SHEN, Dr Gensheng

SHENG, Gensheng photo

Degree

PhD

Graduation year

2008

Current position

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Education and Arts / ECU International

Employer

Edith Cowan University

What are some of your career highlights?

Lecturer in Economics, School of Business, University of Ballarat, 1992;

China Programs Director, School of Business, University of Ballarat, 1998;

Senior lecturer in Economics, School of Economics, School of Business, University of Ballarat, 2002;

Deputy Director, ISP in 2007 and Deputy Director (International Relations) in 2008-9, Corporate Services, University of Ballarat.

Describe the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of your job

My job is mainly in two areas: teaching and international education development.

On international education, the most enjoyable part is that in teaching students, I teach myself as well as receive teachings from students. I believe that teaching is a process of mutual learning between students and lecturers. I find that if lecturers are willing to learn from students, they cannot teach students well.

On international education development side, I find that , in this modern world, teaching, learning and research are internationalized. In doing so, we will be able to develop our graduates to be able to deal with and cope with the issues that are mostly and often globalised.

What are your strongest memories while you were studying at the University of Ballarat?

My job is mainly in two areas: teaching and international education development.

On international education, the most enjoyable part is that in teaching students, I teach myself as well as receive teachings from students. I believe that teaching is a process of mutual learning between students and lecturers. I find that if lecturers are willing to learn from students, they cannot teach students well.

On international education development side, I find that , in this modern world, teaching, learning and research are internationalised. In doing so, we will be able to develop our graduates to be able to deal with and cope with the issues that are mostly and often globalised.

Do you have any advice about life after study to pass on to current students?

As a PhD graduate as well as an academic, it is my belief now that:

  • What and how we do today will determine what we will be in the future
  • The way we do things is far more important than what we do
  • One's future starts from today