[通識午餐聚會] 通識科的體驗學習 * [GE Lunch Seminar] Experiential Learning in General Education

02/06/2021 11:00 - 12:30
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通識午餐聚會 GE Lunch Seminar

Experiential Learning in General Education







Brief Description

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.



李明博士畢業於香港中文大學生物系,獲理學士及哲學碩士,及後取得生物化學博士學位,現職為大學通識教育部講師,任教基礎課程UGFN1000「與自然對話」及其混合版的跨院校科目UGFN1001「與自然對話」。李博士熱衷發展於以學生為本的教學法,包括翻轉課堂(flipped classrooms)、混合式教學、同儕輔讀、體驗式學習;並開創UGEB2296「農業科技:體驗與再思」一科,讓學生透過農業體驗去思考現代農業、永續農業及相關的可持續發展目標。除此以外,他還致力於探索學生在課堂學習以外的機會,促進學生成長和發展,並任教GESH1010「明新達人-善衡書院啟導課程」。李博士曾榮獲2019通識教育模範教學獎及校長模範教學獎。



About the Speakers

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.



活動詳情 Details of the Talk
日 期 Date: 2021-06-02 (星期三 Wednesday)
時 間 Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
地 點 Venue: ZOOM
語言 Language: 粵語 Cantonese
講者 Speakers:

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

報名 Registration
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