Science at Peace with Religion? – Creating a Dialogue between the Dialogues
Chu Lee Julie Chiu, Tsz Chun Choy, Wai Ming Ho, Kam Moon Pang and Wing Hung Wong
The “More In-depth Reading” (MOIRE) platform for the General Education Foundation Programme (GEFP) has various interactive features, including micro-modules and online discussion questions. It aims to establish a connection between the two compulsory courses of GEFP, In Dialogue with Nature and In Dialogue with Humanity, so that students’ learning of the two courses becomes a truly integrative, inter-disciplinary experience. Specifically, the project offers the opportunity for in-depth reflection on the compatibility between science and religion from the perspectives of four different groups of people, namely, “giants” in Western science, contemporary religious leaders, Judeo-Christian theologians, and Chinese and German philosophers. Four themes will be addressed: “God’s Existence in a Clockwork Universe”, “Evolutionism or Creationism?”, “Creation in the Judeo-Christian Tradition”, and “The Need of Morality-from Kant to Confucius”. This poster presentation will demonstrate how the above-named interactive features can be used for a flipped-classroom mode of teaching to inspire in-depth reflection on the issues in question.