2020 Common Core Teaching Excellence Award Sharing Seminar

Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:45

Futureproofing our students and our teaching -
Engaging students in sustainability through interactive teaching styles

SUST 1000 – Introduction to Sustainability is a course introducing students to the full scope of sustainability issues, including perspectives from science, engineering, social science, and humanities. It adopts a flipped classroom design, in which students engage in classroom activities and learn by practicing. In this discussion, we will share the overarching theme of the course and give an overview of teaching approaches, team collaboration, and other key elements that contributed to the success of this course.  We will review the implementation and experiences over the past years (in the classroom and on ZOOM) and share students' feedback, and best practices learned from the blended learning approach.


Prof Xiaoming SHIProf Xiaoming Shi
Division of Environment and Sustainability
Xiaoming Shi joined the Division of Environment and Sustainability at HKUST in 2018 fall. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington in 2015. His research focuses on the simulation of cloud and turbulence. He teaches Introduction to Sustainability (SUST 1000) to undergraduate students and climate-related courses to postgraduate students.

Division of Environment and Sustainability
Dr. Meike Sauerwein is a lecturer at the Division of Environment and Sustainability at HKUST. With a background in environmental chemistry, her research focuses on life cycle-based assessment of environmental impacts of production and consumption. Focusing on the fast-moving consumer goods sector, she is also interested in corporate social responsibility and initiatives to change patterns of consumption and nurturing green, ethical and critical consumers. Since 2017 Meike has been teaching courses and giving workshops on the topic of sustainable consumption and life cycle assessment. Her particular interest lies in exploring new teaching methodologies including experiential learning and gaming to teach an engage students on the topic of sustainable consumption.


All Faculty and Teaching Staff are welcome.

For enquiries, please contact Mr Jason Mak (jasonmak@ust.hk)

Organized by:

Center for Education Innovation (CEI)