Design of CLOs, PLOs and Mapped Assessments – How can this improve learning in my course?


Organized by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Faculty of Science

Speaker: Dr Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, CETL
Date : 29 February, 2016 (Monday)
Time : 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building


Since HKU has embarked on outcome based learning, all programs have been asked to declare to students the program’s learning outcomes (PLOs) and course learning outcomes (CLOs) for the courses of the programs. This brief workshop will discuss the rationale behind and the practice of the design of observable and measurable outcomes, using Bloom’s taxonomy with examples currently found in our SIS and how to fine tune them. Challenges and issues faced in the design of PLOs will also be addressed and discussed.

About the Speaker

Dr. Cecilia Chan is the Head of Professional Development and an Associate Professor in the Centre of the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Cecilia has a dual cultural background; she was originally born in Hong Kong but grew up in Ireland. In addition to her dual cultural background, she also has a dual discipline expertise in engineering and education; she has been playing an important role in enhancing engineering, business and science education. Her combined expertise in these fields and multi-cultural experience enabled her to lead and conduct research on topics such as assessment, technology enhanced learning and the development and assessment of 21st century skills from east to west in the different disciplines.
Cecilia holds a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, a postgraduate diploma and a MA in Higher Education. She also held a Fellowship from King’s College London. She has received many teaching awards and has over 15 years of effective practical experience in engaging students.


For information on registration, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email:​.