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.