Dr. Claudia Wong (Center for Language Education, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Nigel Huckstep, Sean McMinn (Center for Language Education, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Source of funding:
HKUST Teaching Development Grant
This project aims to fill the gaps between the existing English curriculum and the needs of senior undergraduates who are keen on gaining some research experience. The objectives of offering the self-paced online courses are two-fold: to promote autonomous learning as well as to offer academic support to students who need extra help with academic writing.
We are developing modules on Critical Review Writing and Proposal Writing and these modules include tasks related to the kind of reading students will need to do in order to write a critical review of proposal. The modules will be situated on HKUST’s LMS.
One of the major intended outcomes of the project is to promote autonomous learning among senior undergraduates, who may eventually become research postgraduates here or overseas. This is in line with the university’s objectives to promote critical thinking, to equip students with the essential skills for research and to facilitate knowledge exchange.