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Recent Publications from APSS Teaching Track Faculty

12 Apr 2024


Journal Articles Published in 2023 and 2024

Dr Lucas SCRIPTER, Teaching Fellow of APSS, has recently published an article titled “The achievement gap thesis reconsidered: artificial intelligence, automation, and meaningful work” in AI & Society.

The article delves into the impact of artificial intelligence on the future of meaningful work, with a specific focus on workplace achievements. Dr SCRIPTER also discusses the concept of automation, highlighting the autonomy gap and achievement gap within the workplace.

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For further insights into Dr SCRIPTER's work, please refer to his previous article titled "Meaning in Life and the Vocation of Teaching" published in Studies in Philosophy and Education in 2023. This article illustrates the significance of teachers and education in guiding students towards meaningful lives.

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A Chapter Published in 2024


Dr Kong YAM, Senior Lecturer of APSS, Dr Rodney CHU, Senior Lecturer of APSS, and Prof. Eric CHUI, Chair Professor of Social Work and Criminology and Head of APSS have recently published a book chapter titled "The Making of the "New" Social Work Education in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong" in Social Work Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic: International Insights toward Innovation and Creativity (Routledge, 2024).

This chapter discusses how social work educators in the APSS at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) responded to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the importance of departmental support, virtual teaching methods, and the use of technology like Padlet and e-learning. The chapter emphasises the benefits of incorporating practice-based elements and community service in social work education. It also presents a vision for the future, including the use of immersive technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality to enhance social work pedagogy.

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