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The Free Education from Charity to Compulsory: History of Hong Kong Education
GE2022-22
The Free Education from Charity to Compulsory: History of Hong Kong Education
百年來的「免費教育」——香港教育發展史
 
在香港成長的新一代,從小都會聽過「十二年免費教育」,即是香港政府透過公營小學及中學,免費為青少年提供十二年教育。「免費教育」這政策自七十年代初在香港推行,由最初的六年小學教育,後來擴展至包括三年初中教育。此外,辦學團體由早年各自營運的教育機構、團體,至有系統地改革與標準化教學內容及成果,當中的困難和堅持亦值得今日重溫。

此活動分為兩節,包括一節講座及一節互動教學遊戲,讓學生了解香港教育發展。回首了解舊日教育制度,讓我們重新思考學習的意義和目的,同時亦加強我們對歷史及研究的興趣。

The current generation of young, Hong Kong adults most likely grew up with an assumption of “12 years’ free education”, as per the HKSAR Government’s policy of providing free primary and secondary education to children and youngsters through the public schools system. The “Free education” policy was first introduced in Hong Kong in the early 1970s. From self-founded and self-funded education up to the standardisation of learning outcomes, we shall look into the difficulties the current system’s predecessors faced and their perseverance in the face of  change.
 
This two-session programme consists of a talk and an immersive adventure, where students will experience the development and advancement of education in Hong Kong. Revisiting the historical education system helps us to reflect on the meaning of education and enhances our interest in history and historical research.
 
 
GE2022-22A: Talk
 
香港教育的歷史與創辦香港大學的挑戰
History of Hong Kong Education System and the Challenges of Founding HKU

我們可能熟知現時香港的教育制度,但遠早於殖民前的香港教育又是怎樣的呢?港識多史與你回到早年香港教育的發展,由「卜卜齋」私塾、中式教育和由慈善機構辦學開始,了解引入西方教育對香港的發展及促成香港大學建成的因由。

What was education like before English colonisation (pre-1841)? Let’s journey backwards to look into the early stages of the Hong Kong education system, including private tuition, the Chinese educative style, and education provided by charitable and religious institutions (e.g. churches). How did the education system develop from a disorganised conglomeration of teaching settings and styles to the organisation of the Education Bureau and HKU?
   
Speaker:港識多史 We Toast HK
Date: 3/3/2023 (Friday)
Time:7:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue:KK101, KK Leung Building, HKU
Language:Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation in English will be available upon request by 24/2)
 
Registration:
Students & Staff: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=85974 

Alumni and Public: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=85975 
 
 
GE2022-22B: Social Game

互動與沉浸式教學遊戲,讓參加者從中學習香港歷史。學生將設身於1900年代的香港,作為不同角色和社會的持份者,學生可以按照當時社會事件作出決定,改變前人創造的「歷史」,成為新的「今日」與「未來」。這些決定會創造出怎樣的香港?又會如何影響到香港教育與香港大學成立的歷史?

Interactive and immersive activities for students to learn about Hong Kong history. Students will play different roles and be placed in the background of the 1900s in Hong Kong. With different social events, students can decide their “future”. What will Hong Kong become? Will Hong Kong’s education development and the foundation of HKU still be the same as today? The future is in your hands.
 
Date: 17/3/2023 (Fri)
Time:7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue:GE Gatherland 240 (MB 240, 2/F, Main Building)
Language:English
Quota:20 (HKU students only)
 
Registration starts on 19/1/2023 (Thu) 10:00 
HKU Students Only - https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=85976

Schedule:
Date Time Venue
03 Mar 2023 19:00 - 20:30 KK101, KK Leung Building, HKU
17 Mar 2023 19:00 - 21:00 GE Gatherland 240 (MB 240, 2/F, Main Building)
Bio of Instructor(s) 導師簡介:

港識多史 WeToastHK

 
「港識多史|香港歷史社會研究社」致力推廣及普及香港歷史、文化,以輕鬆、簡單的手法讓大家了解香港的故事。自2016年成立至今,多次就有關香港歷史、文化及社會議題受中外媒體訪問,包括《美國之音》(Voice of America)、《南華早報》(South China Morning Post)、《明報》、《香港電台》等,亦獲邀出席多個研討會及座談會,包括由牛津大學香港學者協會舉辦的牛津香港論壇。港識多史同時推出多本香港歷史書目,包括《教科書不會教的36 個歷史人物》、《東方之珠的三斤釘:25個奠基香港的歷史故事》及《三斤釘上的浮城——25個香港日常歷史故事》,皆於出版月內即登上書店暢銷榜。
 
WeToastHK is a self-organised research community founded in 2016. Specialising in Hong Kong history and culture, the group aims to promote history to a wider audience. Determined to keep the multifaceted Hong Kong history alive, WeToastHK issues featured articles in various media, as well as publishing books and featured articles on its website.