UGC Teaching Ambassadors Series – 2020 Awardee – Professor Carmen Wong (CUHK)

Design Thinking in Higher Education

Date: 17 March 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 3:00 – 4:15PM

Venue: via ZOOM

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Speaker

Recipient of 2020 UGC Teaching Award (General Faculty Members)

Link to acceptance speech

Professor Carmen Wong

Assistant Dean (Education), Faculty of Medicine

Associate Director, Office of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medical Education and Family Medicine, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Event Moderator

Professor Cecilia Chun

Director of Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Abstract

Design Thinking in Higher Education

Design thinking seeks to understand the user and in Higher Education this relates to the students and teachers in thinking of alternative ways of teaching and learning. Design thinking offers a fresh approach in tackling the challenges to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills for their future career and profession. Prof. Carmen Wong will illustrate how the use of the design thinking process based on pedagogical principles was used to design courses and curricula in social responsibility and clinical communication skills. This sharing is suitable for teachers of all levels, experience and disciplines and aims to stimulate an alternative way to redesign existing teaching and learning components/ courses and to innovate new curricula.

Speaker Profiles

Dr. Carmen Wong is Associate Professor of Medical Education and Family Medicine, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care and Assistant Dean (Education) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Carmen Wong graduated from the Cardiff University School of Medicine (UK) with a bachelor degree in Psychology (BSc) and in Medicine (MBBCh). Dr. Wong is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK). She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and obtained a Master of Science of Clinical Education (Edinburgh, UK).

Dr. Carmen Wong is the coordinator of Doctor and Patient course, Clinical Communications course and Family Medicine module, Faculty of Medicine. She received the Faculty Teaching Award, University Education Award and the University Grants Council (UGC) Education award (General Faculty Members) in 2020.

Educational research interests include the use of online learning and learner wellbeing and development. She has obtained numerous teaching grants and her design thinking approach over the past decade encompass works which include the development of electronic educational tools such as the CUHK medical audio glossary for health professionals, blended learning in clinical communication skills, social responsibility and interdisciplinary curriculum design and implementation.

Co-organizers

This event is co-organized by HKTEA and Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR), The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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