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Programmes



Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This is a required programme for all new research postgraduate students prior to undertaking teaching or assessment duties for their departments. The programme aims to provide new tutors or demonstrators with an introduction to the principles and practices of learning and teaching in a university context. Participants gain practical teaching strategies, such as structuring and managing the tutorial and/or lab-based teaching; designing high impact tutorial activities and techniques for engaging a diverse range of students in their learning. Depending on previous teaching experience, exemptions may be granted.


University Teaching (MOOC)

University Teaching is an introductory MOOC on teaching and learning in tertiary education, designed by staff at CETL and offered through Coursera. This course aims to help participants understand what research evidence tells us about excellent university teaching and effective instructional design. Throughout the course, you will hear experienced teachers, scholars in pedagogy and students share their views and experiences of university teaching, and you will witness many examples of good teaching in practice.



Introduction to Teaching and Learning @ HKU

This is a required programme for all new academic and academic-related staff. The program addresses issues that are specific to teaching and learning in HK, and HKU. Participants will hear from leading academics on current issues and have an opportunity to reflect on those issues in light of their roles. The Introduction to Teaching and Learning @ HKU should be taken within the first year of service and there are no exemptions. This one-day programme is followed by a three-day programme ‘Advanced Teaching and Learning @ HKU’.



Advanced Teaching and Learning @ HKU

This is a required programme for all new academic and academic-related staff with full-time teaching responsibilities. The aim of this programme is to provide staff with an opportunity for in-depth application of the principles and concepts of scholarly, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning. Participants will engage in interactive a range of activities that will enable them to take a reflective and evidence-based approach to enhance their teaching practices. Depending on previous teaching experience, exemptions may be granted.