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A Common Core Sharing Session was held on May 6, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in Room 115, 1/F Knowles Building.

Programme

2:45 – 3:00 pm Registration and Coffee
3:00 – 3:10 pm Welcome: Intertwinings: The University, the Common Core, and the Larger World: Professor Ian Holliday
3:10 – 3:20 pm Common Core on the Move: The Large and the Small: Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
3:20 – 4:10 pm On Improving: Priority Observations & Recommendations from the External Examiners: Julian Tanner (Scientific and Technological Literacy), Mathew Pryor, (Humanities), Gina Marchetti (Global Issues), Isaac Yue (China), Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (CC Programme)
4:10– 4:50 pm Tiny Teaching Tweaks with Big Learning Implications:
· Winnie Law: Creating Games
· Cecilia Chu: Role Play and Tweeting
· Georgios Halkias: A Device-Free Classroom
· Kevin Sites: Drama as Assessment
4:50 – 5:00 pm Thank You and Next Steps: Professor Ian Holliday

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Dear Colleagues,

As a way to prime the pump for the coming Common Core Course Proposal Process—which has now been streamlined into a one-stage, rather than a two-stage, process—we will have an informal gathering in the CC Lounge for those interested in the possibility of developing a proposal. We will be seeking, as always, courses that are organized around topics of significance that you care deeply about, that will be appealing to students across all the faculties, be interdisciplinary and multimodal in content, and make use of active assessments (instead of relying on traditional exams). We are also seeking courses that are highly experiential or use a flipped classroom or other alternative forms of design.

Finally, we are hoping to see ideas that might add to our proposed CC Transdisciplinary Minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Difference, especially in the AoIs of Scientific and Technological Literacy and China. (Our first two Minors/Clusters are in Sustaining Cities, Cultures, and the Earth and The Universe and the Question of Meaning.)

Chat-n-Snack Session
“Curious about Creating a Common Core Course?”

Date : Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time : 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue : Common Core Lounge, Room 150, 1/F Main Building

Everyone is welcomed! And snacks included….

For registration, please contact Ms. Charmaine Tse at charmainetse@hku.hk.
Thank you.

All best,
Gray

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, PhD
Professor and Director: The Common Core

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A Common Core Sharing Session was held on May 11, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in Room 115, 1/F Knowles Building.

Programme

2:45 – 3:00 pm Registration and Coffee
3:00 – 3:20 pm Welcome: The University, the Common Core, and CLASS: China Liberal Arts Summer Sessions: Professor Ian Holliday
3:20 – 3:30 pm Highlights: Going Local/Going Global: Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
Quick Check-In
3:30 – 4:15 pm Priority Recommendations from the External Examiners: Dr Julian Tanner (STL), Mr Matthew Pryor (HUM), Professor Gina Marchetti (GLO), Dr Isaac Yue (CHI), Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (CCC)
4:15– 4:45 pm Invitation to Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
Quick Check-In
4:45 – 5:00 pm Toward Common Core 2020: Professor Ian Holliday

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Engage, Experiment, Enjoy!

The Student Learning Festival, co-organized by the Common Core, HKU Horizons, and Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre, is held on the final day of teaching each semester. It showcases interdisciplinary and international student work from across the campus. There are posters, videos, experiments, debates, and drama performances. There are virtual reality programmes, maps of Hong Kong, student-made phones, beach projects, and rooftop gardens. There is metamorphosis and the best things in life.

The students are doing amazing work! Drop by and see it, chat with them about their projects, their interests, and their next steps.

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A Common Core Sharing Session was held on May 12, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in Room 115, 1/F Knowles Building.

Programme

3:00 – 3:05 pm Welcome – Professor Ian Holliday
3:05 – 3:10 pm Highlights of the Year – Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
3:10 – 3:50 pm External Examiners’ Reports and Responses – Professor George Tham, Mr Matthew Pryor, Professor Gina Marchetti, Dr Isaac Yue, Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
3:50 – 4:05 pm Sharing Session: “Like we are aliens from another planet”: The need for inclusive collaboration across cultures in group work
4:05 – 4:35 pm Small Group Discussion and Tea/Coffee Break
4:35 – 5:00 pm Report Back and Next Steps – Professors Ian Holliday, Gina Marchetti, and Gray Kochhar-Lindgren

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What Works? Intercultural Groupwork in the Common Core-banner

Jointly organised by CETL and Common Core

Details of the workshop:

Date : 15 May, 2017 (Monday)
Time : 12:45pm – 2:00pm (Light refreshments will be provided.)
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Tracy Zou (CETL) and Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (Common Core)

Abstract

Rated as both the ‘best and the worst learning experiences’ by both students and lecturers, groupwork is a complex matter. What, then, about intercultural groupwork? Doesn’t this complicate the matter even further? Students could, of course, potentially develop their cultural competence and gain multiple perspectives about each other and the subject matter, but the issue is how can we actually make it work its best for everyone?

During this workshop, we will explore together how we might make intercultural groupwork creative, energetic, and effective. A number of good practices identified from 15 Common Core courses, as well as those from the scholarly literature, will be shared.

Speakers

Dr. Tracy Zou is an assistant professor in the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) at HKU. She has been engaging in the development and promotion of effective university teaching and learning on a number of topics, for example, groupwork, assessment, and internationalisation of teaching and learning. She has also been involved in groupwork research at both course and curriculum levels.

Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren: Director, Common Core

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