Worldwide experts discuss whole person education development at HKBU international conference
01 Nov 2019
The Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies at HKBU co-organised a conference on 27-28 September entitled “The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education: Its Philosophy and Endeavour from Within and Abroad”. The conference, which was held at HKBU and sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, explored present practices and future strategies for whole person education and was attended by more than a hundred local and overseas scholars and members of the general public.
The three keynote speakers included Professor Li Chenyang of Nanyang Technological University, Professor Gregory Poole of Doshisha University and Professor Lo Ping-cheung of the HKBU Department of Religion and Philosophy. Around 40 expert speakers were also invited from institutions across the globe to deliver papers at the event.
Through a series of sessions, the two-day conference brought together scholars to explore new visions of how to improve the quality of education in the East Asia region and jointly find ways to promote whole person education.