EDA 3035 Promoting Social Justice in Schools 

Course Synopsis

This course aims to explore the concept of social justice in education. Students are encouraged to assess the extent to which the related public policy and laws are able to minimize favoritism, bias, and discrimination in Hong Kong schools and beyond. Students can examine how policies privilege certain groups in society, and how this can reproduce injustice within the system. The course asks students to examine their personal stance on social justice and the way this can influence them in promoting social justice through everyday teaching and daily life. Special attention is given to preparing new teachers to recognize the organic links between these issues and their professional practice.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

CILO1  develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts of social justice.

CILO2  use the key concepts to assess the existing related policies and laws in promoting social justice in multiple educational settings.

CILO3  examine personal stance of social justice in their future teaching contexts.

CILO4  demonstrate strategies in promoting social justice in teaching profession and everyday life.

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Selected Student Learning Outcomes (Oral Presentation)