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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​

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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​

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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​

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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​

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We are surrounded by promises about a technology-enriched learning environment – for example, how online education will supplement face-to-face lectures, how artificial intelligence will provide round-the-clock assistance to students who always work until the small hours. These promises are motivating some of our teachers to bring more innovations to their classrooms. Dr. Rachel Lui, who gave a sharing session last week, is one of them.

Thanks to the Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme (TEFS), Rachel was able to visit the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the summer of 2017 to investigate a new “medium of instruction” – the “Learning Glass”. The tool is a video recording system with a transparent glass board in front of the camera. This allows teachers to maintain natural eye contact with the viewers while presenting the content. The purpose is to engage students in a constructivist process of learning. Rachel’s sharing covered the following topics:

  • what “Learning Glass” is, and how to set it up;
  • why natural eye contact is important;
  • showing the thinking process in science education;
  • how “Learning Glass” is different from PowerPoint; and
  • whether we should invest in tools like the “Learning Glass”.

As a result of her trip, Rachel produced 47 videos for SCNC1111 which are in use from this semester. Here are two samples (click on the image to access the original video):
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The informal conversations after the sharing were equally fruitful. “It was really encouraging to see that many teachers care about their courses, and are actively updating their pedagogies,” Rachel said in delight. “Some of them would like to know more about the software that I used, and some were hoping to get to know more about what can be done in the face-to-face classes after lectures are moved online.”

Rachel’s work is one example of what is possible in video lectures. As a next step, she will investigate further how to transform the entire course experience.

TEFS aims to enhance the scholarship of teaching and learning at the university through sharing of excellent pedagogical practices between HKU and other prestigious higher education institutions. Full details of TEFS can be found at http://intraweb.hku.hk/reserved_2/cdqa/doc/TEFS/TEFS_2017-18.pdf.

Message from Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance Section of the Registry

tefs-bannerApplications are now invited for the Teaching Exchange Fellowship (TEF) Scheme. The Scheme aims to enhance the scholarship of teaching at the University through enabling academic staff members to share experience and to collaborate on teaching and curriculum development initiatives at reputable universities where excellent pedagogical practices or curriculum innovation are being implemented, and to facilitate reciprocal visits to the University by academic staff of these institutions. The Scheme is a measure also to ensure that our curriculum and pedagogy are benchmarked against international best practice.

All full-time teaching staff with a minimum of two years of service at the University are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to take a leadership role in curriculum enhancement and pedagogical innovations at the departmental/Faculty level.

Details of the Scheme and application procedures can be viewed at:
http://intraweb.hku.hk/reserved_2/cdqa/doc/TEFS/TEFS_2016-17.pdf

Interested colleagues are encouraged to attend the CETL seminars to be held in October 2016 and February 2017. Applications should be submitted to Ms. Julie Lau, Secretary, Teaching and Learning Quality Committee Sub-Group on TEF, c/o Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance Section of the Registry. Applications in 2016-17 will be processed in two rounds with the following deadlines:

1st round – Friday, November 18, 2016
2nd round – Friday, March 17, 2017

Enquiries may be directed to Ms. Lau (julielau@hku.hk).

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Date : 27 January, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Venue : Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building
(sandwiches, coffee and tea will be available from 12:30 pm)
Coordinator: Professor Grahame Bilbow, Director, CETL, The University of Hong Kong

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 second round (having a March 18th, 2016 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://intranet.hku.hk/web/reg/adqa/rslleung/TEFS-2015-16.pdf.

Online Registration

For information on registration, please contact:
Ms. Janice Leung , CETL
Phone: 3917 8996; Email: janiceleung331@hku.hk.


More information:
Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme

CETL Seminar: Foundations on Vision Science

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

Date : 14 December 2015 (Monday)
Time : 12:45 – 1:45 pm [Sandwiches will be served with coffee and tea.] Venue : Rm 321, Run Run Shaw Builiding
Speakers: Dr. Chia-huei Tseng

Abstract:
This seminar will present a foundation course of Vision Science, a recently strategically developed area in the Department of Psychology at HKU. This course development was supported by HKU’s Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme to develop students’ coherent views before receiving more specialised training by individual faculty members in the Psychology Department. The course covers the whole functional visual systems from retina to cortex and our current understanding from neuronal responses to behavioural measurements. It enables students to become more appreciative of ideas, experiments, and results in vision research, to become independent in their thinking, and to be ready for active participation in ongoing research.

About the Speaker:
As a visual scientist by training, Dr. Chia-huei Tseng co-developed this foundation course together with a visiting visual scientist Professor Lothar Spillsmann with the support of HKU Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme. She has embraced various teaching innovations such as collaborative learning and gamification in assessments.

Registration

For enquiries, please contact Ms Janice Leung by email janiceleung331@hku.hk.

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Date : 14 October, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Venue : Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building
(sandwiches, coffee and tea will be available from 12:30 pm)
Coordinator: Dr Suki Ekaratne, Associate Professor, CETL, The University of Hong Kong

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 (the first round has a November 13th closing date). 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 second round (having a March 18th, 2016 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://intranet.hku.hk/web/reg/adqa/rslleung/TEFS-2015-16.pdf.

Online Registration

For information on registration, please contact:
Ms Ivy Lai , CETL
Phone: 3917 8996; Email: laichun2@hku.hk.


More information:
Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme

Message from Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance Section of the Registry

tefs-bannerApplications are now invited for the Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme. The Scheme aims to enhance the scholarship of teaching at the University through enabling academic staff members to share experience and to collaborate on teaching and curriculum development initiatives at reputable universities where excellent pedagogical practices or curriculum innovation are being implemented, and to facilitate reciprocal visits to the University by academic staff of these institutions. The Scheme is a measure also to ensure that our curriculum and pedagogy are benchmarked against international best practice.

All full-time teaching staff with a minimum of two years of service at the University are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to take a leadership role in curriculum enhancement and pedagogical innovations at the departmental/Faculty level.

Details of the Scheme and application procedures can be viewed at:
http://intranet.hku.hk:8030/web/reg/adqa/rslleung/TEFS-2015-16.pdf

Interested colleagues are encouraged to attend the CETL seminars to be held in October 2015 and January 2016. Applications should be submitted to Ms. Julie Lau, Secretary, TLQC Sub-Group on Teaching Exchange Fellowship, c/o Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance Section, Registry. Applications in 2015-16 will be processed in two rounds with the following deadlines:

1st round – Friday, November 13, 2015
2nd round – Friday, March 18, 2016

Enquiries may be directed to Ms. Lau (julielau@hku.hk).

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