Staff Development Activities

Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) News and Events   Staff Development Activities  
Embedding Socioemotional Learning into Teaching and learning
2022.05.04
Dr. Kathleen Chim, Associate Head of Division of Health and Science, was invited to give a guest talk on 'Embedding Socioemotional Learning into Teaching and learning' to the Supporting Learning for Employability Group and faculty colleagues, Nottingham Trent University, on 4 May 2022. The session provided a valuable opportunity to scaffold reflections about LiPACE's existing practices of socioemotional learning, leverage shared wisdom and cross-border support, and pave the way for deeper future collaboration on student success.

"Reflections on the Elderly: Lessons Learned from Diverse Activities" Webinar
2022.04.20
Dr. Benjamin Chan (Dean) delivered a presentation “Elder Academy in a Postsecondary College: Multiple Possibilities and Synergies” at a webinar “Reflections on the Elderly: Lessons Learned from Diverse Activities ” on 20 April 2022, organised by East Asia Federation for Adult Education.

"Future in You 2022" Virtual Summit & Career Expo
2022.04.16
Dr. Benjamin Chan (Dean) delivered a presentation “Up for the Challenge in Preparing Graduates for Career Readiness” at a virtual summit and career expo “Future in YOU 2022” on 16 April 2022, organised by Bling!.

International Conference Emerging Platform Society
2022.04.06
The Dean (Dr. Benjamin Chan) has attended the International Conference on Emerging Platform Society organized by the University of Bologna and IIT-Kanpur Digital Sociology International Research Group on April 6, 2022

https://site.unibo.it/cbdc/en/eps-international-conference

Flexible Learning Modality Training Programme for HEIs
2022.01.20
Dr. Benjamin Chan (Dean) and Ms. Crystal Chen (Head of Division of Community Learning and Training) presented in the plenary session of “Flexible Learning Modality Training Programme for HEIs” hosted by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Open University System on 20 January 2022.
 
International Vocational Education and Industry Training Association (IVEITA) Symposium 2021
2021.11.16
Dr. Benjamin Chan (Dean) presented "The Total Learning Experience: A Unifying Educational Philosophy for VET Colleges" for the Symposium on 16 Nov 2021 via zoom.

SYA Project Credit Transfer Webinar Series: Establishment of MoU between Institutions - Local Session
2021.06.3
Dr. Benjamin Chan (Dean) presented in “SYA Project Credit Transfer Webinar Series: Establishment of MoU between Institutions - Local Session” on 3 June 2021 via zoom.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines OUS Conference on May 8
2021.05.08
Dr. Benjamin Chan (Dean), Ms. Joyce Wong (Lecturer) and Mr. Cho Lok-kan (Assistant Lecturer) presented in different sessions for the "Excellent Leadership in Remote Learning Amidst Pandemic and Beyond", the PUP Open University System’s International Virtual Conference on 8 May 2021 via zoom.

Conference on SYA Project Credit Transfer Webinar Series
2021.04.22
Ms Erika Lee (Associate Director), Dr Larry Ching (Programme Director) and Dr Carol Poon (Team Leader of Design, Culture and Creative Arts) presented in different sessions for the “SYA Project Credit Transfer Webinar Series” on 22 April 2021 via zoom.

The 5th Conference of the International Association for Japanese Philosophy (IAJP)
2021.3.13-2021.3.15
Dr. Carol Poon Man Wai and Ms. Joanna Lai Yin Shan from the Creative Arts team presented at the 5th Conference of the International Association for Japanese Philosophy (IAJP), which was held at the Nanzen-ji temple in Kyoto and online simultaneously. They attempted to read Nishida Kitaro's 'Basho' from the perspectives of media and philosophy.

The Effect and Potential of E-Learning in Catering to Post-secondary ESL Students’ Affective Needs – A Sharing by a Team of English Teachers
2020.12.11
Ms. Melissa Yeung presented a paper titled “The Effect and Potential of E-Learning in Catering to Post-secondary ESL Students’ Affective Needs – A Sharing by a Team of English Teachers” on behalf of her teammates Ms. Dorothy Kwok, Ms. Heidi Cheng and Mr. Peter Chan (Lecturer and Assistant Lecturers of the Language Team) at the FSTE Conference: Emotional and Mental Wellbeing for Whole Person Development on 11 Dec, 2020 via Zoom.

Conference on Credit Transfer Practices in Higher Education: Partnership for Success
2020.11.27
Dr. Benjamin Chan, Dr. Larry Ching and Ms. Wendy Yam presented in different sessions for the “Conference on Credit Transfer Practices in Higher Education: Partnership for Success” on 27 November 2020 via zoom.

WFCP Applied Research Affinity Group relaunch meeting
2020.09.22
The Dean, Dr. Benjamin Chan, participated in the WFCP Applied Research Affinity Group relaunch meeting hosted by the Basque VET Applied Research Centre, Tknika on 22 Sept, 2020

The sixth International Symposium on Language Policy and Planning in China
2020.09.26-2020.09.27
Dr. CHEUNG Tao, lecturer in Putonghua, presented a research paper at the sixth International Symposium on Language Policy and Planning in China at the School of Foreign Language Education,Jilin University. The topic is “Biliterate and Trilingual” in Hong Kong”. The exchange will help the academia to increase their understanding of Hong Kong's language and culture and build a harmonious multilingual environment.

EAA online workshop “Infection and Literature” which organized by East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts, The University of Tokyo
2020.08.26
Dr Carol Poon, Team Leader of Culture and Creative Arts, presented a paper of “Understanding Coronavirus through Comic” in an online workshop which enhance the mutual understanding with scholars, researchers and students across boundaries.

Forum on “Ways to Facilitate Language Development in Kindergarten Children”
2020.01.11
Lecturers of the Early Childhood Education Team Ms. Ada Wong, Mr. Bruno Chiu and Ms. Carmen Chim attended the Forum on “Ways to Facilitate Language Development in Kindergarten Children” at the University of Hong Kong.

How Traditional Japanese Culture Influences Business
2019.12.30
Dr Carol Poon, Team Leader of Culture and Creative Arts, was invited to share about “How Traditional Japanese Culture Influences Business” with Seiwajyuku (Hong Kong).

Applied Education Forum
2019.12.06
Director Dr. Benjamin Chan and staff members attended the “Applied Education Forum”, jointly organized by the Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (FSTE) and Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF). The forum aimed to explore the current position and future developments of the Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) in Hong Kong.

Museum Summit 2019: Formation and Transformation
2019.11.28
Assistant Director Dr. Pamela Lam and Team Leader of Culture and Creative Arts Dr. Carol Poon attended the 'Museum Summit 2019: Formation and Transformation', a platform to share ideas and connect with directors of local museums, and representatives from world-renowned museums.

Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit 2019
2019.11.22
Coordinators of elderly programmes Dr. Sylvia Lam, Ms. Cathy Leung, Mr. Henry Chung and Ms. Vienna Cheung attended the “Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit 2019” to learn about the innovative products and latest technology, exploring how technology changes the lives of the elderly.

Hong Kong Association of Gerontology Twenty-sixth Annual Congress of Gerontology “Ageing 2020 and beyond: Challenges and Opportunities”
2019.11.09
Ms. Erika Lee (Assistant Director), Ms. Crystal Chen and Dr. Katherine Siu attended the 26th Annual Congress of Gerontology. The congress provides a platform for the academia and professionals in health care to discuss gerontological care issues. Topics included healthy living, rehabilitation, dementia and long-term care, etc.

Preparation for Learning Programme Accreditation (QF Level 4 or above)
2019.10.29
Mr. Chris Wong and Ms. Joyce Wong, lecturers from the Business and Hospitality Team, attended the Workshop on "Preparation for Learning Programme Accreditation (QF Level 4 or above)", hosted by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), to learn about the latest requirements on programme design from HKCAAVQ.

United Nations Climate Finance & Sustainable Investing Conference 2019
2019.10.17-2019.10.18
Dr. Alex Tse and Dr. Larry Ching, Programme Directors, participated in the “United Nations Climate Finance & Sustainable Investing Conference 2019”, co-organized by UNESCAP and World Green Organization.

'C- for- Chinese @ JC Project' Forum
2019.07.23
Lecturers of the Early Childhood Education Team Ms. Ada Wong, Ms. Amanda Wu, Mr. Bruno Chiu, Ms. Jesmond Fan and Ms. Carmen Chim, attended the 'C- for- Chinese @ JC Project' forum to learn about the Chinese learning resources for non- Chinese speaking kindergarten children, especially the cases of culturally inclusive learning in the kindergarten classroom and the community.

The 14th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
22.07.2019 – 24.07.2019
Dr. Kathleen Chim, lecturer in Psychology, presented a research paper at the 14th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology at the University of Roehampton, UK. Through scientific knowledge dissemination and expertise mastery, the valuable exchanges are expected to benefit students’ learning experiences and the overall development of psychology-related programmes.

Interconnection of the Greater China Youth Chinese Writing Competition 2019 and the Official Launch of "Sailing: Collection of Best Articles"
2019.07.17
Amanda Wu and Ada Wong, lecturers of the Early Childhood Education Team, attended the prize presentation ceremony of the Chinese Writing Competition organized by the Language Promotion Committee of the General Aptitude Putonghua Shuiping Kaoshi (GAPSK). The purpose of the event was to enhance the Chinese writing proficiency of young students and to promote cultural exchange.

The Pathway of Chinese Learning: Workshop on Supporting Non-Chinese Speaking Post-secondary Students
2019.06.26
Assistant Director Ms. Erika Lee and Lecturers of Early Childhood Education Ms. Carol Chan, Dr. Cheung Tao, Mr. Fung Pak Him, Ms. Amanda Wu, Ms. Joan Guo and Ms. Chen Ruiran attended the workshop to learn about the challenges encountered by ethnic minorities/ non-Chinese speaking students in the local education system, and how these challenges affect their post-secondary education as well as their career pathways.

International Conference on Multilingual Acquisition and Multilingual Education
2019.06.23-2019.06.24
English Instructor Ms. Betty Li attended The International Conference on Multilingual Acquisition and Multilingual Education (IConMAME 2019) at The Education University of Hong Kong. She learned from academics from around the world on their latest research work and discussed multilingual and multicultural education on campus with different researchers.

FSTE 25th Anniversary Conference
2019.06.20
LiPACE staff attended the FSTE 25th Anniversary Conference "Developing Higher Education for the Next Decade".

Belt & Road Wine Revolution Forum: How Female Wine Makers Change the Wine World?
2019.06.11
Mr. Chris Wong, Mr. Jan Chau and Ms. Joyce Wong, lecturers from the Business and Hospitality Team, attended the ‘Belt & Road Wine Revolution Forum: How Female Wine Makers Change the Wine World?’ to learn about the new trends of the wine market, and the rise of Chinese female wine makers.

Research Conference on Child Development: The Role of Family and School Practices
2019.06.11
Early Childhood Education Instructors Ms. Ada Wong and Mr. Bruno Chiu attended the Research Conference on ‘Child Development: The Role of Family and School Practices’, organized by the EdUHK, sharing with other scholars their understanding of how families and schools, individually and in partnership, shape the development of children. They also reflected on their own practices and explored alternative ways to enrich their teaching methods and curriculum development.

2019日本東京幼稚園學術交流團
2019.06.09-2019.06.13
Ms. Jesmond Fan and Ms. Carmen Chim, Lecturers of the Early Childhood Education Team, participated in the ‘Tokyo Kindergarten Exchange Enrichment Trip 2019’. They have visited the Kohoku Shirayuri Kindergarten and Daiichi Hino Kindergarten, and discussed teacher training with local kindergarten principals.

The Children's Visual Arts Exhibition Opening Ceremony
2019.05.31
Ms. Carmen Chim, Ms. Amanda Wu, Ms. Ada Wong and Ms. Jesmond Fan, Lecturers of the Early Childhood Education Team, attended the Children's Visual Arts Exhibition Opening Ceremony organised by the Yan Oi Tong Pang Hung Cheung Kindergarten and bonded with participating kindergarten principals.

International Forum: Cultural Power, Business and Creative Industries in East Asia
2019.05.30
Dr Carol Poon, Programme Leader of ‘Higher Diploma in Japanese Studies’ and ‘Higher Diploma in Creative Culture and Media Practices’ was invited to be the discussant of the Keynote Speech and the Special Lecture in the forum held at HKU.

Seminar on enhancing teachers’ professional competencies in teaching business-related subjects in the digital era
2019.05.30
Mr. Chris Wong, Mr. Eric Lee and Mr. Jan Chau, instructors of the Business and Hospitality Team, attended the seminar to enhance their professional competencies by acquiring the knowledge of the latest digital technology.

ELTU Conference 2019
2019.05.27-2019.05.28
English instructors Ms. Sylvia Sze, Ms. Jean Tse and Ms. Melissa Yeung attended the ELTU Conference 2019 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, sharing with other ELT practitioners their insights and experiences on the design and implementation of innovative approaches to teaching English as a second language at the tertiary level. Through the exchange they also reflected on their own current practices and explored alternative ways to enrich their teaching methods and curriculum development.

ProWine Asia - the International Trade Fair for Wines & Spirits in Hong Kong
2019.05.09
Mr. Chris Wong and Ms. Joyce Wong, lecturers from the Business and Hospitality Team, attended the ProWine Asia Wine Forum, which featured a round of seminars, wine tastings and masterclasses. They solicited professional views from industry members regarding the offering of relevant programmes.

Research and Development Project Dissemination Conference of SCOLAR
2019.05.09
Ms. Ada Wong, Ms. Jesmond Fan and Ms. Carmen Chim, Lecturers of the Early Childhood Education Team, attended the Research and Development Project Dissemination Conference of SCOLAR to learn about the latest research on the Chinese language learning of non-Chinese speaking (NCS) children in school and home settings.

Malaysia Kindergarten Visit
2019.04.22-2019.04.26
Ms. Carol Chan, Lecturer of the Early Childhood Education Team, took part in the Malaysia Kindergarten Visit organized by the Professional Association of Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong.

Discover South Africa Annual Tasting 2019
2019.04.12
Mr. Chris Wong and Ms. Joyce Wong, lecturers from the Business and Hospitality Team, attended the “Discover South Africa Annual Tasting 2019” and tasted various new wines from the South African regions. They learned about the characteristics and brewing of different wines from world-renowned sommeliers.

Gifted Education Conference 2019
2019.04.12-2019.04.13
Dr. Andrew Tang, Dr. Kathleen Chim and Dr. Amy Cheung of the Health and Science Team (Science) attended the Gifted Education Conference at EdUHK and presented in an oral presentation entitled ‘Integrative Wellness Programmes on SEN Supportive Interventions and Children Development’, sharing on their experience in relevant programmes and initiatives, such as LiPACE’s new ‘Higher Diploma in Pet Care and Animal Assisted Therapy’.

The 4th Aviation Silk Road International Conference
2019.04.02
Ms. Joyce Wong and Mr. Chris Wong, lecturers of the Business and Hospitality Team, attended ‘The Fourth Aviation Silk Road International Conference’ to learn about the latest development of the aviation industry with regards to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. They also explored different internship opportunities for LiPACE students.

Haikou Hainan Island Kindergarten Visit
2018.12.18-2018.12.21
Ms. Carol Chan, Lecturer of the Early Childhood Education Team, went for training and exchange visit to Haikou/ Hainan to learn about latest development in kindergarten education in the Mainland. She visited private and public kindergartens, and discussed environmental education topics with local counterparts for learning and teaching enhancement.