Political Sciences and Public Administration Series - HKU SPACE
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Political Sciences and Public Administration Series

The Political and Public Administration Course Series includes four 1.5-hour online courses and three face-to-face Certificate for Modules (30 hours each) courses.  In addition to university lecturers, secondary school teachers, parents, and ordinary citizens who are interested in Chinese politics, Hong Kong politics, and the economic integration of Greater China are all welcomed to enrol in these courses. 

Politics, according to the father of the 1911 Chinese revolution, Sun Yat-sen, refers to "public affairs".  Exactly because of the comprehensive scope of politics, it can be highly subjectively treated -- a situation of Hong Kong at the present. However, politics can be a highly objective academic discipline, backed up by rigorous literature review, accurate event descriptions, and objective political analyses. How can we achieve relative objectivity?

As a political scientist and an academic for 30 years, Professor Sonny Lo will offer some advice to us on how we can analyze, understand and cope with political topics and issues more skillfully and objectively. He will put forward some scenarios for students' thinking, suggested solutions, and discussions. Students will find these courses interesting, interactive, academic, practical, and rewarding.

The course aims to equip learners how to choose sources and literature on extremely sensitive topics, what kinds of readings can be used, with concrete examples like the politics of China, and the controversy over Hong Kong politics.
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Start To be advised
Duration 1.5 hours
Fee HK$150
The course aims to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills how to discuss sensitive political content in classroom, and the key role of teachers to guide such discussions with students with balance, tolerance and respect.
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Start To be advised
Duration 1.5 hours
Fee HK$150
This course aims to equip teachers with the skills and approadches to organize productive debates over sensitive political issues in classroom setting.
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Start To be advised
Duration 1.5 hours
Fee HK$150
The course aims to equip teachers with the knowledge how to design the assessment rubrics and use of feedback forms to give useful and balanced comments to students for better pedagogy. 
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Start 17 APR 2021 (SAT)
Duration 1.5 hours
Fee HK$150
This programme is designed for learners who would like to better understand Chinese politics, by exploring and examining the political culture and key issues of the country, including the historical background of the Chinese political system, the roles of the party and the state, the style of political leadership, the forms of popular participation and Chinese foreign policy. The focus of this programme is on political change. The political thoughts of Mao Zedong and other Chinese leaders, notably Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping, will be examined. 
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Start 15 MAY 2021 (SAT)
Duration about 7 weeks
Fee HK$3,000
This programme is designed for learners who would like to investigate and discuss the contemporary politics of Hong Kong after its sovereignty change from Britain to China on July 1, 1997. Special areas include Beijing’s policy towards Hong Kong and how the development of the political parties, interest groups, the rise of localism, and the international concerns about Hong Kong affect the local politics. The roles of the Chief Executive, the Legislative and the local District Councils in Hong Kong’s political development and governance will also be discussed.
 
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Start 24 JUL 2021 (SAT)
Duration about 7 weeks
Fee HK$3,000
The objective of this programme is to introduce to students the key issues shaping governance and politics in Greater China, which includes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The inter-connectedness among the governing institutions, political leadership, economic development and economic integration will be discussed. Other topics include ideological differences, social identity, law and order, cross-border crime control, intergovernmental relations, and the politics of planning and infrastructure development are also covered.
 
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Start 16 OCT 2021 (SAT)
Duration about 7 weeks
Fee HK$3,000

 

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