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Education and Society


The Education and Society minor will enable students not only to understand how education can enhance quality of life and social well-being in the community, but also to identify the challenges the education sector faces in supporting personal growth and community development. 

After completing this minor, students should be able to:
a.         explain different educational and pedagogical issues from a variety of sociological perspectives; and 
b.         analyse the values of education in transforming society and the ethical dimensions of educational practices.

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Course Outline

Students who take this Minor will be required to take two courses out of the three at level 1 and 2 (*), and then 3 courses from the remaining.

Minor Course Code Course Title Credit Points
Education and Society SSC2319 Schools and Society: Sociological Perspectives and Reflections* 3
ECE1196 Special Education – Family, School and Community Contexts (offered by ECE)* 3
PFS2013 Philosophical and Socio-cultural Issues in Education 
(offered by IE)*
SSC3234 Values Pluralism and Cultural Diversity in Hong Kong 3
SSC3320 Essential Elements in Educational Activities Design 3
EDA3096 Teachers Working across Professions and Communities (offered by EPL) 3
ECE4233 Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds (offered by ECE & EPL) 3

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.