PolyU’s education innovations receive global awards
PolyU’s efforts in pursuing learning and teaching excellence were again recognised by the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Awards.
Two winning teams respectively led by Professor Daniel Shek, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme) of PolyU, and Dr Fridolin Ting, Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Applied Mathematics of PolyU, received one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze prize in the 2021 Awards.
The Awards, jointly organised by QS and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, reward innovative approaches that enhance students’ learning outcomes and employability.
Professor Shek and his team won the Gold Award in the “Nurturing Wellbeing & Purpose” category for their “Leadership and Intrapersonal Development Programme”. 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. It consists 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.
Meanwhile, Dr Ting’s team received a Silver Award in the “Science of Learning” category for their project on “Innovative PALMS Drawing Pedagogies and Apps to Increase Active Learning in Mathematics and Science”. A second project of the team on “Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in High School Mathematics Education” also achieved a Bronze Award in the “K12” category.
You Might Also Like
Over 100,000 participate in the Social Innovation Regional Forum 2021
The Social Innovation Regional Forum (SIRF) 2021 was successfully held from October to December 2021 by the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (JCDISI) as part of the PolyU Jockey Club Operation SoInno Project. Under the theme “The...
National Team Olympians inspire audience at PolyU
“My idol is [Hong Kong’s Paralympic gold medallist] So Wa-wai… I admire his unrelenting spirit,” said Su Bingtian, the first Chinese sprinter who has qualified for a men’s 100-metre final in the Olympic Games. Su and his fellow Olympians from the National Team shared their inspiring stories with students, staff and guests at PolyU during their tour to Hong Kong in early December. Watch the video for highlights of what they shared with the audience.
Research & Knowledge Transfer
PolyU scholars awarded prestigious RGC fellowship for cutting-edge research
Three distinguished PolyU scholars were awarded the prestigious Research Grants Council (RGC) fellowship for their outstanding research achievements. Both Professor Hao Jianhua, Chair Professor of Materials Physics and Devices at the Department of...