Prof. Wong Kong Chu, Chris
Department of Biology
Professor Chris Wong stands out as a highly motivated and passionate teacher with untiring devotion to excellence in teaching. He is capable of creating an inspiring learning environment enriched with lively and innovative pedagogies despite the wide diversity of his students and the large size of his classes. Professor Wong adopts a learner-centred approach to teaching abstract concepts by using advanced technologies, making reference in his examples to the latest developments in the field and in daily life. Much-liked by students, Professor Wong is deeply committed to his mentoring and advisory activities. Students are highly appreciative of his ability to stimulate their interest in learning, his well-organized and informative lectures, his sense of humour and approachability and, needless to say, his dedication to teaching.
Professor Wong’s philosophy of teaching is to ensure that students learn the fundamental concepts of different biological phenomena, and to foster students’ critical thinking during their learning process. He believes that mastering the skill of knowledge integration is an excellent tool for nurturing proactive study.
Professor Wong has attained an excellent classroom teaching performance over many years, as evidenced by the highly positive feedback he receives from students and the popularity of the courses he teaches. Here are some of the comments of his students cited in the Teaching Evaluation:
In recognition of Professor Wong’s outstanding performance in teaching, a field in which he is exemplary in many ways, he is awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching.