Approaches to Student Engagement and Learning in General Education Courses

15 March 2011 (Tuesday) 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
(light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)

Venue: ACC 209


This seminar/workshop will explore how intellectual depth, breadth, and adaptiveness are applied to examine, organize, and apply disciplinary ways of knowing to specific issues. Furthermore, we will discuss how curricular and co-curricular activities contribute to active engagement in the classroom.

Speaker Biography

Prof. A. Reza Hoshmand,
Director of General Education, HKBU

Professor Hoshmand received his BSc. from the University of Hawaii, and MSc. from the University of Wisconsin. He completed his Ph.D. in Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. He is currently the Director of the General Education Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University. Professor Hoshmand has 25 years of experience in teaching Interdisciplinary General Education courses, and has been recognized for his teaching and research by winning a Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award from the California State University System.

Prior to coming to Hong Kong as a Fulbright Scholar in 2008, Professor Hoshmand was the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Chair of Business and Management at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire. He has taught at the City University of Hong Kong, Harvard, Tufts, University of Hawaii-West Oahu, and California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. He has published 6 books in statistical analyses and research methods. The second edition of his book on Business and Economic Forecasting was published by Routledge in 2009. His latest book, co-authored with Prof. Bharat Hazari on Tourism, Trade, and Welfare: Theoretical and Empirical Issues will be published by Nova this year. His work has also been published in numerous journals. Professor Hoshmand has served as a consultant on several USAID projects in Costa Rica, Cameroon, Brazil, and Yemen, as well as with UNESCO. He is a member of the American Economics Association and Society for International Development.