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Visit of the CCC External Examiner

Professor Harry Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science of Harvard University, met with members of HKU’s Common Core Curriculum (CCC) Committee on January 18, 2011 to share his views on the Common Core Curriculum. As External Examiner for the CCC, Professor Lewis commented on various aspects of the curriculum and believed that the CCC is appropriately intellectually demanding. Professor Lewis also shared his experience from teaching the General Education programme at Harvard, and addressed the questions raised by members of the CCC Committee. At the meeting, Director of CCC Mr. Gwyn Edwards gave an overview of the CCC status in the first semester. Results from the Student Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (SETL) were discussed, and ideas on future data collection were raised.