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通識午餐聚會 Lunch Seminar
Teaching for Wider Learning: Teaching General Education in 21st Century
講者 Speaker：Dr Jerry Gaff (Senior Scholar, Association of American Colleges and Universities)
日期 Date：2014年6月3日（星期二）3 June 2014 (Tue)
時間 Time：1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
地點 Venue：許讓成樓 701 Hui Yeung Shing Building
語言 Language：英語 English
通識教育的教學總是困難的。我們認同理想的本科生教育要有廣度和深度的結合，但與此同時，廣度的定義總是語焉不詳，而廣度的教授似乎就是通識教育的責任。對於只負責教授一門通識科目的老師，他/她可以怎樣帶給學生一個開闊的視角，而同時傳授他/她的專業知識？Dr. Jerry Gaff是通識教育及老師發展這兩個範疇的翹楚。在是次工作坊中，他將引領老師思考最重要帶給學生的是什麼，以及這些東西如何可於通識科目中傳授。這次的互動工作坊，將有助擴闊我們對教與學的想像，並提高我們視學生為學習者的敏感度。
Teaching general education is always difficult because, if a good combination of breadth and depth is generally regarded as ideal for quality undergraduate education, the definition of breadth is always evasive, and teaching breadth seems the responsibility of general education. For teacher who is responsible for teaching one course in general education, how can he/she introduce a wider perspective to students while teaching his/her expertise? In this workshop, Dr. Jerry Gaff, renowned scholar in general education and teacher development, will invite teachers to think through what the most important things to teach are, and how these things can be taught in general education courses. The workshop is interactive, with exercises that expand the views of teaching and learning, can improve teaching, and make teachers more sensitive to their students as learners.
Dr Jerry Gaff 是美國學院及大學協會資深學者，亦是協助院校、老師及行政主管改善課程的專家，方法包括發展優質通識課程，讓課程國際化，並使用多元角度及科技協助教學等。Dr Gaff著作包括文章“Avoiding the Potholes: Strategies for Reforming General Education” (1980)、書籍New Life for the College Curriculum (1991)、Strong Foundations: Twelve Principles of Effective General Education Programs (1994) 及 Building the Faculty We Need: Colleges and Universities Working Together (2000; 合著)。
Dr Gaff is the senior scholar of Association of American Colleges and Universities and is an expert in assisting college and faculty members or administrators to improve their academic programs in various ways, such as developing better quality and coherence in GE curricula, internationalizing the curriculum, using diversity and technology to aid learning. His articles include “Avoiding the Potholes: Strategies for Reforming General Education” (1980) and publications include New Life for the College Curriculum (1991), Strong Foundations: Twelve Principles of Effective General Education Programs (1994) and Building the Faculty We Need: Colleges and Universities Working Together (2000; co-authored).