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The Critical Engagement of Higher Education with Future Crises
12 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Adrian Lam, Common Core Course Tutor and Research Group Member
This contemporary world is no stranger to crises of all kinds, for instance, the outbreak of the COVD-19 pandemic since late 2019. Nonetheless, the higher education sector has been regrettably slow and stagnant in the wake of these crises. Lamentably, the contemporary higher education sector could and should contribute in many ways, but have failed to do so. This presentation will mainly discuss three aspects of higher education – curriculum design, learner empowerment, and interdisciplinarity – arguing what went wrong and what should be further changed. In particular, the presentation will also consider the potentials of the Common Core Curriculum at the University of Hong Kong in leading and facilitating the changes. All these transformations will be essential in shaping a more sustainable and resilient higher education system under the “new normal”.
Adrian Lam graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Pedagogy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Secondary English, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English Studies and Politics and Public Administration. He has extensive research and teaching experience in both the disciplines of education and political science.
All HKU staff and students are welcome
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