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Lunch Seminar 通識午餐聚會
From Space to Classroom: Experience Sharing of a University General Education Course
日期 Date : 2017-11-1 (星期三 Wednesday)
時間 Time:12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
地點 Venue: 香港中文大學許讓成樓 701, Hui Yeung Shing Huilding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
講者 Speaker: 王君傑博士(地理及資源管理學系講師) Dr. Wong Kwan Kit Frankie (Lecturer, Department of Geography and Resource Management)
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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講者 Speaker：佘國豪 Stan Shea
主講 Moderator：林吐金 Lam To Kam
日期 Date：12 / 10 / 2017 (Thur)
時間 Time：7 - 9 pm
地點：香港中文大學 利黃瑤璧樓 2 號演講廳
Venue: LT2, Esther Lee Building, CUHK
簡介 Brief Description
When you think about the ocean and it's many fishes, what comes into your mind? Many people would say "delicious" or "seafood", highlighting the most predominant relationship between man and sea. Hong Kong is one of the biggest per capita consumer of seafood in the world, and we have been importing our marine resources from over 130 countries/territories around the world each year. Do you think the ocean has limitless resources for our consumption, or are our oceans on the verge of collapse?
From fearsome sharks to colourful groupers, let's talk a bit about marine conservation – the fish's vulnerability to overfishing, Hong Kong's role in managing global seafood stocks, and what we can do to ensure healthy oceans and abundant sea life for our next generation.
講者簡介 About the Speaker
佘國豪，BLOOM Association (HK) 海洋項目主任、本土研究員，牛津布魯克斯大學環境科學學士及香港大學海洋生物碩士，從事與魚翅貿易相關的研究、教育及宣傳工作。佘氏最近發表了一篇有關香港海參買賣的研究，並出版《香港珊瑚魚圖鑑》（合著）。
Stan Shea is the Marine Programme Director and resident researcher of BLOOM Association Hong Kong. He graduated from the Oxford Brook University studying Environmental Science and holds an MPhil in Marine Biology from The University of Hong Kong. At BLOOM HK, Stan manages all ongoing research, education and advocacy projects, and works both globally and locally for topics surrounding the shark fin-related trade. He has recently published a paper on Hong Kong's sea cucumber trade and a co-authored photographic guide book on Hong Kong's reef fishes.
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