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Experiential Learning in Comparative Literature: Internship in Comparative Literature and Cultural Sectors


Organized by
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Speaker: Dr Jason HO, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU
Date : 28 October 2014 (Tue)
Time : 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building


This lunchtime seminar will present the department’s unique internship program supported by the Teaching Development Grant (TDG). The internship programme places students to workplaces related to various cultural sectors like publishing houses, newspapers and magazines, filmmaking companies and non-government organizations. Since its first launch in 2011, the internship programme has placed almost 100 students in different cultural sectors, among them some have received full-time offers from the host organizations upon graduation. Colleagues and students across different faculties are welcome to join this lunchtime seminar and share their experiences with the speaker.

About the Speaker:

Dr Jason HO is lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Co-PI of the TDG. He coordinates the department’s internship programme since its trial run in the summer of 2011. He has built up a strong network with different people and key figures in the cultural field of Hong Kong. He has worked closely with Broadway Cinematheque, Edko, CNEX, Visible Record, Ming Pao, 100 Most, The Good Life, and Viva Blue House etc, fostering connections with students and alumni from different walks of life.

Dr HO has worked with Dr Esther CHEUNG of the same department on this TDG project. Dr CHEUNG was the PI of the project and has been dedicated to experiential learning practices at HKU since 2005. She pioneered the filmmaker-in-residence scheme which was first set up in the Department of Comparative Literature and later adopted by the university as the University Artist Scheme (UAS) administered by the Faculty of Arts. She has been working to enhance the pedagogical approaches to internships and experiential learning. She was the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA) at the University of Hong Kong.

Sandwiches will be served with coffee and tea.

For information on registration, please contact:
Ms Ivy Lai , CETL
Phone: 3917 8996; Email: laichun2@hku.hk.