Forum on Undergraduates Intercultural Needs and Challenges at HKUST

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 - 12:30 to 14:00

Presenters:  Prof. Roger Cheng, Prof. May-Yi Shaw, Prof. Eva Chen, Dr. Beatrice Chu

Format:  Seminar

Event Details

As an international university, our students came from all around the globe, speaking different languages, and having diverse cultural backgrounds.  In 2017, the Center for Education Innovation conducted a study on ‘Undergraduate Intercultural Needs and Challenges at HKUST’ with the purposes to (1) understand students’ expectation and intercultural experience; (2) identify any intercultural needs and challenges in their classroom study; and, (3) derive suitable ways to address the identified issues. The study began with five student focus group interviews conducted in May 2017 with a total of 31 student participants, and based on the results, a general survey was designed and distributed among the undergraduates body in December 2017, with a total number of 523 student respondents.  The study revealed a number of issues which this forum aims to present followed by discussions and recommendations to address the identified issues.

In the session, CEI has presented a summary of the key findings and Prof. Roger Cheng, Associate Provost (Teaching and Learning), Prof. May-Yi Shaw, and Prof. Eva Chen facilitated the discussion. Faculty and teaching staff were encouraged to attend.

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Organized by:

Center for Education Innovation (CEI)

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