王永雄博士榮獲提名第一屆大學教育資助委員會 (教資會) 傑出教學獎 Dr Wong Wing Hung nominated for the 1st UGC Teaching Award
Location:香港中文大學 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Wong Wing Hung nominated for the 1st UGC Teaching Award
The University Grants Committee (UGC) established the UGC Teaching Award in 2011 to honour academics in the UGC-funded institutions for their teaching performance and achievements, as well as their leadership in and scholarly contribution to teaching and learning within and across institutions. Associate Director of General Education Foundation Programme Dr Wong Wing Hung was among the 16 outstanding nominees from various institutions. At the 69th Congregation of CUHK, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sung presented award to Dr Wong to recognize his teaching excellence.
Dr. Wong Wing Hung, fourth from the left, nominated for the 1st UGC Teaching Award
“Know myself!” This is the purpose of general education. General education is painful because it requires us to face our true self, but by no means is the teacher a spectator—he should take the first step and lead the students to leave the cave, even they may be unwilling.
Dr Wong Wing Hung received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has a deep interest in theology. In 2004, he was awarded a Master degree of Christian Studies by the Lutheran Theological Seminary. His academic interests include theoretical physics, general education and the dialogue between science and religion.
He began teaching in Department of Physics, CUHK in 1996. In 2009, he transferred to the Office of University General Education, when the core team was being assembled to design, pilot and implement the General Education Foundation (GEF) Programme for the new curriculum to all new students starting 2012. The GEF Programme consists of two courses, namely In Dialogue with Humanity and In Dialogue with Nature. As one of the two Associate Directors of the GEF Programme, Dr Wong is responsible for the course In Dialogue with Nature (now affectionately known as DIANA). The course has been piloted several times, receiving very positive feedbacks from the students.
Dr. Wong Wing Hung, sixth from the right
Dr Wong has contributed a lot to the general education of CUHK since he taught in Department of Physics. Apart from course development, he has also great involvement in general education activities beyond the classroom, such as giving talks and writing books on popular science. Dr Wong was awarded the first Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education in 2006. In 2008, he was granted the Vice Chancellor Exemplary Teaching Award.