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Teaching Excellence Awards Virtual Workshop (1): Constructing an Evidence-based Portfolio

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

Details of the workshop:
Date : 17 Jun 2021 (Thursday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : via zoom
Presenters : Dr. Anita Wong (Outstanding Teaching Award, 2020), Dr. Anya M. Adair (Early Career Teaching Award, 2020)
Facilitator : Dr. Tracy Zou, CETL

Overview
Teaching Excellence Awards Virtual Workshops (1) and (2) will be offered on 17 June 2021 and 24 June 2021, respectively. Both workshops will include an overview of the teaching excellence award scheme. The first workshop will emphasise the construction of an evidence-based portfolio and the second one will focus more on showcasing teaching innovations. Colleagues interested in the scheme are welcome to join both workshops.

Abstract
This workshop is open to all teaching staff who are interested in finding out more about the different Teaching Excellence Awards. Staff will be provided with an overview of the award schemes, the key selection criteria, and some suggestions on preparing an evidence-based teaching portfolio. Two award winners will share with us their experience of applying for the award. Staff who are thinking about making an application in the next round are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. Staff who are not sure, or would simply like to know more about the scheme, are also very welcome.

The deadline for the next round of application is October 22, 2021. Please refer to the circular on Teaching Excellence Award Scheme, 2021 here: https://intraweb.hku.hk/reserved_1/tlearn/teas2021/TEAS_List_A_2021.pdf
(HKU Portal login required)

About the speakers

Dr. Anita Mei-Yin Wong
Faculty of Education (Outstanding Teaching Award, 2020)

Anita Wong is a speech-language therapist (SLT) by training and experience. She teaches in the area of Cantonese grammar, child language development and disorders, child language assessment and intervention, and interprofessional practice in educational settings in the BSc (Speech and Hearing Sciences) program.

As a SLT educator, Anita has a good understanding of the professional competencies required for entry-level practice in Hong Kong. With that understanding, she creates a social milieu of learning that motivates students to pursue knowledge with her as partners. To meet this longstanding need for an evidence base for intervention with Chinese children with language disorders, Anita follows a three-phase teaching cycle. In the first phase, she engages her postgraduate and undergraduate students in clinical research on child language intervention. In the second phase, she illustrates her evidence-based intervention decision-making process to students in the classroom. In the last phase, she collaborates with clinical educators to help students translate research evidence to actual clinical practice and develop new research questions. Anita hopes that this cycle will strengthen the research-teaching-clinical practice nexus in child language disorders, hence making a stronger impact on the children who receive speech language therapy.

Dr. Anya M. Adair
School of English in the Faculty of Arts and Department of Law in the Faculty of Law (Early Career Teaching Award, 2020)

Anya researches medieval English literature, as well as pre-modern English law and legal culture, and teaches across the disciplines of English language and literature, legal history and law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne and graduate degrees in English from Melbourne, Oxford and Yale. At Melbourne, Yale and HKU, she has taught courses in interdisciplinary law and literature, legal history, medieval and early modern English literature, creative writing, the history of the English language, palaeography and codicology, and digital humanities. Anya’s teaching is inspired by what drives her research: a desire for knowledge and the recognition of its complexity, a persistence in the search for succinct and coherent clarifications, and a delight in the discovery of unifying patterns or solutions. She is committed to the value of enthusiastic energy as the way to classroom leadership, to performance and creation as the way to learning, and to making her classroom an active one.

For information, please contact:
Ms. Lavina Luk, CETL
Phone: 3917 5272; Email: ytluk89@hku.hk