- TAM Ching Hin Anfield, BSocSc (Govt&Laws) Year 4: The Laidlaw Scholars Programme 2022 (Columbia Global Leadership in Action Programme) (https://youtu.be/FJbvDlhizfI)
- CHEUNG On Hei, BSocSc, Faculty of Social Sciences
- SO Charlotte Theodora, BBiomedSc, LKS Faculty of Medicine
- WONG Wing Yan, BBiomedSc, LKS Faculty of Medicine
- Jessica YAM, BBiomedSc, LKS Faculty of Medicine
- YEUNG Kin Ling Kinny, BSc(Sp&HearSc), Faculty of Education
- YEUNG Lok Sze, BBiomedSc, LKS Faculty of Medicine
Student Learning Festival 2022-23
April 26 Wednesday, 11:30 am-2:30 pm @ Haking Wong Podium
The Student Festival will showcase students’ innovative work in tackling issues which required them to integrate knowledge, methods, and media across disciplines. These exemplary projects come from different undergraduate courses and include posters, videos, podcasts, models, and more.
Come Meet the Students!
Through the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme (URFP), academically outstanding undergraduates undertake a research study under the guidance and supervision of academics with a strong research track record and experience in training research postgraduate students. URFP participants selected for the Research Internship Awards under URFP also have the opportunity to take a research internship in a local, mainland or overseas institution as part of the research study. The URFP forms part of the teaching-research nexus and aims to enhance students’ learning experience and nurture the next generation of researchers/scholars. Through the eleven rounds of the Programme to date, some 1,000 students from across all the faculties have enrolled in URFP, and over 400 of them have undertaken internships.
A poster session has been scheduled to take place for the Research Internship Award recipients of URFP 2022-23 to present their research findings and share their experience with other URFP participants, supervisors, undergraduate students and staff, and the wider community of the University. Details of the event are as follows:
Date: April 19, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Foyer, G/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus
(Note: The posters will be displayed at the venue on April 17-21)
More information: http://tl.hku.hk/urfp/
Please join us to find out more about the URFP experience from the participating students and supervisors. I look forward to seeing you at the poster session.
Professor Ian Holliday
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) and
Chairman, Working Group on the URFP/Laidlaw Scholars Programme
Opening Talk – “Your Studies and Career: What to Consider”
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
• Face to Face at Digital Interactive Lab, 2/F Main Library
• Live broadcast via ZOOM
Seats for on-site participation are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to the sequence of your registration. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon successful registration.
Faculty-based Sharing Sessions
Period: 16 January – 20 January 2023 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Digital Interactive Lab, 2/F Main Library
16 January (Mon) Arts
17 January (Tue) Business and Economics
18 January (Wed) Engineering
19 January (Thu) Science
20 January (Fri) Social Sciences
Common Core Office Sharing Session on Transdisciplinary Minors
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: Digital Interactive Lab, 2/F Main Library
Pop Up Advising Booths
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Venue: Counter area, LG/F Centennial Campus (Opposite of Oliver’s Super Sandwiches)
Organised by Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI)
Details of the event:
Time : 3:00pm – 4:45pm
Venue : Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building
Speaker : Mr. Chia-Wei Wu, Director of Learning Sciences and Technologies, School of Dental Medicine (PDM), University of Pennsylvania
Designing a successful and innovative initiative in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) is one of the most important projects for schools and organizations in the era of digital learning. It is imperative to create well-designed course materials and plan an engaging infrastructure to ensure an effective and evaluable learning experience. In this session, Mr. Chia-Wei Wu, the Director of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) will showcase PDM’s Online Learning Initiative and present how PDM’s Learning Technology Team (LTT) successfully developed and implemented blended learning solutions by utilizing cutting-edge learning technology tools. Moreover, you will learn how PDM LTT has harnesses the power of gamification, mobile learning and social learning to “flip” the classroom at the oldest IVY League dental school since 2013. Lastly, through an efficacy study, Mr. Wu will introduce the online learning methodologies both in synchronous and asynchronous learning scenarios with PDM’s current projects. Cecilia Tsang, the Education Development Manager from Apple, will introduce the current technology development in medical science and its influences. Different examples will be shared. This session will be of excellent value to instructional designer, online curriculum planner, or any e-learning developers whose professional focus is on finding the best use case for tomorrow’s learner.
About the Speaker
Mr. Chia-Wei Wu
Director of Learning Sciences and Technologies
School of Dental Medicine (PDM),
University of Pennsylvania
Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knowledge exchange with fellow academics through collaboration and outreach is always an important part of TELI. On 12 October 2016, we were honored to welcome a Macao education delegation to HKU.
Initiated by the Macao Tertiary Education office, the purpose of the half-day visit was to share and exchange HKU’s experience in e-learning, MOOCs and language teaching with the delegation.
A 360 degree group photo with the delegation
We welcomed a total of 23 delegates from 8 Macao higher education institutions, which included Vice Presidents, Faculty Deans, Language professors and Admin personnel. It was led by Prof. SUN Jian Rong (Macau University of Science and Technology) and Prof. JIN Hong Gan (University of Macau).
The day opened with an introduction of HKU’s e-learning landscape and visions for online learning by TELI.
After introducing the wider picture, Prof. Gina Marchetti from the Department of Comparative Literature then introduced and shared her hands-on experiences on creating an upcoming MOOC called Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens. To produce a rewarding MOOC, Prof. Marchetti stressed the importance of identifying your academic strengths, using existing content alongside supporting research, and working with a team throughout development progress.
Prof. Marchetti introducing the MOOC
As HKU has been pioneering language teaching through technology, Dr. Ka-Yee Loh’s team from the Faculty of Education next introduced mLang, a mobile language app (IOS, Android) developed for non-native students to learn Chinese. Dr. Ki Wing Wah provided background to the app which revolves around DIY flashcard production by students. Ms. Florence Chu and Principal Tracy Cheung from HKMA Lee Kwok Po Secondary School (one of the partner schools) shared first-hand experiences and showcased videos demonstrating usage of mLang in class. Dr. Vincent Lau concluded with technology’s important role in mLang.
Ms. Florence Chu showcasing how mLang is applied in the classroom
Subsequent tours to the Centre for the Promotion of Language Learning, Digital Literacies Lab and TELI’s multimedia office enriched the visit, allowing delegates to learn more about the infrastructure supporting online learning in HKU.
A visit to the Centre for the Promotion of Language Learning, guided by Mr. Kevin Chan
Mr. Patrick Desloge guiding delegates through the Digital Literacies Lab inside the Chi Wah Learning Commons
TELI Multimedia team showcases TELI’s daily works
We look forward to future collaborations with Macao’s tertiary institutions. Contact us to learn more.
The International Conference – Beyond the Formal Curriculum in Universities was held on 30-31 August 2016 by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), Professional Development and Capacity Building for Residential Education (ResEd) Project, and Hall Education Development (HED) Project at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). The conference concentrated on hall and residential education, including its history, challenges, role in skill development and personal growth, and the future directions of such education in Hong Kong and around the world. With Keynote speakers coming in from Cambridge, Harvard, and the National University of Singapore (NUS), over 200 academics and professionals attended, coming from other higher education institutions in Hong Kong and around Asia.
The event began with some warm welcoming remarks from Professor Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong, followed by those of Professor Sandra Tsang, Chairperson of the Committee on Halls, and the Conference Chairperson and Warden of the RC Lee Hall, Dr Robert Chung.
Reverend Duncan Dormor, Dean of St John’s College at the University of Cambridge, was the first to take the stage with his keynote presentation “‘Jewel in the Crown?’ The Oxbridge College: Its Origin, Character and Future”. Touching on the history of the college model in higher education, he highlighted how collegiality in the Oxbridge residential colleges – inclusive of college allegiance, belongingness, interdisciplinary learning and relationship building – acted in combination with a plethora of extracurricular and academic opportunities to emphasize and develop a strong character and college spirit, amidst a rich array of activities, clubs, traditions, tutorial systems and research opportunities.
The next session, titled “From Present to Past: The Evolution of Hall/Residential Education”, was chaired by Dr Kaimin Shih, Warden of the Suen Chi Sun Hall. The presentations focused on past developments in residential education up to the present day, in both HKU and at the University of Macau (UM). The HKU presentations included an overview of our halls in following the Oxbridge residential model, the establishment of residential colleges and how they compare to traditional halls, and the continued challenge of promoting internalization in halls where Cantonese is the dominant language, while the UM presentation explained how its newly established Residential College System helped students attain overall learning outcomes. Presenters included Dr Eric Chong (Warden of St John’s College, HKU), Professor Haydn Chen (Vice Rector of Student Affairs at UM), Ms Rainbow Wong (Acting Deputy Master of the Chi Sun College, HKU) and Mr Kevin Yung (Senior Resident Tutor in Simon KY Lee Hall).
In the afternoon, Professor Kenneth Leung, Warden of Morrison Hall, led a panel discussion on residential education around the world, aptly titled “Hall and Residential Education in a Global Perspective”. Reverend Duncan Dormor and Professor Hayden Chen returned on stage as panelists and were joined by Mr Renaldo Michael Pearson (Academic Coordinator of Winthrop House at Harvard University) and Professor Adekunle Adeyeye (current and founding College Master of the Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) at NUS). The discussion began with each panelist outlining the hall system at their respective universities, and followed with an in-depth exchange about ongoing challenges, which included the need to embrace diversity of both student and staff in halls, the sustainability of residential models and the development and assessment of generic competencies. The panelists concluded with a unanimous agreement that the most rewarding aspect of their work was the opportunity to work closely with students and watch them in their growth and achievements.
The last session of the day was chaired by Dr Siu Man Ng, Warden of the Simon KY Lee Hall, titled “Hall and Residential Education in Hong Kong”. Presentations were focused on the current position of residential education in Hong Kong (with specific examples from HKU and Lingnan University). Some speakers presented student responses to surveys regarding residential education and hall life, with further suggestions made to address concerns raised by the surveys, such as the need to implement strategies targeted at nurturing self-care and independence of residents. Presenters included Professor Annie Chan (Warden of the William MW Mong and Bank of East Asia Hall, and Associate Dean of Social Sciences at Lingnan University), Mr David Choi (undergraduate student at HKU), Dr Robert Chung, and Dr Maggie Zhao (Director of the Teaching and Learning Evaluation and Measurement Unit, HKU).
Day two kicked off with a keynote presentation by Professor Adekunle Adeyeye titled “Transmission from Home to College: Opportunities and Challenges in a Year One Residential College”. He began with stressing the need to assist freshmen students in transitioning into the university, and detailed a programme in RVRC that aimed to help students develop academic and co-academic learning components. The programme includes peer mentorships, industry dialogues and community building activities, and also provides regular fieldtrip and project opportunities for students to connect with a problem to integrate classroom learning and theory with reality and experiences. Going forward, Professor Adeyeye acknowledged the challenge of integrating the college’s program with the university’s, and the need to continue establishing the RVRC’s name and brand.
Professor Thomas Ng, Warden of the Lee Shau Kee Hall, chaired the next session titled “Measuring and Assessing Learning Experiences in Hall and Residential Education”. Discussions focused on the importance of residential education in developing soft skills and generic competencies, and the specific programs and activities offered at certain residences that promoted experiential learning, artistic exploration, and personal growth of resident students. Presenters included Dr Cecilia Chan (Head of Professional Development, CETL, HKU), Professor Spencer Benson (Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, UM), Dr Natalie Pang (Faculty in Residence at Crescent Hall, Nanyang Technological University), and Professor Greg Peterson (Fellow at the College of Alice & Peter Tan, NUS).
Representing Harvard’s Winthrop House, Mr Renaldo Michael Pearson was next to give his keynote presentation titled “Why Harry Potter Chose Harvard: A House System that Continues to Cultivate Top Talent”. He drew on the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as featured in the fictional Harry Potter series, to detail Harvard’s houses, residential system, and intermural activities. He also put particular emphasis on the organizational structure of the houses – inclusive of faculty deans, academics, and residential and non-residential tutors – and its irrefutable role in supporting the robust character building experiences and successful undertakings of Harvard’s students.
The conference concluded with a session titled “The Way Forward: Professionalization and Specialization”, chaired by Professor Raymond Cheung, Warden of the Lee Hysan Hall. Structured as a panel discussion, presenters discussed various pressing needs of residential halls, particularly in HKU. Multiple suggestions were made in regards to the continuing need for professional development, academic advising and staff training in residential education. Concerns regarding student discontinuation and suicide were also brought forth, with panelists urging the continued need to help students directly in coping with hall life stressors. Speakers included Dr Wilton Fok (Senior Resident Tutor of Suen Chi Sun Hall), Ms Katherine Wan (Head of the Academic Advising Office, HKU), Professor Anthony Yeh (Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Discontinuation, HKU), Ms Linda Yeung (Clinical Psychologist at the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), HKU), and Professor Paul Yip (Director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, HKU).
In his closing remarks, Dr Robert Chung emphasized the importance of continuing intellectual pursuits in hall and residential education, and expressed his enthusiasm in pursuing new endeavors with new collaborators. Echoing the word “Beyond” in the name of this maiden conference, Dr Chung looked towards the future and voiced his hope that everyone would continue their efforts in exploring what is next for hall and residential education, and can one day meet again to share more experiences, research and insights.
Message from HKU Horizons Office
Dear Students and Colleagues,
In 2017, HKU will launch the Nurturing Caring Leaders Programme. The Programme, which will be credit-bearing subject to Senate approval, will recruit 100 HKU students to work alongside 50 teenagers drawn from Hong Kong secondary schools and youth organizations. Their joint task will be to deliver English-language classes in marginalized and improvished communities in three Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.
The programme will enable 100 HKU students to:
- gain one week of training in teaching English as a second language
- teach English for eight weeks in Cambodia, Myanmar or Thailand
- develop leadership skills inside and outside the classroom
- engage in mentorship both in Hong Kong and in Southeast Asia
- understand mainland Southeast Asian through an immersion experience
- contribute to positive social development through knowledge exchange.
Each participant will receive HK$10,000 from the Hong Kong Jockey Club to support airfare, accommodation and in-country costs. Application period is from November 14, 2016 to January 20, 2017. Details can be viewed at https://tl.hku.hk/horizons/NCL2017.
Two identical briefing sessions will be held to introduce the Programme:
- Wed September 28 at 3 pm in Convocation Room , Room 218, 2/F, Main Building
- Mon October 7 at 3 pm in G-07, G/F, Main Building.
All are welcome.
Professor Ian Holliday
Vice-President & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning)
The University of Hong Kong
Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)
Details of the Conference:
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 http://www.cetl.hku.hk/conf2016/.
Concepts of Hall/Residential Education
- Evolution of halls, colleges, houses, and so on in top universities around the world
- Challenges facing hall/residential education in top universities around the world
- Hall/residential education in the Hong Kong context
- Different modes of hall/residential education in HKU
- Studies on, and projects related to hall/residential education
Generic skills for outside classroom activities
- Developing generic skills for outside classroom activities
- Assessing and evidencing generic skills for residential education
Application of e-learning on Hall/Residential Education
- Official launching of the “ResEd online course”, with demonstrations
- Application of e-learning in conference discussions: in plenary and deliberation sessions
- e-Portfolio for hall education, residential learning and co-curriculum activities
Staff Training on Hall/Residential Education
- Residential academic advising: Local and overseas experience
- Basic skills in conflict management
- Development of leadership skills among students
- Basic skills in counselling, advising, mental health first aid
- 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: email@example.com