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Dr Tsao, Jack 曹智杰

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Associate Director, Common Core Office

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Dr Tsao, Jack 曹智杰

Title:
Lecturer
Associate Director, Common Core Office

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2001The University of QueenslandBachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science
2004The University of QueenslandMaster of Commerce (Applied Finance)
2015The University of QueenslandDoctor of Philosophy in Education
Biography

Dr Jack Tsao is the Associate Director of the Common Core, the holistic trans- and inter-disciplinary undergraduate curriculum at the Unversity of Hong Kong. In teaching and learning, he is focused on initiatives exploring the professional development of tutors, activating global cross-institutional networks, expanding student capacities for the future of work, and developing undergraduate research skills through pilot projects around creativity, game design, sustainability, and peace and conflict. With a PhD in Education, Jack’s current scholarship focuses on comparative and international education, youth aspirations, the theory of practice, and the sociology of education, grounded through an interdisciplinary lens. His previous background was in organisational learning and development, commercial banking, and entrepreneurship, occupying various leadership roles and trained and coached executives and professionals of multinational corporations across the sectors of banking and finance, education, healthcare, construction, FMCG, and governmental organisations.

 
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
03/2019 - PresentCertified ScrumMaster (CSM)Scrum Alliance
07/2020 - presentMemberComparative Education Research Centre (CERC)
03/2019 - PresentCertified ScrumMaster (CSM)Scrum Alliance
09/2020 - presentFellowAdvance Higher Education
Major Research Themes & Current Projects
DescriptionTitle
Professional Development of Teachers in Higher EducationImprovisation Through the Lens of Design Thinking to Enhance the Teaching Capacities of Tutors Across the Common Core
Gamification in Teaching and LearningGamification and Storytelling: Designing interdisciplinary teaching and learning experiences with students-as-partners
International and Comparative EducationGlobalising education and the development of International Baccalaureate: IB schools in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore
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