A series of workshops, seminars and events run by CoP – ITL aims to explore some of the hot topics and practices emerging from higher education institutions locally and globally. With collaborative endeavours, it is hoped that CoP – ITL could spark ideas for further lines of inquiry.
Leveraging Diversity in Classrooms – Opportunities and Challenges
Date: 23 April 2018 (Monday)
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Room 6558 (Lifts 27-28), Academic Building, HKUST
Dr. Roselyn Du (Associate Professor, Dept of Journalism, HKBU)
Dr Jess King (Lecturer, Dept of Earth Science, HKU)
Dr. Beatrice Chu (Head, Professional Development Team, Center for Education Innovation, HKUST)
Dr. Lisa Law (Senior Teaching and Learning Officer, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU)
Organiser: Center for Education Innovation, HKUST
Co-organisers: Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU & Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU
The accelerating rate of globalisation in higher education brings together learners and teachers from different institutes, creating a heterogeneous yet diverse environment. In preparing our students for global citizenship, it is important that we incorporate international and intercultural perspectives into both the curriculum and our classroom facilitation.
In this workshop, we shall be specifically focusing on the practical issues of facilitating students’ learning in the international classrooms. How to address the needs of students from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds? How to facilitate cross-cultural discussions and interactions? Is my teaching content easily grasped by international students?
The workshop will first begin with a presentation of the survey findings of the HKUST students’ perception of their intercultural issues and challenges, followed by a panel discussion consisting of three teachers from the three respective universities. They will be sharing their practices and experience in developing students’ cultural competency through internationalising the curriculum and skillful classroom facilitation.
Mark your calendar. For details and registration, please navigate to http://cei.ust.hk/event/join-conversation-leveraging-diversity-classrooms-opportunities-and-challenges.