A Common Core Sharing Session was held on May 10, 2023 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in Room 132, 1/F, Knowles Building
2:30 – 2:35pm
Welcome to the Second Decade of the Common Core, Professor Ian Holliday
2:35 – 2:45pm
The Common Core: Priorities and Trends from SLEQ/SFTL, Professor Julian Tanner
2:45 – 3:10pm
Observations & Recommendations from External Examiners: Dr Christelle Not (Science, Technology and Big Data), Professor Karen Laidler (Arts & Humanities), Dr Jack Tsao (Global Issues), Dr Jiangnan Zhu (China: Culture, State & Society), Professor Julian Tanner (overall programme)
3:10 – 3:50pm
Developing Ideas and Open Forum, Professor Julian Tanner and Dr Jack Tsao
Pre-sessional Common Core
International / Mainland / Experiential Learning & Leadership Beyond
Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research & Leadership on Campus
Faculty and Student Awareness & Participation of CC Initiatives
A Common Core Sharing Session was held on May 27, 2022 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm via Zoom.
2:30 – 2:35pm
Welcome! Celebrating and Looking Ahead: Professor Ian Holliday
2:35 – 2:55pm
Summary of EE Reports: Professor Julian Tanner, Mr Mathew Pryor, Professor Gina Marchetti, Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
2:55 – 3:00pm
Common Core Updates: Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren: Courses, Projects, HK Learning Partners and GLADE
3:00 – 3:40pm
Future Readiness: Zoom Breakout Rooms for Each AoI
What kinds of capacities, dispositions, skills, and visions are the most essential for our students, for each other, and for our communities? How might each AoI and the CC contribute to such readiness?
Facilitators (Julian Tanner, Mathew Pryor, Gina Marchetti, Jack Tsao)
3:40 – 4:00pm
Re-Gather, Wrap-Up, and Looking Ahead: Professors Ian Holliday and Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
HKU’s Common Core celebrated our 10th Anniversary throughout April and May 2022. The Celebration featured events on Critical Zones and Undergraduate Transdisciplinary Research; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the CC Digital Exhibition Villa; Transdisciplinary Musings on Money! Money? Money! and An Afternoon at the Movies; enhancing CVs and Interviewing Skills; Gaming and the Metaverse; and International Student Exchanges. To wrap things up and to point toward the next 10 years, Professor Matt Sparke presented a Distinguished Lecture analyzing the crises of (de)globalization and how we might all develop our needed capacities for Future Readiness.
We are very much looking forward to the next 10 years of the Common Core’s Adventures in Learning!
Send us your very best ideas for student, campus, and partner learning possibilities and don’t forget: Engage~Experiment~Enjoy!
The Common Core (CC) is pleased to announce that six CC courses would be offered in the 2021-22 summer semester, including four courses offered in collaboration with HKU Summer Institute and one Common Core Research Seminar (CCRS) Course.
CCST9054 – War, Peace, and the Natural World (offered in collaboration with HKU Summer Institute)
CCHU8004 – Historical Gaming: Re-inventing the Past in a ‘Post-truth’ Era (Common Core Research Seminar)
CCHU9001 – Designs on the Future
CCGL9011 – Media in the Age of Globalization (offered in collaboration with HKU Summer Institute)
CCGL9042 – The Evolution of Civilization (offered in collaboration with HKU Summer Institute)
CCCH9054 – Mothering China: From the Womb to the Nation (offered in collaboration with HKU Summer Institute)
HKU Common Core is celebrating our 10th Anniversary throughout April and May 2022. The Celebration will feature events focused on Critical Zones and Undergraduate Transdisciplinary Research; Sustainable Development Goals; the Vicissitudes of (De)Globalization; the CC Digital Exhibition Villa; Transdisciplinary Musings: Money! Money? Money!; An Afternoon at the Movies; Enhancing CVs and Interviewing Skills; Gaming and the Metaverse; Student Virtual Exchanges; Fast Fashion; and, to wrap things up, a Distinguished Lecture looking forward to the next 10 years of the Common Core’s Adventures in Learning! Our annual Student Learning Festival will also serve as one of the anchors for the Celebration.
We welcome everyone to join our online celebrations!
APRIL 21, THURSDAY
Panel Discussion: Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research – Critical Zones (12:00 nn – 1:30 pm @ Zoom)
Showcase and Discussion: Learning Game Design in the Common Core (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Zoom)
Student Workshop: Students-for-Change – The SDGs and Hong Kong’s Daily Life (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Zoom)
APRIL 27, WEDNESDAY – STUDENT LEARNING FESTIVAL
Virtual Tour – Common Core Digital Exhibition Villa (11:00 am – 12:00 nn @ Zoom)
Seminar – Communication! That’s what we need! (12:30 pm – 1:45 pm @ Zoom) (Co-organised with CETL’s Teaching and Learning Festival 2022)
Student Workshop – Community of Practice Session: The Value of Virtual Exchanges and Internships (Time TBC @ Zoom)
MAY 03, TUESDAY
Seminar and Panel Discussion – An Afternoon at the Movies: Thinking through Film (12:00 nn – 1:15 pm @ Zoom)
Student Workshop – Enhancing your CV Building and Interview Skills (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Zoom)
MAY 12, THURSDAY
Seminar – Roblox and the Metaverse (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Zoom)
Student Sharing – Tracing Fast Fashion: From Birmingham to Hong Kong (Time TBC @ Zoom)
MAY 16, MONDAY
Seminar and Panel Discussion – Money! Money? Money! (12:00 nn – 1:15 pm @ Zoom)
MAY 18, WEDNESDAY
Distinguished Lecture: Looking Forward to the Next 10 Years (12:00 nn – 1:15 pm @ Zoom)
Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Centre for Applied English Studies, and the Common Core
Date : 13 January 2022 (Thursday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Hybrid Venue : Zoom and Digital Interactive Lab, Main Library
Speakers : Ms. Ming Yee Cheung (Union Crown Studio), Mr. Nikolas Ettel (Architecture)
Facilitator : Mr. Donn Gonda (CETL), Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES), and Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)
For face-to-face participants: To ensure that the seminar is held according to the guidelines on infection control measures for HKU events, limited seating of up to 45 people will be implemented. Please note that registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Video creation is one of the most popular course assessments at HKU as it allows students to enhance written and oral text with visuals, sound, and digital effects. The art of creating a video that successfully communicates ideas and has an impact on the audience is undeniably challenging. This session features a professional film maker and a colleague from the Faculty of Architecture who will share their experience in film creation. It aims to give participants an insight into film making which they can use to help their students produce effective and engaging video assignments in their courses.
About the Speakers Ms. Ming Yee Cheung has been working as an independent producer/director for the last 10 years. She co-directed two public television commissioned animation shorts, among which Winter Rest (2010) was selected by international film festivals and was awarded Team Award at the 2010 Ecofilms in Rhodes, Greece. Her ADC funded short narrative film This File Cannot Be Deleted (2011) won Special Mention at the Fresh Wave International Film Festival in Hong Kong.
Mr. Nikolas Ettel is a Lecturer in HKU’s Division of Landscape Architecture. He coordinates the Faculty Interdisciplinary Courses and teaches the Common Core Course 24 Frames: Communicating Ideas through Film. He is a Dr.techn. Candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he explores films as an investigative research method. His research is shared in a TEDx talk (HKU, 2021), and has been exhibited and published internationally. Nik’s latest exhibition Alleys in Wonderland (PMQ, 2019 + City Gallery, 2021), a Design Trust Seed Grant awarded VR-project was displayed at the Hong Kong Pavilion for the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.
A Common Core Sharing Session was held on May 12, 2021 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm via Zoom.
2:30 – 2:35 pm
Welcome! The Common Core on the Move: Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
2:35 – 2:50 pm
Common Core Updates: Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
Platforms, Projects and Recommendations
2:50 – 3:30 pm
Project-Based Learning: What Most Interests You? (Zoom Breakout Rooms for Each Area of Inquiry)
QUICKLY Creating a Transdisciplinary Project for Faculty Colleagues: Topic, Methods, Outcomes
Facilitators: Professor Julian Tanner, Mr Mathew Pryor, Professor Gina Marchetti, Professor David Palmer (supported by the CC Staff)
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Re-Gather, Wrap-Up, and Next Steps: Professor Ian Holliday and Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
The SDGs@HKU is a virtual platform that allows users to actively explore campus facilities that promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in HKU. It is a faculty-student-industry partnership – the campus map was hand drawn by a local 14-year old graphic artist and content curated by our talented HKU students.
Everyone can become a stakeholder in sustainable development across all the SDGs. In this website, you can check your knowledge about local and global sustainability strategies, learn fun ways to start a sustainable lifestyle, and download images of HKU’s initiatives and use them in your online meetings to pass the word around! You can also leave us feedback to start a dialog on sustainable development!
Message from Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
We would like to invite you to join the UGC Teaching Ambassadors Series. Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren and his team (26 August 2020), who won the UGC Teaching Excellence Team in 2019 will share their award-winning teaching experience on Transdisciplinarity-in-Action: Creating Interactive Learning Platforms and a Culture of Attraction in the Common Core@HKU. The event is co-organized by Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Alliance (HKTEA) and Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL).
Transdisciplinarity-in-Action: Creating Interactive Learning Platforms and a Culture of Attraction in the Common Core@HKU by Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren and his team