College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
CLASS faculty members excel in teaching and learning

Three projects led by CityU have been awarded funding from UGC for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals for the 2016-19 Triennium. Among the three projects, two are led by CLASS faculty members. The project leaders are Dr KWOK LAI Yuk-ching, Sylvia, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Professor Jonathan WEBSTER of the Department of Linguistic and Translation.

Dr Kwok’s project entitled “Enhancing University Students’ Well-being and Positive Learning Experiences – Application of Positive Education” aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of Positive Education among university students. Professor Webster’s project is entitled “Meeting the Challenge of Teaching and Learning Language in the University: Enhancing Linguistic Competence and Performance in English and Chinese” aiming to enhance university students’ linguistic competence and performance in meeting the academic challenges of higher education.

In addition, CLASS faculties are involved in four other projects funded by the same scheme, they are:


CLASS staff as co-investigator(s)


Applied Social Sciences

Dr Esther Chow

Blended approach for social work learning: A reflection-based and user-oriented pedagogical model

Linguistics and Translation

Dr Li Bin

Enriching Senior Year Places Students’ Learning Experience through Curricular and Co-curricular Activities in Hong Kong’s Universities

Applied Social Sciences

Dr Elaine Au

Strengthening the Alignment of Residential Education and University Educational Aims


Dr Bertha Du-Babcock

A Student-Tutor Writing Consultation Programme and Inter-institutional Writing Consultation Support System

In order to incentivise universities in exploring and developing further in the sector-wide strategic areas of teaching and learning, language enhancement and internationalisation, UGC launches the Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals in the 2016-19 Triennium. Four strategic themes are embedded under the Funding Scheme, viz. (a) Innovation; (b) Enhancement of student learning experience; (c) Enhancement of internationalisation and engagement with Mainland China; and (d) Language enhancement.

Congratulations to the CLASS faculties that have won the funding from UGC for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals for the 2016-19 Triennium!