|DATE:||3 November 2023 (Friday)|
|TIME:||09:00 – 16:45 (Hong Kong time)|
|VENUE:||MBG22, Ben C.M. Wong Lecture Theatre, Patrick Lee Wan Keung Academic Building, Lingnan University|
|QS HIGHER EDUCATION PRE-SUMMIT WEBSITE:||https://qshesummits.com/asia-pacific/apac-pre-summit-agenda|
|MEDIUM OF DELIVERY:||English|
|09:00 – 09:30||
|09:30 – 10:30||
Keynote: Embracing Change: How Liberal Arts Universities Can Adapt and Thrive in the Digital Era
Liberal arts universities have had to quickly and efficiently adapt to thrive amid the growing presence of technology. This keynote emphasizes the importance of integrating technology, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, and cultivating adaptable skills in classrooms. Attendees will learn practical strategies for leveraging online and blended learning, personalized instruction, and lifelong learning to remain relevant in a rapidly evolving world. By embracing change and harnessing technology, liberal arts universities can position themselves as leaders in the digital era.
Speaker: Prof Yonghua Song, President, University of Macau
Moderator: Prof Leng Ming-ming, Dean of Faculty of Business, Lingnan University
|10:30 – 10:45||Morning break|
|10:45 – 12:30||
President Forum – how liberal arts can promote STEM-related disciplines
Liberal arts education can play a crucial role in promoting STEM-related disciplines by providing a well-rounded education that complements technical skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The forum will have leaders from higher education institutions discuss how the principles of liberal arts education can integrate into STEM education and why it is crucial for students to gain a broader skillset. The discussions will also delve into why these competencies enhance graduates’ effectiveness as STEM professionals, which enable them to navigate complex challenges, collaborate effectively and contribute to society in meaningful ways.
Moderator: Prof Joshua Ka-Ho Mok, Vice-President, Lingnan University
|12:30 – 14:00||Networking Lunch|
|14:00 – 15:00||
Keynote: Teaching as a Design Science: Innovating Education in the Digital Era
This keynote highlights the importance of intentional instructional design, learner-centered approaches, and technology integration. In a fast-paced world, educators must implement practical strategies by leveraging digital tools that can create more engaging, innovative learning experiences and student-centered learning environments. By reframing teaching as a design science, educators can shape a future of personalized, inclusive, and responsive education in the digital age.
Speaker: Prof Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University College London
Moderator: Prof Shalendra Sharma, Associate Vice-President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation), Lingnan University
|15:00 – 16:30||
Panel Discussion: Internationalization, Student Learning and Employability
This panel explores why it is important for students to gain a deepen understanding of global issues, develop empathy and broaden their worldview.
Moderator: Prof William Hayward, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Lingnan University
|16:30 – 16:45||
Closing remarks by Lingnan University and QS
|16:45||End of the event|