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Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme Seminar – Cultural Exchange in Developing Teaching on Child Welfare


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

Details of the workshop:
Date : 13 October, 2016 (Thursday)
Time : 12:00nn - 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Edward Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Utilizing a “case bank approach” Korean and HKU students engaged in exchange activities towards the development of a new course named Asian Perspectives on Child Welfare. Participating students shared their different cultural perspectives during the exchange, comparing the similarities and differences of these two Asian cultures. Korean and Chinese culture share similar roots in Confucianism and yet have also had very different trajectories of socio-economic development. Across the exchange experience, students on both sides had substantial opportunity to share their views and experiences with other young scholars.

The use of a case bank approach was extremely effective for this project. Students gained insights on Asian cultural perspectives through the process of preparation, presentation and discussion. The product of the case studies developed during the exchange activities will continue to be used as materials for future teaching. While most of the publications in this field address Western societal contexts, these indigenous materials could serve as good references to begin to address cultural issues in specifically Asian contexts. These and many other aspect of the exchange will be elaborated on during the seminar.

It is hoped that seminar participants come with questions as well ideas for future exchanges. Discussion will aim to both highlight the outcomes of the current project and support other staff in organizing similar exchanges.

About the Speaker
Dr Edward Chan Ko Ling is a Fulbright Scholar. He was recently awarded by RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme in 2016.
He has been researching into epidemiology and culture-specific risk factors for family violence, child and family poly-victimization. He is active in research and teaching in Mainland China & South Korea.

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