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University Studies: Lessons Learned from an Award-Winning Common Core Curriculum at Portland State University

Jointly Organized by:
Common Core Curriculum Committee &
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Date: June 22, 2012 (Friday)
Time: 12:45pm – 2pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU

Speaker: Dr Candyce Reynolds, Graduate School of Education,
Portland State University


Portland State University initiated a new integrated four level common core curriculum in 1994. This session will describe the structure and development of the program and its curricular goals. The session will conclude with a discussion of lesson learned in the process. Similarities and differences between this program and the HKU Common Core Curriculum will be explored and discussed.

About the Speaker

Candyce Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy. She teaches primarily in the Postsecondary, Adult, and Continuing Education Program working with students interested in education in all its forms. She has an A.B. in Psychology and Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley, USA and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, USA in Counseling Psychology.

Dr Reynolds is a leader in the area of student centered pedagogy, authentic student learning assessment and the role of reflective practice in facilitating student learning. In recent years, her work has focused on the use of the ePortfolio to promote student learning and program assessment. She has published broadly in higher education books and journals and has made presentations at a variety of venues throughout the USA and internationally.

Light refreshments will be served.

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For enquiries, please contact:
Ms Emily Chan by email