Life and Values Education
|Compulsory / Elective
Life and Values Education: Ethics and Spirituality in Intercultural and Comparative Perspectives
(Course No: LVE6009)
|This course provides a philosophical and conceptual foundation for the other three courses in the Area of Focus, although it is not a prerequisite that needs to be completed first. From intercultural and comparative perspectives, students will engage substantially in major ethical paradigms and spiritual discourses from religious and non-religious traditions. Ethics in intercultural education will be considered in the context of global ethics and its tension with local ethics. Issues in spirituality education will be addressed as part of education’s commitment to caring for the development of the whole person.
Teaching and Learning in Ethics and Values Education: International Debates and Trends
(Course No: LVE6010)
|This course focuses on key concepts, theories, trends and debates in the teaching and learning of ethics and values education in international context. Students will consider these international debates and trends as they relate to their context and practice in the Greater China region. Strategies and skills of implementation in the teaching and learning of ethics and values education will be introduced, and professionals will be invited to share their good practices in the field.
Teaching and Learning of Life Education and Life-Planning Education: The Debate in 21st Century Competencies
(Course No: LVE6011)
|This course addresses key questions, debates and international trends in the teaching and learning of life education and life-planning education. Debates in 21st century competencies and in lifelong learning for holistic human development will be examined. Students will consider these international debates and trends as they relate to their context and practice in the Greater China region. Strategies and skills of implementation of life education and life-planning education will be introduced, and good practices will be shared by professionals in the field.
Whole School Development and Leadership in Life and Values Education: Local and Global Contexts and Issues
(Course No: LVE6012)
|This course focuses on the key role of school leaders in developing a whole school environment that nurtures whole person development in life and values education. It reviews diverse leadership theories, including servant leadership, spiritual leadership, values-based leadership, and positive leadership. These holistic approaches to leadership resonate with workplace spirituality, which promotes the experience of meaningfulness in and through one’s work, thereby leading to commitment. Servant and values-based leadership will be compared and contrasted with leadership philosophies in Asian contexts, including Confucian role ethics. Students are encouraged to reflect on their personal and institutional leadership philosophies in the light of evolving multicultural and multi-stakeholder contexts.
Remark: Courses listed above may not be offered every semester.
#Any aspect of the course and course offerings (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 and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.