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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​

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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​

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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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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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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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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​

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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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Details of the Join-the-Conversation:

Date : 6 Feb 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 12:00nn – 2:30pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Chun Kit Chui (HKU), Mr. Patrick Desloge (HKU), Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (HKU), Prof. May-yi Shaw (HKUST), Dr. Lucia Fung (HKBU)
Discussant : Prof. Grahame Bilbow (HKU), Prof. Chih-Chen Chang (HKUST), Dr. Eva Wong (HKBU)
Facilitator : Dr. Tracy Zou (HKU), Dr. Beatrice Chu (HKUST), Dr. Lisa Law (HKBU)
Organiser : Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU
Co-organisers : Center for Education Innovation, HKUST, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU

Abstract

Internationalisation of teaching and learning is a timely and significant issue for higher education in Hong Kong. This cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional project funded by the UGC has brought together professionals and enthusiasts, like us, to explore good approaches and practices of internationalisation of teaching and learning through CoP – ITL. This inaugural Join-the-Conversation aims to honour a number of emerging practices and development in three universities in Hong Kong and to bring participants into fruitful conversation with one another.

We are honoured to have speakers from HKU, HKUST and HKBU to share their practices as well as directors of teaching and learning centres in the three respective universities to give us valuable insights into the facilitation of internationalisation. Some findings obtained from the groundwork underpinning our project development will also be presented. Towards the end of the event, there will be a sneak peek at the funding opportunities for our CoP – ITL’s members who want to explore and put innovative approaches to internationalisation of teaching and learning into real practice.

To enrich our discussion, we invite you to complete a survey that helps reflect on your practices in relation to internationalisation of teaching and learning. Selected results will be shared and discussed with audiences. All data will be made anonymously. Please kindly complete the survey on or before 1 February 2018 so that we can include your response for discussion at the event. Come along and be part of this community.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoP_Internationalisation

About the Speaker

Dr. Chun Kit Chui is Director of the Engineering Innovation Wing and Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at HKU. He is interested in database and data mining research as well as pedagogical research in computing education. He was selected for the University Outstanding Teaching Award (Individual Award) of the University of Hong Kong in 2015-16, and the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (Individual Award) of the Faculty of Engineering in 2012-13. He has also received the Teaching Excellence Award in the Department of Computer Science in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Mr. Patrick Desloge is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Applied English Studies at HKU where he has been working in the area of education technology for nearly two decades. In recent years he has taken on two large projects: As the Director of the Nurturing Global Leaders (NGL) programme, a programme funded by grant from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, he oversees more than a hundred HKU and local youth who engage with marginalized youth in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia (and Mainland China in 2018) by working as volunteer interns teaching English as a Second Language. This project intersects with his second area of interest, digital literacies, where he is investigating the potential of digital media as a mechanism to assess experiential learning.

Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren is Professor and Director of the Common Core at HKU. He holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Emory University; has taught in the United States, Switzerland, and Germany; and is currently writing on both the global university and on the relationship between philosophy and the city.

Prof. May-yi Shaw is Assistant Professor of Humanities Education at HKUST. She received her BA degree in Political Science and East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. At HKUST, Prof. Shaw has served as the Associate Director for the BSc Global China Studies Programme and MA in Humanities and China Studies Programme, and the Director for the SHSS PG Student Services Programme. She is currently the Director for the MA in Chinese Culture Programme and the Faculty Leader for the HeadStart@HKUST Programme, an early career enhancement programme for first- and second-year students.

Dr. Lucia Fung is Lecturer and the BBA (Hons) Associate Programme Director at HKBU. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Western Australia. Her current research interests lie in the area of behavioral finance and she has been actively contributing to scholarly work in pedagogical development. She is currently a co-leader of a UGC Teaching and Learning project in promoting reflective learning and knowledge transfer between internships and classroom learning.

About the Discussants
Prof. Grahame Bilbow is Director of the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at HKU.
Prof. Chih-Chen Chang is Professor and Director of the Centre for Education Innovation at HKUST.
Dr. Eva Wong is Director of the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning at HKBU.

About the Facilitators
Dr. Tracy Zou is Assistant Professor in the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at HKU.
Dr. Beatrice Chu is Head of Professional Development in the Centre for Education Innovation at HKUST.
Dr. Lisa Law is Senior Teaching and Learning Officer in the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning at HKBU.

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 : 12 Jan 2018 (Friday)
Time : 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) University New South Wales
Facilitator : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU

Abstract

This session will explore the 21st century skills and capabilities that our students will need as they live and work in a world dominated by ubiquitous technology, increasing uncertainty and complexity. Our assessment practices will need to change; we cannot continue to give students static content-based assessment tasks that ignore the contextual consequences of working in a complex environment with many stakeholders. We will need to expand our repertoire of assessment tasks to include a more sophisticated use of physical and virtual spaces that allow students to construct their responses with access to whatever resources they require in order to make a meaningful response to a meaningful task. We should be able to identify students’ decision making processes when they propose a solution to a real life problem. Students will need to be provided with more engaging tasks that will enable them to use the full range of capabilities they have developed during their learning. We will examine some of the implications of this new educational environment and reflect on our current assessment practices in relation to the requirements of this brave new world.

About the Speaker

Geoff completed his BSc (Honours, First Class) at the University of Queensland in 1977 and his PhD in Chemistry at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University in 1981. After a Humboldt Fellowship completed at the Max Planck Institute in Mulheim an der Ruhr and postdoctoral positions at Colorado State University and the Australian National University, Geoff began his first academic appointment in 1985 in the Chemistry Department at the University of Melbourne. In 1988 he moved to the Chemistry Department at the University of Adelaide and continued discipline research and teaching until 2001. Geoff developed his passion for learning and teaching as well as continuing his work in chemistry during this time, being Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science from 1999-2001. He was actively involved in the development of online learning and was appointed the Director of the Online Learning and Teaching Unit in 2001 to oversee the implementation of the university online system (MyUni). Geoff was the Director of the Centre for Learning and Professional Development at the University of Adelaide from 2002-2011 and was the Dean, Learning and Teaching at RMIT University in Melbourne from 2012-2015. Geoff received the University of Adelaide’s Stephen Cole the Elder Prize (Excellence in Teaching) in 1999; the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Stranks Medal for Chemical Education in 2003 and Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowships in 2006 and 2009. Geoff is a HERDSA Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the HEA.

Recent Publications

  1. Assessment in Virtual Learning Spaces. Geoffrey Crisp. In Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces in Higher Education: Concepts for the Modern Learning Environment. (Eds) Mike Keppell, Kay Souter and Matthew Riddle. 199-218 pp. 2012.
  2. Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Using Technology. Geoffrey Crisp, In Handbook of College and University Teaching. A Global Perspective. (Ed) James E. Groccia, Mohammed A. Al-Sudairy and William Buskist. Chapter 31, 2012
  3. Assessment in Next Generation Learning Spaces. Geoffrey Crisp Ch5 in Kym Fraser (2014), The Future of Learning and Teaching in Next Generation Learning Spaces, in Kym Fraser (ed.) (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Volume 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 85 – 100

Registration

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

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