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Photo Gallery of 25th Anniversary Celebration of CERC, 10 June 2019

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Movie Screening “Beasts of No Nation” and Guest Q&A

The Peace, Conflict, and Sustainable Development SIG had a fantastic evening last month sharing and learning about different instances of non-violent resistance around the world! Thanks go to our stellar members for compiling and presenting topics that were thought provoking and varied. It was interesting how global the issues are and it was inspiring to hear about the work being done by so many to change the status quo. We all look forward to more collaborative evenings such as the one we shared!
Our next event is Wednesday, June 29th, at 6pm, where we will be watching the movie ‘Beasts of No Nation’ followed by a skype Q&A session with our guest Ms. Ruta Solomon.
The topic of the movie is a sensitive one, it is a drama based around a child soldier – Agu – fighting in a civil war in a nameless country in Africa, but we hope it will inspire us to think about the local and global implications of what can often be ignored by those thousands of miles away. We will be speaking to Ms. Solomon, who is a mental health outreach promoter, amongst several other roles, currently working in initial reception camps and refugee centres in Haiti. In a role such as hers, we hope to learn more about the consequences of warfare on children, the far-reaching and immediate implications it may have, and the work she is doing in Haiti.
We hope you can join us for another thought provoking and inspiring evening, learning more about others and their lives. All are welcome!

Location: Runme Shaw Building, 202, HKU campus.

Date: Wednesday, 26th June

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Movie screening “First They Killed my father” followed by discussion

You are warmly invited to the following event: ‘Learning from History’: Film Screening and Panel Presentation

Film: ‘First They Killed My Father’

Panelists:
Dr. Peter Cunich, History Department, HKU; Dr. Margaret Lo, Education Faculty, HKU; Mr. Ravindra Ngo, Cambodian Association of Hong Kong
Chair: Dr. Liz Jackson, CERC Director, HKU

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time: 19:00 – 22:00

Venue: LG109, K.K. Leung Building, HKU

History is important, to learn from the past and not repeat it. Yet history can be difficult, even painful to uncover, and challenging to a ‘safe’, ‘happy’ classroom environment. This event is organised by the Comparative Education Research Centre, HKU and the Cambodian Association of Hong Kong. ‘First They Killed My Father’ is a 2017 thriller directed by Angelina Jolie based on the genocide of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. After the film, experts share views on learning from history, in Cambodia and worldwide.

For more details, please visit this site: https://www.eventbank.com/event/movie-screening-first-they-killed-my-father-followed-by-discussion-12995/?pk_campaign=Movie%20screening

Free Admittance and all are welcome!​

NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE Why and When?

Our second event was held on March 21st, and it was another great evening sharing and learning from each other. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and voiced their thoughts and experiences.

Although it was a sensitive topic, we all learned from the sincere discussion we shared afterwards. As several of us are teachers here in Hong Kong, it was difficult but also enlightening to see the universal similarities between children and how we must always be vigilant and open to those who may be ostracised, suffering, or feeling alone. The safe schools program, although needed for gun violence in the USA, held some insight to all educators in creating a safe space where no child is left to feel like violence and aggression are the only way out.

We now look forward to our next event, on Monday April 29th, where we will be sharing about non-violent resistance. We will listen to TED Talks from experts on the subject, followed by brief presentations from six of our SIG members on different instances of resistance. From the #metoo movement, eco-activism, to political resistance, we hope to give an insight to how non-violent resistance can form and take shape all over the world.

Please join us for an insightful and interesting evening.

Location: HKU Campus, Runme Shaw Building, Room 402
Time: 18:00 – 21:30

All are welcome but please register your attendance using the QR code on the poster or at https://forms.gle/zbyNy5KTzcwzLzWC7
If you would like to contribute to future events then please get in touch with us at peace.conflict.hku@gmail.com.

Gender in Educational Research: A Historical Glimpse Through the Archives of Educational Philosophy and Theory

This Gender Plus Education seminar is part of the Women’s Studies Research Centre’s GENDER PLUS series.

Although gender and feminist theory might seem like old news today, a historical examination shows these strains of thought have only been part of educational research for a relatively short time. The new text From “Aggressive Masculinity” to “Rape Culture”: A Gender and Sexualities Reader (Routledge 2018) uses sample texts from the historical archive of the leading educational research journal Educational Philosophy and Theory to explore and document the way gender and social justice have been understood over the last 5 decades. Taking its provocative title from the book end chapters of the volume — this book and some of its key themes will be explored in this session, from the perspectives of philosophy and education.

The session documents through a historical perspective how gender and feminism have been taken up in philosophy of education, and gives the audience a chance to discuss with one of its editors how the field of educational theory evolves over time. The session will be chaired by Puja Kapai, Associate Professor of Law and Convenor of the Women’s Studies Research Centre.

Dr. Liz Jackson is President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) and an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at HKU. Her first two single-authored books (both with Routledge) are Muslims and Islam In US Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism and Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education. Her research has been recognised with awards including the Research Output Prize for Education at HKU and the PESA Book Award. She serves as an editor for New Directions in the Philosophy of Education (Routledge), Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice, and as Deputy Editor for the leading journal in philosophy of education, Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Registration is here.

Educational Collaboration and Integration: ‘Education Plus’ Action Plan of East China Normal University

By Ren Youqun

Chair: Mark Bray

Ren Youqun is Executive Vice Chairman of the University Council & Vice President of ECNU. He is also a professor in Educational Sciences.

His research interests include Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology, Teacher Education, and Learning Sciences. He has published 2 books and over 80 articles, and translated 10 English books into Chinese. Prof. Ren is a passionate teacher with abundant teaching experience in higher education.

Abstract: East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the elite universities in China. Since 2017 the university has been sponsored by the ‘National Double First-rate Program’, a new impetus for the development of China’s higher education. Its Faculty of Education has excelled in the national discipline-based evaluation led by the Ministry of Education. These achievements have brought ECNU both opportunities and challenges for its further development.

In this context, ECNU has launched a ‘Five Plus’ Action Plan: Education plus, Health plus, Ecology plus, Intelligence plus and International plus. This seminar will focus on the ‘Education Plus’ Action Plan.

Time: 10.30 – 11.30

Date: Wednesday 9 May

Venue: Meng Wah Complex 531

All are welcome!

Click here for the poster.

 

Critical Insights on Inherent Opportunities and Complexities Presented by Educational Sojourns

By Dely Lazarte Elliot

Chair: Yang Rui
Using a psychological lens, this seminar will focus on the opportunities and challenges inherent in the educational sojourn experience of a considerable number of students engaged in international education. The discussion will be grounded in a developmental theory originally proposed by Urie Bronfenbrenner leading to a new perspective concerning the distinctive processes entailed in an educational sojourn, particularly the implications of co-existing multilevel ecological systems from both ‘home’ and ‘host’ countries. There is a strong argument that a greater appreciation of this less explored perspective of academic acculturation is not only central to the quality of students’ educational experience but is equally crucial to the success or failure of these educational sojourns. The value of understanding academic acculturation warrants an important question with respect to the roles played by Higher Education Institutions, staff members and students themselves in maximising what international education can offer, not only to educational sojourners but equally, to realising ‘internationalisation at home’.
Dr Dely Lazarte Elliot is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow convening Educational Psychology and contributing to other postgraduate courses. She has a strong interest in both the academic and non-academic acculturation encountered by postgraduate students learning in international higher education contexts.

She recently led two research projects: a) Academic acculturation through international education: The British higher Education experience (funded by Adam Smith Research Foundation), and b) Towards maximising international PhD students’ experience in the UK (funded by Economic And Social Research Council IAA).

Dely regularly publishes and reviews in the areas of international education and doctoral education. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) Journal. Recent publications appear in Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education Research & Development, Oxford Review of Education and International Journal of Research & Method in Education.

Date: Tuesday 17 April 2018

Time: 14:30 – 15:45

Venue:  Room 202, Runme Shaw Building

All are welcome!

 

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