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讓學生成為有教養的人

通識午餐聚會 Lunch Seminar

讓學生成為有教養的人
The Quest to Educate Students

講者:Prof. Norman Jones (美國猶他州立大學教授)
Speaker: Prof. Norman Jones (Professor, Utah State University)

簡介

Prof. Norm Jones自1978年開始投入猶他州立大學的通識教育工作,至1981年加入該校通識教育委員會。Prof. Jones 曾三次參與該校有關通識教育的教育改革, 90年代後期的一次更成為改革的主要負責人。同期,他開始統籌猶他州大學系統 (Utah System of Higher Education) 通識教育的發展。總結多年經驗,Prof. Jones認為老師才是通識教育成功的關鍵。因為只有他們才能塑造通識教育,亦只有他們才能夠保證教學質素。在是次的通識午餐聚會,Prof. Jones將會分享猶他州的教學同工如何讓學生成為有教養的人。

Brief Description

Prof. Norm Jones has been involved in teaching general education at Utah State University since 1978; since 1981 he has served on general education committees. He has lived through three major General Education reforms at his University, and since the late 1990s he has been administering one and coordinating the GE programs in the Utah System of Higher Education. If he has learned anything, it is that teachers are the key to good general education. Only they can model it, and only they can ensure its quality. In this GE lunch seminar, Prof. Norm Jones will talk about the quest by the faculty of Utah to ensure their students emerge as educated people.

日期 Date:25 / 09 / 2013 (Wed)
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9月20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 20 September 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 Prof. Norm Jones 是猶他州立大學通識教育及課程統整主任及歷史系教授,曾擔任歷史系系主任十八年之久。他自2001年開始擔任猶他州大學系統董事會轄下通識教育專責組主席,帶領猶他州的教學同工,透過院校交流,改善通識教育在評核、知識轉移及銜接的問題。在過往的16年,Prof. Jones每年都為猶他州大學系統籌劃週年學術會議「何謂一個具教養的人?」,討論通識教育議題。在Prof. Jones的帶領下,猶他州的院校加入了美國學院與大學協會 (AACU),並簽署全人教育及美國承諾計劃 (LEAP)。與此同時,Prof. Jones積極參與光明基金會(Lumina Foundation) 及IEBC (Institute for Evidence Based Change) “Tuning USA” 的工作,出任其諮詢委員會成員,並於國內外就如何推動教師主導的課程改革擔任顧問工作。此外,Prof. Jones亦與光明基金會及企業創新工廠(Business Innovation Factory)合作,開拓以“Student Design Studio” 的方式,實踐學生服務及課程改革計劃。現時Prof. Jones是美國學院與大學協會(AACU)學術期刊Liberal Education的顧問。在2012 年Prof. Jones獲得通識及自由教育課程協會(AGLS)頒發的卓越通識教育獎項——“Jerry Gaff Award for Faculty Leadership in General Education”。

Speaker’s Bio  Prof. Norman Jones is Director of General Education and Curricular Integration as well as Professor of History at Utah State University. He chaired the History Department there for eighteen years.  Since 2001 he has been the Chair of the Utah Regents’ General Education Task Force, leading Utah’s efforts to improve general education’s assessment, transfer and articulation through faculty interaction.  Every year for sixteen years he has organized the Utah System of Higher Education’s “What is an Educated Person?” conference on General Education issues. Under his leadership, Utah became a LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) State with the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU).  He is deeply involved in “Tuning USA” and sits on its advisory board at the Lumina Foundation and the Institute for Evidence Based Change (IEBC). He consults nationally and internationally on faculty led curricular reform.  Working with the Business Innovation Factory and the Lumina Foundation, he has helped pioneer the Student Design Studio approach to student services and curricular change. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Liberal Education, the magazine of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.  In 2012 he was awarded the Jerry Gaff Award for Faculty Leadership in General Education by the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS).


民主的三種模式:代議、直接與審議

通識沙龍2013-14「價值、人生與社會」
GE Salon 2013-14 "Values, Life and Society"

第一節 Session 1

民主的三種模式:代議、直接與審議
Three Forms of Democracy: Representative, Direct and Deliberative

講者:陳健民教授(香港中文大學 社會學系)
Prof. Chan Kin Man (Dept. of Sociology, CUHK)

日期 Date:27 / 9 / 2013 (Fri)
時間 Time:7 - 9 pm
地點:香港中文大學康本國際學術園 3 號演講廳 (updated)
Venue: LT3, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK (updated)
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粵語主講  In Cantonese

簡介

有說民主壞處甚多,但卻是各種政治制度中最好的一種。有說民主不能保證選賢與能,但卻能防止暴政橫行。民主究竟所為何事?除了消極地防止暴政外,民主能否做到人民當家作主?而人民當家作主是否會帶來好的管治。講者將分享他對上述問題的思考,並討論三種民主的觀念:通過普選產生的行政與立法代表的代議民主、由公民直接參與公共政策決定的直接民主,和通過一個開放的公共領域進行理性對話的審議民主。

Brief Description

Some have claimed that, despite its many disadvantages, democracy is the best form of government. It has also been claimed that although democracy does not always select the best people, it can prevent tyranny. So what is democracy for? In addition to the prevention of tyranny, can democracy make the people master of themselves? Will the rule of the people bring about good governance? The speaker will share his thoughts about these questions and discuss three ideas of democracy: (1) representative democracy with popular elections through which the executive and the legislative branches are elected; (2) direct democracy in which people participate directly in public affairs; and (3) deliberative democracy which involves rational dialogues in public spheres.

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