This programme aims to cultivate students with professional ethics, creativity, lively teaching abilities and a global perspective for teaching the subject of Chinese History in secondary schools. Graduates are expected to:
- possess the relevant pedagogical and curriculum development skills as well as discipline knowledge with an emphasis on the understanding of the contemporary significance of the Chinese historical issues;
- possess critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems in a logical and creative way;
- communicate and interact effectively with others in social and professional contexts; and
- demonstrate global awareness with high standard of morality.
|Study Mode||Normal Period of Study||JUPAS Code||EdUHK Programme Code|
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|Domain||Credit Points (cps)|
|(b) Education Studies||30|
|(c) Final Year Project||6|
|(d) Field Experience||20|
|(e) Electives (including optional Second Major / Minor)||30|
|(f) General Education||22|
|(g) Language Enhancement||9|
* Subject to approval
(1) Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / North Point Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.
(2) Field Experience, internship, overseas trips and immersion may be affected by the pandemic situation. Appropriate alternative arrangements will be made if outbound activities are suspended.
(3) Students admitted into this programme starting from the 2023/24 cohort are required to visit the Greater Bay Area (GBA) for a short trip (e.g. 1-day or 2-day 1-night trip) in order to complete the Cross-Faculty Core Course. While the GBA trip is heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute 18% of the estimated cost of the trip ("student contribution"), whereas personal entertainment, meals expenses, travel document fee and personal insurance costs will not be supported. The estimated cost of the GBA trip for students admitted to the 2023/24 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the cost of the GBA trip as a result of inflation, trip duration, traveling expenses, the exchange rate, etc. The exact amount of student contribution is thus not available.
The major, including the Chinese History major courses, cross-faculty core course and major interdisciplinary courses, is designed to foster students’ knowledge in Chinese history across the broadly conceived areas – Foundation of Chinese Historical Studies, History of Modern China, History of Modern Hong Kong, Topical Studies in Chinese History related to the HKDSE, Field Research and Advanced Chinese Historical Studies.
|List of Chinese History Major Courses|
|List of Major Interdisciplinary Courses|
Education Studies gives students the chance to study teaching and learning from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will study early childhood/school education from psychological, sociological, philosophical, pedagogical and other perspectives. Students will develop a range of skills necessary for professional practice, such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, social interaction, ethical decision making and global perspectives. Education Studies helps students appreciate the importance of professional excellence, ethical responsibility and innovation to the role of a teacher. We aim for our graduates to become beginning teachers who are caring and competent, intellectually enthusiastic, socially committed, and globally aware.
List of Education Studies Core
- Basic Psychology for Educators: Useful Concepts from Educational and Positive Psychology
- Philosophical and Socio-cultural Issues in Education
- Effective Teaching and Positive Classroom Learning Environment
- Curriculum and Assessment
- School Guidance and Managing Diversity
- Teachers and Teaching in Context
List of Pedagogy for Major Courses
- Pedagogy of Chinese History I
- Pedagogy of Chinese History II
The General Education programme prepares students to be active agents of change, by broadening their intellectual horizons, helping them make connections among different areas of knowledge and between their formal studies and life outside the classroom, and strengthening their capacity for sound thinking and good judgement. It offers a varied but balanced mix of individual courses across a range of subject areas and disciplines, set within an integrated structure of (i) General Education Foundation Course, (ii) Experiential Learning, (iii) General Education Breadth Courses, and (iv) University ePortfolio with a total of 22 cps.
The Final Year Project comprises of two courses:
- Honours Project I / Capstone Project I: Research Methods and Proposal
- Honours Project II / Capstone Project II: A one-year project usually to be conducted in the final year
On top of the major courses, electives provide greater flexibility and multiple learning pathways for undergraduate students to develop their interests and explore their career aspirations. The following options will be available for students’ choice in the Electives Domain of the new curriculum:
- Free electives available in the Elective Course List and General Education or other elective courses recognised by the Programme;
- Second Major;
- one / two Minors;
- any combination of the above.
Students will be placed in schools which are important sites for learning to teach and where they will interpret, generate, interact and experiment with theory. Block Practice will be conducted in local schools which the medium of instruction may vary depending on the policy of the schools. Students should be able to demonstrate a proficient level of Cantonese/English/Putonghua# to conduct Block Practice.
- FE Foundation Course
- FE and Professional Learning Portfolio I
- FE and Professional Learning Portfolio II
- Block Practice I
- Block Practice II
# for Chinese Language teaching in some schools only
Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications
The programme aims to produce committed secondary school Chinese History teachers who are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers in Hong Kong. Graduates of the Chinese History programme should also be capable of taking up non-teaching positions in editing, museum or government.