The BSocSc(PSM) programme comprises two major courses namely “Tool Kits for Policy Analysis” and “Qualitative Approach to Policy Analysis” which train student with analytical skills and competencies in policy analysis and evaluation.
The Internship provides a real-life placement (organisational embedding) that is designed to provide the student with a case study on which to build their Capstone Project (Phase I & II). This level of capstone integration [Internship, Capstone Project (Phase I & II)] provides a distinctive basis for experiential learning and skills development/application.
Capstone Project (Phase I and II) equipping students with the necessary methodological skills for application in the capstone (experiential) practical elements of the programme. The capstone element is also an integral part of the curriculum and designed to facilitate applied students’ learning and support graduate career pathways.
On top of the two major core courses, students have the choices to take a total of six major electives from the two specialisations, namely Public Sector Management and Social Policy and Management, for gaining greater insights, functional knowledge, and specific skills in the area concerned. Students passed any six courses from the same specialisation of major elective courses can claim for respective specialisation.
Specialisation 1: Public Sector Management
Specialisation 2: Social Policy and Management
Electives / Minor
Outside the Major, students are free to choose elective courses offered by any of the University’s departments. Students have the option of taking a Minor of 15 cps of taught courses in the Elective domain for graduation with a Minor, subject to specific requirements of the Minor(s). Students are also required to complete one education course through a GE course on education, if available, or one elective education course provided by the Faculty of Education and Human Development (FEHD) in the domain.
Students can choose from a wide selection of General Education (GE) courses to enhance their whole person development.
General Education Breadth / Experiential Learning
Students are required to take 3 cps of General Education Breadth or Experiential Learning.
General Education Breadth
It aims to extend students’ inellectual perspectives through exploring more focused topics across major fields of knowledge; specifically; arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology, and positive education. They are categorized into three strands namely, (1) Persons, Interpretations, Perspectives, (2) Community, Society, Culture, (3) Nature, Science, Technology.
It encourages students to learn through experrimentation, observation, reflection and (re-)conceptualisation while undertaking a wide variety of activities, such as creative works, field studies, projects, thematic overseas trips, outward-bound training etc. These courses enrich students’ learning experiences and skills through learning, thinking and flecting on practice, in practice and for practice, while exposing them to authentic and real-life contexts.
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Based on students on-going evidence-based reflections on learning during the study, they are required to complete the construction of the University ePortfolio that are made up of the artifacts and evidence derived from a wide variety of learning. It provides an intellectual platform for students to synthesize their learning experiences garnered from the academic journey at the EdUHK by critically reflecting on the values and significance of what they have learned, making connections to their lives, and charting or imagining their own future.
Any aspect of the course (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.
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