Childcare, Elderly and Community Services (CECS)

Organizational Partner: Childcare, Elderly and Community Services (CECS) Department, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong

Lead:  Lorraine PAK Tang Siu-fan, Head of Department
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Key Words: Resident in: Other/Hong Kong; Working in: Other/Hong Kong; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education, Management, Policy/Commissioning, Publications/other/[education], Research/philosophy, Research/other/[vocational and professional education and training], Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Decision theory, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Other/education models and framework, pedagogy, values education, values in technology, values-based education, staff development]; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Child Health, Carer, Mental health/General, Mental health/other/[dementia, trauma], Nursing, Service user, Social care, Well-being, Other/care coordination

Brief Description of Work: VBP is a foundation directive of the department with on-going integration of VBP in every aspect of our programmes in child care and education, elderly care services and social work. Introduced originally by Reuben Woo, CECS developed a model of Values-Based Education based on knowledge generation through co-production by teachers, students and other stakeholders.  CECS also engages different private and non-governmental organizations to collaborate on the promotion and research into Values-Based Practice and values education. For example, there will be a collaboration with a private forest school in Hong Kong to conduct research on ‘youth aspiration’.

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WikiVBP Reference Library

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Key Areas of Collaboration

Core activities of the Centre are based around three inter-linked areas, Education, Regulation and Integration, together with crosscutting themes of Theory and Practice

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Values-based Surgical Care

Values-based practice in surgery is an innovative approach to decision making in surgery, linking science with people.


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The CUP Book Series

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