Dr. David M. Pomfret, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Arts, was honored with the University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award 2012. He received the award in recognition of his outstanding teaching performance and achievements, as well as his leadership in and scholarly contribution to teaching and learning.
Since joining the University of Hong Kong in 2001, Dr. David Pomfret has distinguished himself as a teacher, a pioneer and a leader within HKU, and beyond.
A Record of Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Pomfret has a sustained record of teaching excellence, leadership in enhancement of student learning at all levels of the institution and a growing international recognition of his approach to teaching and learning as truly transformative. As a historian of youth, Dr. Pomfret is uniquely placed to contribute to an agenda of excellence in teaching and learning, and his scholarly interest in the changing nature of youth has led to a radical rethink of the history curriculum, and of the learning process. The depth of his engagement with students and reflections on their learning processes, the thoroughness with which he choreographs his teaching, the tirelessness with which he pursues perfection, and his remarkable record of sustained teaching excellence mark Dr. Pomfret as a highly unusual, talented and charismatic teacher.
Get to know more about Dr. PomfretExcerpt from video on Outstanding Teaching Award winners 2010
Impact at Departmental, Faculty and University Levels
Dr. Pomfret has a record of sustained contribution through his intellectual leadership at a programme, faculty and university level, and has tirelessly championed the importance of quality teaching through his many leadership roles and contributions. Dr. Pomfret was the Associate Dean for Curriculum Development in the Faculty of Arts from 2008 to 2011.
He is currently the Convenor for the Humanities Area of Inquiry in the Common Core Curriculum, and he is also serving on the University’s Steering Committee on 4-Year Undergraduate Curriculum. As the University unveils the new curriculum, Dr. Pomfret’s contribution to its conceptualization and implementation will not go unnoticed.