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Embedding Emotions into the Curriculum: Using an Emotions Lens to Consider Professional Wellbeing during the Pandemic


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

Details of the workshop:
Date & Time :
24 February 2021 (Wednesday) 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (HKT)
23 February 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (PST)
Venue : Conducted via Zoom
Speaker : Dr. Lisa Yiu, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, HKU
Facilitator : Mr. Donn Gonda, CETL, HKU

Enhancing professional wellbeing has been of growing concern, particularly for those in the “caring professions” (e.g. nursing, medicine, counseling, social work, education) that face challenges of preparing their students for the emotional labour and stress of their work. This concern has heightened in the face of the unprecedented challenges created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. How can HKU faculties, particularly those in the “caring professions”, adapt their curriculum to support the professional well-being of their graduates?

This workshop will explore ways of understanding and embedding emotional knowledge and wellbeing in the curriculum; share a variety of key curriculum tools/approaches that enhance professional wellbeing; and provide the space to explore ways to integrate the highlighted tool(s) in our curriculum.

About the Speaker
Lisa Yiu is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. Her research seeks to advance educational equity through investigating diversity and inclusion issues for immigrant-origin youth in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Her recent work investigates emotions as a critical, but overlooked, dimension of pursuing justice. This workshop is based on her TDG project “Enhancing pre-service teachers’ emotional knowledge through case-based teaching on diversity challenges in Hong Kong.” Her work, which has been recognized by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education, is motivated and critically enriched by her experiences as an inner-city teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District and English-as-a-Second-Language teacher in China. Her research has appeared in the China Quarterly, Comparative Education Review, and Harvard Educational Review.

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