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Media Education in Hong Kong: From Civic Education to Curriculum Reform

Dr Chi-kim Cheung.

The central theme of this paper centers around media education; dealing with its relationship with civic education, and the need to have it implemented in response to curriculum reform in Hong Kong.
This paper first describes the aims and objectives of media education, then looks at the relationship between media education and civic education, traces the place of media education in the development of civic education in Hong Kong, and finally, argues for the need to implement media education into the secondary curriculum in response to the proposed curriculum reform in Hong Kong.


Dr Chi-kim Cheung  (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
University of Hong Kong

Dr. Cheung is the Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He is an experienced teacher at the secondary and university levels, specializing in business and economics education, personal and social education, and media education. He is a member of the school management board of 4 secondary and 3 primary schools, as well as the supervisor of a primary school. Dr. Cheung is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Media Education.

  • Media Education
  • Hong Kong
  • Curriculum Reform
  • Civic Education

(30 min Conference Paper, English)