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International Conference – Beyond the Formal Curriculum in Universities


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

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.


For information, please contact:
Miss Michelle CHENG, Conference Secretary
Phone: 3917 1276; Email: