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Higher Education in a Machine Age 4


Time 09:30 - 12:30


Rev Dr Bernard Wong

Rev Dr Louie Kin Yip

Dr Jonathan Cheung

Dr Sisi Wang

Rev Dr Richard Carter



Organiser :

 - FaSCoRe, HKU

 - Lumina College


agenda4 reading

Higher Education in a Machine Age 4:
Community responses to machine culture

This series of round-table discussions considers Christian perspectives on the impact that technological thinking has had on higher education.

Building on the discussions from Sessions 1, 2, and 3, this session looks at positive ways of framing education, which may have the richness to withstand technological reduction.

Agenda for Session 4.

We will hold this discussion by Zoom.

Frame 1: Covenant
Speaker: Rev Dr Bernard Wong
Readings: Palmer, Parker (1993). “Chapter 5: To teach is to create a space…” (pp. 69-87) and “Chapter 6: ...In which obedience to truth is practiced” (pp. 88-105) in To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey. (New York, NY: Harper Collins.)

Frame 2: Creation
Rev Dr Louie Kin Yip
Readings: Walterstorff, Nicholas (2004). "Chapter 2: Teaching for Shalom: on the Goal of Christian Collegiate Education" (pp. 10-26) and "Chapter 9: The Project of a Christian University in a Postmodern Culture" (pp. 109-134) in Educating for Shalom: Essays on Christian Higher Education. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing.)

Frame 3: Diversity
Dr Jonathan Cheung
Readings: Postman, Neil (1996). "Chapter 4: Gods that may serve" (pp. 59-87) and "Chapter 8: The Law of Diversity" (pp. 143-171) in The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School. (New York, NY: Vintage Books.)

Frame 4: Suffering
Dr Sisi Wang
Readings: Friere, Paulo (2018). "Chapter 2" (pp. 71-86) in Pedagogy of the Oppressed. (New York: NY: Bloomsbury Academic.)

Frame 5: Redemption
Rev Dr Richard Carter
Luther’s Large Catechism. LC I: lines 26-28. On “Ten Commandments.
Luther’s Small Catechism. SC II: lines 1-2. On “First Article of the Creed.
Book of Concord. Epitome I: lines 1-10. On “The Formula of Concord.
Bonhoeffer, Diedrich (1965). “Civil Courage” (pp.21-23) and “Feeling for Quality” (pp. 31-33) in I Loved This People. (Louisville, KY: John Knox Press.)
Quoist, Michael (1963). “Jesus Rebukes the daughters of Jerusalem” in Prayers. (New York, NY: Sheed and Ward.)

Session dates:

7th Nov. 2020:
Has machine culture kidnapped higher education? 

5th Dec. 2020:
My faith, my discipline, my machine culture

6th Feb. 2021:
The totalising effects of machine culture in higher education  

6th Mar. 2021:
Community responses to machine culture

10th Apr. 2021:
Charting the future and engaging with technology