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Political Sciences and Public Administration Series: How to deliver a balanced lecture with sensitive political content? The role of teachers

Course Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
1.5 hours
Course Fee
3762 0868
2571 0630
How to Apply

The course aims to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills how to discuss sensitive political content in classroom, and the key role of teachers to guide such discussions with students with balance, tolerance and respect.

The role of teachers is discussed in this short course, focusing on how we can deliver a balanced lecture with sensitive political content. The role of teachers is ideally to present different perspectives on a topic, guiding students to think analytically and critically, and to encourage a diversity of views with tolerance. Yet, a teacher’s role is arguably different from a political participant, who may have views and who engage in actions that have the unintended consequence of changing the proper role of teacher. In the world of political sensitivities, the multidimensional role of a teacher will be explored and examined in this course.   


Prof. Sonny Lo

Deputy Director (Arts and Sciences), HKU SPACE
President of the Hong Kong Political Science Association from 2012 to 2016

Days / Time
  • Saturday, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$150 (Admitted students should provide a valid, correct email address. If the admitted applicants do not receive the ZOOM URL three days before the course commences, it is the responsibility of applicants to check with Programme Team via The class will not be recorded or shared after class. Paid fee is not refundable - only except the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.)

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.