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通識午餐聚會 Lunch Seminar
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)
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。
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
Venue: 701, Hui Yeung Shing Building
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).
GE Salon 2013-14 "Values, Life and Society"
第一節 Session 1
Three Forms of Democracy: Representative, Direct and Deliberative
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)
粵語主講 In Cantonese
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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