purpose of conducting disciplinary inquiry for one year from 5 September 2007. Prof. Wing Yun Kwok, professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed by the Medical Council of Hong Kong to the panel of assessors for the purpose of conducting disciplinary inquiry for one year from 5 September 2007. Mr. Lam Shi Kai, safety manager and chief laboratory safety officer, has been appointed as a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Council for three years from 22 August 2007. • • • • • •

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