In recognition of instructors who have made substantial contribution to the design and teaching of courses and outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of students, IPO (Former AIS) established the “IPO Teaching Excellence Award” in 2017/18. Each academic year, an instructor or a team of instructors of IPO undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be awarded respectively.
For the IPO Teaching Excellence Award 2021/22, Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice in Public Policy from Division of Public Policy (PPOL,) is awarded. Prof LOW’s courses cover a wide range of topics, including PPOL5270 - Finance, Financial Crises and Economic Development, PPOL5220 - Complex Systems for Policy, PPOL5280 - Economic Reasoning for Public Management, PPOL5380 - Technology Disruptions and Public Policy and PPOL6120 Capstone Project.
Prof LOW has been recognized for his outstanding teaching. Students who have taken his courses praise his engaging lecturing style, which encourages critical thinking and deep reflection on complex systems and behavioral perspectives. They appreciate his use of contemporary examples that bring the course topics to life.
Prof LOW’s teaching methods are also highly effective. He provides helpful guidance on how to study and encourages his students to engage in self-learning, primarily through reading articles. His patient guidance and continuous updates on current affairs and international news have earned him the respect of his students.
His students also spoke highly of his ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner. His courses equip students with the analytical skills and knowledge needed to navigate the challenges of public policy in an ever-changing world.