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Course Calender

CUSA0013 Experiencing Local Ecosystems 生態全接觸

This programme on local ecosystems will be offered for gifted students from The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education. This course will give an overview of the nature of various local ecosystems, in-particular on woodlands and streams. The course will also focus on the conservation status of the local ecosystems. Students will gain hands-on experience on ecological research, and they will learn a lot about local organisms through identification of the organisms at the field.


Organising units:
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
  • School of Life Sciences, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Discuss, understand and interpret issues related to environmental science;
  2. Identify key factors and organisms within the eco-balance of local habitats;
  3. Establish relevant hypotheses and conduct analysis to test the validity of these hypotheses using data collected in the field and reach meaningful conclusions about relationships within local ecosystems;
  4. Undertake local field work to collect data with appropriate sampling designs and the appropriate use of equipment;
  5. Identify the causes and impact of environmental change on local habitats within the context of established scientific theory.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Exercise and assignment
  3. Experiments
  4. Discussion of case
  5. Field-trip
  6. Projects
Medium of Instruction:   Chinese
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Selected response or exam
  3. Presentation
  4. Other
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  1
Expected applicants:   S1 - S3 students
Organising period:  

September to November 2010; October to November 2011; November 2012 to December 2012

Application method:   Submit application form to Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Others:   A Certificate of Completion will be issued to participant who satisfied the attendance requirement and meet the programme requirements by HKAGE.