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

Details of the Join-the-Conversation:

Date : 6 Feb 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 12:00nn – 2:30pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Chun Kit Chui (HKU), Mr. Patrick Desloge (HKU), Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (HKU), Prof. May-yi Shaw (HKUST), Dr. Lucia Fung (HKBU)
Discussant : Prof. Grahame Bilbow (HKU), Prof. Chih-Chen Chang (HKUST), Dr. Eva Wong (HKBU)
Facilitator : Dr. Tracy Zou (HKU), Dr. Beatrice Chu (HKUST), Dr. Lisa Law (HKBU)
Organiser : Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU
Co-organisers : Center for Education Innovation, HKUST, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU

Abstract

Internationalisation of teaching and learning is a timely and significant issue for higher education in Hong Kong. This cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional project funded by the UGC has brought together professionals and enthusiasts, like us, to explore good approaches and practices of internationalisation of teaching and learning through CoP – ITL. This inaugural Join-the-Conversation aims to honour a number of emerging practices and development in three universities in Hong Kong and to bring participants into fruitful conversation with one another.

We are honoured to have speakers from HKU, HKUST and HKBU to share their practices as well as directors of teaching and learning centres in the three respective universities to give us valuable insights into the facilitation of internationalisation. Some findings obtained from the groundwork underpinning our project development will also be presented. Towards the end of the event, there will be a sneak peek at the funding opportunities for our CoP – ITL’s members who want to explore and put innovative approaches to internationalisation of teaching and learning into real practice.

To enrich our discussion, we invite you to complete a survey that helps reflect on your practices in relation to internationalisation of teaching and learning. Selected results will be shared and discussed with audiences. All data will be made anonymously. Please kindly complete the survey on or before 1 February 2018 so that we can include your response for discussion at the event. Come along and be part of this community.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoP_Internationalisation

About the Speaker

Dr. Chun Kit Chui is Director of the Engineering Innovation Wing and Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at HKU. He is interested in database and data mining research as well as pedagogical research in computing education. He was selected for the University Outstanding Teaching Award (Individual Award) of the University of Hong Kong in 2015-16, and 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, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Mr. Patrick Desloge is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Applied English Studies at HKU where he has been working in the area of education technology for nearly two decades. In recent years he has taken on two large projects: As the Director of the Nurturing Global Leaders (NGL) programme, a programme funded by grant from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, he oversees more than a hundred HKU and local youth who engage with marginalized youth in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia (and Mainland China in 2018) by working as volunteer interns teaching English as a Second Language. This project intersects with his second area of interest, digital literacies, where he is investigating the potential of digital media as a mechanism to assess experiential learning.

Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren is Professor and Director of the Common Core at HKU. He holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Emory University; has taught in the United States, Switzerland, and Germany; and is currently writing on both the global university and on the relationship between philosophy and the city.

Prof. May-yi Shaw is Assistant Professor of Humanities Education at HKUST. She received her BA degree in Political Science and East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. At HKUST, Prof. Shaw has served as the Associate Director for the BSc Global China Studies Programme and MA in Humanities and China Studies Programme, and the Director for the SHSS PG Student Services Programme. She is currently the Director for the MA in Chinese Culture Programme and the Faculty Leader for the HeadStart@HKUST Programme, an early career enhancement programme for first- and second-year students.

Dr. Lucia Fung is Lecturer and the BBA (Hons) Associate Programme Director at HKBU. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Western Australia. Her current research interests lie in the area of behavioral finance and she has been actively contributing to scholarly work in pedagogical development. She is currently a co-leader of a UGC Teaching and Learning project in promoting reflective learning and knowledge transfer between internships and classroom learning.

About the Discussants
Prof. Grahame Bilbow is Director of the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at HKU.
Prof. Chih-Chen Chang is Professor and Director of the Centre for Education Innovation at HKUST.
Dr. Eva Wong is Director of the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning at HKBU.

About the Facilitators
Dr. Tracy Zou is Assistant Professor in the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at HKU.
Dr. Beatrice Chu is Head of Professional Development in the Centre for Education Innovation at HKUST.
Dr. Lisa Law is Senior Teaching and Learning Officer in the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning at HKBU.

Registration

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