Enhancing Intercultural Teaching and Learning: Where We Are Now & How to Go From Here? (CANCELLED)

Friday, 15 November, 2019 - 12:30 to 14:30

Speakers:  Prof. May-yi SHAW
                  Assistant Professor of Humanities Education, Division of Humanities

                  Dr. Beatrice CHU
                  Educational Developer, Center for Education Innovation

Seminar Overview:

While intercultural competence and global mindsets are widely recognized as key graduate attributes sought by employers in Hong Kong and worldwide, an on-campus study done in 2017 reveals that UG students’ intercultural expectations at HKUST have not been sufficient met. To address such student expectations, it is imperative to first understand the level of awareness among faculty and staff on such student expectations, as well as the efforts made and challenges encountered when trying to create quality intercultural experiences for students.

As such, a study on faculty and staff’s awareness of students’ intercultural needs and the efforts made so far has been conducted. This seminar will share the results of this study and lead the audience to discuss and brainstorm what more may be done both inside and outside the classroom, in teaching and co-curricular front.

About the Speakers:

Prof. May-yi SHAW

Professor May-yi Shaw is an Assistant Professor of Humanities Education at HKUST. She received her B.A. degree in Political Science and East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.

Professor Shaw is a U.S.-born and Taiwan-raised “third culture kid”. Having lived most of her adult life as a global nomad, she is passionate about East Asian literature and culture, identity and cross-cultural studies.

Professor Shaw is currently the Director for the MA in Chinese Culture Program (HUMA) and the Director of the HeadStart@HKUST Program (DSTO). She has taught courses such as “China in the Foreigners’ Eyes”, “Questions of Humanity in World Literature," and "Popular Culture of East Asia”. This semester she is teaching an experiential learning course called “Who We Are in Global Hong Kong: A Quest of Self, Community”. She is also the recipient of the 2014 Common Core Course Excellence Award for her course, “Identity Goes Global – From Border Crossing to Boundary Remaking.”

Dr. Beatrice CHU

Dr. Beatrice Chu is as an Educational Developer and heads up the professional development programs and initiatives for faculty and frontline teaching staff at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  She has over 20 years of experience working in different sectors in tertiary education and was previously a faculty member in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, and a M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Management from the University of Hong Kong, HK.  Her current interests are innovative instructional approaches and programs that facilitate students' knowledge, skillset, and mindset for the 21st century.

All Faculty and Teaching Staff are welcome
Light lunch will be served

Please click here to register. For enquiries, please contact Miss Phoebe Mok (2358-6297, phoebe.mok@ust.hk)

Organized by:

Center for Education Innovation (CEI)