Professor John Erni shares on openness


陳錦榮教授探討開放精神

Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU (second from left) presents a souvenir to Dr Victor Fung Chairman of the Fung Hon Chu Foundation and Group Chairman of the Fung Group (second from right)


浸大校董會暨諮議會主席鄭恩基先生(左二)致送紀代品予馮漢柱慈善基金主席及馮氏集團主席馮國經博士(右二)

Date: 11 Sep 2018 (Tuesday)

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HKBU Endowed Chair Professor John Erni shares insights on critical diversity at inaugural lecture

浸大冠名講座教授陳錦榮教授就職講座談體現開放精神

HKBU held an inaugural lecture yesterday by Professor John Erni, Head of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, who was awarded the title of The Fung Hon Chu Endowed Chair of Humanics, on “How Do We Inhabit Openness? Rethinking Whole Person Education”.

Citing his research and community service on ethnic minorities, Professor Erni shared his thinking on the question of “openness”, which he believes can reinvigorate the ethos of Whole Person Education, particularly through the concept of “critical diversity”. Discussing inclusion and the “strangers” around us, Professor Erni said that from a humanistic, anthropological and cultural perspective, the designation of the “whole person” demands our ability to navigate among the boundedness of society, the groundedness of our lived experience, and the openness of a seemingly boundless horizon.

The Fung Hon Chu Endowed Chair of Humanics was established with the generous donation from the Fung Hon Chu Foundation in 2006.

浸大昨日舉行就職講座,由人文及創作系系主任兼馮漢柱基金全人教育講座教授陳錦榮教授主講「如何體現開放精神?全人教育的再思」。

陳教授在講座中,以他的少數族裔研究和社會服務為例,分享他在「開放精神這課題上的獨特見解,並闡釋如何透過「批判多元」這概念,為全人教育理念注入新的活力。在有關共融和「陌生人」的討論中,他指出要達致「全人」,大家需要有能力駕馭社會的局限性、有實在的生活經驗,以及近乎無際視野的開放態度。

馮漢柱基金全人教育講座教授席由馮漢柱慈善基金於2006年捐資成立。