The Open Curriculum project: Co-creating the syllabus with students and graduates on rapidly advancing business and technology areas

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Description of Talk

In today's networked economy, how to prepare our students to excel in a growing world of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations)? How can we enhance students' learn to learn capabilities and confidence in presentation? Have you thought about involving students and graduates in updating your course syllabus? Come to this workshop and learn how The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Potsdam University, Germany have piloted a new learning pedagogy whereby students, teachers and graduates co-create a curriculum via scenario development. We shall discuss the design rationale, the approach, ways to operationalize it, feedback from students, graduates, teachers and more.


This seminar was held on Nov 27 in L105. On behalf of the Faculty of Business, Dean José C. Alves delivered the welcome speech and the seminar meets incredible success. 

Bio of the Speaker

Professor Eric Tsui spent 16 years in industry before returning to academia; his last post was Chief Research Officer, Asia Pacific for Computer Sciences Corporation. He joined PolyU in March 2005. In the past 2 decades, he has taught at several Australian, South African and HK universities as well as designed and delivered numerous public and custom-designed knowledge management and technologies workshops. He is an Honorary Advisor in Knowledge Management at three HKSARG departments. With a strong passion in teaching, Professor Tsui has won many Teaching and Learning awards for PolyU; he was also twice listed as an outstanding and exemplary academic in PolyU Annual Reports in the last 3 years.