We are glad to announce that Cheung Hoi Shan and Sze Wei Ping have each won the Graduate Students’ Teaching Award. This is the third time Hoi Shan has won the award, and she has been placed on the Honor Roll. Our congratulations to both of them!
We previously interviewed Hoi Shan about what makes her such an effective teacher and took the opportunity to ask Wei Ping the same questions.
What inspires you to teach?
I see teaching and learning as two sides of the same coin. Teaching allows me to revisit concepts, theories and the accompanying research with fresh eyes. That perhaps, to me, is interesting.
What are some of the major challenges you face as a teacher?
Balancing research and teaching can be tricky, as both strive for your time.
Why do you think you are an effective teacher?
I am still learning to be “an effective teacher”. At this stage, I am probably better able to respond to the question “What do you think makes for effective teaching?” An effective teacher should probably try to teach in a way that he/she thinks him/herself would benefit, if he/she were a student. The ability to listen to students is a precious skill too.