GEN1113 New Asia STOT (2 units) 學生為本教學與研討

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  • Dec. 14, 2008–Our first class will be on Jan. 16, 2009 from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm, CKB UG05. We could probably arrange another time and venue according to the desire of the class in our first meeting.

Term 2, 2008

Meeting Time I
Time F4-5, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Venue CKB UG05 (Chen Kou Bun Bldg 陳國本樓)

Luncheon on April 3, 2009

Course Description

The overall objective of this course is to help students acquire a basic understanding of university education and a balanced university life, including the value and purposes of university education and the role of university students in the society. This course adopts a small group and a less structured teaching format. Throughout the course, students are expected to explore topics related to university education (e.g., role of university students) and the society (e.g., current social issues), with the aims of promoting the problem-solving, seminar presentation and report writing skills of the students. Students are expected to have active participation and contribution in the course under the guidance of the instructor.


Learning Objectives

Learning Outcomes

  1. acquire knowledge and understanding of university education;
  2. understand the role of university students in the society;
  3. understand the adjustment of students to university life;
  4. acquire knowledge and understanding of New Asia College;
  5. be able to demonstrate the skills on seminar presentation and report writing;
  6. be able to communicate with others effectively and build up the skills on team work

Learning Activities

  1. group discussions
  2. research on presentation topic
  3. essay report
  4. seminar presentations

Assessment Method

  1. Attendance is compulsory (5 marks will be deducted for each absence in class)
  2. STOT/Seminar Presentation/Seminar Essay Report (70%)
  3. Participation in Discussions and Performance in Class (30%)

The teacher may assess Students' performance on the basis of the students' overall STOT performance, sminar presentation, report and degree of participation in discussions.


Name Irwin King
Email king AT
Office Rm 908
Telephone 2609 8398
Office Hour(s) TBA

Note: This class will be taught in English. Homework assignments and presentations will be conducted in English.


The pdf files are created in Acrobat 6.0. Please obtain the correct version of the Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

Week Date Topics Tutorials Homework & Events Resources
1 Jan. 16 Introduction NA TBD
2 Jan. 23 Introduction
Knowing one another
Group discussions
3 Feb. 13 Group discussions
Ethics, norms, beliefs, values, etc.
NA #1, #2
4 Feb. 20 Group discussions NA #3, #4
5 Mar. 6 Group discussions NA #5, #6
6 Mar. 20 STOT Presentations NA TBD
7 Apr. 3 STOT/Seminar/Lunch
Meet at Chung Chi Staff Club, 11:30 am
NA #7

Seminar Presentation Schedule on March 20, 2009

I have decided that the presentation topics should be something that we have discussed in the course so that we can be evaluated fairly. We will do all presentations on March 20, 2009. Each person will have 10 mins, so a group having two people will take approximately 20 minutes and a group with three people will take about 30 minutes.

A major part of your course grade will be on the research work you have done on the presentation topic. You will be evaluated by your presentation and also your report.

Please edit the table below with your names and the slot that your group would like to have.

Slot No. Names Topic Notes Audio Presentation
0 John Smith
Joe Somebody
Ethics in the University This is an example only.
1 Chung Koon Fung
Kwan Tin Tin
Wong Wing Hang
時代青年的生活與思想–「頹」的大學生活 [ppt ] [ audio ]
2 Lee, Po Yee
Tse, Yat Nam
Plagiarism Situation in Colleges [ ppt and Opening and Interview ] [ audio ]
3 Fung, Hau Yan
Lee, Sin Yu
大學生的dem beat文化 [ ppt and P1100816.avi and P1110275.avi ] [ audio ]
4 Lee, Ngai Man
Wong, Kin Ming
時代青年的生活與思想-當代青年的網絡文化 [ zip ] [ audio ]
5 Deng, Tiancheng
Kuang, Da
香港與内地、美國大學之對比 [ ppt ] [ audio ]
6 Wong Ho Lam 上大學是高薪厚職的唯一途徑? [ ppt ] [ audio ]
7 Tang Chi Yung Generation Gap [ ppt ] [ audio ]

Attendance Record

Name Jan 16 Jan 23 Feb 13 Feb 20 Mar 6 Mar 20 Apr 3
Tang, Chi Yung X X X X X
Cheung, Hei Man
Tse, Yat Nam X X X X X X
Lee, Po Yee X X X X X X
Wong, Kin Ming X X X X X X
Kuang, Da X X X XX X X
Wong, Ho Lam X X XX X X
Fung, Hau Yan X X X X X X
Lee, Sin Yu X X X XX X X
Kwan, Tin Tin X X X X X
Wong, Wing Hang X X XX X X X
Chung, Koon Fung X X X X X X
Lee, Ngai Man X X X X X X
Deng, Tiancheng OK X X X X X

Reference Materials


  1. Q: What is departmental guideline for plagiarism?
    A: If a student is found plagiarizing, his/her case will be reported to the Department Discipline Committee. If the case is proven after deliberation, the student will automatically fail the course in which he/she committed plagiarism. The definition of plagiarism includes copying of the whole or parts of written assignments, programming exercises, reports, quiz papers, mid-term examinations. The penalty will apply to both the one who copies the work and the one whose work is being copied, unless the latter can prove his/her work has been copied unwittingly. Furthermore, inclusion of others' works or results without citation in assignments and reports is also regarded as plagiarism with similar penalty to the offender. A student caught plagiarizing during tests or examinations will be reported to the Faculty Office and appropriate disciplinary authorities for further action, in addition to failing the course. Please refer to Honesty in Academic Work: A Guide for Students and Teachers for more information.


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