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Join-the-Conversation – The Write Stuff 2 – Enhancing Student Writing Skills in Undergraduate Courses

Join-the-Conversation – The Write Stuff 2 – Enhancing Student Writing Skills in Undergraduate Courses
Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Centre for Applied English Studies, and the Common Core

Details of the Event:
Date : 16 November 2022 (Wednesday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : Zoom
Speakers : Dr. Roslyn Lee Hammers, Dr. Clotilde Landais, Dr. Wincy Chan
Facilitators : Mr. Donn Gonda (CETL), Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES), and Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)


Many undergraduate courses have a writing component, and students need to gradually develop and improve their writing skills over the course of their undergraduate career. One way to achieve this goal is to have engaging, relevant writing assessments in courses and provide students with writing support and teaching and learning activities that align with these assessments. In this second writing-focused join-the-conversation event, the speakers will share their experiences of teaching writing skills in one of their undergraduate CI-badged courses.

Applications for Communication-intensive Courses badging are welcome all year around. If your course has embedded any two of the following communication literacies: written, oral, visual, and digital, please contact us at cics@hku.hk or visit https://cics.hku.hk/

About the Speakers

Dr. Roslyn Lee Hammers conducts research on the history of Chinese art and art theory. She is interested in the representations of labor and technologically-informed imagery. Her book Pictures of Tilling and Weaving: Art, Labor and Technology in Song and Yuan China (Hong Kong University Press, 2011) is a recipient of the College Art Association’s Millard Meiss prize. Her second book The Imperial Patronage of Labor Genre Paintings in Eighteenth-Century China explores later iterations of imagery related to the production of rice and silk.

Dr. Clotilde Landais is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Economics at HKU. She designed her course on business storytelling based on her experience as a literature and professional communication professor. Her research interests include the role of culture in advertising campaigns.

Dr. Wincy Chan is a Lecturer in the Department of Pathology, HKUMed, focusing primarily on forensic medicine and premature deaths. She also serves as Consultant for the HKU Common Core, and provides pedagogical and e-learning solutions across Faculties. She co-teaches CCST9010 The Science of Crime Investigation. In this session, she will share a case on redesigning instruction, assessment, and feedback mechanisms to facilitate scientific inquiry and professional writing knowledge and skills.

For information, please contact:
Ms. Lavina Luk, CETL
Phone: 3917 5272; Email: ytluk89@hku.hk