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

Details of the workshop:

Date : July 12, 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 12:00 nn – 1:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr Jason C S Pun, Principal Lecturer, Department of Physics, HKU

Abstract

In the 4-year curriculum for our Bachelor of Science students, we incorporated compulsive learning modules to give students a broad view of science in terms of its nature, its history, its fundamental concepts, its methodology, and its impact on civilization and society. An integrated approach was adopted to introduce the general principles and unifying concepts to describe the diverse phenomena in the natural world and to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of science. A major challenge is to make such a learning experience relevant to an increasingly diverse student population having a wide range of career aspirations and pursuing majors in different science disciplines. In this talk, I will introduce the current status and challenges of multidisciplinary science education at HKU, and outline some student-centered learning initiatives adopted such as a large-scale peer-learning system. I will also share first-hand observations of how multidisciplinary integrated science education are conducted in the setting of a large comprehensive university (National University of Singapore) and a liberal arts college (Yale-NUS) gained from a visit supported by the Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme.


About the Speaker
Dr Chun Shing Jason Pun is currently Principal Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Since 2012, Dr Pun has served as the course coordinator for Fundamentals of Modern Science, a core science course required for all HKU science students which adopts an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to introduce the students to the broad landscape of science. Dr Pun has also been involved in multiple Teaching Development Grants, ranging from developing observational astronomy, promoting public interest in science through experimental science videos, developing first-year experience and initiating a peer-learning system for science students. He is also the recipient of the Teaching Exchange Fellowship 2017-18 to visit Yale-NUS College.

Registration

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

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Details of the workshop:

Date : 29 June 2018 (Friday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : CPD 2.77, 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons (Centennial Campus)
Speaker : Dr. Michael Botelho (Faculty of Dentistry), Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES), Dr. Alex Webb (Faculty of Science)
Facilitator : Dr. Tracy Zou, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Light refreshments will be provided.

Abstract

Giving feedback to students and engaging them in the feedback process are integral to student learning. Effective feedback practices in the classroom not only guide students on what steps to take, but also allow the instructor to collect and act on information about students’ learning progress. In this join-the-conversation session, our panel speakers will share with us their feedback practices in the classroom that have effectively provided students with constructive, timely, and relevant feedback, and engaged them in a meaningful learning process.

About the Speaker

Dr. Michael Botelho
Dr. Michael Botelho has been at the University of Hong Kong for over 20 years and has been actively involved in the design, development and implementation of a range of curriculum innovations and reforms in: PBL, e-learning, simulation training and competency assessments. He has published and presented on dental education in journals and at conferences locally and internationally and has conducted workshops on PBL, facilitator training, problem writing and standards descriptors for clinical skills performances. He is actively involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning and has been awarded a number of teaching development and research grants as principal or co-investigator and has a number of teaching and learning prizes including the Hong Kong UGC teaching award.


Dr. Michelle Raquel
Dr. Michelle Raquel is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES). She has worked in different Hong Kong universities for more than 10 years as an English instructor and as a language testing and assessment specialist. She was project manager of several large-scale language assessments in different tertiary institutions and was project manager of a UGC inter-institutional project on developing an online diagnostic English language tracking assessment (DELTA; 2012-2015). Her research area is learning-oriented assessment (LOA) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) assessment. She is currently the programme coordinator of the CAES Academic English for Business and Economics course, and the project leader of the Communication-intensive Course initiative.


Dr. Alex Webb
Dr. Alex Webb was trained at Amherst College (B.A. Geology 2001) and UCLA (PhD Geology 2007). He is Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong (2016-present) and was Assistant and Associate Professor at Louisiana State (2008-2015) and Associate Professor at the University of Leeds (2015-2016). Alex is an expert in tectonic processes, ranging from the Himalaya, to the early development of terrestrial planets, to the interactions of salt glacier flow and weather. He has been practicing communications-intensive teaching strategies for 8 years, focusing on project-based learning via student creation of Wikipedia pages.

Registration

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

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

Details of the workshop:

Date : 13 June 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Presenter : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU
Career Building: Developing Your Teaching Ideas, Insight and Action Workshop Series

Workshop III: Teaching Excellence Awards Workshop – How to prepare your Teaching Philosophy and Portfolio?

Abstract

This workshop is open to all teaching staff who are preparing their teaching portfolio particularly for the TEA scheme. Staff will be provided an overview of the award schemes, the key selection criteria and advice in preparing an evidence-based teaching portfolio. Staff who are thinking about applying in the next round are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who are not sure or would simply like to know more about the scheme, are most welcome.

Registration

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

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

Details of the workshop:

Date : 12 June 2018 (Tuesday), 14 June 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus)
Speaker : Dr. Mark King & Dr. Danni Maguire, UNSW Sydney
Facilitator : Dr. Lily Zeng, Assistant Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract

Adaptive learning, derived from Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), also known as Cognitive Tutors, is a concept as well as a movement that has changed the landscape of learning in both the blended and fully online delivery of education.

Two adaptive learning workshops will be facilitated by Associate Professor Mark King (Director of Educational Delivery Services) and Dr Danni Maguire (Senior Manager of Educational Design and Development) from the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education Portfolio at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). They will be sharing knowledge and practical application of personalising learning for students at scale, and will touch upon the history of Adaptive Learning Platforms, which originated at UNSW in 2006.


Workshop 1: This workshop will introduce you to adaptive learning concepts, immerse you from a learner’s perspective in adaptive platforms and practical basic adaptive learning principles. The facilitators will delve into aspects of adaptive pathways, instructions, and feedback, using the Smart Sparrow Adaptive eLearning Platform.

Registration

Note for the registration of Workshop 1:
For a better understanding of the instructional design in adaptive learning, Workshop 1 will arrange for the participants the access to Smart Sparrow for some hands-on experiences. Interested participants please register on or before 5 June in order to gain guaranteed access to the system. The participants who walk in or register after 5 June may still be able to observe the experiences of other colleagues who have the access to the system.

Workshop 2: This workshop will explore the application of adaptive learning in Moodle and ways to apply basic techniques, specifically exploring default tools currently available in your Moodle instance.

Registration


Instructional Design Consultation:
Dr. Mark King and Dr. Danni Maguire have kindly agreed to provide four personal consultation sessions for the colleagues who are interested in applying adaptive learning in a course or knowing more about adaptive learning:

  1. 12 June: 3 – 4pm
  2. 14 June: 3 – 4pm
  3. 13 June: 10:30 – 11:30am
  4. 13 June: 2:30 – 3:30pm

Colleagues desiring such consultation can write to Dr. Lily Zeng (zengll@hku.hk) to request a consultation.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mark King
Associate Professor and Director
Educational Delivery Services, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Mark King is an influential leader who spearheads the Educational Delivery Services of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education (PVCE) Portfolio at UNSW Sydney, and is the author of the $77M Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI). The ILI is an initial five (5) year investment is a complex programme of work incorporating nine (9) interconnected project streams to enhance student learning experiences and educational outcomes.

Mark’s portfolio of 70+ staff support all educational functions including educational intelligence & analytics, design and development, and technology; and works in partnership with the university community to implement the Scientia Education Experience and the UNSW 2025 strategy for a sustained competitive advantage.

Mark is also a trained psychologist and cognitive ethnographer. He works and publishes in the areas of human cognition and learning within distributed cognitive systems. He developed an eye-tracking methodology for investigating the co-synchronisation of language behaviour and visual perception in learning events. During previous appointments at The University of Hong Kong and The University of Melbourne, respectively, Mark pioneered the RASE learning design model that is now core to the Integrated Curriculum Framework at UNSW Sydney.


Dr. Danni Maguire
Senior Manager – Strategy and Operations, Educational Design and Development
Educational Delivery Services, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Danni Maguire leads the Educational Design and Development team of 40+ staff, within the Educational Delivery Services of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education (PVCE) Portfolio at UNSW Sydney. The Educational Design and Development team, recently referred to as the brain trust, supports the Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI) including the Digital Uplift and Students as Partners projects. Danni has been pivotal in the ideation, development and delivery of an end-to-end solution in the design of existing and new courses.

Before joining the PVCE, Danni served as a Platform Evangelist for 3 years at Smart Sparrow, an educational adaptive learning technology start-up company where she managed 16 high stake healthcare projects, 8 biomedical education skills and training network projects, facilitated academic community initiatives across 20 higher educational institutions and providers (local and abroad), and developed over 140 online learning experiences in collaboration with national and international partners.

Danni holds a PhD in neuroscience research. During her PhD, she presented at 11 conferences, published 4 journal articles, won 5 awards recognised at the national and global level, and tutored various medical science courses within the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW Sydney.

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

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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​

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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​

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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​

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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​

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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​

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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​

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