Author, Independent Consultant, Part Time Instructor, The University of Hong Kong
Dr Jennifer Chang Wathall is an educational consultant, author and part-time instructor for the University of Hong Kong. With over 25 years’ experience in the education field, she has worked in several international schools including South Island School, Hong Kong and The United Nations International School, New York and Island School, Hong Kong. Based on her Masters of Arts and Doctorate in Educational Technology she has designed numerous online courses that have reached thousands of educators all over the world. Her research areas include online and blended learning methodologies and teaching for deep conceptual understanding. In the international arena, she has presented numerous keynote addresses and workshops about effective eLearning practices, concept-based mathematics, and concept-based curriculum and instruction to Pre-K-12 educators. In her role as an independent consultant, she supports the development of curriculum and instruction that integrates effective eLearning practices and based on teaching for deep conceptual understanding.
Transforming Learning by Engaging Hearts, Minds and Souls!
This 90 mins workshop will be a highly interactive workshop where we adopt a social constructivist approach to learning. Participants will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences through group discussions and we will be using a variety of digital tools to enhance our understanding.
The following guiding questions will be addressed:
- Why do we need to transform learning and develop pedagogical approaches that prepare our students for the exciting dynamically changing future?
- What does transformation of learning look like in the new age?
- How do we transform learning experiences for our students to engage their hearts, minds and souls?
- How do we engage and motivate our students with new pedagogies that utilizes affordances from the eLearning ecology?
After the workshop participants will have enlightened paths to transform learning and walk away with specific pedagogical strategies to engage the hearts, minds and souls of their students. Effective eLearning practices will be shared using a variety of digital tools.