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Moving Beyond the Classroom: Using Flexible Approaches to Support Teaching and Learning in Uncertain Circumstances (1)


Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:
Date : 17 October 2019 (Thursday)
Time : 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue : RR321, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus
Speaker : Prof. Gina Marchetti, Prof. Mike Botelho, Dr. Caroline Dingle
Facilitator : Dr. Tracy Zou, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU

Learning nowadays is not confined to the classroom. Using flexible approaches and adopting some easy technology solutions can enable students to learn everywhere and anytime. This is particularly useful in uncertain circumstances (e.g. unstable weather conditions, transportation delays) when students and teachers may not be able to gather together physically. In this seminar, the three speakers will share with us their approaches to facilitating flexible learning. Participants will be able to explore in what ways these approaches might be relevant to their own teaching.

About the speakers

Prof. Gina Marchetti teaches courses in film, gender and sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies at the University of Hong Kong. She is the author of Romance and the “Yellow Peril”: Race, Sex and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction (Berkeley: University of California, 1993), From Tian’anmen to Times Square: Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006), and The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens: Race, Sex, and Cinema (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012), Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s INFERNAL AFFAIRS—The Trilogy (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2007), and Citing China: Politics, Postmodernism, and World Cinema (Hawai’i, 2018), among other publications. Her most recent book is The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema, co-edited with Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park and See Kam Tan (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018). Visit the website https://hkwomenfilmmakers.wordpress.com/ for more information about her work on Hong Kong women filmmakers since 1997. To register for her Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Hong Kong cinema, go to https://www.edx.org/course/hong-kong-cinema-through-global-lens-hkux-hku06-1x .
Prof. Michael Botelho has been actively involved in the design, development and implementation of a range of curriculum innovations and reforms in: PBL, e-learning and competency assessments. He has a particular interest in video and has used these for a number of learning scenarios and needs. In particular he created additional video learning content for students who were absent from class during a previous social unrest movement. These videos were watched at a greater rate than just the students who were missing from class showing students consumption and hunger for learning content.
Dr. Caroline Dingle serves as the Coordinator for the Environmental Science major at HKU and teaches courses in Environmental Science and Ecology & Biodiversity. She also teaches a Common Core course on Women in Science. She actively seeks to find ways to engage students both in and outside the formal classroom setting and maintains an open door policy for student consultations. Dr Dingle has used various social media tools in classrooms to encouragement student engagement with course material outside formal classroom hours, and has been involved in efforts to create online materials for enhancing student learning. ​

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​