In preparation for the full launch of the Common Core (CC) Curriculum in September 2012, more than 80 course co-ordinators, teachers and tutors convened at a half-day forum on May 31, 2012 to share good practices of teaching, and to discuss issues encountered in this academic year.
Mr Gwyn Edwards, Director of CC Curriculum, opened the forum by sharing some of the major findings from the Student Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (SETL) survey. Overall, there was improvement in all aspects, namely course effectiveness, teacher effectiveness and tutorial effectiveness. Students mostly regarded CC courses as “interesting”, and gave very positive comments on the quality of tutorials. However, many students also felt that the courses could be improved in terms of workload and assessment.
Date: Thursday May 31, 2012 (2 – 5 pm)
Venue: Hui Oi Chow Science Building LG-06
|Rundown and PowerPoint Presentations|
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|Presentation: Review of Common Core Courses 2011 and Preparation for 2012 (Mr Gwyn Edwards)
Sharing Session 1: Innovative Practices of Teaching and Assessing Common Core Courses (I)
Sharing Session 2: Innovative Practices of Teaching and Assessing Common Core Courses (II)
|Sharing Session 3: Problem-sharing: Issues Arising in the Teaching and Assessment of Common Core Courses (Mr Gwyn Edwards)|
|Summing Up and Way Forward (Prof Amy Tsui)|
|Previous Common Core Forums|
|On May 31, 2011|
|On December 9, 2010|
|On May 10, 2010|