Research Output per year
Chinese Name : 莫家棟
Variants : Mok, F.
Francis Mok is lecturer of the Dept. of Social Science starting from July 2011. Before joining HKIEd (now EdUHK), he was instructor at the City University of Hong Kong for more than ten years, teaching courses on political philosophy, moral philosophy, applied ethics, and public administration. The courses he is currently teaching include Hong Kong Studies, Animal Rights, Environmental Justice, and Issues of Critical Citizenship.
His MPhil thesis is on the concept of rights and the significance of being a right-holder; in his PhD dissertation, he examined the kind of moral judgment that could be passed on different categories of civilians participating in the Cultural Revolution of China.
His current research interests include (i) the moral responsibility of civilian participants in political movements, (ii) the intellectual foundations of the idea of pragmatic politics as championed by the HKSAR government, (iii) the moral foundation of public support of homeownership, and (iv) the understanding and practice of critical thinking in primary and secondary schools.
Apart from teaching in universities, he was regularly invited by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR to give seminars and workshops on human rights and social ethics to primary and secondary school teachers.
Moral responsibility of civilian participants in politics/political movements in totalitarian regimes.
The intellectual foundations of the idea of pragmatic politics.
The moral foundation of public support of homeownership.
Scopus ID : 55614679100
Research output: Book/Report › Book
A critical evaluation of the understanding of critical thinking by school teachers: The case of Hong KongMOK, K. T. F. & YUEN, W. W. T., Apr 2016, In : Citizenship, Social and Economics Education. 15, 1, p. 28-44
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
The ethics of admission and rejection of immigrants: The case of children born in Hong Kong to mainland parentsMOK, K. T. F., 2016, Ethical dilemmas in public policy: The dynamics of social values in the east-west context of Hong Kong. YUNG, B. & YU, K. (eds.). Singapore: Springer-Verlag, p. 81-110
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
The promise and failure of pragmatism: Implications for policy deliberations and citizenship educationMOK, K. T. F., Jul 2015.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper