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Join-the Conversation: Going beyond the text: Strategies for developing student’s visual literacy

Join-the Conversation: Going beyond the text: Strategies for developing student’s visual literacy
Organized by Communication Intensive Courses (CiC), Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TALIC), Common Core and Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES)

Details of the Event:

Date : 7 March 2024 (Thursday)
Time : 12:30pm – 01:30pm (HKT)
Venue : Learning Lab (RRS 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus, HKU)
Speakers :

  • Prof. Timothy Bonebrake, Professor, Faculty of Science
  • Mr. Zhang Haotian, Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture
  • Ms. Louisa Chan, Lecturer, Centre for Applied English Studies, Faculty of Arts

Facilitator : Dr. Michelle Raquel, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Applied English Studies, Faculty of Arts

 

Abstract
This session features teachers sharing strategies for developing students’ visual literacy skills. Attendees will learn how presenters conceptualise visual literacy in their discipline and how they teach and assess this skill in their courses. Practical tips will be shared to strengthen students’ ability to create images, photos, and diagrams to communicate information to various audiences.

About the Speakers

Prof. Bonebrake is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at HKU and Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) in the Faculty of Science. He teaches courses in multiple curricula including Environmental Science and Ecology & Biodiversity while also contributing to diverse academic programmes and T&L initiatives in Science.

Mr. Haotian Zhang is a Lecturer at the HKU Department of Architecture. His teaching and research focus on digital representation in architecture, investigating the technics and discourses of drawing and modeling.

Ms. Louisa Chan has taught academic and professional English to undergraduates and postgraduates from Hong Kong, China and Japan, and also workplace English to administrative staff of the University. She has developed a range of discipline-specific courses and co-authored an academic English textbook. She is currently offering an elective course that aims to promote the creation of audiovisual books.

For information, please contact:
Ms. Canice Mok, TALIC
Phone: 3917 6069; Email: tsmok@hku.hk