Teaching sexual diversity in Hong Kong: Challenging homophobia

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The author discusses the importance of educating students to increase their awareness of homophobia and the impact that this can have on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Kwok describes the unique learning experiences of 20 social work undergraduate students attending a course that explores sexual diversity. Students reflect on their learning experiences the significant incidents they encounter and how they interpret their experiences. Selected student provide weekly written journals to reflect and make meaning of their experiences. The students find the learning experience valuable in challenging their homophobia and learn to embrace diversity and human rights facilitated by exchanges with guest speakers and action projects collaborating with sexual minority groups. Feedback from students and recommendations for developing further learning directions in this area of work are discussed. Copyright © 2012 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Chinese perspective on teaching and learning
EditorsBetty C. ENG
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Electronic)9780203347157, 9781136597091
ISBN (Print)9780415895941
Publication statusPublished - 2012



Kwok, D. K. (2012). Teaching sexual diversity in Hong Kong: Challenging homophobia. In B. C. Eng (Ed.), A Chinese perspective on teaching and learning (pp. 121-137). New York: Routledge.