UGC Teaching Ambassadors Series – 2021 Awardee (TEAMS) – Joint University Mental-Wellness Project Team – JUMP

Application of positive education to enhance wellbeing and
positive learning experiences of university students

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Speaker

Recipient of 2021 UGC Teaching Award (Teams)

JUMP-Joint University Mental-Wellness Project

Team Leader

Professor Sylvia KWOK LAI Yuk Ching       

Professor, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Associate Head of Research and Postgraduate Education

Convenor, Positive Education Laboratory

City University of Hong Kong

Team Members

Prof Daniel WONG Fu Keung

Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration
The University of Hong Kong

Dr TO Siu Ming

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr PAN Jiayan

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work

Hong Kong Baptist University

Miss Loretta LEUNG Mee Kuen

Head of the Wofoo Whole Person Development Centre, Student Affairs Office

The Education University of Hong Kong

JUMP team

(from left) Dr PAN Jiayan of Hong Kong Baptist University, Dr TO Siu Ming of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof Sylvia KWOK LAI Yuk Ching of City University of Hong Kong (Team Leader), Miss Loretta LEUNG Mee Kuen of The Education University of Hong Kong, and Prof Daniel WONG Fu Keung of The University of Hong Kong

Abstract

Prof Sylvia Kwok will introduce the Joint-University Mental-Wellness Project (JUMP), a 3-year project launched by five universities in Hong Kong. The project objective is to enhance university students’ wellbeing and positive learning experiences. The team has developed and implemented a positive transformational learning pedagogy, which employs a strength-based and process-focused approach to maximise students’ potential by transforming their attitudes, values, and beliefs. Through a variety of activities, including both formal and informal learning, around 7000 university students, staff, and members of the wider community participated in the project. Activities include interactive workshops, experiential learning camps, mental wellness festivals, community projects, staff training, a study tour, and an international conference.

Moderator

Dr Paul CORRIGAN

Senior Education Development Officer

Talent and Education Development Office

City University of Hong Kong

Co-organizers

This event is co-organized by HKTEA and Talent and Education Development Office, City University of Hong Kong.

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