Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Chinese History)
The programme information contained herein is subject to changes and for reference only.
The programme aims to cultivate students with professional ethics, creativity, lively teaching abilities and a global perspective for teaching the subject of Chinese History in secondary schools. Graduates of the programme are expected to:
- be competent in pedagogical and curriculum development skills as well as discipline knowledge with the understanding of the contemporary significance of the Chinese historical issues;
- possess critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems in a logical and creative way;
- communicate and interact effectively with others in social and professional contexts; and
- demonstrate global awareness with high standard of morality.
|Domain||Credit Points (cps)|
|Final Year Project||6|
The major courses are designed to foster students’ knowledge in Chinese History across the broadly conceived areas – Foundation of Chinese Historical Studies, History of Modern China, History of Modern Hong Kong, Topical Studies in Chinese History related to the HKDSE, Field Research and Advanced Chinese Historical Studies.
Education Studies gives students the chance to study teaching and learning from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will study early childhood/school education from psychological, sociological, philosophical, pedagogical and other perspectives. Students will develop a range of skills necessary for professional practice, such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, social interaction, ethical decision making and global perspectives. Education Studies helps students appreciate the importance of professional excellence, ethical responsibility and innovation to the role of a teacher. We aim for our graduates to become beginning teachers who are caring and competent, intellectually enthusiastic, socially committed, and globally aware.
Final Year Project
The Final Year Project comprises of two courses:
- Honours Project I / Capstone Project I: Introduction of research methods and proposal
- Honours Project II / Capstone Project II: A one-year project to be conducted in the final year.
Students will be placed in schools which are important sites for learning to teach and where they will interpret, generate, interact and experiment with theory. Block Practice will be conducted in local schools which the medium of instruction may vary depending on the policy of the schools. Students should be able to demonstrate a proficient level of Cantonese/English/Putonghua# to conduct Block Practice.
# for Chinese Language teaching in some schools only
Important Note: The University will ask students of our full-time teacher education programmes (e.g. Bachelor of Education programmes) to declare whether they have been convicted of or are being prosecuted for any sex-related offence in Hong Kong or elsewhere, and to provide relevant details prior to undertaking teaching practice. Such information may be released to their placement schools. The University reserves the right not to allow these students to attend the block teaching practice. If so, they won't be able to meet the graduation requirements of the programmes.
Electives provide greater flexibility and multiple learning pathways for students to develop their interests and explore their career aspirations.
The General Education programme prepares students to be active agents of change, by broadening their intellectual horizons, helping them make connections among different areas of knowledge and between their formal studies and life outside the classroom, and strengthening their capacity for sound thinking and good judgement. It offers a varied but balanced mix of individual courses across a range of subject areas and disciplines, set within an integrated structure of (i) General Education Foundation Course, (ii) Experiential Learning, (iii) General Education Breadth Courses, and (iv) University ePortfolio with a total of 22 cps.
The University is committed to nurturing graduates who will acquire trilingual proficiency in English, Putonghua and Chinese.
Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications
The programme aims to produce committed secondary school Chinese History teachers with qualified teacher status (QTS). Graduates of the Chinese History programme should also be capable of taking up non-teaching positions in editing, museum or government.