With a view to promoting exchanges on the teaching of university general education and research on general education, the RCGE began to regularly hold GE lunch seminars in 2006, inviting teachers of general education courses and visiting scholars to gather together and exchange ideas, report on the development of general education curricula and general education research in various regions, share general education pedagogies, experience and difficulties and jointly seek ways of improving. 

Themes of the seminars fall into six broad categories:

  • Sharing on Pedagogy,
  • Outcome-based Pedagogy,
  • Reports on International Exposure,
  • Research Survey Reports,
  • Multimedia Learning, and
  • Curriculum Planning and Design.

2017-18

A Study of Students’ High-level Thinking in Addressing Open-ended Problems: How Well They Do and How We May Help

A Study of Students’ High-level Thinking in Addressing Open-ended Problems: How Well They Do and How We May Help

Speakers:

Dr CHIU Chu Lee Julie (General Education Foundation Programme)
Dr LAM To Kam (General Education Foundation Programme)
Dr PANG Kam Moon (General Education Foundation Programme)

Date: 16 April 2018 (Monday)
Language: Cantonese

Is the ability to think critically important to students? How effectively do our courses help them develop high-level thinking? The Narrative Qualitative Assessment (NQA) research was conducted by teachers of the General Education Foundation Programme (GEFP), aimed to examine CU undergraduates’ thinking patterns when addressing open-ended problems. Applying the Wolcott-Lynch Model to selected term papers of the two “Dialogue” courses under GEFP, the team assessed students’ thinking performance by narrative description as well as categorization. It was found that some 80% of the students were “Confused Fact Finders” or “Biased Jumpers.” Students’ performance patterns seemed in a way pre-determined by the question design. Participating teachers gained new understanding of student learning and a chance to review what they expect of students and how they may redesign the questions.

The seminar will begin with findings on the characteristics of students’ high-order thinking, and their correlation with students’ overall performance in the “Dialogue” courses. Illuminating excerpts from teacher narratives and student writings will be shared. This will be followed by a look at an extended project, which studied how NQA-inspired question design may help students respond sensibly to a science-related controversial issue. Preliminary findings show that students were weak in identifying “uncertainties”; their performance could be enhanced or maximized by the use of appropriate “scaffolding questions,” and by engaging them in peer collaboration. Some key features of the project were reported in "Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2017" and can be downloaded from https://www.elite.cuhk.edu.hk/expo2017-papers.

Speakers' Bio

Dr CHIU Chu Lee Julie, Deputy Director of GEFP, and Dr LAM To Kam and Dr PANG Kam Moon, teachers of GEFP in the Office of University General Education, are core members of the Narrative Qualitative Assessment research team of GEFP. Since 2014, the team has been dedicated to qualitatively accessing the high-level thinking of CUHK undergraduates adopting a narrative approach and to analyzing their learning patterns so as to inform design of effective teaching and learning activities and hence to enhance student attainment of GEFP’s intended learning outcomes.


Registration

Sandwiches will be served at the seminar. To register, please kindly reply email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12 April 2018. For enquiries, please contact Miss Angel Lau at 39431973 or through email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Learning through Dialogue--Experience Sharing of General Education Courses

Learning through Dialogue--Experience Sharing of General Education Courses

Speaker: Dr. Kwok Pak Nin Samson (General Education Foundation Programme)
Date: 19 March 2018 (Monday)
Language: Cantonese

Education is communication. Communication begins with dialogues. Dialogues in teaching, however, are not just ones between students and teachers; they also include dialogues between students and theories, those among students, and those which students engage with themselves. While students at CUHK are in general academically capable, they are not keen on expressing their opinions. Therefore, teachers have to arrange various in-class activities to encourage intellectual exchange among students. During this GE lunch seminar, the speaker will share how he, in teaching courses in General Education Foundation Programme, the Four Areas of University General Education, and College General Education, has fostered the four types of dialogues mentioned above by different means, and explain how the designs of these courses have raised students’ interest in learning, so that better learning atmosphere and outcomes have been achieved.

Speaker’s Bio

Dr. Kwok Pak Nin Samson studied philosophy at CUHK where he received his BA, MPhil, and PhD. He has been with the General Education Foundation Programme in the Office of University General Education as a lecturer since 2012. His research interests are ethics, informal logic, and social and political philosophy. Dr. Kwok has taught courses across the three major components of CUHK General Education, namely, the General Education Foundation Programme, the Four Areas of University General Education, and College General Education.

In his own pedagogy, Dr. Kwok emphasizes the importance of dialogues among teachers, students, and those having different viewpoints. Through dialogues, teachers and students can critique their own stances. The strengths and weaknesses of their ideas can be learned, and genuine mutual understanding can be accomplished.

Dr. Kwok is the awardee of the 2016 SCGE Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education and the 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award.

Registration

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Field Trip Activities in General Education Courses in History

Field Trip Activities in General Education Courses in History

Speaker: Dr. Lui Wing Sing (General Education Foundation Programme)
Date: 5 March 2018 (Monday)
Language: Cantonese

Field trips provide students with experiential learning and form an essential teaching component in General Education courses in history. Field trips would supplement classroom teaching. Through guiding students to read relevant historical materials, along with personal visits to historic sites and museums, students would appreciate history with pleasure and achieve better learning outcomes. Filed trips also facilitate students apply methodology learnt in history to their own disciplines and everyday life.

In this GE lunch seminar, the speaker would share with the audience the pedagogical design of his General Education courses and how field trips are organized to help students accomplish better learning outcomes.

Speaker’s Bio

Dr. Lui Wing Sing is Lecturer of the General Education Foundation Programme in the Office of University General Education. He has offered various General Education courses since 2014. He is now teaching UGFH1000 In Dialogue with Humanity under the General Education Foundation Programme, and two College General Education courses, namely GENA2322/GEWS2010 General History of China and GECC4130 Senior Seminar. In respect of pedagogical design and class activities, Dr. Lui does not place emphasis of learning history by heart. Instead, Dr. Lui encourages students to think critically, relate history to their daily life, and unveil the pleasure of studying history in their surroundings. His patience and enthusiasm in teaching earn him the 2016 SCGE Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education.

Registration

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Workshop on Development of Grading Rubrics for Essay-type Assignments and for In-class Discussion

Workshop on Development of Grading Rubrics for Essay-type Assignments and for In-class Discussion

Speaker: Professor Chun Ka Wai Cecilia, Director, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research
Date: 26 February 2018 (Monday)
Language: English

Background

This is a follow-on workshop of a GE Lunch Seminar conducted by the same speaker in December 2017 on the topic of criterion-referencing and devising grade descriptors for implementation of the outcome-based approach (OBA) to assessment.  

In line with the revised University Assessment Policy approved by the Senate in December 2016 for implementation with effect from 2017-18, the outcome-based approach (OBA), accompanied by criterion-referencing and grade descriptors, should be in place for course assessment across the University from the 2017-18 academic year. The Senate Committee on General Education (SCGE) reckons that more lead time is need for all GE courses to develop suitable grade descriptors and grading rubrics to support effective implementation of criterion-referencing, and thus approves that a mixed model of criterion-referencing and norm-referencing would be adopted during the interim year of 2017-18. To pave the way for full implementation of criterion-referencing in General Education (GE) from 2018-19, teaching units and Colleges are invited to develop grade descriptors for all existing GE courses.

About this GE Lunch Seminar

The speaker will first briefly outline the general background of OBA and criterion-referencing at CUHK, and recap the various factors to be considered in devising suitable grade descriptors for different types of assessment components with reference to some samples. The speaker will also share her thoughts and experience in handling mark-grade conversion and assignment of weighs when more than one assessment component is adopted in the course.  The bulk of this workshop will focus on devising grading rubrics for essay-type assignments in a course.  For a more effective dialogue, there will be hands-on exercises and the discussion shall base on the specific assessment regimes adopted by the participants in their own courses.  To allow some lead time for prior-preparation by the speaker, colleagues joining the workshop are most welcome to provide their course syllabi, intended learning outcomes and assessment regime to Mr. Andy Heung (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; tel: 3943-8625), Project Coordinator of the Office of University General Education (OUGE) by 14 February 2018. Colleagues are also welcome to advise OUGE in advance relevant topics of discussion they wish to be covered at the workshop.

Speaker's Bio

Upon obtaining a B.A. degree in English, Professor Chun Ka Wai Cecilia worked as a school teacher of English. Then, she worked as a Teaching Consultant in the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong for 11 years. In 1994, she joined the Faculty of Education of CUHK as a lecturer, then assistant professor and associate professor.

At CUHK, Professor Chun was the co-ordinator of a double-degree programme in English language education. She served as the Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) and Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Education.

Professor Chun has over 30 years’ experience in teacher education, working with teachers of various levels of schooling on local and non-local initial teacher education and continuing professional development programmes. Her research interests include second language reading, using English as a medium of learning, English across the curriculum, academic literacy in a second language, pedagogical content knowledge of teachers of English and second language teacher education.

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Criterion-referencing and Devising Grade Descriptors for Implementation of the Outcome-based Approach (OBA) to Assessment

Criterion-referencing and Devising Grade Descriptors for Implementation of the Outcome-based Approach (OBA) to Assessment

Speaker: Professor Chun Ka Wai Cecilia, Director, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research
Date: 11 December 2017 (Monday)
Language: English

Background
In line with the revised University Assessment Policy approved by the Senate in December 2016 for implementation with effect from 2017-18, the outcome-based approach (OBA), accompanied by criterion-referencing and grade descriptors, shall be in place for course assessment across the University from the 2017-18 academic year.

The Senate Committee on General Education (SCGE) reckons that full implementation of criterion-referencing and grade descriptors at once would be difficult and thus supports that a mixed model of criterion-referencing and norm-referencing would be adopted during the interim year of 2017-18. To pave the way for full implementation of criterion-referencing in General Education (GE), teaching units and Colleges are recently invited to develop grade descriptors for their existing GE courses.

About this GE Lunch Seminar

To start off the discussion and the process, the Director of the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR) is invited to conduct this GE lunch seminar on devising grade descriptors for the implementation of the OBA to assessment.  Apart from outlining the general background and context of OBA and criterion-referencing at CUHK, the various factors to be considered in devising suitable grade descriptors for different types of assessment components will be discussed. Reference will be made to the sample grade descriptors put up by CLEAR, as well as to some examples of grade descriptors already adopted or to be adopted by some GE teachers. Teachers and staff members of the teaching departments/units and of the Colleges are most welcome to attend this seminar and join the discussion.

Speakers’ Bio

Upon obtaining a B.A. degree in English, Professor Chun Ka Wai Cecilia worked as a school teacher of English. Then, she worked as a Teaching Consultant in the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong for 11 years. In 1994, she joined the Faculty of Education of CUHK as a lecturer, then assistant professor and associate professor.

At CUHK, Professor Chun was the co-ordinator of a double-degree programme in English language education. She served as the Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) and Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Education.

Professor Chun has over 30 years’ experience in teacher education, working with teachers of various levels of schooling on local and non-local initial teacher education and continuing professional development programmes. Her research interests include second language reading, using English as a medium of learning, English across the curriculum, academic literacy in a second language, pedagogical content knowledge of teachers of English and second language teacher education.

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Rubric and Uncertainty be my Guide: Fostering Better Thinking with Students’ Self-Evaluation and Self-Questioning in the Classroom

Rubric and Uncertainty be my Guide: Fostering Better Thinking with Students’ Self-Evaluation and Self-Questioning in the Classroom

Speaker:

Dr GAO Xin (General Education Foundation Programme)
Dr WU Jun (General Education Foundation Programme)
Dr YEUNG Yang (General Education Foundation Programme)

Date: 4 December 2017 (Monday)
Language: Cantonese

In a qualitative-assessment project conducted by the Narrative Qualitative Assessment (NQA) research team formed by several teachers of General Education Foundation Programme (GEF), the Wolcott-Lynch model on “Steps for Better Thinking” was applied to study students’ performance in addressing open-ended problems. Participating teachers have been inspired to use the model in the classroom as a device for students’ self-perception and self-evaluation.

 

In this seminar, Dr GAO Xin and Dr WU Jun will report on the preliminary findings of their research on students’ self-evaluation of their cognitive complexity at the beginning and at the end of a GEF course. Comparison of the students’ self-evaluation will be made with teachers’ analyses, which has so far generated useful clues as to how teachers could improve on their teaching.

 

Dr YEUNG Yang will focus on the topic of ‘identifying uncertainty’ as a component of cognitive complexity. She proposes that the ability to identify uncertainty could be demonstrated in students’ self-questioning. With examples of questions students ask about ideas in the course content, she proposes how the questions could be classified, and reports on the action she has taken in response.

Speaker’s Bio
Dr GAO Xin, Dr WU Jun and Dr YEUNG Yang are Lecturers of the General Education Foundation Programme (GEF) in the Office of University General Education. They are the core members of the Narrative Qualitative Assessment (NQA) research team. They are dedicated to adopt Wolcott-Lynch’s model on NQA to access students’ cognitive complexity.  The NQA model is famous on the qualitative analysis of the learning outcomes of the students from a narrative perspective.

Registration

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Student Learning through Reading Classics: Effects and Challenges of General Education Foundation Programme

Student Learning through Reading Classics: Effects and Challenges of General Education Foundation Programme

Speaker:

Dr Cheung Hang Cheong Derek (General Education Foundation Programme)
Dr Kiang Kai Ming (General Education Foundation Programme)
Dr Leung Cheuk Hang (General Education Foundation Programme)
Dr Ng Ka Leung Andy (General Education Foundation Programme)

Date: 20 November 2017 (Monday)
Language: Cantonese

The General Education Foundation (GEF) Programme consists of two courses, namely, “In Dialogue with Humanity” and “In Dialogue with Nature”. From 2012, the two courses are compulsory for every undergraduate student in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since then, the Course and Teaching Evaluation results on the two courses in every academic term have been positive. Apart from measuring the success of the programme at term end, can we grab a more comprehensive picture of students’ learning process in the programme? How effective is the programme, in respect of value-added, for students who go into GEF with different prior knowledge and level of language proficiency? Would the programme design only favour certain types of students? Are the freshmen and sophomores mature enough to appreciate the value of classics-reading and be enlightened on the nature and meaning of life, justice and knowledge? What has happened during the process of the learning enabling the students to attain such outcomes?

 

The speakers will present in this lunch seminar their research results on the assessment of the programme using the IEO (Input-Environment-Outcome) framework, which emphasizes not only the outcome of the course but also the process of how the changes took place. They will also explain the rationale of their research methods. The team designed and used an entry and an exit student surveys which have been usually conducted at the first and the last lessons. The team also held focus group interviews after the conclusion of the academic term. The survey results and focus group transcripts are then analyzed together with some objective data, such as the course grades and cumulative GPA of the students.

 


Speaker’s Bio
Dr Cheung Hang Cheong Derek, Dr Kiang Kai Ming, Dr Leung Cheuk Hang, and Dr Ng Ka Leung Andy are Lecturers of the GEF Programme. Together, they form the IEO research team that is dedicated to assess the performance of the GEF Programme. The team adopts Alexander Astin’s IEO framework that emphasizes both the outcome and the process of the students in the assessment of the pedagogical effects. 

Registration

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From Space to Classroom: Experience Sharing of a University General Education Course

From Space to Classroom: Experience Sharing of a University General Education Course

Speaker: Dr. Wong Kwan Kit Frankie (Lecturer, Department of Geography and Resource Management)
Date: 1 November 2017 (Wednesday)
Language: Cantonese

Have you ever imagined how your life would be affected without the existence of satellites? When you do a quick check of the weather report in the morning and choose what to wear before leaving home, the information shown on your television involves a signal coming from a satellite beam. Presumably, you need to travel to school or work by different means of transport on routine basis. The Global Positioning System, in short GPS, provides you directional guidance. These two are the most typical examples demonstrating our reliance on satellites. But there are still many out there in space looking after our food resources, managing our water supply, assisting our response after disasters, monitoring our air quality, etc. Satellites keep records of our Earth by images. Trained scientists can decode the messages from these images and help to manage the Earth resources. As we are getting more and more dependent on satellites in our everyday life, it is necessary for us to be aware of their presence as well as to understand how they make our life better through capturing images of our Earth.

 

In this General Education lunch seminar, the speaker would share with you how to get students involved in this subject which seems intangible, but is in fact real to us in our daily life. The speaker would also share with us his design of interactive class activities with the aid of the Student Response System (SRS) which makes the learning atmosphere more lively and enhance the interest of students at the same time.

Speaker’s Bio
Dr. Wong Kwan Kit, Frankie is Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Resource Management at CUHK. He joined CUHK in 2011 and started teaching the University General Education course UGEB2132 “Earth as Seen From Space” in the same year. He is experienced in teaching remote sensing, geo-information science and digital image analysis. He believes the role of a teacher is to boost students’ curiosity and stimulate them to learn and explore more outside the classroom. His creativity, patience and enthusiasm in teaching also enable him to get the Exemplary Teaching Award of the Faculty of Social Science in 2014 and the 2016 SCGE Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education .

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  • 2016-17

    How to Teach General Education Course with Fun in an Interactive Way?

    Date: 27 Apr 2017 (Thursday)
    Speaker: Dr. Lee Kit Ying Rebecca

    From a Dream to a Course:
    My Sharing on Teaching a University General Education Course, “Living with Grief”

    Date: 27 Mar 2017 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Chan Chi Ho, Wallace (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work)

    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 14 Dec 2017 (Wednesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Wong Wing Hung (Associate Director, Office of University General Education)

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    Unfolding the Key Elements of Modern Sciences through General Education Courses on Astronomy and its History

    Date: 21 Nov 2016 (Monday)
    Speaker: Dr. Tong Shiu Sing (Dept. of Physics)

    Encouraging Cooperative Learning between and within Student Groups: Two Illustrative Cases

    Date: 25 Oct 2016 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Ng Wai Yin Will (Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research)
    * co-organized by the Office of University General Education and CLEAR
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    University General Education Teachers’ Orientation

    Speaker: Dr. Wong Wing Hung (Associate Director, Office of University General Education)
    Date: 26 Sept 2016 (Monday)

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  • 2015-16

    Enriching Students’ Learning Experience in General Education:  Supports and Opportunities that the Office of Academic Links (China) can provide (cancelled)

    Date: 25 Apr 2016 (Monday)
    Speaker: Ms. Wing Wong (Director of Academic Links (China))

    Conversing With a Hundred People: Getting Students to Speak Up in a Large General Education Class

    Date: 25 Apr 2016 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Gordon Mattews (Department of Anthropology)

    CUHK Students’ Approach-Avoidance Behaviours

    Date: 19 Apr 2016 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Ng Wai Yin Will (Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research)
    * co-organized by the Office of University General Education and CLEAR

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    Using Language Perspective to Teach Cultural Differences in General Education

    Date: 14 Mar 2016 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Ho CHin Ming (Department of Japanese Studies)

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    Teaching and Learning Challenge: What Can We See from Student's Strategic Behaviours

    Date: 23 Feb 2016 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Ng Wai Yin Will (Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research)
    * co-organized by the Office of University General Education and CLEAR
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    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Speaker: Dr. Wong Wing Hung (Associate Director, Office of University General Education)
    Date: 21 Dec 2015 (Monday)

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    University General Education Teachers’ Orientation

    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee (Director of University General Education)
    Date: 21 Sep 2015 (Monday)
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  • 2014-15

    Using Cultural Differences to Teach Critical Thinking in General Education

    Date: 2 March 2015 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Joseph Bosco (Department of Anthropology)

    Teaching Critical Thinking in General Education on Science

    Date: 26 Jan 2015 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Chu Ming Chung (Dept. of Physics)

    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 9 Dec 2014 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee (Director of University General Education)

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    What Does Critical Thinking Mean --- Accurate Definition of Critical Thinking

    Date: 4 Nov 2014 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Kou Kei Chun (Department of Philosophy)

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    The New Senior Secondary Curriculum: Ideal and Reality?

    Date: 14 Oct 2014 (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Prof. Lam Chi Chung, Prof. Law Huk Yuen, Dr. Ng Mau Yuen (Department of Curriculum and Instruction)

    University General Education Teachers’ Orientation

    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee
    Date: 23 September 2014 (Tuesday)

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  • 2013-14

    Teaching for Wider Learning: Teaching General Education in 21st Century

    Date: 3 June 2014
    Speaker: Dr. Jerry Gaff (Senior Scholar, Association of American Colleges and Universities)

    Teaching Human Nature and Morality in the Scope of Climate Change

    Date: 24 April 2014 (Thursday)
    Speaker: Prof. Lam Chiu Ying (Department of Geography & Resource Management)University General Education)

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    Service Learning- Significance and CUHK Supports

    Date: 14 April 2014 (Monday)
    Speaker:
    Prof. Fong Wing Ping (Chung Chi College),
    Dr. Leung Kai Chi (I. CARE Programme)

    How Do We Ensure that Students Learn from Service-Learning?

    Date: 10 March 2014 (Monday)
    Speaker:
    Prof. Ann Huss (Morningside College)
    Mr. Tang Wai Hung (Department of Social Work, Wu Yee Sun College)

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    Proposing or Revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 5 December 2013 (Thursday)
    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee (Director of University General Education)
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    Can Compassion be Taught? Engaging Students to Develop Compassionate Attitudes

    Date: 25 November 2013 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Shekhar Madhukar Kumta (Assistant Dean (Education), Faculty of Medicine)

    Value Education on Moral Issues Raised by Biotechnology

    Date: 15 November 2013 (Friday)
    Speaker: Dr. Chiu Chi Ming (School of Life Sciences)

    Value Education in the Era of Value Pluralism: Teaching in “Outline of Chinese Culture” and “Freedom and Destiny”

    Date: 30 October 2013 (Thursday)
    Speaker: Prof. Ng Kai Chiu (Department of Philosophy)

    The Quest to Educate Students

    Date: 25 September 2013 (Wednesday)
    Speaker: Prof. Norman Jones (Professor, Utah State University)
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  • 2012-13

    General Education and University Education Reform

    Date:20 March 2013 (Wednesday)
    Speaker: Prof. Pang Hai Shao (Associate Professor, School of Education, BIT)

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    Proposing or revising a University General Education Course

    Date: 14 December 2012 (Friday)
    Speaker: Prof. Leung Mei Yee (Director of Office of University General Education)

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    Assessment and eLearning in United College General Education – An Experience Sharing

    Date: 28 November 2012 (Wednesday)
    Speaker:
    Prof. Kwan Hoi Shan (United College Dean of General Education)
    Prof. Eunice Tang     (Project In-charge, United College eLearning Project Team)
    Mr. George Lam    (United College General Education Office)

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    After Plato: Students in the General Education Foundation (GEF) Programme

    Date: 7 November 2012 (Wednesday)
    Speaker: Dr. Julie Chiu (Office of University General Education), Dr. Wong Wing Hung (Office of University General Education)


  • 2011-12

    Getting Personal: Creating a Unique Personalized Educational Experience for Students in GE Courses

    Date: 12 March 2012 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Melissa Fitch (University of Arizona)

    Collaborative Learning: Techniques for Effective Tutorials and Seminars

    Date: 27 February 2012 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Susan Fiksdal (Evergreen College)

    PBL: Problem Based Learning or Particulars Before Leaving

    Date: 13 February 2012 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Martha Carothers (University of Delaware)

    Make the Connection! General Education and the 'Real' World

    Date: 30 January 2012 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Melissa Fitch (University of Arizona)

    The Meanings of a University Education: screening of film “The 2011 Graduating Class”

    Date: 21 November 2011 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Donna Chu (School of Journalism and Communication)

    One Day without the Media: Findings and Revelations

    Date: 7 November 2011 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Clement So (School of Journalism and Communication)

    Between Plugged and Unplugged: How Student's Learning Is Influenced by Electronic Media and Our Response

    Date: 24 October 2011 (Monday)
    Speakers:
    Prof. Donna Chu ( School of Journalism and Communication)
    Prof. Ng Wai Yin, Will (Dept of Information Engineering)
    Dr. CHEUNG Mei-chun, Jane (Dept of Social Work)

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    The Dance of Ideas: International Liberal Education in the 21st Century

    Date: 10 October 2011 (Monday)
    Speaker: Prof. Margaret Downes (Emeritus Professor, University of North Carolina at Asheville)


  • 2010-11

    GE Initiatives in UCLA

    Date: 17 March 2011
    Speakers: Prof. Robert Gurval (Department of Classics,University of California, Los Angeles)

    Leadership Development Programme

    Date: 16 February 2011
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    First Year Experience (FYE)

    Date: 16 November 2010
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  • 2009-10

    Designing and Teaching Effective Capstone Courses

    Date: 29 April 2010
    Speakers: Prof. Janel Curry (Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan)
                     Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Bothell
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    Effective Pedagogy for Developing Critical Thinking

    Date: 25 February 2010
    Speakers: Prof. Paul Hanstedt (Professor of English, Roanoke College)
                    Prof. Joseph Chaney (Associate Professor of English, Indiana University - South Bend)
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    “Teaching” Values

    Date: 25 November 2009
    Speakers: Prof. Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan (Associate Professor of Asian Religions, Austin College, Texas)
                    Prof. Joseph Chaney (Associate Professor of English, Indiana University - South Bend)
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    Addressing and Undressing Chinese Cultural Heritage

    Date: 11 December 2009
    Speaker: Prof. David Pong (Professor in East Asian History, University of Delaware)

    Science Education through General Education

    Date: 13 November 2009
    Speakers: Dr. Chiu Chi Ming Lawrence (Department of Biology, CUHK)
                    Dr. Pang Kam Moon (Department of Physics, CUHK)
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    Tale of Two Cultures: Reflection on Universal Issues

    Date: 22 October 2009
    Speakers: Prof. Lynne Y. Nakano (Chairperson, Department of Japanese Studies, CUHK) and
                    Prof. Kenneth R. Valpey (Visiting Scholar, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK)
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  • 2008-09

    How to Help Students Develop Critical Thinking?

    Date: 5 May 2009
    Speaker: Dr. Kwok Wai-man, Wyman (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, CUHK)
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    E-Learning

    Date: 22 April 2009
    Speakers:
    Dr. Spencer Benson (Fulbright Scholar, The University of Hong Kong)
    Dr. Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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    Understanding and Assessing Affective Learning Outcomes

    Date: 4 March 2009
    Speakers:
    Dr. Susan Gano-Phillips (Fulbright Scholar, City University of Hong Kong)
    Dr. Stephen J. Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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    The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

    Date: 24 March 2009
    Speakers:
    Dr. Spencer Benson (Fulbright Scholar, The University of Hong Kong)
    Dr. Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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    A Web from Sky to Earth: Quest for Science and the Humanities

    Date: 11 February 2009
    Speaker: Prof. Chen Tien Chi (Office of University General Education)
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    Course Assessment and Rubrics

    Date: 3 February 2009
    Speaker: Dr. Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, Office of University General Education)
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    Active Learning

    Date: 13 January 2009
    Speaker: Dr. Spencer A. Benson (Fulbright Scholar, The University of Hong Kong)
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    Articulating Course Outcomes in Area D Self and Humanity

    Date: 16 December 2008
    Speaker: Dr Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, Office of University General Education)
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    Articulating Course Outcomes in Area C Society and Culture

    Date: 9 December 2008
    Speaker: Dr Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, Office of University General Education)
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    Articulating Course Outcomes in Area B Nature, Technology and the Environment

    Date: 2 December 2008
    Speaker: Dr Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, Office of University General Education)
    Guest Facilitator: Dr. Spencer Benson (Fulbright Scholar, Science Faculty, The University of Hong Kong)
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    Articulating Course Outcomes in Area A Chinese Cultural Heritage


  • 2007-08

    Seminar on Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS)

    Date: 7 May 2008
    Speaker: Prof. Sally Rogan (National PASS Trainer for Australia & NZ; Manager, First Year & Transition Programs; Student Services, University of Wollongong (UOW), NSW, Australia)
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    Outcomes Based Approaches - Practical Considerations

    Date: 17 Apr 2008
    Speaker: Prof Shekhar Madhukar Kumta (Faculty of Medicine, CUHK)
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    Been There, Done That: Personal Reflections on Building a Culture of Assessment

    Date: 26 Mar 2008
    Speaker: Prof. Mark Gaylord (Visiting Scholar, School of Law)
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    Introducing Classics Back to General Education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Date: 13 Mar 2008
    Speaker: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai (Office of University General Education)
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    Student Opinion Survey on General Education

    Date: 30 Jan 2008
    Speaker: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Office of University General Education)
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    Faculty Members' General Education Course Design --
    A Case Study on a Comprehensive University in Mainland China First Year Experience in the States

    Date: 28 Nov 2007
    Speaker: Dr. Xu Huixuan (Office of University General Education)
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    First Year Experience in the States

    Date: 31 Oct 2007
    Speaker: Miss Emily Ng (Office of University General Education)
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    Core Curriculum Design in First Year GE Programme: US Study Tour Report

    Date: 10 Oct 2007
    Speaker: Miss Manda Wan (Office of University General Education)


  • 2006-07

    The American Freshman National Norms

    Date: 9 May 2007
    Speakers: Miss Katie Yeung, Miss Grace Lau (Office of University General Education)
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    College GE Sharing Session II: New Asia and Shaw

    Date: 11 April 2007
    Speakers:
    Prof. Ooi Vincent EC (Dean of General Education, New Asia College)
    Prof. Lui Tai Lok (Dean of General Education, Shaw College)
    Moderator: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Office of University General Education)
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    College GE Sharing Session I: Chung Chi and United

    Date: 21 March 2007
    Speakers:
    Prof. Chan Wai Kwong Victor (Dean of General Education, Chung Chi College)
    Prof. Chang Song Hing (Dean of General Education, United College)
    Moderator: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai (Office of University General Education)
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    GE Teacher Sharing: Area D (Self and Humanity)

    Date: 14 February 2007
    Moderator: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Office of University General Education)
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    GE Teacher Sharing: Area C (Society and Culture)

    Date: 24 January 2007
    Moderator: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Office of University General Education)
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    GE Teacher Sharing: Area B (Nature, Technology and the Environment)

    Date: 29 November 2006
    Moderator: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai (Office of University General Education)
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    GE Teacher Sharing: Area A (Cultural Heritage)

    Date: 8 November 2006
    Moderator: Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Offiec of Univesrity General Education)
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    Research Report on the GE Development in 5 Key Mainland Universities

    Date: 12 October 2006
    Speaker: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai, Dr. Leung Mei Yee (Research Centre for General Education)
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    Understanding and Expectation towards GE in CUHK

    Date: 20 September 2006
    Speaker: Miss Katie Yeung, Miss Emily Ng (Office of University General Education)
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  • 2005-06

    Understanding University Students in GE Courses

    Date: 27 June 2006
    Speaker: Ms Xu Huixuan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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    Nature and Culture

    Date: 30 May 2006
    Speaker: Prof. Chen Tien Chi (Office of University General Education)

    GE Teacher Sharing: Teaching Sex-related Courses

    Date: 10 May 2006
    Speakers: Prof. Cheng Hau Ling, Dr. Lin Siu Fung, Ms. Leung Tsz Fong, Ms. Judia Yue

    Key to Success in GE Courses

    Date: 25 April 2006
    Speaker: Prof. Cheung Chan Fai (Office of University General Education)