Reading and Teaching Fiction
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About the teacher
Dr Max Hui-Bon-Hoa was born and raised in Hong Kong. He went to the U.S. for college and obtained his B.A. (English), and three M.A.s (English; TESOL; Education) from Stanford University. After a short stint in Taiwan, where he taught at Tunghai University (one year) and then National Taiwan University (three years), he returned to Hong Kong. He started his long teaching career at the University of Hong Kong in 1985, and was there until he took early retirement in 2012. In 1991, he obtained a Certificate in Advanced Study (Education) from Harvard University. After that, he pursued his doctorate at the Institute of Education (now merged with UCL) at the University of London on a part-time basis, and received his PhD in 1997. His specializations are: the teaching of literature, teaching language through literature, American literature, and the Bible as literature. Besides working at the university, he is also a teacher-trainer and a translator. He has trained high school and college teachers in Hong Kong, Macao, the China Mainland, and has translated 15 books.
This course takes a formalist approach to the teaching of literature and will cover the following:
• An introduction to the elements of fiction: setting, characterization, plot, theme(s), and point of view;
• An introduction to the characteristics of four subgenres within Fiction: Biblical parables, fairy tales, fables, and Greek myths;
• An explication of how the five elements of fiction function in the four genres;
• A discussion of a set of ready-made teaching materials (written by the course tutor himself) and how they can be used in the classroom
Course Dates: 22, 29 September 2019
|Start Date||22 Sep 2019 (Sun)|
|Time||2:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
- 2 meeting(s)
- 3 hours per meeting
- Hong Kong side (To be announced)
- Dr Max Hui-Bon-Hoa, BA, MA, MA, MA Stanford; PhD London
- Applicants are required to have reached the age of 18.
- Applicants are expected to have a good reading knowledge of English in order to enjoy the course.
- Course Fee : HK$1,200
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