Teaching & Learning
Teaching Excellence Awards 2015/16
Three colleagues received the Teaching Excellence Awards 2015/16, a biannual award bestowed on teachers who have demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching. The Selection Panel comprised four staff members and three students representing all three faculties, chaired by Prof Shalendra Sharma, Associate Vice-President (Academic Quality Assurance & Internationalisation).
Prof Chen Hon-fai,- Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Prof Chen is a champion teacher with the ability to illustrate abstract ideas by reference to real life examples. His success in this regard stems from a belief, totally consistent with the liberal arts ethos, that conceptual learning can serve as a useful and indispensable complement to active and experiential learning, inasmuch as it requires students to step back from their experiences and consider the individual, social and moral implication of them.
Prof Elizabeth Ho, Department of English
Prof Ho’s teaching performance is exemplary and is the “fruit” of a reflective and developmental approach to all the courses she is teaching. With the commitment to students as co-creators of knowledge, she employs a variant of the flipped classroom requiring small groups of students to lead discussion and develop interactive activities that engage the class in discussion and facilitate comprehension of the materials.
Prof Ada Wong, Department of Marketing and International Business
Consistent with the university’s motto “Education for Service”, Prof Wong is a champion of Service Learning (S-L). She works closely with the Office of Service-Learning and the community partners to ensure that the S-L projects serve the needs of the communities and benefit the students. In her course, she nurtures both students’ academic competence and social responsibility. Her effort is highly appreciated not only by students but also the community partners and fellow colleagues.
Outstanding Teaching Award for Early Career Faculty
Prof Chiu Wai-wai, Department of Philosophy
Prof Chiu is an excellent teacher with patience, charisma and humour. He is able to embed theories and concept in a real setting and by so doing, to motivate students to reflect on them and examine how they impact their personal lives.
Certificate of Merit in Teaching
Two other members of the faculty were awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in recognition of their quality teaching, namely Prof Chang Nam-fung, Department of Translation, and Dr Siu Yan-ho, Department of Chinese.