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Thursday 18 April 2019
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Feedback Workshop Series – Your Feedback Matters

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

Abstract
Feedback is one of the biggest challenges in teaching and learning that currently many universities are facing around the world. In order to get more familiar with this global challenge, CETL is conducting a series of workshops from the 13th Feb. We are very honored to have Prof. David Carless from the Faculty of Education, a renowned expert in this area to share with us his insights on feedback and feedforward. In addition, our first group of Teaching Feedback Award (TFA) winners will be sharing with us their excellent practices in feedback.

Workshop 1: Do we know what feedback is?
Date : 13 February (Wednesday) 2019
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : RR321, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus
Speaker: Dr. Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan, Head of Professional Development and Associate Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

In this workshop, Dr. Chan will generate conversation on feedback, go in depth with the participants the ideas, challenges and controversies of what feedback can do.

About the Speaker
Dr. Cecilia Chan is the Head of Professional Development and Associate Professor in the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hong Kong. She has conducted research on topics such as the development and assessment of generic competencies, assessment, feedback and engineering, science and business education. Cecilia holds a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, a postgraduate diploma and a MA in Higher Education. She also held a Fellowship from King’s College London. Dr. Chan has involved in over 40 research projects worldwide and was awarded the HKU Outstanding Researcher Award in 2014. She is the Chair for the Engineering Education Community in Hong Kong and will be the Founding President for the ASIA Society Engineering Education (ASIASee). Dr. Chan is a seasonal keynote and invited speakers for many conferences internationally, she has also chaired a number of international conferences. More information can be found in the Teaching and Learning Enhancement and Research Group (TLERG) website: http://tlerg.cetl.hku.hk/

Workshop 2: Teaching Feedback Award (TFA) Winners – Sharing Excellent Feedback Practices
Date : 19 February (Tuesday) 2019
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : RR321, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus
Speaker: Ms. Alice Lee, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), Faculty of Law
Speaker: Dr Kam Pui Wat, FSA, CERA, FRM, Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

About the Speakers
Alice Lee
Alice Lee is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) of the Faculty of Law, a member of the University Teaching and Learning Quality Committee and other teaching-related committees, and chairman of the HKU Teaching Exchange Fellowship Sub-group as well as the Law Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award panel. She specializes in real property and intellectual property (“IP”) education, and co-launched the IP Ambassador Programme with the HKSAR Intellectual Property Department for students to connect with the industry and reach out to the public. She has received two University-level teaching awards and a student-led Teaching Feedback Award, and has been practising and promoting the core values of the UK Higher Education Academy (“HEA”) since she became an HEA Senior Fellow in 2017.

Dr Kam Pui Wat
Dr Wat received his BSc(ActuarSc) and PhD in Actuarial Science from The University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst and a certified Financial Risk Manager. He teaches courses mainly targeting Risk Management and Statistics students from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, aspiring to demonstrate to students the rigor and usefulness of quantitative analysis from theory to practice.

In an attempt to enhance academic progress and performance of students by providing valuable feedback, Dr. Wat tried to reach out to each student individually where possible, or students in small group meetings. Interaction and views exchange would be more feasible on these occasions and students generally feel more comfortable in raising their concerns in such an environment. In this way, effective response and helpful feedback can be given to individuals in order to address their specific needs.

Workshop 3: Teaching Feedback Award (TFA) Winners – Sharing Excellent Feedback Practices
Date : 26 February (Tuesday) 2019
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : RR321, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus
Speaker: Professor Ian Thynne, Department of Politics and Public Administration
Speaker: Dr. Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan, Head of Professional Development and Associate Professor, CETL

About the Speaker
Professor Ian Thynne
Visiting Professor; Adjunct Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; Honorary Associate Fellow, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, University of Hong Kong.
Taught and researched public governance, policy, administration and management in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Co-editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration and Public Administration and Development.

Dr. Cecilia Chan
Dr. Cecilia Chan is the Head of Professional Development and Associate Professor in the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hong Kong. She has conducted research on topics such as the development and assessment of generic competencies, assessment, feedback and engineering, science and business education. Cecilia holds a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, a postgraduate diploma and a MA in Higher Education. She also held a Fellowship from King’s College London. Dr. Chan has involved in over 40 research projects worldwide and was awarded the HKU Outstanding Researcher Award in 2014. She is the Chair for the Engineering Education Community in Hong Kong and will be the Founding President for the ASIA Society Engineering Education (ASIASee). Dr. Chan is a seasonal keynote and invited speakers for many conferences internationally, she has also chaired a number of international conferences. More information can be found in the Teaching and Learning Enhancement and Research Group (TLERG) website: http://tlerg.cetl.hku.hk/

Workshop 4: Teaching Feedback Award (TFA) Winners – Sharing Excellent Feedback Practices
Date : 5 March (Tuesday) 2019
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : RR321, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus
Speaker: Dr. Olivia Leung, Assistant Dean (Undergraduate), Faculty of Business and Economics
Speaker: Dr. Prasanna Neelakantan, Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontology, Faculty of Dentistry

About the Speakers
Dr. Olivia Leung
Dr. Olivia Leung is a principal lecturer in Accounting and Assistant Dean (Undergraduate) of the Faculty of Business and Economics. She has been awarded the student-led Teaching Feedback Award in 2018 and the Faculty Outstanding Teaching awards in 2013 and 2017. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has international working experience in big-4 accounting firms prior to pursuing a PhD in Accounting and joining the higher education industry. Her roles and involvements in teaching and student enrichment activities provide her rich opportunities to construct and deliver feedback to facilitate student learnings both inside and outside classroom and campus.

Dr. Prasanna Neelakantan
Dr. Prasanna Neelakantan is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontology at the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. He also serves as the Assistant Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty. He graduated from India and also completed his specialty training in conservative dentistry and endodontics from India. He went on to complete a doctorate from ACTA, University of Amsterdam. With more than 90 scientific publications in high impact peer reviewed journals, Dr. Prasanna’s h-index now stands at 21. His papers have been cited about 1500 times. He has delivered more than 50 international invited/keynote lectures and mentors research groups in several parts of the world. He has also won highly reputed research awards from the International Association for Dental Research. He is very passionate about teaching and creating optimal learning environments for students to engage in active learning. With a very strong belief of “Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”, he is committed to mentoring his students for lifelong learning and self-development. He has won teaching excellence awards in India as well as in Hong Kong, where he was one of the first recipients of the Teaching Feedback Award in 2018.

Workshop 5: Beyond teacher comments: Designing for student uptake of feedback
Date : 12 March (Tuesday) 2019
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : RR321, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus
Speaker: Prof. David Carless, Faculty of Education

About the Speaker
Professor David Carless from the Faculty of Education is a specialist in feedback research and practice in higher education. His signature publication is the book Excellence in University Assessment: Learning from Award-winning Practice (2015, Routledge). His next book comes out in July 2019: Winstone, N. & Carless, D. (in press). Designing for student uptake of feedback in higher education (Routledge). His current research focuses on teacher and student feedback literacy to enhance the impact of feedback processes. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was the winner of a University Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016. Further details of his work are on his website: https://davidcarless.edu.hku.hk/

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

Mr. Thomas Lau , CETL
Phone: 3917 4807; Email: kanclau@hku.hk​