Creating a Culture of Communication: Breaking Barriers in Power Distance and Practising Active Listening
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Rm 703, VTC Tower
(Professional Development )
Medium of Instruction :
Cantonese with English Materials
TT04 - Student Support and Pastoral Care
Mode of Study :
MS11 - FACE-TO-FACE MODE
About the Event :
This workshop aims to introduce participants to the two distinct concepts of power distance and active listening that enhance teacher-student communication. To facilitate effective communication in the contexts of experiential and project-based learning, this workshop will share the tips on how to break barriers in power distance and promote active listening.
Mr Daniel CHUN
Daniel is currently a teaching faculty member at the HKUST Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies. He also volunteers at the Smart City Consortium and Smart City Academy, where he holds the title of Vice-President. Previously, Daniel served as a lecturer for "Technology for Adult and Vocational Education" at HKUSPACE for over 8 years, during which he actively engaged in developing new pedagogical approaches, including the application of Design Thinking and Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, Daniel is a Chartered Engineer, a patent owner and inventor.
He has published extensively in the fields of mobile learning and smart city development. Daniel holds an MBA, M.InfoTech, M.Res (Technology-Enhanced Learning) and B.Sc (Computer Science). Currently, he is pursuing his PhD thesis on leadership in smart city development.
Intended Learning Outcomes :
Upon completion of the workshop, participants would be able to:
-recognise the impact of power distance on teacher-student relationships and communication dynamics in the educational setting;
-apply strategies to overcome power distance barriers to foster a culture of open communication in the classroom;
-implement active listening techniques to enhance understanding, empathy and collaboration between teachers and students; and
-reflect on their own communication practices and identify areas for improvement in teacher-student relationships.
Target Audience :
VTC Teaching and Instructing Staff
Miss CHAN Hing Yui, Nichole