Students' Capabilities I

Theme

Talk #

48

Title

Promoting a Culture of Innovation and Social Enterprisingness Among CUHK Students

Prof. Cecilia CHUN, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Ms. Betty HUI, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Abstract / Video

As our world and communities are approaching to a diversified environment, there are “seven survival skills for careers, college, and citizenship” identified by Tony Wagner from Harvard University to deal with the current complex and complicated problems. These competences are critical thinking and problem solving; collaboration across networks and leading by influence; agility and adaptability; initiative and entrepreneurialism; effective oral and written communication; accessing and analyzing information and curiosity and imagination. Design thinking is one of the tools in teaching and learning to enhance these competences. Its structured process leads us from ideas to tangible results through inquiries, divergent and convergent thinking as well as reflection. CLEAR has been collaborating with the Education for GOOD (EFG) to introduce the skills and tools of Design Thinking in CUHK communities during 2018-2019. ‘Innovation and Design for GOOD Challenge’ and ‘Student Expo 2019’ encouraged our students to put forward their ideas and got recognition of their accomplishments. In the talk, we would share how the individual coaching sessions helped the participants stretch their lens and reframe their challenges. We would discuss the techniques of ‘learning from the extremes’ and ‘analogous cases’ which bring them to the next level of seeing with new eyes.

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