Big History and Collective Learning 2017/18

Co-organized by Advanced Learning Experiences Division, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, and

Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Supported by The Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Project Overview

For an overview of Big History and Collective Learning, please visit: https://www.hkage.org.hk/en/students/student/programmes/big-history-and-collective-learning

Introduction /

Moving on to its second year, the Big History and Collective Learning (BHCL) Project develops with an ambition to further promote and create a Big History learning community in Hong Kong by immersing students in a 6-day intensive Summer Day Camp in the exploration of: how will/should humanity cope with the coming challenge of Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century, with the experience from Big History

Day 1 consists of two keynote lectures on the two themes - Sustainability and Artifical Intelligence. Day 2 to Day 5 consist of a series of lectures covering topics across critical thresholds in Big History Project #. The Camp culminates in the Student Forums on Day 6 where students extrapolate our future around the two key themes. We hope to inspire our younger generation to discover new perspectives to address our real-world global challenges.

# For details of Big History Project, please visit: https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive.



Public Lectures and Summer Day Camp 

Title ( Course Code) Date and Time Target Participant Venue Application Application Deadline

Collaboration with HKUST - Big History and Collective Learning (BHCL/SDC/001)

  • Public Lectures 
  • Summer Day Camp (Students ONLY)

16 - 21 July 2018 

9:30am -12:00nn

1:00pm - 5:00pm

All secondary school students in Hong Kong

HKUST

Photo Guidebook

Application Closed

11 July 2018 (Wed)

5:00 p.m. 

Teachers and parents are also welcome to join the Public Lectures on 16 July 2018 (Monday). Application Closed. 

Online application made on / before: Result Announcement Date:
31 May 2018 (Thu) 1 Jun 2018 (Fri), 5:00 p.m.
21 Jun 2018 (Thu)

22 Jun 2018 (Fri), 5:00 p.m.

27 Jun 2018 (Fri), 5:00 p.m. (Updated)

11 Jul 2018 (Wed) 12 Jul 2018 (Thu), 5:00 p.m.

Schedule and Content

Keynote Lectures - Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence 

Day 1: 

16 July 2018 (Mon)                              

9:30-12:00                              

Opening Ceremony cum Public Lecture I: Keynote Lecture on Sustainability and Big History

Prof. LAU Kai Hon Alexis, Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Mr. PESOLI Emanuele, International Baccalaureate (IB)

LSK G012, HKUST   
13:00-15:00      
Public Lecture II: Keynote Lecture on Artificial Intelligence

Prof. CHIN Tai Hong Roland, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
LSK G012, HKUST

15:00-17:00                                                    

Preparation for Student Forum and Consultation with Professors

LSK G012, HKUST               

Sustainability and Humanity










Day 2:

17 July 2018 (Tue)                               

9:30-12:00                                                  

Big History and Collective Learning Lecture Series - Lecture I: From the Big Bang to Life on Earth

Prof. LAU Kai Hon Alexis, Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

LSK G012, HKUST         
13:00-15:00

Big History and Collective Learning Lecture Series - Lecture II: “Success” of Homo Sapiens and Cognitive Revolution 

Prof. LAU Kai Hon Alexis, Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

LSK G012, HKUST
15:00-17:00

Big History and Collective Learning Lecture Series - Lecture III: Sustainability Challenges in the 21st Century 

Prof. LAU Kai Hon Alexis, Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

LSK G012, HKUST



Day 3: 

18 July 2018 (Wed)      

9:30-12:00    Tutorial Session I: Preparation for Student Forum and Consultation with Professors

Room 6602, Lift 31 -32, HKUST            

13:00-15:00 Tutorial Session II: Preparation for Student Forum and Consultation with Professors Room 6602, Lift 31 -32, HKUST
15:00-17:00 Tutorial Session III: Preparation for Student Forum and Consultation with Professors Room 6602, Lift 31 -32, HKUST

Science and Humanity









Day 4:

19           July 2018 (Thu)                

9:30-12:00                                              

Big History and Collective Learning Lecture Series - Lecture IV: Human Society before Science Revolution

Prof. NG Tai Kai, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE)

LSK G012, HKUST
13:00-15:00   

Big History and Collective Learning Lecture Series - Lecture V: Science and Modern World

Prof. NG Tai Kai, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE)

LT-B, HKUST
15:00-17:00 

Big History and Collective Learning Lecture Series - Lecture VI: Towards the 21st Century (Rebuilding Humanity?)

Prof. NG Tai Kai, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE)

LT-B, HKUST



Day 5: 

20 July 2018 (Fri)   

9:30-12:00 Tutorial Session IV: Preparation for Student Forum and Consultation with Professors Room 6602, Lift 31 -32, HKUST
13:00-15:00  Tutorial Session V: Preparation for Student Forum and Consultation with Professors Room 6602, Lift 31 -32, HKUST
15:00-17:00  Tutorial Session VI: Preparation for Student Forum and Consultation with Professors Room 6602, Lift 31 -32, HKUST

Student Forums - Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence



Day 6:     

21 July 2018 (Sat)

(Updated)

9:30-12:00                           

Student Forum I: Forum on Sustainability                                                                 

Room 6602, Lift 31 -32, HKUST
12:00-14:00 Farewell Feast  HKUST 
14:00-16:00   

Student Forum II: Forum on Artificial Intelligence

Room 6602, Lift 31 -32, HKUST
16:00-17:00  

Closing Ceremony 

Room 6602, Lift 31 -32, HKUST


HKUST Venue (Photo Guidebook)

LSK G012 - G012,  Lee Shau Kee Business Building 

LT-B - Lam Woo Lecture Theatre

Room 6602 - Lung Kai Lam Theater (Room 6602)


Enquiries

For enquiries, please contact us at 3940 0101 or via email ale@hkage.org.hk.