On 15 Dec, 2021, “The Second Macau Forum on Education in Humanities and Social Sciences – Construction of Campus Culture in extraordinary times” (organized by FAH-CCHC) was held successfully in E34-G019.
Ho Yu, principal of Escola Xin Hua, said at the forum that Escola Xin Hua takes “one centre, one platform and one base” as the main criterion to construct the campus culture of school and encourage the teachers and students therein to learn more about Chinese history and culture. At the forum, the principal of Kwong Tai Middle School, Chan Kin Pong, mentioned the campus construction of Kwong Tai Middle School, hoping that teachers and students can have “vigour, health and determination” in their work and study, so that campus staff and students of Kwong Tai Middle School can expose their competence, talents and qualities to the society.
Professor Zhang Jiuling showed the techniques for chanting poetry in the forum. Prof. Zhang told the attending guests that The Book of Songs is in nature more musical than literal. Hence teaching students chanting techniques can also help them deepen their understanding of Chinese history and culture. Professor Sun Jianrong wished that primary and secondary schools in Macao could introduce the Western ideas and principles as the teaching method, as the international schools are doing, but still should keep the characteristics of Chinese culture into the construction of campus culture. He also wished that the campus culture of schools in Macao could be eclectic, helpful and unique for students in their 12-year compulsory education.
The forum on “Construction of Campus Culture in Extraordinary times” completed successfully in an engaging discussion among principals and professors.
The guests attending this forum include: Ho Yu, principal of Escola Xin Hua, Chan Kin Pong, principal of Kwong Tai Middle School, Prof. Zhang Jiuling from Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM), Fan Yimin, director of Journal Foco Macau, Prof. Yang Bin from Department of History of FAH of UM, Sun Jianrong, Dean of University International College (UIC) of Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), Prof. Tam Mei Leng, Prof. Wang Mingyu and Prof. Ma Wan Cham from Department of Chinese Language and Literature of UM-FAH, Prof. Yeung Siu Kwai from Faculty of Education (FED) of UM, Prof. Chen Zhong from Confucius Institute of UM, Ms. Xu Huifang and Mr. Calvin from Faculty of Business and Administration (FBA) of UM, Dr. Cheang Neng Ian, Deputy Director of CCHC and more than 30 Chinese cultural promotion ambassadors of FAH-CCHC.