The 3rd Symposium – Core Curriculum. 12 May 2009 (Tuesday). Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Amy B.M. Tsui presented the HKU Common Core Curriculum (CCC) at the plenary session and Professor Harry Lewis, author of ‘Excellence Without a Soul’, presented the Harvard General Education Curriculum. In comparing it with HKU’s CCC, Professor Lewis noted that:
- HKU’s CCC has a more coherent framework
- HKU’s four Areas of Inquiry are more flexible, adaptable, and interconnecting
- Some areas of implementation may need special attention
In the parallel sessions, members of the HKU Common Core Curriculum Subcommittee of the Steering Committee on 4-Year Undergraduate Curriculum made presentations on each of the four Areas of Inquiry under the HKU Common Core Curriculum.
- Professor Lung S. Chan: Science and Technology
- Dr. Peter T.Y. Cheung: China and Hong Kong Studies
- Dr. David M. Pomfret: Humanities and the Arts
- Professor James T.H. Tang: Global and East/West Studies
Mr. Gwyn Edwards, Co-ordinator of HKU’s CCC, gave a presentation on the New Senior Secondary Liberal Studies curriculum, highlighting its rationale, framework and main features.
Almost 380 staff attended from various institutions including local tertiary institutions, UGC, Education Bureau, secondary schools, Associate Degree providers and other educational institutes. The Symposium’s web site has a full set of the presentations and program details.