6 Sep 2012 (Thursday)

Institute of Creativity's lecture explores solutions for bridging the cultural divide in research and education
創意研究院講座探討研究與教育上的文化差異


Professor Chung Yip-wah delivers an inspiring lecture to around 150 faculty members and students
約一百五十位大學師生出席鍾業華教授的精彩講座

The Institute of Creativity organised a public lecture on Tuesday (4 September) at which Professor Chung Yip-wah of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Northwestern University in the US, spoke on the topic “Bridging the Cultural Divide in Research and Education”.

 

Professor Chung cited examples from the perspective of an educator, researcher, and aviator of how they dealt with problems, and suggested possible solutions to those issues. He pointed out that students nowadays need early exposure to problem-solving skills; however, traditional textbook problems are too well-defined and give students no incentive to think creatively.

 

Professor Chung said important problems could only be solved by engaging multiple disciplines and utilising all the available resources. He recommended that teachers add value to the classroom by presenting open-ended and reality-based problems to students, or problems with diversified solutions, to inspire students to use a multidisciplinary approach to tackle problems.

 



創意研究院日前 (九月四日) 舉行公開講座,邀得美國西北大學材料科學及工程系兼機械工程系鍾業華教授主講「Bridging the Cultural Divide in Research and Education」。

鍾教授於講座上舉出一些教育家、學者和飛行員過去曾遇到的難題作為例子,並提出他們最終的解決方法。他指出,現今一輩的學生需要及早學懂解決問題的技巧,不過傳統課本所教授的知識大多非常詳盡,往往令學生缺少了動力和創意去思考問題所在。

鍾教授表示,解決重要問題的最有效辦法是集結多學科範疇的知識,以及善用所有可用資源。他建議教師應時刻為課堂增值,讓學生多接觸開放式和真實的案例,或一些具有多種解決方法的問題,鼓勵及啟發他們運用多元學問知識去拆解難題。

 

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