The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on liberal arts education in Hong Kong

Qingyun Rain LI (Presenter), Youliang ZHANG (Presenter), Peter DUFFY (Presenter), Kam Wing CHEUNG (Presenter)

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Abstract

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on libLectures, tutorials, and other face-to-face training sessions are the main components, and online learning is used only as a supplementary pedagogy for the traditional liberal arts education in the past. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, liberal arts educators have to change most of their teaching methodologies from face-to-face to online. Synchronous online learning lectures (facilitated by technologies such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Class, Panopto etc.), regular webinars, innovative online projects, and e-learning are implemented at Lingnan University (LU), for student self-regulated learning to engage students in the active learning environment.

To exam how the key aspects of the liberal arts education (knowledge, skills, aspiration, and behaviour) are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and help educators to locate the key issues and improve the teaching and learning experience in the liberal arts education, two time period First Year Student Learning Experience questionnaire survey data are analysed. The 1st time period survey was taken in July 2019 (before the COVID-19 pandemic), and the 2nd time period survey was taken in July 2020 (during the COVID-19 pandemic). In the survey, teachers and students shared lessons, insights, and recommendations on the teaching and learning. The result of the teaching and learning survey contributes to the scholarship in this understudied field. It also provides guidance for improving the online teaching and learning in liberal arts education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2021
EventChina and Higher Education 2021 Conference - Hong Kong Session: Education and SDGs: Promoting Quality Education for All - Lingnan University , Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Dec 20216 Dec 2021
https://www.ln.edu.hk/sgs/china-and-higher-education-conference-2021-hong-kong-session

Conference

ConferenceChina and Higher Education 2021 Conference - Hong Kong Session
Abbreviated title#ChinaHE21
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTuen Mun
Period6/12/216/12/21
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