HKBU teaching and learning initiatives receive international recognition
30 Dec 2021
HKBU has earned three top honours from two international award schemes for its innovative teaching and learning initiatives.
“The Blue Sparrow English Poetry for Learners and Teachers” project, which developed a multi-platform poetry e-corpus to promote poetry-reading practices in schools as well as digital poetry as praxis in teacher training courses, received the Silver Award at this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) – Wharton Reimagine Education Awards, which are also known as the “Oscars of Education”. The project team was led by Dr Joshua Chan, Assistant Professor of the Department of Education Studies (EDUC), and it was composed of members from the EDUC and the Language Centre.
At the same awards, the cross-departmental, cross-institutional project “Sustaining Academic Integrity and Ethics (AIE) in Students through Mobile Augmented Reality (AR) Learning Trails”, which was led by the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL), was honoured with the Silver Award in the Virtual/Augmented Reality category. The project combines AR and mobile technology to create a blended learning environment for students, and it motivates them to continue their learning of AIE.
These two projects were selected from 1,100 applications spread across 16 categories at the QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards.
Meanwhile, among the 44 proposals submitted to the eLearning Forum Asia (eLFA) Awards 2021, CHTL’s “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) eTournaments” project was chosen as the winner of the Silver Award in the Community Outreach category. Each eTournament is a gamified, challenge-based learning activity that raises students’ awareness of the SDGs. Since 2019, the eTournaments have attracted the participation of more than 1,750 students from 59 home regions.