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Academic Gordon Mathews: Why I am staying in Hong Kong – for now

Hong Kong Free Press

“Critical thinking” — training students to examine the evidence from multiple perspectives and reach their own carefully considered judgement — has long been seen as the holy grail of Hong Kong university teaching, as has incessantly been emphasised to professors in recent decades. In classes like “Globalization and Culture,” “Culture of Hong Kong,” “Humans and Culture,” and “Meanings of Life” I have worked very hard to do this; indeed, teaching critical thinking has been the ideal by which I have tried to live my professional and professorial life. 

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