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Friday 6 December 2019
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Communication-intensive Courses Symposium 2019

Time & Date: 9:00-16:30 23 May 2019 (Thursday), 9:00-13:00 24 May 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Ingenium (Multi-purpose area), 2/F, HKU Main Library
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Deanna Dannels
Guest Speaker: Prof. Steve Walsh
Co-Chairs: Dr. Tracy Zou (CETL), Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES), Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)
Organisers: CETL, CAES, Common Core

Programme (tentative)

Day One (23 May 2019 – Thursday)

Time Activity
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome remarks – Why have Communication-intensive Courses @HKU?
Prof. Grahame Bilbow (CETL)
9:30 – 10:30 Keynote: Talking the talk: A disciplinary approach to communication knowledge, skills, and attributes
Prof. Deanna Dannels (North Carolina State University)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee/Tea break
10:45 – 12:00 Workshop 1: Identifying communication knowledge, skills, and attributes
Prof. Deanna Dannels (North Carolina State University)
Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES)
Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)
Dr. Tracy Zou (CETL)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Join-the-Conversation: How do I embed communication-rich components in a CI course? (Sample CI courses)
Dr. Evan Pickett (Science, CC)
Dr. Alex Webb (Science)
Mr. Mathew Pryor (Architecture, CC)
Facilitated by Dr. Tracy Zou (CETL)
14:00 – 15:00 Workshop 2: Enhancing the development of communication literacies through classroom interactions
Prof. Steve Walsh (Newcastle University/HKU)
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee/Tea break
15:15 – 16:15 Join-the-Conversation: What learning activities do I use to teach communication literacies?
Dr. Ellie Law (CAES – Science)
Mr. Nik Ettel (Architecture)
Prof. Gina Marchetti (Arts, CC)
Mr. Gavin Coates (Architecture, CC)
Facilitated by Dr. Miranda Legg (CAES)
16:15 – 16:20 Wrap up
Prof. Grahame Bilbow (CETL)
16:20 – 16:50 Tour to Library Innovation Centre
Ms. Annabelle Pau (Library)
Day Two (24 May 2019 – Friday)

Time Activity
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome remarks
Dr. Miranda Legg (CAES)
9:15 – 10:15 Workshop 3: Designing a CI course: A focus on pedagogy
Prof. Deanna Dannels (North Carolina State University)
10:15 – 10:25 Coffee/Tea break
10:25 – 11:15 Join-the-Conversation: What do communication-rich assessment tasks and assessment rubrics look like in a CI course?
Mr. Colin Tait (CAES – Arts)
Mr. Sony Devabhaktuni (Architecture, CC)
Dr. Masayo Kotaka (Medicine, CC)
Facilitated by Ms. Tanya Kempston (Education)
11:15 – 11:45 Roundtables: Voices from your service providers
Digital literacy (Mr. Patrick Desloge, CAES)
Writing Centre (Mr. Sam Cole, CAES)
Speaking Studio (Ms. Heidy Wong, CAES)
CAES advisory zone (Mr. Albert Wong and Dr. Aditi Jhaveri, CAES)
TELI (Dr. Leon Lei and Ms. Andrea Qi)
Library Innovation Centre (Ms. Annabelle Pau)
VideoVox (Prof. Mike Botelho, Mr. Victor Wong, and Mr. Dennis Wong)
11:45 – 12:45 Workshop 4: How do I badge my course?
Dr. Paul Wong (Social Sciences)
Dr. Angela Yuen and Dr. Karen Mak (Science, CC)
Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES)
12:45 – 13:00 Closing remarks
Dr. Nicol Pan (CC)
About the keynote speaker

Prof. Deanna P. Dannels is Professor of Communication and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University. Her research explores theoretical and curricular protocols for teacher training and development; as well as frameworks for designing, implementing, and assessing oral communication across the disciplines. Her book Eight Essential Questions Teachers Ask: A Guidebook for Communicating with Students delineates these questions based on ten years of empirical data; providing research-grounded recommendations for addressing emergent teacher concerns. Additionally, her co-authored book Oral Communication in the Disciplines: A Resource for Teacher Development and Training provides practical advice, based on scholarly evidence, for teachers in all disciplines invested in supporting the development of students’ communication competence. Prof. Dannels is currently the editor of Communication Education, a major national journal focused on scholarship that explores the intersections of communication, teaching, and learning.

About the guest speaker

Prof. Steve Walsh is Visiting Professor in Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He was Head of Applied Linguistics and Communication at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University until recently. Most of his working life has been spent abroad, working as an English language teacher and teacher educator in Spain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Poland and China. He is committed to teacher education, especially second language teacher education, and enjoys working with teachers to develop a closer understanding of teaching and learning in all contexts. He is interested in all aspects of classroom discourse, especially the relationship between ‘talk’ and learning. In addition to describing the interaction which takes place in a range of contexts, he is also interested in developing interactional competence among both teachers and learners and in making reflective practice a key element of professional development. When he’s not busy with academic work, he enjoys hiking, cycling, travelling and socializing.

For colleagues who are interested in learning more about what a Communication-intensive Course looks like, please go to this webpage for more details: https://cics.hku.hk/what-are-ci-badged-courses/. The syllabus statements of the badged courses can be found at the bottom of the page.

For information, please contact:
Mr. Thomas Lau , CETL
Phone: 3917 4807; Email: kanclau@hku.hk​