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Organised by Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI)

Date : February 4, 2017 (Saturday)
Time : 3:30pm
Venue : 1/F, Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei
Speakers :
- Gina Marchetti, Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, HKU
- Aaron Magnan-Park, Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, HKU
- Stacilee Ford, Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of History, HKU

Registration(Deadline: February 2, 2017)

The talk will be conducted in English.

About the seminar:

Understanding the role Hong Kong plays on world screens animates the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) devoted to Hong Kong films. Together, let’s examine how the local and the global intersect to make Hong Kong cinema an integral part of popular culture around the world as well as a leading force in the development of world cinematic art.

This presentation introduces you to the key films, stars, directors, and genres that represent Hong Kong on global screens. We will chat about how flows of capital, people, technologies, ideas and creativity circulate and shape the cultural industry of filmmaking globally, resulting in transnational co-productions and cross-cultural co-operations.

Join us to learn more about Hong Kong cinema as an expressive art and a creative industry.

Films:

The Karate Kid (dir. Harald Zwart, 2010)
Fist of Fury / The Chinese Connection 精武門 (dir. Lo Wei 羅維, 1972)
Enter the Dragon 龍爭虎鬥 (dir. Robert Clouse, 1973)
An Autumn’s Tale 秋天的童話 (dir. Mabel Cheung 張婉婷, 1987)
The Killer 喋血雙雄(dir. John Woo 吳宇森, 1989)
Infernal Affairs 無間道 (dir. Andrew Lau and Alan Mak 劉偉強和麥兆輝, 2002)
In the Mood for Love 花樣年華 (dir. Wong Kar Wai 王家衛, 2000)

HKU free online course: Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 2 December, 2016 (Friday)
Time : 1:00 – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr Richard Wu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, HKU;
Prof Andrew Godwin, Senior Lecturer, Director, Studies, Banking and Finance Law, The University of Melbourne;
Ms Julienne Jen, Principal Lecturer, Department of Professional Legal Education, HKU
Facilitator : Dr Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract

Dr Richard Wu and Ms Julienne Jen, both from the Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, have successfully applied for Teaching Fellowship Exchange grants recently, looking into different aspects of experiential learning in the context of professional legal education.

In the recent years, experiential learning has become popular not only in law schools but also other professional disciplines in the University. Nowadays, apart from strengthening their knowledge base, gaining of practical skills is also one major aim of University education, in order to equip our students in an international competitive environment. Through sharing of their experience and ideas, the speakers wish to share and promote different forms of experiential learning at the University.

Dr Richard Wu visited the Melbourne Law School and exchanged experience with Professor Andrew Godwin, who developed a “Transactional Law” approach in legal education. At the sharing session, Dr Wu and Professor Godwin will introduce and share their experience and strategies in implementing this “Transactional Law” approach model in the different law subjects which they teach, and how to expand this concept across jurisdictions.

Ms Julienne Jen is involved in teaching the Clinical Legal Education course at the University, which advocates the “learning through discipleship” model in professional legal education. Ms Jen visited several “Legal Clinics” run by the Monash University Law Faculty and obtained an insight into how the Legal Clinics were run, with the aim of further enhancing the Clinical Legal Education programme at the University. At the sharing session, Ms Jen will introduce the “learning through discipleship” model of teaching and share her experience and insights with a view to promoting such practice to other law curricula and professional disciplines.

About the Speaker
Dr Richard Wai-sang Wu, Associate Professor, LLB (HKU) PCLL (HKU), BSc (Economics), LLM (London), MBA (Warwick), LLB, LLM (Peking), LLM (IT and Telecommunications Law) (Strathclyde) and PhD (London). Dr Wu teaches Property Transactions, China Practice and Professional Practice in the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. He is active in interdisciplinary legal research, and his current research focuses on four major areas: Legal Profession, Legal Education and Legal Ethics in Hong Kong and China; Telecommunications Law and Policy in Hong Kong; Real Estate Law and Practice in Hong Kong and China; and Chinese Banking Law. Over the years, Dr Wu has published refereed articles in international journals and contributed chapters to academic books published in China and overseas. He has also presented papers at numerous international conferences. In recent years, Dr Wu has succeeded in numerous research grant applications from both local and international funding bodies.

Prof Andrew Godwin is a Senior Lecturer and Director in Transactional Law, Director of Studies in Banking and Finance Law and the Associate Director of the Asian Law Centre of the Melbourne Law School. Professor Godwin spent over 15 years in full-time practice, 10 of which were spent in Shanghai. Professor Godwin’s teaching and research interests include finance and insolvency law, securities disclosure, regulation of legal profession and Chinese law. Professor Godwin also trained lawyers and regulators in the area of drafting and negotiation. Professor Godwin is a regular contributor to academic and professional publication.

Ms Julienne Jen, LLB (London), PCLL (HKU), LLM (London) is a solicitor admitted in the High Court of Hong Kong and the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Prior to joining the University, Ms. Jen practised as a solicitor in the litigation department of an international law firm in Hong Kong. She currently teaches the PCLL and is a strong advocate of experiential learning. She coordinates the Civil Litigation course in the PCLL curriculum and adopts a case file and transactional approach in teaching. She is also involved in adopting the “learning through discipleship” approach in the Clinical Legal Education course and pioneered the use of “Standardised Clients” in the teaching of her courses. Ms. Jen was the recipient of the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 1 December, 2016 (Thursday)
Time : 12:00nn – 1:30pm
Venue : CPD 2.37, 2nd Floor, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus
Panellists : Dr. Michael Botelho, Dr. Gary Harfitt, Dr. Julia Kuehn, and Miss Nicole Tavares
Discussants : Ms. Katherine Wan and Ms. Rachel Hong
Facilitator : Dr. Susan Bridges and Dr. Tracy Zou

Refreshments will be provided.

Abstract

Undergraduate students at HKU are increasingly exposed to a wealth of dynamic and exciting learning experiences. Using a developmental approach, Academic Advisors can guide undergraduate students in strategically navigating and planning across their curriculum opportunities to gain maximum benefit from these opportunities. A range of challenges may arise including, among others, communicating academic standards, encouraging student agency and ‘stretch’, and referring to other student support services.

In this Join-the-Conversation, four panel speakers will share with us their stories in engaging, inspiring and guiding students to maximise their learning and development opportunities at HKU. The two discussants will also share their perspectives. A panel-led discussion will then follow. We welcome all colleagues to join. Colleagues with an academic advising role or those who are involved in providing guidance to students in their academic and personal development may find this event particularly relevant.

About the Panellists
Dr. Michael Botelho has been working at HKU for 21 years and has been actively involved in the design, development and implementation of a range of curriculum innovations and reforms in problem-based learning (PBL), e-learning, simulation training and competency assessments. He is the former Academic Advising co-ordinator in the Faculty of Dentistry. He has published and presented on dental education in journals and at conferences locally and internationally. He has conducted workshops on PBL, facilitator training, problem writing and standards descriptors for clinical skills performance. He is the 2015 Hong Kong UGC teaching award recipient.

Dr. Gary Harfitt is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Education. He is a former Academic Advising Coordinator in the Faculty of Education. He also served as Programme Director of the 4 double degrees in the Faculty from 2010-2014 and since 2015 has been Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning (EL). He has been involved with integrating experiential learning programmes into Undergraduate and Postgraduate teacher training courses including a pioneering EL ‘block’ for all PGDE full-time students this year. As Assistant Dean he has supported the setting up of multiple students’ EL projects and EL credit-bearing courses in the HK community as well as other locations such as China, Thailand, Australia, Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Nepal and Taiwan.

Dr. Julia Kuehn is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Arts. She is also the current Chair of the Academic Advising Committee. Julia has been involved in Academic Advising ever since it was inaugurated, from getting it off the ground in the Faculty of Arts (being on the committee that decided to make all teachers in Arts academic advisors) to looking into improving the system over the years (with a new sign-up system from 2016-17 that gives students more agency in choosing their advisor). As Associate Dean, Julia has also overseen EL initiatives in Arts. With a Faculty that has 22 major and 31 minor programmes, an open curriculum with many choices and a large student body, advising Bachelor of Arts students is a huge challenge as no student is the same. Julia is hoping to learn from today’s discussion as much as she may be able to contribute.

Miss Nicole Tavares is Senior Lecturer in the Division of English Language Education at the Faculty of Education of HKU. Her expertise is in the areas of 21st century skills learning, using educational technologies and social media in teacher professional development, language-across-the-curriculum initiatives, interactive assessment, mistake-management and collaborative learning – all with a prime focus on student-centredness, learner motivation, teacher-student communication and the student voice. Her 2013 co-authored article published in Computers & Education titled ‘From Moodle to Facebook: Exploring students’ motivation and experiences in online communities’ has achieved 98 citations to date. For her commitment to and innovations in teaching and learning, she was presented with the Distinguished Teacher Award (2006), Knowledge Exchange (Team) Award (2010), Teacher Effectiveness Award for the highest average SETL ratings in undergraduate programmes (2011–2014) and Outstanding Teaching Award (2015) by her Faculty as well as the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015 by HKU. She has been an Academic Advisor for a few years and is keen on seeking ways to play a more effective role in this capacity.

Discussants
Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Office

Facilitators
Dr. Susan Bridges, Associate Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and Assistant Dean (Curriculum Innovation), Faculty of Education
Dr. Tracy Zou, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 30 November, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:00nn – 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Chun-Kit Chui, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract:

Dr. Chui has applied the university teaching exchange fellowship scheme (TEFS) and visited the School of Computing (SoC) in the National University of Singapore (NUS) during April -May 2016. NUS is one of the best universities in the field of computing and information system, and their School of Computing hosts a number of cutting-edge pedagogical projects in computing education. In this seminar, Dr. Chui will share his exchange experience in NUS. The areas of focus in this exchange project include the management of in-class activities of flipped learning, the use of scalable online gamification platform, and the enhancement of online instructional materials with visualization techniques in computing education. Some inter-university collaborative teaching initiatives are also being arranged in this exchange project.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Chui is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. He is interested in pedagogical research in computing education and aimed to provide high-quality computing education to students in primary, secondary and tertiary levels. He was selected for the University Outstanding Teaching Award (Individual Award) of the University of Hong Kong in 2015/16. He was selected for the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (Individual Award) of the Faculty of Engineering in 2012/13. He has also received the Teaching Excellence Award in the Department of Computer Science in 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 28 October, 2016 (Friday)
Time : 12:00nn – 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstracts:

Grants for overseas reciprocal visits through ‘Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme’

To promote HKU staff to bring in new ideas and teaching methods to improve teaching through interaction with overseas university teachers, HKU will award up to $50,000 for reciprocal staff visits. This funding is provided through the “Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme”. The seminar provides an overview of this funding scheme and information on the application process. Staff will be guided on how to go about planning exchange visits to enhance the scholarship of teaching at HKU, which is the aim of the scheme. It will explain, and also showcase examples, on how this funding opportunity can be used by HKU teaching staff to share experience and to collaborate on teaching and curriculum development initiatives with overseas reputable universities through reciprocal visits.

The seminar is open to all teaching staff interested in finding out more about this Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme. Staff will be provided an overview of the scheme, how to lodge an application, the key objectives, amounts they can apply for, eligibility and advice in preparing an application. Staff who are thinking about applying are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who attended the last seminar but found they had insufficient time to make overseas contacts, or who are thinking of planning ahead, in time for the second round (having a November 18th, 2016 closing date), would also find the seminar useful. If you are not sure whether this scheme would be relevant to teaching innovations you have in mind, or would simply like to know more about the scheme, you are welcome. The Circular on this scheme can be found at http://intraweb.hku.hk/reserved_2/cdqa/doc/TEFS/TEFS_2016-17.pdf.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 10 November, 2016 (Thursday)
Time : 12:00nn – 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Julie Yun Chen, Assistant Professor, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract:

Medical students are keen to engage in service learning – going abroad to gain broader perspectives on health care and contributing to projects which can make a difference in people’s lives. Service learning supports the experiential aspect of global health which ‘places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide by emphasizing transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions’ (Koplan et al, 2009). But does the experience of global health require globetrotting? Do students necessarily need to go abroad to achieve the same outcomes? Experiences at the medical schools of The University of Hong Kong and the University of British Columbia illustrate how the principles of global health can be framed in local service learning initiatives.

About the Speaker:

Dr Julie Chen holds a joint appointment in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education. She is engaged in the development, implementation and evaluation of new initiatives in the medical curriculum to encourage early learning of professionalism and humanism in medicine. For her work, she has been recognized with a Faculty Teaching Medal and Teaching Excellence Award (Team).

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 13 October, 2016 (Thursday)
Time : 12:00nn – 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Edward Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract:

Utilizing a “case bank approach” Korean and HKU students engaged in exchange activities towards the development of a new course named Asian Perspectives on Child Welfare. Participating students shared their different cultural perspectives during the exchange, comparing the similarities and differences of these two Asian cultures. Korean and Chinese culture share similar roots in Confucianism and yet have also had very different trajectories of socio-economic development. Across the exchange experience, students on both sides had substantial opportunity to share their views and experiences with other young scholars.

The use of a case bank approach was extremely effective for this project. Students gained insights on Asian cultural perspectives through the process of preparation, presentation and discussion. The product of the case studies developed during the exchange activities will continue to be used as materials for future teaching. While most of the publications in this field address Western societal contexts, these indigenous materials could serve as good references to begin to address cultural issues in specifically Asian contexts. These and many other aspect of the exchange will be elaborated on during the seminar.

It is hoped that seminar participants come with questions as well ideas for future exchanges. Discussion will aim to both highlight the outcomes of the current project and support other staff in organizing similar exchanges.

About the Speaker:

Dr Edward Chan Ko Ling is a Fulbright Scholar. He was recently awarded by RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme in 2016.
He has been researching into epidemiology and culture-specific risk factors for family violence, child and family poly-victimization. He is active in research and teaching in Mainland China & South Korea.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

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Dear Colleagues,

As a way to prime the pump for next year’s Proposal Process—which will be modified and streamlined—we will have an informal gathering in the CC Lounge for those interested in the possibility of developing a Common Core proposal. We will be seeking, as always, the courses that you most want to teach that are for students across all the faculties, interdisciplinary and multimodal in nature, make use of active assessments, and are organized around issues of “profound importance.” We are also seeking courses that are highly experiential, use a flipped classroom or other alternative forms of design, and that align with one of our newly formulated “clusters”.

Chat-n-Snack Session
“Curious about Teaching a Common Core Course?”

Date: October 13, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Common Core Lounge, Room 150, 1/F, Main Building

Everyone is welcomed! And snacks included….

For registration, please contact Ms. Emily Chan at chiting@hku.hk. Thank you.

All best,
Gray

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, PhD
Professor and Director: The Common Core

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 19 September, 2016 (Monday)
Time : 12:00 – 14:00
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, CETL
Invited speaker: Dr. Chun-Kit Chui, Department of Computer Science, Teaching Excellent Award Winner 2015

Abstract

This workshop is open to all teaching staff who are interested in finding out more about the different Teaching Excellence Awards. Staff will be provided an overview of the award schemes, the key selection criteria and advice in preparing an evidence-based teaching portfolio. Staff who are thinking about applying in the next round are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who are not sure, or would simply like to know more about the scheme, are most welcome.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the Conference:

Date : 30-31 August, 2016 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Venue : Wang Guangwu Theater (Graduate House), HKU
Keynote speakers :
The Reverend Duncan Dormor, Dean, St. John’s College, The University of Cambridge
Renaldo Michael Pearson, Assistant to the Resident Dean, Winthrop House, The Harvard University
Prof Adekunle Adeyeye, Founding College Master, Ridge View Residential College, The National University of Singapore

You are cordially invited to take part in the captioned conference which will be held on 30-31 August 2016 at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Our goal is to bring experts, scholars, researchers, co-workers, and various stakeholders in the area of hall/residential education to discuss the development of this precious mode of education in universities.

We hope the conference would provide a platform for fruitful dialogues between hall wardens, college masters, resident tutors, and other experts engaged in the development of hall/residential education around the world. More details of the conference is outlined on our website http://www.cetl.hku.hk/conf2016/.

Concepts of Hall/Residential Education

  1. Evolution of halls, colleges, houses, and so on in top universities around the world
  2. Challenges facing hall/residential education in top universities around the world
  3. Hall/residential education in the Hong Kong context
  4. Different modes of hall/residential education in HKU
  5. Studies on, and projects related to hall/residential education

Generic skills for outside classroom activities

  1. Developing generic skills for outside classroom activities
  2. Assessing and evidencing generic skills for residential education

Application of e-learning on Hall/Residential Education

  1. Official launching of the “ResEd online course”, with demonstrations
  2. Application of e-learning in conference discussions: in plenary and deliberation sessions
  3. e-Portfolio for hall education, residential learning and co-curriculum activities

Staff Training on Hall/Residential Education

  1. Residential academic advising: Local and overseas experience
  2. Basic skills in conflict management
  3. Development of leadership skills among students
  4. Basic skills in counselling, advising, mental health first aid
  5. Inclusion and students with special education needs

Admission to the conference is free of charge and we very much hope that you are interested to participate. A confirmation of registration will be sent to all successful registrants.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Miss Michelle CHENG, Conference Secretary
Phone: 3917 1276; Email: cetlconf@hku.hk

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