Common Core Program Series: Creating an Interactive Classroom for Large Classes

Monday, 20 February, 2017 -
12:30 to 14:00

Speaker:  Prof Julian GROVES, Associate Professor of Social Science Education
                Division of Social Science

Venue:  Room 6558 (Lift 27-28)

Seminar Overview:

Professor Groves will initiate a conversation about how to create a more interactive and participatory learning environment for undergraduates at HKUST. Critically reflecting on the uses of online technology in teaching, he will share some of his practices for engaging students, particularly with respect to what to do on the first day of class, developing assignments, and involving students in reading. The overall focus will be on how to achieve more in a large class by  doing less. Participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences and bring forward the challenges they face for discussion.

About the Speaker:

Professor Julian Groves obtained his PhD degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He won the Honorary Mention of the Common Core Course Excellence Award 2014 for his common core course SOSC 1662 Contemporary Hong Kong: Society. He has been successful in achieving student participation and creating interactive classrooms for cultivating a sociological mindfulness among large numbers of students from different disciplines.

All Faculty Members and Teaching Staff are welcome

*Light refreshment will be served

Please click here to register. For enquiries, please contact Miss Phoebe Mok (2358-6297,

Co-organized by:

Center for Education Innovation (CEI)
Undergraduate Core Education (UCE), Academic Registry