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Dear Colleagues,

The Experiential Learning Fund (Second Round, 2016/17) is now open to all faculty members for implementing experiential learning projects and activities into undergraduate courses and curriculum.

1. Experiential Learning Fund (ELF)

The ELF supports faculties to introduce, expand or enhance experiential learning in their undergraduate curricula.

2. Individual Consultation for Experiential Learning Project Opportunities

Please feel free to contact our lecturers, Amia Cheung at 2219 4877 or amia@hku.hk

Please visit http://ghelc.hku.hk/potential-experiential-learning-opportunities/ for the experiential learning project opportunities.

3. GHELC Student Preparation and Training Workshops 2016-17

GHELC offers a comprehensive set of tailor-made workshops that provides both generic and specific knowledge to prepare students for their experiential learning projects. Faculties are also welcome to propose new workshop topics.

Please visit http://ghelc.hku.hk/student-workshops/ for the list of workshops.

For further enquiries, please feel free to reach us at 2241 5868 or ghelc@hku.hk

Yours Sincerely,
Professor Ian Holliday
Director
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre
http://ghelc.hku.hk/

At the first annual Common Core and Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Student Festival held on Apr 27, 2016, students blended their creativity into a huge showcase of talent. Teachers and students displayed and talked about their work and ventures, through which they have demonstrated their interdisciplinary innovation and prowess.

Thank you all for your excellent work and participation. See you again in the Student Festival next year!

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Halls & Society Forum

Halls & Society Forum
Date: 23 January 2016 (Saturday)
Time : 09:30 – 17:00
Venue : Multi-purpose Zone, 3/F, Main Library and Sun Yat Sen Place (the “Happy Park”), The University of Hong Kong.

Aims:
To appreciate and discuss the challenges facing hall/residential education in The University of Hong Kong

Themes:
Staff and students will share their views on hall/residential education and related co-curricular activities under these themes:

  1.  From past to present
  2.  Intellectual training and experiential learning
  3.  Society and Community immersion
  4.  The Way Forward

Forum Activities:

  1.  Panel discussions / Deliberation sessions / Oral presentations / Open sharing
  2.  Poster presentations


Onsite registration possible, but no guarantee of indoor places

For enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Michelle Cheng, Tel: 3917-1276, email: mcwtung@hku.hk
Mr.  Edmond Yeung, Tel: 3917-8105, email: yeung.edmond@hku.hk

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Message from Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

Dear Colleagues,

The Experiential Learning Fund (Second Round, 2015/16) is now open to all faculty members for implementing experiential learning projects and activities into undergraduate courses and curriculum.

1. Experiential Learning Fund (ELF)

The ELF supports faculties to introduce, expand or enhance experiential learning in their undergraduate curricula.

2. Individual Consultation for Experiential Learning Project Opportunities

Please feel free to contact our lecturers
Amia Cheung at 2219 4877 or amia@hku.hk
Dennis Cheung at 2219 4828 or denniskkcheung@hku.hk

Please visit http://ghelc.hku.hk/potential-experiential-learning-opportunities/ for the experiential learning project opportunities.

3. GHELC Student Preparation and Training Workshops 2015-16

GHELC offers a comprehensive set of tailor-made workshops that provides both generic and specific knowledge to prepare students for their experiential learning projects. Faculties are also welcome to propose new workshop topics.

Please visit http://ghelc.hku.hk/student-workshops/ for the list of workshops.

For further enquiries, please feel free to reach us at 2241 5868 or ghelc@hku.hk

Yours Sincerely,
Albert Ko
Director
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre
http://ghelc.hku.hk/

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Coordinated by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Date: 16 June 2015, Tuesday
Time: 12:15 – 14:00 (Hot lunch will be served.)
Venue: Multi-purpose Zone, 3/F Main Library

Co-chairs:
Professor Grahame Bilbow, Director of Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU
Professor Dai Hounsell, Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh
Dr Albert Ko, Director, Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre, HKU

Panellists:
Mr Wilson Chow, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Professional Legal Education
Dr Wilton Fok, Principal Lecturer, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Prof Samson Tse, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education), Director of Experiential Learning, Faculty of Social Sciences

Abstract:
This particular Join-the-Conversation event focuses on assessing experiential learning. We would like to take the opportunity to share with you some of our preliminary findings regarding effective approaches of assessing experiential learning at HKU and elsewhere from the literature. To date, we have conducted informal interviews with nine teachers and two students at HKU, consulted experts and scholars within and outside of HKU, and compiled three Wise Assessment Briefings about the topic, detailing a range of assessment practices in capstone projects and dissertations, courses and programmes, as well as the ethical dimensions in experiential learning.

In the panel-led discussion, our panellists will outline assessment practices in their programmes or courses that involve experiential learning and invite questions and discussions. Copies of the relevant Wise Assessment Briefings will be provided for participants.


For information on registration, please contact Ms Ivy Lai by email laichun2@hku.hk.

Message from Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

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Dear Colleagues,

The Experiential Learning Fund (2015/16) is now open to all faculty members for implementing experiential learning projects and activities into undergraduate courses and curriculum. Poster exhibitions and information session will be held on campus to give you more ideas on the funding requirement, supports and immediately available experiential learning project opportunities.

1. Poster Exhibitions:

13 – 17 April 2015, G/F covered area outside Jockey Club Tower
20 – 24 April 2015, Concourse, Knowles Building
27 – 30 April 2015, Shaw Podium (near Hui Oi Chow Science Building)

You are most welcome to talk to our staff during 12:30-14:00 at the above exhibition sites or arrange individual meetings with us for further details.

2. Experiential Learning Fund (ELF):

The ELF supports faculties to introduce, expand or enhance experiential learning in their undergraduate curricula.

The amount of funding for each student can be up to HK$4,000.
Deadline for the 1st round of Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) 2015/16 is 17 May 2015.
Application guidelines and form are available at http://ghelc.hku.hk/experiential-learning-fund/
Previously funded projects for reference http://ghelc.hku.hk/experiential-learning-fund-project-2014-15/

ELF Information Session
Date: 21 April 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: CPD LG.46, Centennial Campus
Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=36367

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Information Session or contact our staff to discuss their project ideas and proposals before submission.

3. Individual Consultation for Experiential Learning Project Opportunities

Please feel free to contact our lecturers
Amia Cheung at 2219 4877 or amia@hku.hk
Dennis Cheung at 2219 4828 or denniskkcheung@hku.hk
Please visit http://ghelc.hku.hk/potential-experiential-learning-opportunities/ for the experiential learning project opportunities.

4. GHELC Student Preparation and Training Workshops 2015-16

GHELC offers a comprehensive set of tailor-made workshops that provides both generic and specific knowledge to prepare students for their experiential learning projects. Faculties are also welcome to propose new workshop topics.

Please visit http://ghelc.hku.hk/student-workshops/ for the list of workshops.

For further enquiries, please feel free to reach us at 2241 5868 or ghelc@hku.hk

Yours Sincerely,
Albert Ko
Director
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre
http://ghelc.hku.hk/

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The Role of Visual Communication in Human Rights Advocacy

Date: 5 May 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 – 2:00pm
Venue: Room 2.14, 2/F, Centennial Campus

Abstract
Visual communication is one of multiple tools often used in advocacy campaigns to inform target audiences and facilitate change. Among all common forms of visual communication, such as paintings, cartoons, photographs, video and infographics, photography is conventionally the easiest and most convenient form for people to relate to. The use of photography in a range of social change campaigns, both historical and contemporary, will be reviewed in this seminar. A recent and Hong Kong-specific case study – the abuse of Indonesian domestic worker, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih – will be discussed with specific reference to the increased role of non-professional generated content. Another case study about the exploitation of migrant agricultural workers in South Korea will also be presented to illustrate how communications can be tailored to resonate with a target audience. The speaker will also share visual work and stories used in other human rights advocacy campaigns he has managed.

About the Speaker
rightsexposure_cRobert Godden is a human rights advocate with over 14 years experience. He is the founder of the Rights Exposure Project, which explores audio-visual solutions for positive social change. He is currently producing photographs for a book about the lives of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong. Previously, he worked as Asia-Pacific Campaign Coordinator for Amnesty International with a focus on trafficking for labour exploitation and forced labour.

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Date: 17 April 2015 (Fri)
Time: 12:45 – 2:00pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building

Speaker
Steve Chung (鐘樂偉) (Assistant Lecturer of CUHK Global Studies Programme, PhD Candidate at Hallym University (韓國翰林大學), a well-known blogger on Korean affairs, author of the book
《韓瘋—讓世人瘋狂的韓國現象》)

Facilitator
Rubio Chan (Founder of Eastern Vision, a HK-based political and economic tour organiser for students and young people worldwide. Rubio has led 6 tours to North Korea over the last 2 years and have witnessed first hand the recent changes in the country)

Abstract
Ever since the incumbent leader Kim Jong-un took power, signs of reforms and opening up are becoming obvious. Through the talk, rumours or doubts about North Korea would be debunked with a new insight about the country’s recent development. There are open reforms slowly taking place with which changes may or may not be observable from outsiders. The talk will also touch upon if tourism a useful tool to engage the North Korean people, and to discuss if there are other ways or factors that may impose changes to the country.

Area of expertise
South Korea Society and Popular Culture, Politics of Inter-Korean Relations, Foreign Policy of North Korea, International Relations in Northeast Asia.

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