【網上講堂Micro Module】江啟明博士:李約瑟大問題與大分流Needam’s Grand Question and the Great Divergence

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題目:李約瑟大問題與大分流(Needam’s Grand Question and the Great Divergence)

主講:江啟明博士(通識教育基礎課程講師)

語言:廣東話

平台:與自然對話 – 網上輔助課堂

長度:共三部分,首兩段各長十五分鐘,第三段約長三十分鐘。

相關文本 :In Dialogue with Nature – Text 10 – Why the Scientific Revolution Did Not Take Place in China–or Didn’t It? / Nathan Sivin

簡介:古代中國曾經在科學發展上領先世界,究竟是在什麼時候遭西方迎頭趕上?為什麼中國文明沒有發展出現代科學?江啟明博士整合社會學的不同角度去了解「李約瑟大問題」 (Needam’s Grand Question) 的重要性及各種可能的答案。他亦會談到大分流(Great divergence)的現象和成因,幫助同學了解「與自然對話」中文本十的相關討論。

連結:

1. Needham’s Grand Question  - 何謂「李約瑟大問題」?

2. Answers provided by Needham and before Needham - 各方專家試圖為「李約瑟大問題」尋找答案,由社會、經濟、文化、地理等各方面切入。

3. The Great Divergence and Its Causes - 大分流(Great divergence)的現象和成因

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UGFN1000, In Dialogue with Nature, requires students to read science-related classics on their own and to discuss the core questions brought up by the classics that are enduring in the history of human civilizations. As a 3-unit course, each week, a 1-hour session of lecture and a 2-hour session of interactive tutorial are dedicated for each of the 11 classics within UGFN syllabus. However, teachers and students often reported that the 1-hour lecture is insufficient to provide necessary background knowledge for the students to handle the specific classic text on their own. It is common that most of the time in the 2-hour interactive tutorial is used not for the discussion of the core questions but for the comprehension of the textual meaning of the classics.

The “In Dialogue with Nature – Supplementary courseware” website contains a suite of micro-modules for each classics. The basic idea is to have the micro-modules to give further background knowledge to the students in various aspects related to the comprehension of each specific classic text in addition to the corresponding 1-hour lecture. This allows freeing up the 2 hours invaluable face-to-face teacher-student interactive tutorial for deeper discussions and reflections on the core questions and be able to relate them to modern issues and themselves.

As of 2016/17 Term 1, the website includes: two types of materials:
  1) In Text 3-5, the materials are designed to give extra help on students with little prior knowledge on Physics, Biology and Chemistry.  
  2) In Text 7-11, there are videos on further explanations of the background, special topics, interesting issues that are related to each text.


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