Lingnan University established the “Jockey Club Hong Kong History Learning Programme” with the generous donation of HK$14.83 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Launching ceremony of the Programme was held on 29 April at the University’s campus. Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education, Ms Irene Chan, The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Head of Charities (Communication and Engagement), President Leonard K Cheng and Prof Lau Chi-pang, Coordinator of Lingnan University’s Hong Kong and South China Historical Research Programme and Director of the Jockey Club Hong Kong History Learning Programme officiated at the ceremony.
The Jockey Club Hong Kong History Learning Programme, an unprecedented one both in nature and scope, is a three-year project to be implemented by the Hong Kong and South China Historical Research Programme of Lingnan University. Targeted at all primary and secondary school students and teachers in Hong Kong, the Programme aims to develop a set of teaching and learning resources delving into the breadth of Hong Kong history in supporting the key learning area of “Personal, Social and Humanities Education” of the primary and secondary curriculum.
The programme comprises five key components including development of teaching kits on Hong Kong history, thematic seminars, study tours, oral history workshops and mobile exhibitions. Under the Programme, Lingnan University will develop free Hong Kong history teaching and learning resources for primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, with not less than 75 topics covering areas in geography, politics, economy, society, cultural, biography, buildings and other thematic records.
Meanwhile, during the project period the University will organise some 80 activities to cultivate in students and teachers a more in-depth understanding on Hong Kong’s development and changes, and educate the younger generation on ways to preserve Hong Kong’s precious history collectively as well as a sense of how to understand history.
Over the past few months, the Programme has worked with about 60 primary and secondary schools on the implementation of related teaching and learning activities, including conducting pilot teaching and review on the teaching kits, and participating in thematic seminars, study tours, oral history workshops and mobile exhibitions.
For more details about the Programme, please visit the website: www.ln.edu.hk/hkschrp/jchkhlp/introduction-cht.php