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Thursday 29 October 2020
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Introduction to Teaching and Learning @ HKU

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

Date : 8th September 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00am - 12:35pm
Venue: Zoom

This half-day ‘Introduction to Teaching and Learning @ HKU’ programme is a foundation programme in teaching and learning at the University of Hong Kong and is designed for teaching staff, regardless of previous teaching experience, who are new to teaching at HKU. The overall aim is to provide new staff with a better understanding of specific issues relating to teaching and learning context in Hong Kong and at HKU. Staff will hear from leading Senior Academics in areas of strategic importance to the University.


During this programme, participants will be able to gain knowledge and to engage in discussions relating to issues relevant to teaching and learning at HKU. These will include the overview of the 4-year undergraduate curriculum reform, the demography and culture of HKU students, English as a medium of instruction, the common core curriculum, the role and nature of academic advising and about e-learning at HKU.

Programme rundown:

Time Rundown
9:00 Registration
9:05 – 9:10 Introduction
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)
9:10 – 9:35 Teaching and Learning and the New 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 – 10:55 Advising as Teaching
Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
10:55 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 English as a Medium of Instruction: Implications for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Miranda Legg, Associate Director, Centre for Applied English Studies
11:30 – 12:00 Understanding Your Learners – Student Profile and Challenges
Professor Samson Tse, Dean of Student Affairs, Centre of Development and Resources for Students
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. Thomas Lau , CETL
Phone: 3917 4807; Email: kanclau@hku.hk​

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