Join-the-Conversation: Creating High-Impact Learning Experience through Internationalizing the Co-Curriculum

Date: 
Friday, 22 February, 2019 - 12:30 to 14:00

Speakers:
Prof. Tim Woo (Associate Professor of Engineering Education, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST)
Dr. Janet Chan (Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, HKU)
Mr. Tony Chan (Assistant Director of Student Affairs; Head of Leadership Quality Centre, HKBU)

Facilitators:
Dr. Beatrice Chu (Educational Developer, Center for Education Innovation, HKUST)
Dr. Tracy Zou (Assistant Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU)
Dr. Lisa Law (Senior Teaching and Learning Officer, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU)

Format: Seminar

Workshop Overview:

One of the ultimate goals of internationalizing education is to create a favourable international learning environment from which all students can benefit and therefore develop the knowledge, attributes and skills that are needed in today’s global world. This is also the essence of ‘internationalization at home’ (Nilsson, 2003). To achieve this, internationalization of the co-curriculum is as important as that of the formal curriculum (Leask, 2015). Effective engagement in the co-curricular programmes and activities enriches students’ learning while also developing their holistic well-being and intercultural skills. The key lies in how we, as educators, facilitate purposive co-curricular engagement and magnify its impact. In this join-the-conversation event, three panel speakers shared with us their good practices and insights into how internationalization of co-curricular engagement can create high-impact learning experience and in what ways we can benefit from a mix of students from various backgrounds.

About the Speakers:

Prof. Tim Woo is Associate Professor of Engineering Education at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at HKUST. He has been very actively involved in teaching innovation for experiential learning courses. In particular, two of his courses are embedded with multi-disciplinary and multi-culture elements through Robot Design Contests and Community Service. Tim is also the founding director of Center for Global & Community Engagement (GCE) and the supervisor of HKUST Robotics team.
   
Dr. Janet Chan is Lecturer of School of Biological Sciences and the Programme Coordinator of MSc in Environmental Management at HKU. She is a Professional Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals. She coordinates and teaches over seven Master’s courses and co-teaches one UG biostatistics course consisting >300 students. She supervises more than 10 students’ projects a year and mentors RPGs. Janet also actively incorporates international elements, interdisciplinarity, and community engagement into the curriculum through experiential learning and the constructivist approach.
   
Mr. Tony Chan is Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Head of Leadership Qualities Centre at HKBU. Upon taking up the position since 2015, he dedicates himself to empowering students to become committed “glocal” citizens with a caring heart through different co-curricular service-learning and community engagement programmes. He is also the Co-founder and Director of LxM, a registered charitable organization in Hong Kong, to promote the education and community development in Myanmar.

For enquiries, please contact Miss Phoebe Mok (2358-6297, phoebe.mok@ust.hk) or Miss Nicole Lai (3469-2024, ctnicole@ust.hk).

Organizer:

Center for Education Innovation, HKUST

Co-organizers:

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU
Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU

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