Second Group from HZU Completes Exchanges and Studies Program at Capilano University of Canada

Aiming to internationalize the university education programs, HZU recently sent the second group of staff, 18 middle-level cadres, to   participate in the Exchange Studies Program at Capilano University, North Vancouver, Canada. The program focused on                     communication and included 20 days of intensive and constructive academic, administrative, and socio-cultural exchanges and studies that were successfully completed by all trainees on November 3.

Listening to the lecturer at Capilano University

Each person in attendance was presented with a certificate of completion at the end of the training period. After a three-week program trainees had benefited from sharing the following three aspects of the program:

In the beginning, the focus was on efficient and effective management. Taking the spirit of western focus on management concepts,   Capilano University pays much more attention to training and teaching. It was noted that it is the massive signed contracts with           relevant specialized companies that assist the university to ensure educational development intently revolves around professional         pedagogy and advanced methodology.

In addition, the flexible and vivid teaching methods modeled in the program and practiced at Capilano University were very impressive. Teaching here practically makes students the starting point for classroom and associated learning efforts. Consequently, it is a              requirement that students¡¯ thought should be developed and inspired as well as their abilities to do independent thinking and undertake practical operations.

Teachers at Capilano do not necessarily stress the ¡°what¡± and ¡°how¡± for students, so the class will be more interesting, relevant and   memorable. Particularly, study assessment depends mainly on formation and process, which focuses on class performance,homework, off campus visits, student reading and research, and quizzes, instead of consequences evaluation that is the basis of final exams. The    idea is that cultivating students¡¯ learning capacity and increasing their knowledge base of social practice experience is more significant   than a diploma.

The last aspect is the professional ethics and personal integrity of faculties and staffs at Capilano University. The personnel strictly         observe these principles in their professional lives and occupations and maintain this adherence and sincerity in every aspect of their    work. Once a decision has been made based upon ethical principles and personal integrity, it will be executed punctually, and won¡¯t be compromised for any reason.

The professional and dedicated staff aim to maintain balance between work and rest; they are engaged when working and relaxed       when resting. For instance, the librarians are not simply busy with duties, they are professionals who guide students¡¯ reading and          learning and assist faculty and support staff to find materials, references and sources to enhance their effectiveness in teaching,             researching or administering within the description of their work positions.

A group picture in front of the City Hall of North Vancouver, Canada

Through the interflow of the exchange, the HZU group¡¯s horizons have been broadened in realizing cultural distinctions between           countries. What¡¯s more, the interflow will certainly promote our recognition of advanced managerial experience and educational           concepts shared by other developed countries. Applying this experience to our management and teaching, we will obtain great           achievements in international communication and education.

Gift from HZU to Library of British Columbia University, Canada


Editor: Jimmy Lau               Foreign Affairs Office HZU               UpdateTime: November 7, 2012


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