Message from Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

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The Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre (GHELC) seminar series offers faculty members valuable information on experiential learning, providing fundamentals of various key components of experiential learning, its practice and implementation. Through these seminars, the benefits for faculty members will be: intellectual stimulation; developing working relationships, especially interdisciplinary relationships; building a greater sense of intellectual community; learning new teaching and research methods; and learning about new opportunities.

Date: 9 April 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Run Run Shaw Building Room321, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Dr. Winnie Leung and Professor Patrick Y.K. Chau (Faculty of Business and Economics)

Abstract
Building from the core principles of experiential learning, the speakers will be discussing the challenges and opportunities present in evaluating experiential learning course. The speakers will describe the assessment methods of student reflections, building relationships with community and obtaining feedback, and how faculty scholarship can emerge from implementing service learning.

About the Speakers
Dr. Winnie Leung joined HKU as Teaching Consultant in 2010. She is a CPA in Hong Kong with practical experience in banking and accounting. Dr. Leung is passionate towards teaching and learning. Her enthusiasm and devotion in teaching has earned her high recognition for teaching excellence. She was given the Outstanding Teacher Award (Undergraduate Teaching) by the Faculty of Business and Economics in 2012. Beyond the classroom, Dr. Leung has been the programme coordinator of “Business Consulting Practicum” which is an experiential learning course for students to gain practical experience of working with business clients (local SMEs and social enterprises) in solving “real-life” problems related to their studies. Dr. Leung’s research interests include Financial Accounting and Corporate Governance.

Professor Patrick Chau is Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include issues related to IS/IT adoption and implementation, information presentation and model visualization, electronic commerce and knowledge management. He has been Associate Dean (Undergraduate) in the Faculty and a Visiting Professor in different universities including Dalian University of Technology, Tsinghua University (Beijing), Australian National University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Zhejiang University. He has received many international awards and recognitions including Top 1% Scholar based on ISIs Essential Science Indicators (ESI) in 2009 and 2010, and Chang Jiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education, the People’s Republic of China in 2010.

URL: http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=21886

Should you have any enquiries, please send email to Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre at ghelc@hku.hk.