Integrative Learning for the Complex World Essence of a Summer Institute in Newark (Dr. Kimmy Cheng (COMS) Prof. Gerard Prendergast (BUS) Prof. Johnny Poon (MUS) Dr. Kevin Yue (CMTR) Prof. A. Reza Hoshmand (GEO))

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Integrative Learning for the Complex World


Key Topics

How to…

  • Encourage Students to Become Active Participants in Integrative Learning
  • Apply Theory to Practice for a Deeper Understanding
  • Utilize Integrative Learning as a Holistic Approach to Student Learning
  • Restructure General Education as an Integrative Learning Mechanism

In mid-July, a group of colleagues attended an international institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments in Newark, which was organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). During the 4 days, participants discussed on developing faculty and departmental leadership for advancing programs and curricula for integrative learning. These will help build students’ capacity to integrate their learning— across general education, majors, and the co-curriculum, as well as prior professional, academic, and life experiences inside and outside the classroom.


In this lunch gathering, we will have a chance to grasp the essence of the institute. Findings and fresh ideas will be shared by each of our 5 colleagues, followed by an open discussion for experience sharing.



Date: 5 October 2015 (Monday)


12:30 – 1:00pm  Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm   Sharing Session
2:00 – 2:30pm   Discussion



Academic & Administration Building, Baptist University Road Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University

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Dr. Kimmy Cheng, Dept. of Communication Studies, School of Communication

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Prof. Gerard Prendergast, School of Business

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Prof. Johnny Poon, Dept. of Music, Faculty of Arts

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Dr. Kevin Yue, Teaching and Research Division, School of Chinese Medicine

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Prof. A. Reza Hoshmand, General Education Office


For enquiries, please contact Ms. Mei Chan at or 3411 2014.


Dr. Kimmy Cheng

Prof. Gerard Prendergast

Dr. Kevin Yue

Prof. A. Reza Hoshmand