Dr Susan Bridges’ Project receives an international award on innovative education
An international team, led by Dr Susan Bridges of the Faculty of Education and the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning with a project entitled “Problem-based learning and Educational Technologies in Clinical Education – An Interactional Ethnography”, won the bronze prize in the international “Reimagine Education Awards 2016” under the category of Regional Awards (Asia).
The organisers, ranking publisher Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, received over 500 entries for this contest. Shortlisted candidates from around the world gathered in Philadelphia, USA on December 5 to 6, 2016 to showcase their projects for innovative higher education pedagogies.
The winning project is cross-institutional and international. The pedagogy features heightened technological interactivity during face-to-face problem-based tutorials through the use of mobile devices and the Internet, which created just-in-time and rich learning resources for all participants. Through the careful study of peer-to-peer and peer-to-facilitator conversations, collaboration and the use of learning tools, the winning team has contributed valuable qualitative data to the field of problem-based learning research.
To learn more about the project, please see the video at https://youtu.be/xcoDMxUnG8U.
Please also see the related press release at:
http://hku.hk/press/news_detail_15681.html (English Version)
http://hku.hk/press/c_news_detail_15681.html (Chinese Version)
Many congratulations to Dr Bridges and her team!
From left to right: Dr Fraide A. Ganotice, Jr. (Faculty of Medicine, HKU), Mr Nunzio Quacquarelli (CEO and founder of Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd.), Dr Susan Bridges (Faculty of Education, HKU), Professor Judith Green (University of California, Santa Barbara; collaborator)