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Registration

 
Symposium on Citizenship Education
Apr 8, 2013 (Mon)
Hotel Nikko Hongkong
72 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
 
     
 
       
 

Introduction

 
The relentless and ongoing process of globalization has engaged every discipline in the
academy, galvanized the intellectual and creative energies of scholars, and brought students together in unprecedented ways to put in perspective our radically changed world. Today's higher education is presented with new challenges as well as opportunities. First and foremost, academic programs must contribute to the public good, by training more "citizen scholars" who enter society not only with their technical skills, but also the vision and compassion for social justice. As future leaders of the world, university graduates must have the cultural sensitivities and leadership skills to operate in a knowledge-based global economy. Locally, fifteen years after the return of Hong Kong's sovereignty from Britain to China, there is an increasing need for Hong Kong to nurture a new generation of "citizen scholars" or community leaders, who embrace both the core values of Hong Kong society and universal values of humanity. This international symposium will bring together a distinguished group of scholars to engage in a dialogue on citizenship education in Hong Kong and the greater China region.
 
     
 
       
 

Speakers

 

The Paradox of Education
The Hon. LAM Woon-kwong, GBS, JP
Convenor of the Executive Council, HKSAR

Dr. Hon. Helena WONG Pik-wan
Legislative Council Member

Facebook as Political Engagement: The Case of Hong Kong
Dr. Betty YUNG
Centre for Governance and Citizenship, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Developing Global Outlook & Singaporean Identity
Mr. CHAN Keen-len
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Personal Responsible, Participatory or Justice-oriented Citizen:
The Struggles of Hong Kong Civic Education

Dr. LEUNG Yan-wing
Centre for Governance and Citizenship, Hong Kong Institute of Education

National and Civic Education
Dr. WONG Kwok-kui
Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University

Global Citizenship Education & Service Learning
Professor James XING
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Extending Values of Historical & Cultural Heritage
Dr. NG Pak-sheung
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Art and Community Engagement: Chang-Jin Lee’s Comfort Women Wanted, 2007-2012
Dr. Silvia FOK
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Media Representation & Coming-out Politics in HK & China
Dr. Paris LAU
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 
     
 
       
 

Schedule

 
Chairmen
Time
  Session
 
08:45
  Reception
09:00
  Grand Opening:
Welcoming Remarks by Professor Philip CHAN, Deputy and Provost, PolyU

Keynote Speech:
The Hon. LAM Woon-kwong, GBS, JP - The Paradox of Education

10:15
  Photo session
Mr. Jackson Cho
10:30
 
1.
Dr. Betty YUNG - Facebook as Political Engagement: The Case of Hong Kong
11:00
 
2.
Professor James XING - Global Citizenship Education and Service Learning
11:30
 
3.
Mr. CHAN Keen-len - Developing Global Outlook and
Singaporean Identity: Character and Citizenship Education at Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  12:00   Break
12:15   Luncheon [FOR INVITED GUESTS ONLY]
13:00   Sharing Session: Dr. Hon. Helena WONG Pik-wan
13:45   Break
Dr. David WAN
14:00
 
4.
Dr. LEUNG Yan-wing - Personal Responsible, Participatory or Justice-oriented Citizen: The Struggles of Hong Kong Civic Education
14:30
 
5.
Dr. WONG Kwok-kui - National and Civic Education
  15:00   Coffee break
Mr. FONG chi-wah
15:15
 
6.
Dr. NG Pak-sheung - Extending Values of Historical and Cultural Heritage
15:45
 
7.
Dr. Silvia FOK - Art and Community Engagement: Chang-Jin Lee’s Comfort Women Wanted, 2007-2012
16:15
 
8.
Dr. Paris LAU - Media Representation and Coming-out Politics in HK and China
 
     
 
       
 

Poster

 
Posters of Symposium on Citizenship Education
Poster 1, Poster 2