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Common Core: Pushing the boundaries of teaching

The article “Teachers Learn, too, in the Common Core” in the latest issue of the HKU Bulletin features stories about how the Common Core Curriculum changes the way teachers teach and design their courses.

“Previously I taught in a very didactic way – traditional lecture and tutorial, “said Dr Eric Chui, Associate Professor of Social Work who teaches “Youth in a Global World“. With a diverse class mix of students from various disciplines, “I’ve had to go beyond my comfort zone to teach students from different backgrounds, but it’s been a really good experience in terms of my relfections on my teaching.”

Dr Michael Adorjan, Assistant Professor of Sociology who teaches “Cybersocieties: Understanding Technology as Global Change“, credited his students with bringing in new ideas and course content which keep his teaching and research fresh and relevant.

Read more about their experience and learn more about our recent discussions on the Common Core.