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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Liberal studies fires up social awareness among students

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:12pm by Perry Bayer

    ... Perry Bayer life@scmp.com Liberal studies fires social awareness It has been claimed in the past that students and young people in Hong Kong generally have little interest in current ... but it is not such a relevant point today. As native English-speaking teachers (NETs), my colleagues and I have been privileged to witness the rise of liberal studies as a subject as part of the new secondary school ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place in liberal studies for ethnic stereotypes and overgeneralisations

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:57pm by LIZ JACKSON

    ... Liz Jackson Liz Jackson says Hong Kong's approach to liberal studies is falling short of its aim to embrace and understand the full range of perspectives in society, including those ... stereotypes that Filipinos in Hong Kong are all domestic helpers. Racial and ethnic stereotypes also predominate in liberal studies textbooks. Describing ethnic minorities mostly as "grass ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Liberal studies must be elective subject again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Flawed liberal studies should become an elective subject again I could not agree more with Garick Wong ("Liberal studies too subjective for core topic", March 30) and Lisa Chung Lai-yan ("Liberal studies not suitable as core subject", March 8). Liberal studies, one of the four core subjects of the new senior secondary school curriculum, should ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Education Bureau puts liberal studies under the microscope

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:49am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Educators are divided over the effectiveness of liberal studies being taught as a mandatory subject in local secondary schools. Linda Yeung found students ... appeared to enjoy the role play in the liberal studies class at De La Salle Secondary School. Nobody would choose [liberal studies] if it were an elective subject Betty Kui, form six student A core ...

  5. News - World - WINE

    Vinneo project aims to liberate the flavours of French wines

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaillac, France Wineries turn science to bring out flavours favoured by Chinese market French move to 'liberate' their wines A group of wine cooperatives in southwest France has joined forces with leading scientists to "liberate" the flavours most prized by consumers in growing wine markets, from China to the US. In a bid to bring out ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Adapting to challenges of a changing world

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by REZA HOSHMAND

    ... a liberally educated citizenry. To indicate the importance of liberal education to a democratic society, let me quote David Kearns, former CEO of Xerox Corporation. "The only education that prepares us for change is a liberal education. In periods of change, narrow specialisation condemns us to inflexibility- precisely what we do not need. We need the flexible intellectual tools ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Cut down on frequent updates to liberal studies textbooks: Consumer Council

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Publishers told to avoid current affairs material which will need regular revision so that parents aren't forced to buy new liberal studies books Textbooks needa longer shelflife, says council Liberal studies textbooks that focus on teaching current affairs require too many revisions because of the fast-moving nature of the content, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVE

    Roots of liberal studies

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by RONALD TENG

    ... Ronald Teng life@scmp.com June 4 raises liberal studies issue The liberal studies exam in this year's Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination, under way until early next month, contained the previously taboo topic of the June 4 crackdown in Tiananmen Square. It caught some by surprise. But then, a sense of bewilderment surrounded the whole idea of liberal ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Liberal studies teachers must beware danger of tying grades to politics

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says students now being graded on their ability to think critically must never be penalised for their political views Teacher's test Last week, a group of high school students in New York state were given a writing assignment to ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - scholarism

    Hong Kong's youngest activists draw inspiration from political liberalism

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:47am by Erin Hale

    ... philosopher most famous for writings on political liberalism and justice.  “All philosophy students in Hong Kong... are largely influenced by this kind of [Rawlsian] idea, how we can make a better society, or democracy,” said Alex Chow, who studies comparative literature and sociology at the University of Hong Kong.  In America, Rawls is still considered a prominent philosopher and a staple ...




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