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Friday 22 January 2021
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Introduction to Teaching and Learning @ HKU

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

Date : 12th January 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:05am - 12:35pm
Venue: Zoom

This half-day foundation programme aims at providing new staff with a better understanding of the teaching and learning context at HKU. The participants will hear from leading senior academics in the areas of strategic importance to the University: the 4-year undergraduate curriculum reform, the common core curriculum, e-learning, English as a medium of instruction, the demography and culture of HKU students, the academic advising, and the teaching and learning supporting centre (Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning).


This programme will be offered during Semester 2, 2020-2021 as follows:

Programme rundown:

Time Rundown
9:05 – 9:10 Introduction
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)
9:10 – 9:35 Teaching and Learning and the 4-year Curriculum at HKU
Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
9:35 – 9:55 CETL’s Support System for Professional Development and Curriculum Enhancement
Dr. Susan Bridges, Director, CETL
9:55 – 10:15 E-learning Opportunities at HKU
Dr. Leon Lei, E-Learning Technologist, Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI)
10:15 – 10:35 Unleashing Learning: Teaching in the Common Core
Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director, Common Core
10:35 – 11:05 Understanding Your Learners – Student Profile and Challenges
Professor Samson Tse, Dean of Student Affairs, Centre of Development and Resources for Students
11:05 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:30 Advising as Teaching
Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
11:30 – 12:00 English as a Medium of Instruction: Implications for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Miranda Legg, Associate Director, Centre for Applied English Studies
12:00 – 12:30 NSL and Academic Freedom
Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
12:30 – 12:35 Wrap up and Evaluation

The Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

For information on registration, please contact:
Mr. Julian Lee, CETL
Phone: 3917 8996; Email: julian38@hku.hk​

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