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Dr Fridolin Ting and AMA QEF team win Two Distinguished Awards at the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Awards 2021

22 Dec 2021

AMA QEF project team: Dr Fridolin Ting (middle), Dr Raymond Sze (2nd from right), Dr Lawrence Chan (2nd from left), Ms Winky Tsang (left) and Ms Raycelle Garcia (right)


Congratulations to our Senior Teaching Fellow Dr Fridolin Ting and AMA team of Quality Education Fund (QEF) projects for winning two distinguished awards at Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education 2021, in recognition of their innovative teaching and learning methods. Co-organised by QS and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reimagine Education Awards are regarded as the “Oscars” of education, rewarding innovative approaches that enhance students’ learning outcomes and employability.

Among 1,350 contestants from 84 countries and regions, there are only 48 projects winning medals including one Silver and one Bronze award for AMA's QEF projects, and one Gold award for the project led by Professor Daniel Shek, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme) of PolyU:

 

Gold Award in Nurturing Wellbeing & Purpose category

Project title: Leadership and Intrapersonal Development Programme

Project leader: Professor Daniel Shek, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), PolyU

Project summary: The programme builds up important positive attributes and competencies among university students, enabling them to pursue continual self-improvement, enhance their wellbeing, and contribute to society, through a suite of four subjects, namely Tomorrow’s Leaders, Service Leadership, Promotion of Children and Adolescent Development, and Service Leadership through Serving Children and Families with Special Needs, with both formal and informal learning processes.

 

Silver Award in Science of Learning category

Project title: Innovative PALMS Drawing Pedagogies and Apps to Increase Active Learning in Mathematics and Science

Project leader: Dr Fridolin Ting, Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics, PolyU

Project summary: According to extensive evidenced-based research, active learning strategies significantly improve Science and Mathematics students' achievement, understanding and application of concepts. In addition, writing and drawing are integral parts of learning and teaching in the Sciences and Mathematics, to convey abstract concepts and ideas. This project aims to increase active learning in Science and Mathematics education through innovative pedagogies, mobile writing and drawing applications.

 

Bronze Award in K12 category

Project title: Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in High School Mathematics Education

Project leader: Dr Fridolin Ting, Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics, PolyU

Project summary: The project combines active learning pedagogies and novel writing and drawing apps that are optimal for active learning and conveying abstract concepts and ideas for Mathematics students. Thirty-five secondary school mathematics teachers and principals have been involved in the project.

 

A full list of reimagine application award winners this year: https://content.qs.com/re21/Reimagine_Education_Winner_List_20211215.pdf

 

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