HKU weekly notice
17 Mar 2017
Distinguished Lecture by HKU Faculty of Education "Sustainable Multilingual Education as a Driver for Educational Change. The European Experience"
Language education is important in many countries of the world. In Europe, as elsewhere, scholars have been trying to come up with the ideal way to learn and teach languages often English. Various terms became popular, such as ESP, EMI, LAC and, more recently, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).
Sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Education Fund of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the HKU Faculty of Education will hold the Distinguished Lecture on "Sustainable Multilingual Education as a Driver for Educational Change. The European Experience". In the lecture, Professor Piet Van de Craen, Department of Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, will show how and why CLIL and its underlying theoretical aspects are considered a major contribution to language learning and teaching mainly because of features, such as implicit learning and its neuroscientific aspects. This is the way forward toward sustainable (language) education.
Date: March 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:45 pm – 7:20 pm
Venue: CPD3.28, Central Podium Level, Centennial Campus, the University of Hong Kong
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The Stephen Hui Geological Museum to present the largest exhibition on private mineral collections in Hong Kong
Period: Now till August 31, 2017
This exhibition will showcase over 200 precious minerals from 18 collectors from Hong Kong homes. Highlights are the infinite variety of minerals on display including one of the best gemmy single crystals of Tanzanite from Merelani Mine, a very rare large gem quality Aquamarine on Albite with large fluid inclusions from Balochi, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan and a 18 cm large gemmy Rhodochrosite on Quartz from the famous Sweet Home Mine in Colorado, U.S.A.. The mineral display cabinet of the late Dr Stephen Hui Sze-fun with a selection from his private collection is also included.
Details of the Exhibition:
Venue: 1/F, Stephen Hui Geological Museum, James Hsioung Lee Science Building, Main Campus, the University of Hong Kong
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays, University and Public Holidays
Special Weekend Openings from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on:
March 18 /19, 2017
April 22/23, 2017 (Earth Day, special program to be announced later)
May 13/14, 2017 (International Museum Day)
June 10/11, 2017
July 15/16, 2017
August 12/13, 2017
Stephen Hui Geological Museum website: http://www.earthsciences.hku.hk/shmuseum/
The Mineralogy Society of Hong Kong website: http://www.minsochk.org/ENG/home.php
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1. Louis XV’s Qianlong Tapestries and Battle Scene Prints at the Imperial Court in Beijing A crossover of Chinese and French Imperial Collections
Period: Now till May 28 2017 (Sunday)
This unprecedented exhibition highlights four of the magnificent chinoiserie tapestries of Chinese Emperor Qianlong and the print of the Conquests of the Qianlong Emperor. This exhibition is one of the events of Le French May this year.
Venue: 1/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
2. Art Totems Bridging East & West: Eddie Lui's Four Decades of Artistic Pursuit -- A retrospective display of juxtaposed media and iconographic themes
Period: Now till March 26, 2017 (Sunday)
Eddie Lui is—as a draftsman, painter and sculptor—one of the founders of contemporary art in Hong Kong. His work is beautifully executed and eccentric, and his employment of form and colour continues to engage throughout the years. Few subject matters are particular to any one culture; his pictorial language is marked by the international and diverse influences found in Hong Kong. Lui’s familiarity with various materials and use of their distinct characteristics is embraced by his overarching topics and forms of visual expression that are common to several of his techniques and recognisable as ‘art totems’. The size and volume of selected artworks shows the artist’s ease with two- and three-dimensional artworks and the dialogue that he routinely creates between them.
Venue: 1/F & 2/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
09:30 – 18:00 (Monday to Saturday)
13:00 – 18:00 (Sunday)
Closed on University and Public Holidays
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