This project aims at incorporating an innovative perspective of ‘social justice’ in two undergraduate courses, with innovative in the sense of bringing social justice to a more prominent place in undergraduate teaching, thus contributing to student attainment of GILO of ethical decision making. By equipping students with a conceptual lens and analytical perspective of ‘social justice’, which aims at developing students ability to form a value judgement and discern issues of fairness and justice behind, students can move beyond analytical method such as cost-benefits analysis. The project design is re-organizing the teaching contents and adding ‘social justice’ as a perspective without affecting the overall course contents, so as to explore the effectiveness of applying social justice as a form of issue analysis and ethical decision making by engaging students in conceptual clarification and learning activities. Finally, a class of 27 and a class of 26 have separately been delivered three lectures of social justice teaching unit in the first seminar and the second seminar in 2017/2018 respectively. To analyze the effectiveness of the study unit, mixed methods of quantitative and qualitative research were adopted. Quantitatively, most of the participants filled in a pre-teaching questionnaire before the teaching, while a post-teaching questionnaire were completed after the teaching. Qualitatively, two focus groups were held to explore more in-depth insights into subjects’ thinking of the study unit. The following part will briefly report the result of the quantitative evaluation.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Chong, K. M. E. (2018). Teaching development grants final and financial report: Enhancing student learning through social justice education: Conceptual clarification, learning and teaching methods. Hong Kong: The Education University of Hong Kong.
- Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Report
- TDG project code: T0186
- Period: TDG 2016-2017
- Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
- Social justice
- Conceptual clarification
- Learning and teaching