Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2019/20 Semester 1)

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Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of TALES, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the HKBU Graduate Attributes and their importance in the OBTL implementation;
  2. Develop constructively aligned Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs) and Assessment Methods (AMs) for their respective courses;
  3. Experiment with new and innovative teaching activities through the deployment of eLearning;

 

Series Outline

TALES Series Date Venue
1. Reconciling Aggrieved Parties: The Role of Tolerance Education 23 Sep ACC209
2. Series on Developing Partnership and Learning Communities – (1) “Discipline × Healthy Lifestyle: Engaging HKBU Students in Design and Delivery of Learning Activities for Secondary Schools” 16 Oct ACC209
3. Series on Developing Partnership and Learning Communities – (2) “Students as Partners: From a Song to a Concert” 13 Nov ACC209
4. Series on Developing Partnership and Learning Communities – (3) “Crossing the Boundary: Interdisciplinary Faculty Partnership in Course Design and Delivery” 26 Nov ACC209

 

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TALES 1 – 23 September 2019 (Monday)

TALES 1 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Reconciling Aggrieved Parties: The Role of Tolerance Education 23 Sep 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Title: Reconciling Aggrieved Parties: The Role of Tolerance Education
Facilitator(s): Dr Rabbi Abraham COOPER
Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles
Abstract:

Can aggrieved parties torn apart by ideology and historical difficulties reconcile? Yes, through hard work and a sustained commitment to honesty, mutual respect and a commitment to looking towards the future while not forgetting the lessons of history.

Enter the role of tolerance education
Tolerance education can help enlighten aggrieved parties of one another’s concerns, fears and aspirations. It can challenge relevant actors to understand the positions and unique circumstances of the “other side” while also observing their dignity and universal rights.

Grasping the historic and contemporary contexts of disputes can help feuding groups confront their own prejudices and break down barriers to understanding between peoples.

Tolerance education also reminds us of the consequences of intolerance and of the failure to confront discrimination in all its forms.

A devotion to continued learning and a search for the truth also plays a role in the promotion of tolerance and understanding. This requires both learning from the past and committing to act to address the challenges of our time.

Disputes between groups at loggerheads involve human beings, and each person must learn to challenge their assumptions and prejudices while also taking responsibility for their actions.

Tolerance education takes us back to first principles, giving different groups the tools they need to work and live peacefully among one another.

By raising awareness and building the skills to work through disputes and discord, tolerance education can help each of us see one another differently than before, re-examine our roles and recommit to transcending differences peacefully. In our increasingly diverse and complex global society, tolerance education is as important as ever in strengthening our ethical foundations, leadership practices, bias-free decision making and conflict resolution skills.

Biography:

Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization with over 400,000 family members. Born in New York in 1950, Abraham Cooper has been a longtime activist for Jewish and human rights causes on five continents. For three decades, Rabbi Cooper has overseen the Wiesenthal Center’s international social action agenda and worldwide promotion of tolerance education. He is widely recognized as a pioneer and international authority on issues related to Digital Hate and Terrorism. Rabbi Cooper’s trailblazing work in Asia has helped counter negative stereotypes about Jews and open new venues in dialogue and intergroup relations in Japan, South Korea, The People’s Republic of China, India, and Indonesia. His editorials have appeared in The Washington Post on Faith, the Huffington Post, Foxnews.com and have also been published in newspapers around the world.

Time: 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 2 – 16 October 2019 (Wednesday)

TALES 2 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Series on Developing Partnership and Learning Communities – (1) “Discipline × Healthy Lifestyle: Engaging HKBU Students in Design and Delivery of Learning Activities for Secondary Schools” 16 Oct 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Series on Developing Partnership and Learning Communities – (1) “Discipline × Healthy Lifestyle: Engaging HKBU Students in Design and Delivery of Learning Activities for Secondary Schools”
Facilitator(s): Dr Ping Yui KU (SCM)
Mr Henry, Tsz Yeung FUNG (COMS)
Professor Mee Ping LEUNG (AVA)
Award-winning student representatives:
Ms Sally, Rui Ze GAO & Mr Pakho, Beijia HUANG (SCM)
Ms Dorothy, Nga Him FUNG & Ms Sophie, Hiu Lam PO (COMS)
Ms Tiffany, Tze Ching CHEUNG & Mr Sin Man YEUNG (AVA)

About the Series:

Pedagogic approaches that foster partnership help create supportive learning relationships between teachers, students and even members of the public. The formation of sustainable and reciprocal learning communities can also enhance the development of generic and subject-specific attributes (Crawford, Horsley, Hagyard, & Derricot, 2015; Pauli, Raymond-Barker, & Worrell, 2016). Aspiring to support colleagues in delivering the best student experience as stipulated in the University’s Institutional Strategic Plan (ISP), the CHTL, CISL, and GEO jointly developed this workshop series to explore the multiple facets of teaching and learning partnership at HKBU. Facilitators from diverse disciplines and departments will share how engaging experiential learning, service-learning, and interdisciplinary learning experience can be delivered by making innovative collaborations with students, academics, alumni, secondary schools, and NGOs.

Abstract:

The “Discipline × Healthy Lifestyle” project is an initiative sponsored by Jiangsu Hong Kong Cultural Association; developed by the CHTL in AY2018/19 to engage HKBU students in promoting healthy lifestyles to younger students using their subject knowledge. About 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students spanning across 6 academic disciplines brought their creative learning activities in teams to 16 local secondary schools with around 1700 secondary school students involved during SEM 2, AY2018/19 and submitted activity journals for reflection. This workshop invites outstanding student participants in the initiative who demonstrated exemplarily the spirit of positive peer influence and “learning through teaching” in their award-winning activities for sharing. Specifically, 3 teachers with their winning students will recount the trajectories of success, from in-class training, on-site delivery, to self-evaluation of the learning outcomes.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 3 – 13 November 2019 (Wednesday)

TALES 3 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Series on Developing Partnership and Learning Communities – (2) “Students as Partners: From a Song to a Concert” 13 Nov 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Series on Developing Partnership and Learning Communities – (2) “Students as Partners: From a Song to a Concert”
Facilitator(s): Dr CHOW Yiu Fai (HMW)
Presenting students:
WONG Ka Wa
YUM Wing Ting

About the Series:

Pedagogic approaches that foster partnership help create supportive learning relationships between teachers, students and even members of the public. The formation of sustainable and reciprocal learning communities can also enhance the development of generic and subject-specific attributes (Crawford, Horsley, Hagyard, & Derricot, 2015; Pauli, Raymond-Barker, & Worrell, 2016). Aspiring to support colleagues in delivering the best student experience as stipulated in the University’s Institutional Strategic Plan (ISP), the CHTL, CISL, and GEO jointly developed this workshop series to explore the multiple facets of teaching and learning partnership at HKBU. Facilitators from diverse disciplines and departments will share how engaging experiential learning, service-learning, and interdisciplinary learning experience can be delivered by making innovative collaborations with students, academics, alumni, secondary schools, and NGOs.

Abstract:

Dr Chow Yiu Fai, prominent lyricist and Associate Professor from Humanities and Creative Writing, will share his experience in engaging students in his course “Chinese Song Lyric Writing” as active learners and contributors. Dr Chow’s students interviewed socially marginalized figures and unsung heroes and wrote lyrics about them, and Dr Chow empowered these students by cultivating their leadership and letting them plan and organize two concerts in which they performed their own songs and invited the interviewees to attend. The concerts were well attended with 800 audiences from HKBU and the general public and received positive feedback from the media, showing the enormous success of the “students as partners” model. In this session, Dr Chow will share with participants his expertise in developing creative partnerships with students and his passion in exploring the boundless possibilities of teaching and learning.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 4 – 26 November 2019 (Tuesday)

TALES 3 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Series on Developing Partnership and Learning Communities – (3) “Crossing the Boundary: Interdisciplinary Faculty Partnership in Course Design and Delivery” 26 Nov 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Series on Developing Partnership and Learning Communities – (3) “Crossing the Boundary: Interdisciplinary Faculty Partnership in Course Design and Delivery”
Facilitator(s): Professor Fu Rong ZHU (PHYS)
Mr Kingsley NG (AVA)

About the Series:

Pedagogic approaches that foster partnership help create supportive learning relationships between teachers, students and even members of the public. The formation of sustainable and reciprocal learning communities can also enhance the development of generic and subject-specific attributes (Crawford, Horsley, Hagyard, & Derricot, 2015; Pauli, Raymond-Barker, & Worrell, 2016). Aspiring to support colleagues in delivering the best student experience as stipulated in the University’s Institutional Strategic Plan (ISP), the CHTL, CISL, and GEO jointly developed this workshop series to explore the multiple facets of teaching and learning partnership at HKBU. Facilitators from diverse disciplines and departments will share how engaging experiential learning, service-learning, and interdisciplinary learning experience can be delivered by making innovative collaborations with students, academics, alumni, secondary schools, and NGOs.

Abstract:

The new General Education (GE) curriculum is a timely response to the growing call for interdisciplinary studies to meet the dynamic needs of todays’ students as global citizens in a highly interconnected world. The course Seeing the World from Artistic and Scientific Perspectives, a Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Course (Science, Technology and Society) offered by Professor Zhu and Mr Kingsley Ng, is one of the notable GE courses designed and delivered through cross-faculty partnership. Professor Zhu and Mr Kingsley Ng will share their vision and experience in crossing the traditional faculty line and bringing together the art and science, as well as the gains and challenges encountered in course design and delivery, and ways to address them. A talk not to be missed by colleagues who are interested in the fast-growing interdisciplinary field in both teaching and research on teaching and learning.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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