Free ticketed event
Much has been written about the lack of integration between knowledge and practice in Engineering education. The answer to the conundrum is often ‘experiential learning’. But questions lurk behind the soundbite: what experiential learning, whose, and developed by and for whom? At Inno Wing, we dedicate ourselves to nurturing students as REAL engineers. While REAL has its literal meaning of being authentic, it is also an acronym for Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Awareness, and Leadership. Coming in different forms, our REAL experiential learning includes collaborations locally, regionally and globally and is supported by various streams of resources. In this workshop, we will discuss the various challenges we have encountered including funding, management, programme design and collaboration strategies. We will share our journey of tackling these challenges and eventually bringing the world-class innovation centre to live at the heart of the campus.
Dr. Chun Kit Chui is the Director of the Engineering Innovation Wing at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is interested in database and data mining research as well as pedagogical research in computing education. He was selected for the University Outstanding Teaching Award (Individual Award) of the University of Hong Kong in 2015-16, and the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (Individual Award) of the Faculty of Engineering in 2012-13. He has also received the Teaching Excellence Award in the Department of Computer Science in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. He was also a shortlisted candidate for the UGC Teaching Award (Early Career Faculty Member).