Two awardees shared their experience and objectives here with us:
Dr. Chui Pui Yi Apple
"I am very honored to receive this exemplary teaching award in general education. This award definitely motivates me to keep improving myself, and it also gives me the confidence to pursue my future endeavors in teaching and science communication. A famous conservationist once said, "In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." This is the philosophy that guides my path in general education. As a teacher, I hope my teaching is not only about transmitting knowledge, but changing attitude and transforming habit. Throughout the course UGEB3630, I inspire the students to know more, to guide them and to instill in them the interests and the realization of how closely related we actually are with the ocean. From understanding to personal responsibility and action, this general education course is a journey towards environmental literacy. Teaching this course has been one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences for me, as an educator, as a conservationist, to see students becoming enthusiastic about the subject and to take action beyond lectures."
Dr. Wong Fai George
"It has been two months since the conferment of the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education. Whenever I look at the crystal trophy on my office desk, I'm still very blessed and indebted to the senate committee on general education for their recognition on my teaching work. I grew up in the Department of Chemistry and I have a strong sense of belonging to this environment. I'm thankful to the Chemistry Department which provided me with the opportunity to contribute and nurture the younger generation. Teaching is not an easy task. I always look from the angle of students as a way to review my teaching quality. Teaching is a dynamic and bi-directional process. I teach but at the same time learn from students. This prestigious award is going to motivate me to become a better teacher."