(From second from left ) Dr Kimmy Cheng, Ms Jenny Choe and Dr Simon To receive the award


(左二起)鄭依琳博士、Jenny Choe老師及杜啟明博士獲頒通識教育教學獎

(From second from left )Wong Ka-wang, Hung Chi-wai, Kao Shan-shan, Lam Yuen-ting, and Wong Chi-ming receive the award


(左二起)黃家弘、洪志偉、高珊珊、林苑婷及黃智銘獲頒發傑出學生獎

Date: 25 Feb 2016 (Thursday)

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Outstanding staff and students receive GE Teaching Award and Outstanding Students Award

傑出教師與學生獲頒通識教育教學獎及傑出學生獎

Honours were bestowed on three teaching staff and five students at the University’s first GE Teaching Award and GE Outstanding Students Awards in recognition of their outstanding performance in General Education teaching and learning.

The inaugural recipient of the “GE Teaching Award” is Ms Jenny Choe, Lecturer of the Language Centre who teaches University English courses in the GE Programme. The selection panel commends Ms Choe for her effective teaching method which enhances students’ desire to learn and encourages active participation in class activities. Dr Kimmy Cheng, Lecturer of the Department of Communication Studies and Dr Simon To, Lecturer of the Department of Mathematics are awarded the Honorable Mention.

The five recipients of the “GE Outstanding Students Award Scheme”, now in its second year, are Hung Chi-wai (Humanities, Year 4), Kao Shan-shan (International Journalism, Year 4), Lam Yuen-ting (Social Work, Year 3), Wong Chi-ming (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 3) and Wong Ka-wang (Chemistry, Year 4). They showcase the attributes of Whole Person Education through not only their excellent performance in academic studies, but also active participation in extracurricular activities and community service. These characteristics make them wonderful role models for other students.

An award presentation ceremony was held on 18 February officiated by Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor and Mr Kent Tsui, President of the HKBU Century Club. At the ceremony, Professor Chin shared his learning experience and highlighted the importance of General Education. He pointed out that knowledge and skills of a single area would no longer be sufficient for us to cope with challenges in our lives and career in this ever-changing world. He hoped that students could make good use of the GE Programme, a learning platform connected to daily life, so as to broaden their horizons and equip themselves with a diverse range of knowledge and skills that would benefit them for life.

Organised by the General Education Office, the GE Teaching Award aims to recognise the outstanding performance of teaching staff, as well as encourage other colleagues to strive for excellence by adopting diversified and engaging pedagogies to enhance the teaching and learning quality of the GE Programme, while the GE Outstanding Students Award aims to encourage students’ proactive attitude and remarkable performance in academic studies, personal development and community services.

三位教學人員和五名同學獲頒通識教育教學獎及傑出學生獎,以表揚他們在通識教育教與學上的優秀表現。
 
在通識教育課程中教授大學英文科目的語文中心講師Jenny Choe,獲頒首屆「通識教育教學獎」,評審小組認為她的教學方法有效提升學生的學習興趣,並鼓勵他們投入課堂活動,值得表揚。傳播系講師鄭依琳博士及數學系講師杜啟明博士則獲頒優異獎。
 
「通識教育傑出學生獎勵計劃」踏入第二屆。五位獲獎學生分別是洪志偉(人文學四年級)、高珊珊(國際新聞四年級)、林苑婷(社會工作三年級)、黃智銘(體育及康樂管理三年級),以及黃家弘(化學四年級)。他們不但在通識教育課程上有優秀的表現,而且積極參與課外活動及社區服務,彰顯全人教育的學生特質,並成為其他同學的榜樣。
 
頒獎典禮於2月18日舉行,由校長錢大康教授及尚志會會長徐國榆先生擔任頒獎嘉賓。典禮上,錢校長分享個人學習經驗,提醒同學通識教育的重要性。他指出,現今社會瞬息萬變,單一範疇的知識及技能,已不足以應付生活及工作的種種挑戰,因此寄語同學要善用通識教育課程這個連繫生活的學習平台,多涉獵不同領域的知識,和掌握多元化的技能,擴闊眼界,裝備自己,定必終生受用。
 
通識教育教學獎由通識教育處主辦,旨在表揚教學人員的卓越表現,從而鼓勵其他教員以多元、互動的方法 ,進一步提升通識教育的教學質素;而傑出學生獎則嘉許同學在學術、個人發展及社會服務等範疇卓越的表現。