Enhancing Student Learning and Engagement with the use of Visual Media and through the Rich Tapestry of Story-telling

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 4 June, 2018 (Monday)
Time : 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus)
Speaker : Dr. Natalie Skead, Ms. Vicci Lau
Facilitator : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU

Abstract

Problem-based learning is widely accepted as an effective evidenced-based method for teaching and assessing in higher education. Typically problem-based learning is organised around a neat written hypothetical problems focussing on a single particular issue. While, the written hypothetical is an effective and appropriate tool, it has its limitations. In life, it is rare for problems to present neatly in written form. More usually, real problems are complex and messy and presented in a variety of media. In this presentation, I examine the effective use of visual media at both a micro- and macro-level in problem-based learning at The University of Western Australia. Although the focus of the presentation is on teaching in law, the underlying pedagogy of using visual media in teaching applies across disciplines.

About the Speaker

Dr. Natalie Skead

Associate Professor Natalie Skead joined the Law School at The University of Western Australia in 2002. She was appointed Dean and Head of School in 2017.
Natalie’s principal teaching areas are Property, Land Law and Equity and Trusts. She completed her doctorate on the proprietary implications of Australian proceeds of crime legislation. She is a prolific researcher with an extensive publication record in these areas as well as Remedies, Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime, Natural Resources and Legal Education, and has received a number of government and industry research grants.

Natalie has been the recipient of several School, Faculty and University teaching awards and in 2017 was honoured with an Australian Award for University Teaching Excellence from the Federal Minister of Education and Training. She is the Associate Editor of the Legal Education Review, a member of the editorial committee of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and an Executive Member of the Australasian Law Teachers Association.

Prior to joining the academy, Natalie practiced as a solicitor specialising in Corporate Finance, Commercial Litigation, Property and Securities.

Ms Vicci Lau

Vicci Lau is a senior lecturer of the Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. She is the co-course coordinator of Drafting Commercial Agreements and Listed Companies of the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme. She has spoken in various seminars sharing her teaching and learning practices. Vicci was given the Faculty of Law Outstanding Teaching Award in 2017. Before joining the University in 2012, she was a practising solicitor in a leading investment bank in Hong Kong.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

TEFS Seminar – Enhancing Student Learning through Meeting the Professional Needs of Part-Time Teachers?

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : April 25, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:00 nn – 1:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Ms Vicci Lau, Senior Lecturer, Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, HKU
Facilitator : Dr Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract

Do you need assistance from part-time teachers for your course? Have you ever thought about their professional needs in teaching and learning? With the increasing use of part-time teachers in universities, how can we ensure that they will have the resources and professional support to enhance student learning, especially with the growing diversity of students? The presenter learned about a nationally-funded project in Australia called Smart Casual, which is a collaboration of academics from five Australian law schools, producing a suite of free, professional development modules online for part-time law teachers. The presenter made a trip to the University of Western Australia, which is one of the law schools in the Smart Casual project team. The presenter attended and observed a live training workshop delivered by the Smart Casual project members to some new part-time teachers from the five law schools in Western Australia. Drawing on such experience and meetings with some of the core team members of this project, the presenter will share her experience and insights gained from her visit, and she will also discuss the feasibility of organizing similar workshops for local part-time teachers in the seminar.

About the Speaker

Vicci Lau is a senior lecturer of the Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. She is the co-course coordinator of Drafting Commercial Agreements and Listed Companies of the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme. She has spoken in various seminars sharing her teaching and learning practices. Vicci was given the Faculty of Law Outstanding Teaching Award in 2017. Before joining the University in 2012, she was a practising solicitor in a leading investment bank in Hong Kong.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

Teaching Development GRANT (TDG) – Applying for TDG

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 28 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU
Career Building: Developing Your Teaching Ideas, Insight and Action Workshop Series
Workshop II: Teaching Development GRANT (TDG) – Applying for TDG

 
Abstract

This workshop is open to all teaching staff who are interested in finding out more about the Teaching Development Grants funded by the University. Staff will be provided an overview of the funding scheme, the allocation criteria, priority areas and advice in preparing the application. Teachers will have the opportunities to discuss their ideas and challenges with colleagues, and for those, who are looking for cross-discipline partners or guidance, you are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who are not sure, or would simply like to find out more about the grant, are most welcome.

With the support of the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI) team, a platform for online TDG application has been developed. We will also demonstrated the online platform during the workshop. Members from TELI and the CDQA will be available to answer any questions on the system.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

What Will Work and How Will We Know? Practical Approaches to Internationalising Teaching and Learning

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 23 March 2018 (Friday)
Time : 12:15pm – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Prof. Betty Leask, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University, Australia
Facilitator : Dr. Tracy Zou, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU

Abstract

Much has been written and said about the internationalisation of teaching and learning in higher education at HKU and beyond. However, this endeavour is still very much a work in progress. In this workshop, Prof. Betty Leask will focus on practical approaches to the internationalisation of teaching and learning. Following discussion of examples of innovation and intervention to improve teaching, learning and internationalisation from a range of places, workshop participants will identify possibilities to internationalise the experience of their students in class and/or on campus. Individuals and teams of teachers will begin the process of designing their own pilot projects and identifying criteria by which they will measure the success of their project.

As part of a series of events, this workshop is organised by CoP – ITL (https://www.cetl.hku.hk/cop-itl/). All are welcome. Members of CoP – ITL may find this workshop particularly relevant to idea development for their potential pilot projects.

About the Speaker

Prof. Betty Leask is an Emeritus Professor in the Internationalisation of Higher Education at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Betty is an internationally renowned researcher and thought leader on internationalisation of the curriculum and higher education whose work bridges theory and practice in unique ways. She has a broad range of experience in universities, most recently as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at La Trobe University. She has been a Senior Australian Teaching Fellow since 2010. In 2015 she was awarded the IEAA Excellence Award for Distinguished Contribution to International Education and in 2016 the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Tony Adams Award for Excellence in Research. Betty is also Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Studies in International Education, the leading journal in the field, an Honorary Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milan. Prof. Leask is an international advisor to CoP – ITL.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

Getting there from here – your Programme Learning Outcome Assessment (PLOA)

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 22 March, 2018 (Thu)
Time : 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU

Abstract

Due to popular demand, we are re-running this workshop again on the 22nd March. Please join us.

This workshop focuses on how to prepare the learning outcome assessment plan and report based on the University’s expected guidelines. Academics and administrators are highly recommended to attend this workshop in light of the recent changes in the expectation of quality assurance and quality enhancement provision. We will explore some challenges and actions together in this workshop.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

Students’ Descriptions of Exemplary Teaching: What Can We Learn About Effective Assessment and Feedback Practices?

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : March 21, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr Jackie Potter, Head of Learning and Professional Development, University of Keele, UK (@jac_potter)
Facilitator : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU

Abstract
This seminar explores what we know about effective assessment and feedback practice by studying students’ nomination statements for staff in a teaching awards scheme. Published work on student conceptions of teaching excellence (Bradley et al 2015; Moore and Kuol 2007) has looked at award nomination statements however it has not focused on assessment practices. We know that assessment and feedback practices can drive approaches to learning and my work, exploring valued and impactful assessment and feedback practice, has been used to provide practical guidance to lecturers. The session explores the themes emerging from the data and compares these to core principles of good assessment and feedback practice (for example, Nicol and MacFarlane-Dick, 2006) and current literature on what students want from feedback. Participants will be asked to explore their own feedback repertoire by considering and further developing a ‘feedback phrasebook’ that will be shared.

About the Speaker
Jackie Potter has led academic development at Trinity College Dublin and then at Keele University for 10 years. She leads the MA programme for new academic teaching staff at Keele as well as undertaking research. Her most recent research includes two, collaborative, national studies to define and support the scholarship of teaching and learning in UK HE (for the Higher Education Academy) and on leading change together in UK HE (for the Leadership Foundation in Higher Education). She is a Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In May 2018 she will take up the position of Professor of HE Learning and Development at Oxford Brookes University.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

Developing Students’ Ability to Succeed as Graduates: Embedding Employability as Metacognition

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 8 March, 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : CPD-LG. 62, Centennial Campus
Speaker : Dawn Bennett, John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Creative Workforce Initiative with Curtin University in Australia
Facilitator : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU

Abstract
The development of employability — students’ abilities to negotiate the graduate labour market — is the responsibility of educators, students and leaders; however, teachers are by far the most important and influential people in students’ higher education experience. This workshop addresses how to overcome limited time, expertise and resources to develop employability within the existing curriculum.

This workshop, delivered by leading expert Professor Dawn Bennett, positions employability development as the cognitive and social development of students as capable and informed individuals, professionals and social citizens. It draws on the Australian employABILITY initiative, which locates employability development within the existing curriculum and seeks to engage students as partners in their developmental journeys by creating a better understanding of students’ thinking as aspiring professionals. This cognitive approach aligns employABILITY development with both the purpose of higher education and the future of work.

The workshop utilises the validated Literacies for Life (L4L) measure (Figure 1), which combines six, inter-related literacies to enhance employability and inform personal and professional development.

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Figure 1: Student (plain English) version of the Literacies for Life (L4L) model

The interactive workshop engages participants in a socio-cognitive self-assessment profile and follows with resources and strategies to embed employABILITY within existing programs and courses. The workshop will suit teachers, program leaders, curricular designers, senior managers and careers advisors. No prior expertise or experience is required.

Participants will leave the workshop equipped and ready to embed employABILITY thinking and the research-enabled tool into classes. Participants will gain:

  • Access to the online self-assessment profile tool for students;
  • Resources and career stories for use with students; and
  • Examples of the SoTL and educational research that flow from students’ responses and engagement.

For more information on the initiative, visit the educator or student sites below.

Educator site: http://developingemployability.edu.au/
Student site: https://student.developingemployability.edu.au/

About the Speaker
Dawn Bennett is John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Creative Workforce Initiative with Curtin University in Australia. Dawn is a leading expert on the development of employability. Her research focuses on the development of employability, including identity and graduate work. Dawn is a National Senior Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow with the Higher Education Academy in the UK. She is currently leading research to embed a metacognitive model for employability with faculty and students in Australia, the UK, Europe and the US. Dawn is Vice-Chair Australia for the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows. Dawn has a discipline background in music and retains an active interest in arts-based research. Publications appear at Researchgate.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

TEFS Seminar – Grants for overseas reciprocal visits through ‘Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme’

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 5 March, 2018 (Monday)
Time : 12:00nn – 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Ms Alice Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Law, HKU
Facilitator : Dr Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract
Grants for overseas reciprocal visits through ‘Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme’
To promote HKU staff to bring in new ideas and teaching methods to improve teaching through interaction with overseas university teachers, HKU will award up to $50,000 for reciprocal staff visits. This funding is provided through the “Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme”. The seminar provides an overview of this funding scheme and information on the application process. Staff will be guided on how to go about planning exchange visits to enhance the scholarship of teaching at HKU, which is the aim of the scheme. It will explain, and also showcase examples, on how this funding opportunity can be used by HKU teaching staff to share experience and to collaborate on teaching and curriculum development initiatives with overseas reputable universities through reciprocal visits.

The seminar is open to all teaching staff interested in finding out more about this Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme. Staff will be provided an overview of the scheme, how to lodge an application, the key objectives, amounts they can apply for, eligibility and advice in preparing an application. Staff who are thinking about applying are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who attended the last seminar but found they had insufficient time to make overseas contacts, or who are thinking of planning ahead, in time for the next round (having a March 16th, 2018 closing date), would also find the seminar useful. If you are not sure whether this scheme would be relevant to teaching innovations you have in mind, or would simply like to know more about the scheme, you are welcome. The Circular on this scheme can be found at http://intraweb.hku.hk/reserved_2/cdqa/doc/TEFS/TEFS_2017-18.pdf

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

Getting there from here – your Programme Learning Outcome Assessment (PLOA)

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : February 13, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU

Abstract

This workshop focuses on how to prepare the learning outcome assessment plan and report based on the University’s expected guidelines. Academics and administrators are highly recommended to attend this workshop in light of the recent changes in the expectation of quality assurance and quality enhancement provision. We will explore some challenges and actions together in this workshop.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​

TEFS Seminar – How to engage students in the pre-class preparation for flipped classroom? Potential options from adaptive learning

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : February 28, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr Lily Min Zeng, Assistant Professor, CETL, HKU
Facilitator : Dr Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract

For flipped classrooms, how can we ensure students would do the pre-class preparation task before they come to the classroom? This seminar will share with you an exchange journey inspired by this question, which was raised by a participant in the presenter’s previous workshop on flipped learning. Seeing the potential of adaptive learning in enhancing students’ engagement in pre-class preparation, the presenter made a trip to The University of New South Wales, who had the world’s first e-learning platform for adaptive learning. Drawing on the observations of classes, meetings with teachers and educational developers form different disciplines, and the actual experiences with the adaptive learning platform, this seminar will demonstrate the ways adaptive learning could be utilized to encourage students’ engagement in pre-class preparation. In particular, how adaptive learning may contribute to the implementation of two flipped classroom models introduced in the previous workshop.

About the Speaker

Lily Min Zeng has 18 years’ teaching experience in higher education institutions in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Mainland China. She earned her PhD degree in the area of educational psychology from The Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). She has played leading role in coordinating and delivering effective tertiary-level professional development programmes in different universities and had been Acting Head of Programmes at the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) at HKU. Her current role at CETL involves teaching a required programme for new academic staff, developing e-learning resources for the professional development of university teachers, working with multiple units and faculties across the university to develop an e-learning package on experiential learning for undergraduate students, supporting other units at HKU for teaching and learning initiatives, conducting high quality TDG and research projects to support evidence-based teaching development at HKU, and providing pedagogical consultation for faculty within and outside HKU regarding learning diversity, assessment, feedback, peer review of teaching, and teaching portfolios. The MOOC she designed on University Teaching was launched in May 2017. It has received very good ratings and reviews among colleagues internationally.

Registration

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​