【全新暑期課程 UGEB2296】體驗農耕 「農業科技:體驗與再思」【Experiential learning summer course UGEB2296】 Experiencing and Rethinking Science and Technology in Agriculture

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農業是綜合了自然知識、人類需要和人文價值的藝術,它跟隨著科學和技術的發展而不斷演化。現代農業高度工業化,雖提高了糧食產量以支持全球人口的增長,但同時亦帶來可持續性、食物安全、生物科技、環境污染等多方面的道德議題。面對這些挑戰,「永續農業」應運而生;近數十年,這個強調可持續發展和自給自足的農業生態系統正日益受到重視。永續農業不僅是一種可持續糧食生產的科學實踐,更是一門與自然和諧共存的哲學。

本科除了透過傳統講課介紹同學現代農業的基礎知識和所引發的道德議題,亦會到訪永續農業發源地—澳洲,進行為期六天的體驗課,讓同學親身體驗永續農業的實踐。本科希望同學透過體驗學習,能對比現代農業和永續農業的主要原則和實踐,分析現代農業在當前社會衍生的道德議題,並就如何與大自然共存提出自己的看法。

日期:           2019年五月中至七月
地點:          香港中文大學(講課和研討會)、澳洲Djanbung Gardens(六天澳洲體驗課)
老師:          通識教育部李明博士
名額:           20人
授課語言:廣東話及英語
截止日期:2018年12月17日
面試:          2019年1月3日

大學通識教育部會負責課程、素膳食、露營住宿和轉車的基本費用。同學須自行預備往返香港和澳的機票和個人用品。有需要的同學可申請進一步的資助 。

申請辦法和詳情:
http://www5.cuhk.edu.hk/oge/index.php/tc/2011-06-24-02-57-02/2011-07-07-02-58-24/summer-courses

新科簡介會
日期:2018年11月23日
時間:5:30 pm
地點:ELB LT4
登記:https://webapp.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/ras/restricted/event?id=23896
廣東話進行


Agriculture is an art that integrates knowledge of nature with human needs and values. It continues to evolve with the advancement of scientific technology. Nowadays, the highly industrialized modern agriculture has greatly increased food production to support an ever-growing global population. Yet it also brings forth many global ethical concerns regarding sustainability, food safety, biotechnology, pollution, etc. In the past decades, increasing attention has been given to permaculture, an alternative agricultural practice that emphasizes development of durable and self-sufficient ecosystems in farming. Permaculture is not only a practice of sustainable food production; it is also a philosophy of living in harmony with nature.

In this course, students will gain understanding not only through lectures on the basics of modern agriculture and ethical issues arising from its practice, but also through practical experience of permaculture on a six-day study trip to Australia, the birthplace of permaculture. Through experiential learning, it is hoped that students who finish this course will be able to describe and compare major principles and practices of modern agriculture and those of permaculture, analyze the ethical issues related to modern agriculture in contemporary societies, and formulate personal views on how to live with nature.

Date:                mid-May to July, 2019
Venue:             CUHK
Djanbung Gardens, Australia
Teacher:         Dr. Li Ming Kenneth
Quota:             20
Language:     Cantonese and English
Application : by 12 December, 2018
Interview:      3 January, 2019

The Office of University General Education will cover all the basic costs of the study tour, including tuition, meals and accommodation. Students are responsible for arranging the air travels between Hong Kong and Australia, and any other personal items that will be needed during the trip (e.g. sleeping bags).

Application and details:
http://www5.cuhk.edu.hk/oge/index.php/en/teaching-a-learning/2011-07-04-07-07-54/summer-courses

Information session
Date:                23 November 2018
Time:               5:30 pm
Venue:             ELB LT4
Registration: https://webapp.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/ras/restricted/event?id=23896
In Cantonese

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