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如何就生物科技所衍生的道德議題進行價值教育

通識午餐聚會 Lunch Seminar

如何就生物科技所衍生的道德議題進行價值教育
Value Education on Moral Issues Raised by Biotechnology

講者:招志明博士(生命科學學院)
Speaker: Dr. Chiu Chi Ming (School of Life Sciences)

簡介

生物科技告訴我們如何複制恐龍,卻沒有告訴我們這樣做到底是對、還是錯。我們得知的僅是,當人們發明一項新科技,這項科技就會不論好壞地不斷發展。問題是:我們能否監控生物科技呢?

面對這個沒有既定答案的問題,一如其他生物科技所衍生的道德議題,我們的答案,將取決於我們相信的價值和信念。比如說,我們相信科技意志論,還是科技決定論呢?

在是次通識午餐聚會,講者會就其教學經驗,向與會者分享他在價值教育的理念和方法,內容分為三部份:

  1. 如果老師想幫助同學更全面地認知生物科技所衍生的道德議題,老師應該首先提供甚麼知識和理論基礎予同學呢?
  2. 為刺激同學就道德議題進行多角度思考,老師應該舉出甚麼例子來幫助同學?
  3. 進行價值教育時,使用分組討論,以及要求同學提交小組習作會有甚麼好處?老師應如何準備?講者將分享其安排來自不同學術背景的同學進行小組討論,並完成小組習作的經驗。

Brief Description

Biotechnology can tell you how to reproduce a dinosaur but not whether it is right or wrong to do so. However, once a new technology is introduced to the society its development is inevitable, no matter how good or bad it is. The question is thus: Can we keep biotechnology under our control?

People who believe in technological voluntarism and those who hold technological determinism see this question very differently. The answer, similar to other moral issues raised by biotechnology, much depends on our moral values and our ability to make moral judgement.

In this seminar, the speaker will share his philosophy on value education based on his teaching experience. The sharing will be in three parts:

  1. Taking biotechnology as an example, if teachers want to help students consider moral issues more thoroughly, what kind of knowledge and theory should students be first equipped with?
  2. What kind of examples can be used to stimulate students’ multi-perspective thinking over moral issues?
  3. What are the advantages of group discussion and group project in value education? How could teachers better prepare them? The speaker will share the experience of assigning group works to students with different academic backgrounds.

日期 Date:15 / 11 / 2013 (Fri)

時間 Time:12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
地點:香港中文大學許讓成樓701室
Venue: 701, Hui Yeung Shing Building

會上敬備簡餐,為方便安排,煩請在11月13日前回覆。如有任何查詢,請致電39431973或電郵 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 與劉小姐聯絡。

A light lunch will be served at the seminar. To register, kindly send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 13 November 2013.  For enquiries, please contact Miss Angel Lau at 39431973 or through email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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講者簡介  招志明博士是香港中文大學生命科學學院的高級講師,2012年度理學院模範教學獎及通識教育模範教學獎的得主。招博士現任教兩個通識科目,分別是「UGEB2262從基因到生命」,以及「UGEB2360生物拾趣與啟示」。招博士熱衷使用創新教學方法,曾於2009年的創新教與學展覽,以「應用點擊器(clickers)於細胞生物學」奪得最佳海報獎,並於2010年的創新教與學展覽,以首席作者的身份,發表「以網上視頻及互動式動畫遊戲,讓理科生以至非理科生體驗實驗室工作經驗」。

Speaker’s Bio  Dr. Chiu Chi Ming is Senior Lecturer of the School of Life Sciences, awardee of the 2012 Exemplary Teaching Award of the Faculty of Science and the 2012 Exemplary Teaching Award in GE. Dr. Chiu is teaching two GE courses, namely “UGEB2262 From Genes to Life” and “UGEB2360 Wonders and Insights in Biology”. Dr. Chiu is keen on trying novel pedagogical methods. In the Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2009, Dr. Chiu won the best poster award for “Using clickers in learning cell biology”. Another poster with Dr. Chiu as the first author on “Using online video and interactive flash game to bring laboratory experience from life-science to non-science student” was also presented in the Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2010.


價值多元時代的價值教育:「中國文化要義」及「自由與命運」的教學經驗分享

通識午餐聚會 Lunch Seminar

價值多元時代的價值教育:「中國文化要義」及「自由與命運」的教學經驗分享
Value Education in the Era of Value Pluralism: Teaching in “Outline of Chinese Culture” and “Freedom and Destiny”

講者:吳啟超教授(哲學系)
Speaker: Prof. Ng Kai Chiu (Dept. of Philosophy)

簡介

我們早已脫離「獨尊儒術」或「教會獨大」的時代,而活在價值多元的社會中。除非我們認為價值教育根本沒必要存在於當前大學裏,否則,「如何在價值多元時代開展大學價值教育」便成一重要課題。在是次通識午餐聚會,講者會就其通識科目的教學經驗,向與會者分享他在價值教育的理念和方法,內容分為四部分:

  1. 一般而言,「價值」總比「器物」、「作品」、「數據」、「現象」等為抽象。然則,老師當如何引起學生對抽象的價值思考和探索的興趣?
  2. 任教「中國文化要義」這類主要介紹單一文化傳統及其價值觀的科目,老師當遵循甚麼原則?
  3. 相反,當任教「自由與命運」這類講述多種人生觀、價值觀的科目,老師應秉持甚麼理念?又有甚麼方法可用?
  4. 總結:大學價值教育,所為何事?

Brief Description

The age of monism, may it be Confucianism or Christianity, has long gone. Instead, we are now living in the era of value pluralism. “How to promote value education in university” is thus a critical issue to educators unless we regard value education as superfluous in university education. In this lunch seminar, the speaker will share his philosophy on value education based on his teaching experience in general education courses. The sharing will be in four parts:

  1. The concept of “values” is more abstract than concepts like “artefacts”, “creative works”, “data” or “phenomena”.  How can teachers arouse students’ interest in the reflection and exploration of values?
  2. What are the principles that teachers can follow when they are teaching courses that introduce single cultural traditions and their values, like “Outline of Chinese Culture”?
  3. On the other hand, are there any guiding principles or useful practices for teachers teaching courses that introduce plural values, like “Freedom and Destiny”?  
  4. Conclusion: What is the purpose of value education in university education?

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講者簡介 吳啟超教授是香港中文大學哲學系助理教授,2012年度校長模範教學獎及通識教育模範教學獎的得主。從2009年至今,吳教授除執教該系的哲學課外,亦講授若干大學通識科目,涉及範圍A(中華文化傳承)與範圍D(自我與人文),包括:「中國文化要義」、「中國文化導論」、「中國文化與現代化」、「中國哲學主流思想」、「思考方法」及「自由與命運」。當中「自由與命運」一課是由吳教授於2010年提議開辦及設計。吳教授的研究興趣為中國哲學,尤以儒家哲學為其專長。

Speaker’s Bio  Prof. Ng Kai Chiu is Assistant Professor of the Department of Philosophy, awardee of the 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award and the 2012 Exemplary Teaching Award in GE. Since 2009, Prof. Ng started teaching general education courses aside from the Philosophy major courses. These include courses in Area A (Chinese Cultural Heritage) including  “Outline of Chinese Culture”, “An Introduction to Chinese Culture”, “Chinese Culture and Its Modernization”, “Mainstream Chinese Philosophical Thought”; and courses in Area D including  “Art and Methodology of Thinking” and “Freedom and Destiny”. Among the above courses, “Freedom and Destiny” was designed and proposed by Prof. Ng in 2010. Prof. Ng’s research interest is Chinese Philosophy, particularly Confucianism.