Dr. PANG Kam Moon

Office of University
General Education


Dr. Kam Moon PANG is Senior Lecturer, General Education Foundation Programme. He initially joined Department of Physics in 2001 and transferred to the Office of General Education in 2012.

Dr. Pang graduated with a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Hong Kong and obtained his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Physics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Joining the General Education Programme for over 10 years, Dr. Pang teaches general education courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students from various disciplines. In addition to classroom teaching and course development, Dr. Pang has a passion for sharing general education knowledge with colleagues and students, he write science books and give talks and seminars on general education level. His enthusiasm in teaching is well appreciated and he was awarded the Exemplary Teaching Award by the Faculty of Science in 2010 and the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education in 2011.


Design of Discussion Topics and Facilitation of Group Discussion of Euclid’s Element in a General Education Course

The past two decades saw a shift of the centre from teachers to students in Hong Kong education. One aim of a student-centred pedagogy is to help students acquire an ability to articulate their own ideas effectively in writing and in oral communication by engaging them in self-learning, for example, reading. In CUHK, much effort has been paid to promote a culture of reading and peer-discussion in general education (GE). However, choice of teaching materials, topic selection and facilitation of group discussion of science issues in a GE course are a challenging task. Euclid's Elements has been referred to as one of the most influential classics ever written. This book shows essential features of modern science and is an instrumental example to demonstrate the differences among analytical, logical and associative thinking. In this talk, I will use Elements as an example to share with you how to design discussion topics for a science text and facilitate group discussion in a GE course.