Teaching Awardees’ Sharing Seminar (2), 25 Mar 2019

Teaching Awardees’ Sharing Seminar (2), 25 Mar 2019
Date 25 March 2019 (Monday)
Time 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue D2-LP-04, Tai Po campus
Speakers and Abstracts Presentation 1

Authentic Learning – A Kind of Real Learning Experience
In education, authentic learning is an instructional approach that allows students to construct their own knowledge in real-world environments. It refers to a wide variety of pedagogies which involve real-world issues, problems, and applications. It helps students to prepare themselves better in studies, careers, and adulthood because these pedagogies are learning mirrors of real-life contexts and can equip students with practical skills and address topics which are relevant and applicable to their lives outside the classroom. A sharing of the rationale and effectiveness of two authentic learning platforms for business teaching will be given.

Speaker: Dr CHENG, Wan Suen Vincent
Dr. Vincent Cheng is a Lecturer of the Department of Social Sciences and he has been teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses since July, 2015. Constructivism is what he has been adopting in teaching local secondary school as well as local and overseas university students since 1987. He strongly believes that students could learn happily and effectively if they engage and own their learning process genuinely.


Presentation 2

Experiential Learning of Mental Health and Mental Illness
My teaching philosophy is primarily guided by Kolb’s (1984) theory of experiential learning, which posits that students learn most effectively when they are directly engaged in a learning experience and actively construct meaning out of it. In this presentation, I will share how I engaged students in learning mental health and mental illness with various pedagogical strategies focused on experiential learning. Specifically, I will share how I utilized technology-enhanced learning approaches to foster student-centered learning and student-initiated learning. I will also talk about how I created experiential learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom in order to enrich students’ experiences.

Speaker: Dr CHAN, Ka Shing Kevin
Dr. Kevin Chan is an Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology of EdUHK. His research interests focus on mental health and mental illness. He has three intersecting lines of research: the psychopathology of mental illness; barriers to recovery from mental illness; and promotion of mental health. He received the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research (Early Career Research Excellence) in 2017 and the Faculty Teaching Award in 2018.

Language English


Participation in this workshop can be counted towards the Certificate Course “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education” under the theme, “Seminars/Workshops in Learning and Teaching”.

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