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International Symposium on Whole Person Education:

Christian and Philosophical Perspectives

 

Hong Kong Baptist University, founded in 1956 as a post-secondary college, cherishes its Christian heritage and has kept its commitment to whole person education throughout the years.

 

In celebrating its 60th Anniversary, the University is taking the opportunity to reflect on the idea of whole person education by organizing the "International Symposium on Whole Person Education: Christian and Philosophical Perspectives” in June 2016. Directors and Heads of Student Services in local institutions are invited to share on the Panel Discussion Session : The Delivery of Whole Person Education in the Universities in Hong Kong which will be held as below:

 

Date: 1 June 2016 (Wed)
Time: 2:30-5:30pm
Venue: University Chapel, HKBU

 

Should you be interested, please view details and register online at

http://chap.hkbu.edu.hk/wpes.html

 

 

 

The 15th Asia Pacific Student Services Association International Conference 2016

26 – 29 June 2016

Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

http://apssa2016.cmu.ac.th

 

HKSSA is offering financial sponsorship for members who will join the next APSSA International Conference to be held in June 2016 at Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand with the following theme and objectives:

 

Theme: Power of Youth for Well-Being and Sustainable Development

 

Objectives:

  • To foster a strong youth conscience concerning the environment and sustainable development

  • To strengthen their engagement in personal mobility, networking, sports, health, politics and the economy

 

Registration period: From now until 31 May 2016

 

Important Deadlines:

  • Online Registration & Payment – Early bird: 30 April 2016; Final: 31 May 2016

  • Full Paper/Poster Submission – 30 April 2016

 

Please visit the Conference website at http://apssa2016.cmu.ac.th for more information and updates.

For further enquiry about the Conference, please contact apssa2016@cmu.ac.th.

 

Subsidy:

HKSSA offers financial subsidy to eligible members through the HKSSA International and Regional Development Grant.  Please visit our Grant page for details.

 

According to the guidelines of the Grant Scheme, application for grant should be submitted two months in advance.  In view of the schedule, a special deadline for the grant application will be set for this Conference.  Members who want to apply for the grant for this Conference should submit the application form with supporting document(s) by 3 May 2016 (Tuesday) to Miss Catherine Choi, Honorary Secretary of HKSSA at catherine.choi@cedars.hku.hk.

 

Grant application timeline:

Application deadline:             3 May 2016

Screening:                                9 - 13 May 2016

Announcement of results:    16 May 2016

Acceptance of offer by:         23 May 2016

 

Professional Development Seminar for HKSSA Career Services Practitioners 2016

 

The Working Group on Career Services of HKSSA has invited Mr. David Yu, Senior Manager of Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS)* of the Education Bureau to deliver a talk on QF for Career Advising and Counselling, see the content below.

 

Overview of QF

QF infrastructure – level, credit, award titles, Qualifications Register, Quality Assurance

QF tools – Specification of Competency Standards, Recognition of Prior Learning, and Credit Accumulation & Transfer

 

QF for employers and professional bodies

Employers – SCS-based programmes, validation of non-formal & informal learning

Professional bodies – benchmarking / recognition of professional qualifications with HKQF

 

QF in industries

Industry Training Advisory Committees

Vocational qualifications pathways

 

*Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) is acting under the policy steer of the Education Bureau (EDB) of Hong Kong SAR Government to develop and implement Qualifications Framework (QF) in different industries in Hong Kong. In a gist, QF aims to promote lifelong learning among learners, be they students receiving formal education at schools or practitioners receiving non-formal and/or informal learning at work, with a view to enhancing the competencies and competitiveness of the local workforce in the global economy.

 

Date: 15 April 2016 (Friday) 

 

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 nn (Registration starts at 9:30am)

 

Building: LT-8, Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong (http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/wayfinder/en/Venue/LT-8/ZoomIn)

 

Language: Cantonese supplemented with English for technical terms and jargons

 

Enrolment Fees: Free of Charge

 

For those who are interested, please register at http://career.hkbu.edu.hk/application/hkssa/ 

 

Deadline: 13 April 2016 noon

Retirement Dinner for Mr Patrick Tang, former Director of Campus Life of Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), HKU

Date: 18 March 2016 (Friday)

 

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Venue: City University Chinese Restaurant, CityU

HKSSA Annual General Meeting 2015-16

Date: 18 March 2016 (Friday)

 

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Venue: Y5-302, AC1, CityU

 

Visit to United International College (UIC), Zhuhai

 

United International College (UIC), situated in Zhuhai and jointly founded by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), is the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Mainland and Hong Kong.  

One of the education philosophies, Four-Point Education (四維教育) is a unique and innovative concept with students being the center of the Four-Point Education model, followed by the teachers or the college and the family and country which include both the government and enterprises.  Making use of the interrelationship between these four points, UIC draws the best possible resources for grooming the students’ coordination with both the academic divisions and other offices for a smooth transition to society.

 

Date: 4 March 2016 (Friday)

 

Time: 8:40 am – 6:00 pm

 

Venue: 聯合國際學院, 廣東省珠海市唐家灣金鳳路28號

 

 

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