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Teaching & Supervision

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

I believe teachers should be culturally sensitive and respectful of the diversity in our student cohort and create inclusive and participatory learning environment for students to succeed. In my teaching, I always facilitate the culturally distinctive contributions from students to flourish through group discussion, debate and presentation, allowing them to be driven by their own intellectual interests and also enriching the whole class through the diversity of views expressed. My belief that every student should be able to freely express their ideas and teachers should be a good listener, facilitator and mentor always guides my teaching practices. 

 

COURSES CHARIED AND TAUGHT

 

ALM215 Global Media

 

The unit explores global media theories, cultures and practices in a highly globalised, digitised and networked world. Students will engage with debates on different aspects of global media studies, including globalisation theories, transnational media, networked society, diaspora media, and the global public sphere. Students will examine global media and cultural practices, such as international journalism, transnational TV formats and global digital activism, and also explore emerging media and cultural powers beyond the dominant West, including Chinese media ‘going out’, Korean Wave and Japanese pop culture. Completing the unit will help you acquire an up-to-date, critical and complex understanding of global media cultures and practices, which will pave the way for further study and research or to work in the fast-paced world of international media and communication.

 

ACX701 Communication Concepts

 

This core unit focuses on the ways in which communication processes and practices can be understood in the context of present-day media industries. Students are exposed to a wide range of concepts and theoretical approaches, applying these through flexible assessment tasks that enable the development of essential academic and professional skills. Engaging with the complexities of contemporary media and the world in which we live and work, students are encouraged to orient their study of communication concepts to directly inform both their personal interests and professional aspirations.

 

ACX707/708 Professional Research Project

 

In the capstone units, MA by Coursework students conduct independent research and complete research projects under the supervision of the teaching team members.

 

 

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

 

I am supervising PhD and MA by Research students working on topics about Chinese digital media and communication. I am interested in supervising potential HDR students whose research topics fall into my research expertise, including but not limited to, Chinese digital (social) media, journalism, media propaganda, media and cultural policy, internet governance, digital activism, wanghong, celebrity and fandom cultures. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss your research proposal with me.