With a view to promoting exchanges on the teaching of university general education and research on general education, the RCGE began to regularly hold GE lunch seminars in 2006, inviting teachers of general education courses and visiting scholars to gather together and exchange ideas, report on the development of general education curricula and general education research in various regions, share general education pedagogies, experience and difficulties and jointly seek ways of improving. 

Themes of the seminars fall into six broad categories:

  • Sharing on Pedagogy,
  • Outcome-based Pedagogy,
  • Reports on International Exposure,
  • Research Survey Reports,
  • Multimedia Learning, and
  • Curriculum Planning and Design.

2020-21

Experiential Learning in General Education

Experiential Learning in General Education

Speakers:

Dr. Li Ming Kenneth (Office of University General Education)
Prof. Lam Weng Cheong (Department of Anthropology & Department of History)

Date: 2 June 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: ZOOM
Language: Cantonese

Experiential learning has been increasingly important in higher education in recent years. This learning mode allows students to apply classroom knowledge into practice, which inspires them to have a deeper understanding of the subject. Experiential learning also emphasizes students’ interaction with the environment and with others. By doing so, it encourages students to be active agents, and thus helps nurture them to become responsible global citizens and leaders.

In this GE lunch seminar, we have invited Dr. Li Ming Kenneth and Prof. Lam Wen Cheong to share their experience in conducting experiential learning in General Education.

Dr. Li will share the design and learning outcome of adding an agricultural experience element in the science classics reading course UGFN 1000 In Dialogue with Nature. He would also introduce the course design and effectiveness of a summer course UGEB2296 Experiencing and Rethinking Science and Technology in Agriculture, with a sharing on the challenges and reflection of experiential learning during COVID 19 though online teaching.

On the other hand, according to Prof. Lam Weng Cheong, teaching humanities is encountering more and more challenges in modern days, especially when “factual knowledge” becomes easily accessible. However, Prof. Lam argues that we should not lose sight of the important value of the humanities, which is to offer different perspectives on long-term social traditions navigating the development of history. Based on his teaching of four General Education courses related to archaeology, Prof. Lam in this seminar will share how he views teaching as a precious opportunity to learn: to reflect on the relevance between his teaching subjects and daily life, and to explore how to add more meaning to learning experience of the human past.

 

Speakers' Bio

Dr. Li Ming Kenneth obtained his B.Sc. and M.Phil. degrees in Biology, and Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Li is currently a Lecturer in the Office of University General Education. Dr. Li has taught the General Education Foundation course UGFN1000 In Dialogue with Nature and the blended learning version of the course (UGFN1001) for a cross-institutional course-sharing project with students coming from three other local universities. Dr. Li is devoted to developing student-centered pedagogy, including flipped classrooms, blended learning, peer-assisted learning, and experiential learning. His initiative of experiential learning through rooftop farming has enriched students’ learning experience. Extending this good practice, Dr. Li has developed UGEB2296 Experiencing and Rethinking Science and Technology in Agriculture, an experiential learning course on modern agriculture, permaculture and related sustainable development goals. Dr. Li has endeavored to explore opportunities for students to learn beyond the courses to accelerate their growth and development. Dr. Li has also taught GESH1010 Orientation and Outreach. Dr. Li received the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2019 and the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2019.

Prof. Lam Weng Cheong has been teaching at The Chinese University of Hong Kong under the joint appointment by the Department of Anthropology and the Department of History since 2015. Professor Lam has taught four General Education courses, namely, UGEA2330 Chinese Cultural Heritage, UGEB2502 Human Evolution, UGEB2505 Deciphering the Past: Culture, Archaeology and Science, and UGEC1633 Understanding Archaeology. His research currently focuses on ancient market exchange and the development of metal technology in ancient China. Professor Lam believes that the role of a teacher is to make academic knowledge easier to understand and to inspire students to see the connections between the past and the present in human societies. Prof. Lam received the Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award 2016 and the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2019.

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General Education and Student Growth

General Education and Student Growth

Speakers:

Dr. Leung Cheuk Hang (Office of University General Education)
Dr. Lau Chi Hin (Department of Mathematics)

Date: 21 May 2021
Time: 12:00 nn – 1:30 pm
Venue: ZOOM
Language: Cantonese

General Education (GE) is a compulsory study programme in the undergraduate curriculum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. One of the challenges that all GE teachers faces is how to teach a course with students from different academic background. Besides, what are the influences in the GE courses of humanity- and science- field? Apart from imparting knowledge, what should teachers be aware when they are conducting GE courses to facilitate student growth?

In this GE lunch seminar, we have invited Dr. Leung Cheuk Hang and Dr. Lau Chi Hin to share their teaching experience in respect of student growth. Dr. Leung would introduce his experience in teaching UGFH1000 “In Dialogue with Humanity” and GENA1113 “Student-Oriented Teaching and Seminar”, with a focus on how GE elements are infused in humanity and social issues. Dr. Leung would also share two different teaching pedagogies when conducting discussion-based lessons, followed by a discussion on how GE will help to facilitate student growth. Meanwhile, Dr. Lau Chi Hin will share with us his experience in teaching GE courses related to the science fields. Some students are described as having mathematical anxiety or math phobia. These students usually have a lot of frustrating experience in mathematics and they are lack of confidence in solving mathematical problems. Dr. Lau’s GE course UGEB2530 “Games and Strategic Thinking” provides students with a non-technical exploration of game theory. It starts with very simple parlor games to more realistic problems in economics, social psychology, biology, and business. The celebrated “Nash equilibrium” are explained and studied in simple mathematical terms. One of his goals is to make all students understand that mathematics can be used in many different ways and everyone can use mathematics to solve problems related to daily life.

Speakers' Bio

Dr. Leung Cheuk Hang obtained his B.SSc. degree in Politics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ph.D. degree in Education from University College London. His research interests include values education, civic education, and cultural politics of education. Dr. Leung is currently a Lecturer in the Office of University General Education and is responsible for teaching General Education courses UGFH1000 In Dialogue with Humanity for the General Education Foundation Programme and GENA113 Student-Oriented Teaching and Seminar for New Asia College. Dr. Leung has been engaged in developing virtual learning tools and online learning platform for General Education courses. Dr. Leung is also active in conducting pedagogical research on the ideas, curriculum, and assessments of University General Education. Dr. Leung received the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2019

Dr. Lau Chi Hin obtained his B.Sc. and M.Phil. degrees in Mathematics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Lau joined the Department of Mathematics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Lecturer in 2005. Dr. Lau has been teaching two courses on game theory, namely MATH4250 Game Theory, for mathematics major students, and UGEB2530 Games and Strategic Thinking, a University General Education course for almost ten years. Dr. Lau has designed a number of interesting games to facilitate students to study game theory. Dr. Lau received the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2019

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Online Teaching and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities during COVID-19

Online Teaching and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities during COVID-19

Speakers:

Dr. Cheung Hang Cheong Derek (Office of University General Education)
Dr. Han Dongkun (Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering)
Ms. Judy Lo (Head of Academic Support Services, Information Technology Services Centre)

Date: 27 April 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: ZOOM
Language: English

2020–21 has been a year of challenge and change. Teachers and teaching units in CUHK have put tremendous efforts in adapting to online teaching and learning during the pandemic time. Discussion-based lessons are greatly challenged in respect of interaction between teacher and students and communication among students. Apart from that, hands-on skills training is of essential importance in many science and engineering related general education courses, like robotics, electronics, mechanics and renewable energy. A major concern in online/distance education is how to overcome the problems associated with laboratory components. Besides, various IT support teams in the University have been providing a lot of assistance to both teachers and students on online teaching during the pandemic. What new instruments will be introduced in the future?

In this GE Lunch Seminar, we invite Dr. Cheung Hang Cheong Derek, Dr. Han Dongkun, and Ms. Judy Lo to share their experience of online teaching. Dr. Derek Cheung will share his ZOOM lesson design, which attempts to enhance students’ engagement in the ZOOM discussion of the General Education Foundation course UGFN 1000 “In Dialogue with Nature”. Learning support tools that can facilitate students’ independent learning will also be introduced.

Dr. Han Dongkun will demonstrate three eLearning pedagogical approaches he introduced to address the issue of hands-on skills training at different levels. Firstly, flipped online laboratory is proposed and implemented in UGEB1307 “Energy and Green Society”. The basic underlying idea is that an online (synchronous) laboratory could be conducted with the help of flipped (asynchronous) laboratory instructions for students to make solar powered cars. Secondly, based on the flipped online laboratory, an improved version flipped online laboratory plus is developed and implemented in UGEB2303 “Robots in Action”. The main modification is that the online lab is constructed based on a real robotic laboratory with real robots under remote control technique. Finally, a further polished version, flipped online laboratory pro, is generated. The key distinct features are: 1. It makes unmanned robotic lab possible; 2. It incorporates automatic assessment technique on students’ performance in the lab; 3. AI-based learning assistance and personalized education are provided for studying computer programming based on big-data analysis. Dr Han will also demonstrate the effectiveness of the three versions of flipped online laboratory in the existing general education courses.

Ms. Judy Lo will go through a few common challenges GE teachers face when they deliver real-time online classes during COVID-19 and share some support resources and services available to help teachers (and students) cope with the challenges. In addition to ZOOM, a few new IT solutions have been or will be offered for teachers to try during COVID-19. Ms. Lo will briefly go through these new IT solutions (e.g. Respondus Monitor, Gradescope, Piazza, Proctorio, Examsoft) with the audience and share how teachers can try out these new solutions if they are interested.

Speakers' Bio

Dr. Cheung Hang Cheong Derek obtained his Bachelor of Science and PhD degrees in Biochemistry from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a lecturer at the Office of University General Education and is primarily responsible for teaching one of the General Education Foundation courses UGFN1000 In Dialogue with Nature. Through interactive dialogue in class, he strives to cultivate his students to becoming a reflective person who can scrutinize his/her underlying values, beliefs, and presuppositions from multiple perspectives. As a general education teacher, Dr. Cheung is active in developing online micro-modules and educational mobile applications to meet the diverse needs of students with different academic background. He also conducts pedagogical research on evaluating the effectiveness of various learning activities for continuous refinement on the lesson designs. Dr. Cheung received the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2018 and Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2018.

Dr. Han Dongkun is currently a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. He earned his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. From 2014 to 2016, he was a research scientist at the Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich, Germany. From 2016 to 2017, he was a research fellow at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States. He now teaches three General Education courses: UGEB1307 Energy and Green Society, UGEB2303 Robots in Action, and GENA1113 Student-Oriented Teaching and Seminar. He received the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2018, and Dean’s Exemplary Teaching Award of the Faculty of Engineering in 2019.

Ms. Judy Lo joined the Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) of CUHK in 2006. She is now the head of the Academic Support Services (Education Technology) in ITSC. Together with colleagues at the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR), Judy works with teachers to adopt new technologies and pedagogies to enhance teaching and learning. She also leads the instructional design and media production service team of the Centre for eLearning Innovation and Technology (ELITE).

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Building College Life under the New Normal: Challenges to Colleges and Their Responses

Building College Life under the New Normal: Challenges to Colleges and Their Responses

Speakers:

Professor KO Wing Hung (Associate Head & Dean of Students, Chung Chi College)
Ms. CHENG Yuk Kiu Amy (Administrative Manager, Dean of Students’ Office, Chung Chi College)
Dr. CHIU Chi Ming Lawrence (Dean of General Education, S.H. Ho College)
Ms. WONG Nga Kwan Phoebe (College Development Officer, College General Education Office, S.H. Ho College)

Date: 14 April 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: ZOOM
Language: Cantonese

College life plays an irreplaceable role in the whole-person education of a university. With a long history, Colleges in CUHK have extended students learning from classrooms to all aspects of campus life effectively. While the pandemic has lasted for more than a year, the university community is making efforts to adapt to the new normal with online teaching. Campus life becomes virtual. How can students, especially freshmen, adapt? How can they establish social connections and develop sense of belonging to the Colleges? In what ways they can seek assistance when encountering academic and financial difficulties? In response to these students’ needs, how would the Colleges tackle the challenges in a new way? Apart from teaching online, are there any alternatives? In this GE Lunch Seminar, speakers from Chung Chi College and S.H. Ho College would share their experiences on providing related assistances to encourage students to join college activities, in a way to build up a sense of belonging to the College. Colleges would also provide different platforms that allow students of various study years to organize activities to consolidate existing connections and to forge new ones to help freshmen to adapt to university life.

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Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

Speaker: Dr. Chiu Chu Lee Julie (Associate Director, Office of University General Education)
Date: 27 Janurary 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: ZOOM
Language: English

Starting from 2004, all University General Education (University GE) courses have been categorized into Four Areas: Area A Chinese Cultural Heritage, Area B Nature, Science and Technology, Area C Society and Culture, and Area D Self and Humanity. With the support from over 40 teaching units, more than 300 University GE courses are offered. In the 2019/20 academic year, 367 classes of University GE courses were conducted, and more than 16,000 students enrolled.

This seminar targets at departments and teachers interested in proposing new University GE courses or in revising existing ones for implementation from 2021/22 academic year. We will 1) introduce the design of the University GE programme as a whole, 2) go through the procedures and criteria of University GE course approval, 3) highlight and conduct a concise demonstration of the GE Course Proposal and Inventory System (GECPI), a web-based system for the submission of University GE Course Proposals and the inventory of University GE course materials, and 4) briefly discuss the University GE course review and archive arrangements.

*For more information of submission of proposals for introduction and revision of University GE courses in 2021-22, please visit our website: https://www.oge.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/en/teaching-a-learning/2011-07-04-07-54-58/proposing-new-courses-ge-course-proposal-a-inventory/gecpi-system

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Reflections on CUHK GE 4.0

Reflections on CUHK GE 4.0

Speaker: Prof. Alan K.L. Chan (Provost and J.S. Lee Professor of Chinese Culture)
Date: 25 Janurary 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: ZOOM
Language: English

From the founding of CUHK in 1963, General Education (GE) has been a cornerstone of the University’s undergraduate curriculum. Starting as a College-based programme, it grew into a University GE curriculum comprising seven study areas in the 1980s, before reaching its third and current incarnation in 2012, with two carefully crafted Foundation courses, selected modules in four areas, as well as College GE.

In the face of complex global challenges, a review of the CUHK GE curriculum seems timely. As a part of the University’s new strategic plan, what might CUHK GE 4.0 look like?

Speaker’s Bio

Professor Alan K.L. Chan is currently the Provost and J.S. Lee Professor of Chinese Culture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also a member of the Governing Board, CUHK-Shenzhen, and has been appointed a member of the University Grants Committee (UGC). Prior to joining CUHK in 2020, Professor Chan was Toh Puan Mahani Idris Daim Chair Professor of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Professor Chan joined NTU as Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences in 2009. In January 2018, he was appointed Vice President of NTU, responsible for alumni engagement, university advancement and international relations. Previously he served as Professor of Philosophy and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at the National University of Singapore. Professor Chan was born in Hong Kong. He received his PhD in religious studies from the University of Toronto. Professor Chan’s research focuses on Chinese philosophy and religion, and hermeneutics and critical theory. His MOOC on Coursera, “Explorations in Chinese Philosophy” has drawn over 10,000 learners. 


Subcategories

  • 2019-20

    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 20 January 2020
    Speaker: Dr. Chiu Chu Lee Julie (Associate Director, Office of University General Education)

     


  • 2018-19

    A Series of Awardees of Exemplary Teaching Award in GE -
    Environmental Education: Moving from Understanding to Action

    Date: 23 April 2019 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Chui Pui Yi Apple (School of Life Sciences)

    What is the Best Students can Expect from a General Education Course?

    Date: 1 March 2019 (Friday)
    Speaker: Dr. Chen Ju-chen (Department of Anthropology)

    Promoting Effective Peer Learning:
    Experience Sharing of Implementing Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) in General Education Foundation Programme

    Date: 28 January 2018 (Monday)

    Speakers: 

    Dr Szeto Wai Man(General Education Foundation Programme)
    Dr Li Ming Kenneth (General Education Foundation Programme)
    Dr Wu Jun Vivian (General Education Foundation Programme)
    Dr Yip Lo Ming Amber (General Education Foundation Programme)

    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 18 December 2018 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Chiu Chu Lee Julie (Associate Director, Office of University General Education)

    Teaching Vivid and Academically-Challenging General Education Courses in Chemistry

    Speaker: Dr. Wong Fai George (Department of Chemistry)
    Date: 26 November 2018 (Monday)


  • 2017-18

    A Study of Students’ High-level Thinking in Addressing Open-ended Problems: How Well They Do and How We May Help

    Date: 16 April 2018 (Monday)
    Speaker: Dr CHIU Chu Lee Julie (General Education Foundation Programme)
    Dr LAM To Kam (General Education Foundation Programme)
    Dr PANG Kam Moon (General Education Foundation Programme)

    Learning through Dialogue--Experience Sharing of General Education Courses

    Date: 19 March 2018 (Monday)
    Speaker: Dr. Kwok Pak Nin Samson (General Education Foundation Programme)

    Field Trip Activities in General Education Courses in History

    Date: 5 March 2018 (Monday)
    Speaker: Dr. Lui Wing Sing (General Education Foundation Programme)

    Workshop on Development of Grading Rubrics for Essay-type Assignments and for In-class Discussion

    Date: 26 February 2018 (Monday)
    Speaker: Professor Chun Ka Wai Cecilia (Director, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research)

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    Criterion-referencing and Devising Grade Descriptors for Implementation of the Outcome-based Approach (OBA) to Assessment

    Date: 11 December 2017 (Monday)
    Speaker: Professor Chun Ka Wai Cecilia (Director, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research)
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    Rubric and Uncertainty be my Guide: Fostering Better Thinking with Students’ Self-Evaluation and Self-Questioning in the Classroom

    Speaker: Dr GAO Xin, Dr WU Jun, Dr YEUNG Yang (General Education Foundation Programme)
    Date: 4 December 2017 (Monday)

    Student Learning through Reading Classics: Effects and Challenges of General Education Foundation Programme

    Speaker: Dr Cheung Hang Cheong Derek, Dr Kiang Kai Ming, Dr Leung Cheuk Hang, Dr Ng Ka Leung Andy (General Education Foundation Programme)
    Date: 20 November 2017 (Monday)

    From Space to Classroom: Experience Sharing of a University General Education Course

    Speaker: Dr. Wong Kwan Kit Frankie (Lecturer, Department of Geography and Resource Management)
    Date: 1 November 2017 (Wednesday)

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  • 2016-17

    How to Teach General Education Course with Fun in an Interactive Way?

    Date: 27 Apr 2017 (Thursday)
    Speaker: Dr. Lee Kit Ying Rebecca

    From a Dream to a Course:
    My Sharing on Teaching a University General Education Course, “Living with Grief”

    Date: 27 Mar 2017 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Chan Chi Ho, Wallace (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work)

    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 14 Dec 2017 (Wednesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Wong Wing Hung (Associate Director, Office of University General Education)

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    Unfolding the Key Elements of Modern Sciences through General Education Courses on Astronomy and its History

    Date: 21 Nov 2016 (Monday)
    Speaker: Dr. Tong Shiu Sing (Dept. of Physics)

    Encouraging Cooperative Learning between and within Student Groups: Two Illustrative Cases

    Date: 25 Oct 2016 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Ng Wai Yin Will (Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research)
    * co-organized by the Office of University General Education and CLEAR
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    University General Education Teachers’ Orientation

    Speaker: Dr. Wong Wing Hung (Associate Director, Office of University General Education)
    Date: 26 Sept 2016 (Monday)

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  • 2015-16

    Enriching Students’ Learning Experience in General Education:  Supports and Opportunities that the Office of Academic Links (China) can provide (cancelled)

    Date: 25 Apr 2016 (Monday)
    Speaker: Ms. Wing Wong (Director of Academic Links (China))

    Conversing With a Hundred People: Getting Students to Speak Up in a Large General Education Class

    Date: 25 Apr 2016 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Gordon Mattews (Department of Anthropology)

    CUHK Students’ Approach-Avoidance Behaviours

    Date: 19 Apr 2016 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Ng Wai Yin Will (Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research)
    * co-organized by the Office of University General Education and CLEAR

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    Using Language Perspective to Teach Cultural Differences in General Education

    Date: 14 Mar 2016 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Ho CHin Ming (Department of Japanese Studies)

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    Teaching and Learning Challenge: What Can We See from Student's Strategic Behaviours

    Date: 23 Feb 2016 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Ng Wai Yin Will (Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research)
    * co-organized by the Office of University General Education and CLEAR
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    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Speaker: Dr. Wong Wing Hung (Associate Director, Office of University General Education)
    Date: 21 Dec 2015 (Monday)

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    University General Education Teachers’ Orientation

    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee (Director of University General Education)
    Date: 21 Sep 2015 (Monday)
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  • 2014-15

    Using Cultural Differences to Teach Critical Thinking in General Education

    Date: 2 March 2015 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Joseph Bosco (Department of Anthropology)

    Teaching Critical Thinking in General Education on Science

    Date: 26 Jan 2015 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Chu Ming Chung (Dept. of Physics)

    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 9 Dec 2014 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee (Director of University General Education)

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    What Does Critical Thinking Mean --- Accurate Definition of Critical Thinking

    Date: 4 Nov 2014 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Kou Kei Chun (Department of Philosophy)

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    The New Senior Secondary Curriculum: Ideal and Reality?

    Date: 14 Oct 2014 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Prof. Lam Chi Chung, Prof. Law Huk Yuen, Dr. Ng Mau Yuen (Department of Curriculum and Instruction)

    University General Education Teachers’ Orientation

    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee
    Date: 23 September 2014 (Tuesday)

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  • 2013-14

    Teaching for Wider Learning: Teaching General Education in 21st Century

    Date: 3 June 2014
    Speaker: Dr. Jerry Gaff (Senior Scholar, Association of American Colleges and Universities)

    Teaching Human Nature and Morality in the Scope of Climate Change

    Date: 24 April 2014 (Thursday)
    Speaker: Prof. Lam Chiu Ying (Department of Geography & Resource Management)University General Education)

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    Service Learning- Significance and CUHK Supports

    Date: 14 April 2014 (Monday)
    Speaker:
    Prof. Fong Wing Ping (Chung Chi College),
    Dr. Leung Kai Chi (I. CARE Programme)

    How Do We Ensure that Students Learn from Service-Learning?

    Date: 10 March 2014 (Monday)
    Speaker:
    Prof. Ann Huss (Morningside College)
    Mr. Tang Wai Hung (Department of Social Work, Wu Yee Sun College)

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    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 5 December 2013 (Thursday)
    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee (Director of University General Education)
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    Can Compassion be Taught? Engaging Students to Develop Compassionate Attitudes

    Date: 25 November 2013 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Shekhar Madhukar Kumta (Assistant Dean (Education), Faculty of Medicine)

    Value Education on Moral Issues Raised by Biotechnology

    Date: 15 November 2013 (Friday)
    Speaker: Dr. Chiu Chi Ming (School of Life Sciences)

    Value Education in the Era of Value Pluralism: Teaching in “Outline of Chinese Culture” and “Freedom and Destiny”

    Date: 30 October 2013 (Thursday)
    Speaker: Prof. Ng Kai Chiu (Department of Philosophy)

    The Quest to Educate Students

    Date: 25 September 2013 (Wednesday)
    Speaker: Prof. Norman Jones (Professor, Utah State University)
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  • 2012-13

    General Education and University Education Reform

    Date:20 March 2013 (Wednesday)
    Speaker: Prof. Pang Hai Shao (Associate Professor, School of Education, BIT)

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    Proposing or revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 14 December 2012 (Friday)
    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee (Director of Office of University General Education)

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    Assessment and eLearning in United College General Education – An Experience Sharing

    Date: 28 November 2012 (Wednesday)
    Speaker:
    Prof. Kwan Hoi Shan (United College Dean of General Education)
    Prof. Eunice Tang     (Project In-charge, United College eLearning Project Team)
    Mr. George Lam    (United College General Education Office)

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    After Plato: Students in the General Education Foundation (GEF) Programme

    Date: 7 November 2012 (Wednesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Julie Chiu (Office of University General Education), Dr. Wong Wing Hung (Office of University General Education)


  • 2011-12

    Getting Personal: Creating a Unique Personalized Educational Experience for Students in GE Courses

    Date: 12 March 2012 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Melissa Fitch (University of Arizona)

    Collaborative Learning: Techniques for Effective Tutorials and Seminars

    Date: 27 February 2012 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Susan Fiksdal (Evergreen College)

    PBL: Problem Based Learning or Particulars Before Leaving

    Date: 13 February 2012 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Martha Carothers (University of Delaware)

    Make the Connection! General Education and the 'Real' World

    Date: 30 January 2012 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Melissa Fitch (University of Arizona)

    The Meanings of a University Education: screening of film “The 2011 Graduating Class”

    Date: 21 November 2011 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Donna Chu (School of Journalism and Communication)

    One Day without the Media: Findings and Revelations

    Date: 7 November 2011 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Clement So (School of Journalism and Communication)

    Between Plugged and Unplugged: How Student's Learning Is Influenced by Electronic Media and Our Response

    Date: 24 October 2011 (Monday)
    Speakers:
    Prof. Donna Chu ( School of Journalism and Communication)
    Prof. Ng Wai Yin, Will (Dept of Information Engineering)
    Dr. CHEUNG Mei-chun, Jane (Dept of Social Work)

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    The Dance of Ideas: International Liberal Education in the 21st Century

    Date: 10 October 2011 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Margaret Downes (Emeritus Professor, University of North Carolina at Asheville)


  • 2010-11

    GE Initiatives in UCLA

    Date: 17 March 2011
    Speakers: Prof. Robert Gurval (Department of Classics,University of California, Los Angeles)

    Leadership Development Programme

    Date: 16 February 2011
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    First Year Experience (FYE)

    Date: 16 November 2010
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  • 2009-10

    Designing and Teaching Effective Capstone Courses

    Date: 29 April 2010
    Speakers: Prof. Janel Curry (Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan)
                     Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Bothell
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    Effective Pedagogy for Developing Critical Thinking

    Date: 25 February 2010
    Speakers: Prof. Paul Hanstedt (Professor of English, Roanoke College)
                    Prof. Joseph Chaney (Associate Professor of English, Indiana University - South Bend)
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    “Teaching” Values

    Date: 25 November 2009
    Speakers: Prof. Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan (Associate Professor of Asian Religions, Austin College, Texas)
                    Prof. Joseph Chaney (Associate Professor of English, Indiana University - South Bend)
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    Addressing and Undressing Chinese Cultural Heritage

    Date: 11 December 2009
    Speaker: Prof. David Pong (Professor in East Asian History, University of Delaware)

    Science Education through General Education

    Date: 13 November 2009
    Speakers: Dr. Chiu Chi Ming Lawrence (Department of Biology, CUHK)
                    Dr. Pang Kam Moon (Department of Physics, CUHK)
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    Tale of Two Cultures: Reflection on Universal Issues

    Date: 22 October 2009
    Speakers: Prof. Lynne Y. Nakano (Chairperson, Department of Japanese Studies, CUHK) and
                    Prof. Kenneth R. Valpey (Visiting Scholar, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK)
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  • 2008-09

    How to Help Students Develop Critical Thinking?

    Date: 5 May 2009
    Speaker: Dr. Kwok Wai-man, Wyman (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, CUHK)
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    E-Learning

    Date: 22 April 2009
    Speakers:
    Dr. Spencer Benson (Fulbright Scholar, The University of Hong Kong)
    Dr. Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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    Understanding and Assessing Affective Learning Outcomes

    Date: 4 March 2009
    Speakers:
    Dr. Susan Gano-Phillips (Fulbright Scholar, City University of Hong Kong)
    Dr. Stephen J. Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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    The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

    Date: 24 March 2009
    Speakers:
    Dr. Spencer Benson (Fulbright Scholar, The University of Hong Kong)
    Dr. Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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    A Web from Sky to Earth: Quest for Science and the Humanities

    Date: 11 February 2009
    Speaker: Prof. Chen Tien Chi (Office of University General Education)
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    Course Assessment and Rubrics

    Date: 3 February 2009
    Speaker: Dr. Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, Office of University General Education)
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    Active Learning

    Date: 13 January 2009
    Speaker: Dr. Spencer A. Benson (Fulbright Scholar, The University of Hong Kong)
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    Articulating Course Outcomes in Area D Self and Humanity

    Date: 16 December 2008
    Speaker: Dr Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, Office of University General Education)
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    Articulating Course Outcomes in Area C Society and Culture

    Date: 9 December 2008
    Speaker: Dr Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, Office of University General Education)
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    Articulating Course Outcomes in Area B Nature, Technology and the Environment

    Date: 2 December 2008
    Speaker: Dr Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, Office of University General Education)
    Guest Facilitator: Dr. Spencer Benson (Fulbright Scholar, Science Faculty, The University of Hong Kong)
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    Articulating Course Outcomes in Area A Chinese Cultural Heritage


  • 2007-08

    Seminar on Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS)

    Date: 7 May 2008
    Speaker: Prof. Sally Rogan (National PASS Trainer for Australia & NZ; Manager, First Year & Transition Programs; Student Services, University of Wollongong (UOW), NSW, Australia)
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    Outcomes Based Approaches - Practical Considerations

    Date: 17 Apr 2008
    Speaker: Prof Shekhar Madhukar Kumta (Faculty of Medicine, CUHK)
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    Been There, Done That: Personal Reflections on Building a Culture of Assessment

    Date: 26 Mar 2008
    Speaker: Prof. Mark Gaylord (Visiting Scholar, School of Law)
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    Introducing Classics Back to General Education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Date: 13 Mar 2008
    Speaker: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai (Office of University General Education)
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    Student Opinion Survey on General Education

    Date: 30 Jan 2008
    Speaker: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Office of University General Education)
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    Faculty Members' General Education Course Design --
    A Case Study on a Comprehensive University in Mainland China First Year Experience in the States

    Date: 28 Nov 2007
    Speaker: Dr. Xu Huixuan (Office of University General Education)
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    First Year Experience in the States

    Date: 31 Oct 2007
    Speaker: Miss Emily Ng (Office of University General Education)
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    Core Curriculum Design in First Year GE Programme: US Study Tour Report

    Date: 10 Oct 2007
    Speaker: Miss Manda Wan (Office of University General Education)


  • 2006-07

    The American Freshman National Norms

    Date: 9 May 2007
    Speakers: Miss Katie Yeung, Miss Grace Lau (Office of University General Education)
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    College GE Sharing Session II: New Asia and Shaw

    Date: 11 April 2007
    Speakers:
    Prof. Ooi Vincent EC (Dean of General Education, New Asia College)
    Prof. Lui Tai Lok (Dean of General Education, Shaw College)
    Moderator: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Office of University General Education)
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    College GE Sharing Session I: Chung Chi and United

    Date: 21 March 2007
    Speakers:
    Prof. Chan Wai Kwong Victor (Dean of General Education, Chung Chi College)
    Prof. Chang Song Hing (Dean of General Education, United College)
    Moderator: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai (Office of University General Education)
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    GE Teacher Sharing: Area D (Self and Humanity)

    Date: 14 February 2007
    Moderator: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Office of University General Education)
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    GE Teacher Sharing: Area C (Society and Culture)

    Date: 24 January 2007
    Moderator: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Office of University General Education)
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    GE Teacher Sharing: Area B (Nature, Technology and the Environment)

    Date: 29 November 2006
    Moderator: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai (Office of University General Education)
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    GE Teacher Sharing: Area A (Cultural Heritage)

    Date: 8 November 2006
    Moderator: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Offiec of Univesrity General Education)
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    Research Report on the GE Development in 5 Key Mainland Universities

    Date: 12 October 2006
    Speaker: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai, Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Research Centre for General Education)
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    Understanding and Expectation towards GE in CUHK

    Date: 20 September 2006
    Speaker: Miss Katie Yeung, Miss Emily Ng (Office of University General Education)
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  • 2005-06

    Understanding University Students in GE Courses

    Date: 27 June 2006
    Speaker: Ms Xu Huixuan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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    Nature and Culture

    Date: 30 May 2006
    Speaker: Prof. Chen Tien Chi (Office of University General Education)

    GE Teacher Sharing: Teaching Sex-related Courses

    Date: 10 May 2006
    Speakers: Prof. Cheng Hau Ling, Dr. Lin Siu Fung, Ms. Leung Tsz Fong, Ms. Judia Yue

    Key to Success in GE Courses

    Date: 25 April 2006
    Speaker: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai (Office of University General Education)