HKBU Secondary School Principals’ Day 2024 focuses on AI and education

Wednesday, 7 February 2024

The 20th HKBU Secondary School Principals’ Day 2024 with the theme “AI in Education: Technology, Creativity, and Humanities” was organised by the Academic Registry on 2 February. This annual signature event of HKBU successfully engaged around 150 principals and teachers from 90 secondary schools who exchanged ideas with the University community on emerging education topics.

In his opening remarks, Professor Alex Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor, said, “The University recognises the development of transdisciplinary and personalised education as a trend in global higher education and started planning for four transdisciplinary undergraduate programmes three years ago, for implementation in the 2022/23 academic year.  Each new programme has its own unique features while sharing the same goal – to nurture future-ready students with a broad academic foundation and a comprehensive range of unique competencies so that students are well-prepared not only for their careers, but also for their future development in their respective fields.”   

Mr Fred Sheu, National Technology Officer of Microsoft Hong Kong; Dr Louis Ng Chi-wa, Director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum; and Mr Victor Tsang, Head of Create Hong Kong, were invited as keynote speakers to share their insights on the impact of AI in education and the dynamic interplay among technology, creativity and humanities at the Plenary Session.

Eunice Lee, an undergraduate student of the Bachelor of Arts and Science Programme in Arts and Technology, was the respondent in the panel discussion session, facilitated by Dr Kristen Li, Lecturer of the Department of Computer Science.

In addition to the Plenary Session, participants joined the parallel sessions and seminars offered by the faculties and schools, the Division of Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Programmes, the Library, the Office of Student Affairs and the Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, as well as guided tours which showcased HKBU’s learning and research facilities.