Where is life education?

Chin Wa LI, Ngar Sze Elsa LAU, Chun Yip TSE

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Promoting positive life values by fostering wisdom and compassion can bring hope to future humanity. This presentation will share how life education in terms of well-being and resilience can be promoted through cultivating mindfulness. Dr. Lau has developed curriculum and pedagogy of mindfulness and positive values education for pre-service and in-service teachers by introducing concepts and theories based on recent academic research. With approaches of engaging students in academic study with their daily life, a respectful and caring community is built in the class with self-reflection as key elements of transformation in cognitive, psychological and spiritual aspects. Provided with a safe and kind environment, students are encouraged to seek support. For knowledge transfer, students are encouraged to serve. Finally, I will share that how students are encouraged to engage in projects on positive values education with schools.

To enhance life and positive education, the practical community employs the viewpoints of Heaven (天), People (人), Things (物), and Self (我) to help undergraduates discover the happiness of mind, community, environment, and personal aspects. Mr Li will share his experience in teaching two life education courses: “Taste of Life: The meaning of Suffering and Hope (GEK1006)” and “Love’s Work – Cultivating Relations with Care (GEL1003)”, team members will share their experiences and explore how formal courses might help students have a better understanding of life's meaning and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Tse will introduce the “Generation Dialogue and Exchange Meeting” and share the experience of undergraduates' conversations with retired talents on “Birth, Old Age, Sickness, and Death”. Copyright © 2021 ICLT.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
EventInternational Conference on Learning and Teaching 2021 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 08 Dec 202110 Dec 2021


ConferenceInternational Conference on Learning and Teaching 2021
Abbreviated titleICLT 2021
CityHong Kong
Internet address


Li, C. W., Lau, N. S., & Tse, C. Y. (2021, December 8–10). Where is life education? [Seminar presentation]. International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2021 (ICLT 2021), The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.


  • Caring community
  • Generation dialogue
  • Life education
  • Mindfulness
  • Pre-service and in-service teachers
  • Communities of Practice (CoP) Output
  • CoP project code: T0234
  • Period: CoP 2019-2020


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