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2016/17

Session 1

Title: Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) and Assessment @ HKBU
Facilitators: CHTL Colleagues
Abstract: HKBU is renowned for its dedication in providing a holistic education experience for its students. This is in line with university’s goal of becoming the region’s premier liberal arts university. With the full adoption of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), teaching and learning at HKBU emphasises the creation of a more learning-centered environment, characterised with the use of engaging pedagogies to encourage students’ active participation, and the provision of timely feedback in motivating them to study at a high standard. Empirical studies informed us that “assessment drives student learning”. Hence the use of engaging teaching and learning activities (TLAs) coupled with appropriate formative and summative assessment methods (AMs) constructively aligned to the learning outcomes is the underlying principle of OBTL which must be enacted within and outside the classroom to help students achieve the learning outcomes.

This Session primarily aims to (1) explain the teaching and learning culture of HKBU and the implementation process of OBTL, (2) introduce various pedagogical and assessment options, (3) explain the importance of Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) approach in OBTL, and (4) demonstrate the use of rubrics to evaluate student works.

Date & Time: 9 Sep 2016 (Fri), 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. /
13 Sep 2016 (Tue), 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. /
17 Sep 2016 (Sat), 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: ACC 209
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2015/16

Session 1

Title: Assessment @ HKBU
Facilitators Ir Dr K S SO (AR) and Dr Eva WONG (CHTL)
Abstract: Empirical studies informed us that “assessment drives student learning”. Hence the use of engaging teaching and learning activities (TLAs) coupled with appropriate formative and summative assessment methods (AMs) constructively aligned to the learning outcomes is the underlying principle of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) which must be enacted within and outside the classroom to help students achieve the learning outcomes. One perquisite for an effective assessment lies in the formulation of valid, reliable and fair criteria to evaluate student works. Under the framework of University’s Assessment Policy, this Session primarily aims to introduce the approach Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) to our new colleagues, through explaining the importance of CRA in OBTL, guiding the design of assessment rubrics, and demonstrating the use of rubrics to grade student works.
Outline:
  • The importance of Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) in OBTL
  • University’s Assessment Policy
  • Designing effective assessment rubrics
  • Using rubrics to grade student works
Intended Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) in OBTL;
  2. Explain the relevant highlights from the University’s Assessment Policy;
  3. Design effective assessment rubrics and use them to grade student works.
Date & Time: 19 August 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: ACC 209
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Session 2

Title: Teaching & Learning @ HKBU
Facilitators Professor Reza HOSHMAND (GEO), Mr. Chris CHAN (LIB) and Dr. King CHONG (CHTL)
Abstract: HKBU is renowned for its dedication in providing a holistic education experience for its students. This is in line with “Vision 2020″, the blueprint that charts HKBU’s development over the decade in becoming the best regional provider of Whole Person Education. With the full adoption of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), teaching and learning at HKBU emphasizes the creation of a more learner-centered environment, characterized with the use of engaging pedagogies to encourage students’ active participation, and the provision of timely feedback in motivating them to study at a high standard. Among various pedagogical options, e-learning is perhaps the most influential one that is now transforming the means of teaching, learning and assessment.
This Session primarily aims to introduce the teaching and learning culture of HKBU to our new colleagues by explaining the implementation process of OBTL, providing an overview of the General Education (GE) programme at HKBU and showcasing our Library’s various support services to assist our colleagues in their teaching and research.
Outline:
  • Overview of General Education at HKBU
  • How can OBTL help our students learn better?
  • What is OBTL & Constructive Alignment?
    • Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
    • Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs)
    • Assessment Methods (AMs)
  • Library support services for student learning
Intended Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the rationale and objectives of the GE programme at HKBU;
  2. Implement the whole OBTL process, focusing on:
    • Designing constructively aligned TLAs and AMs for the ILOs;
    • Mapping Course ILOs to Programme ILOs, and PILOs to Graduate Attributes;
  3. Identify Library’s various supports for student learning.
Date & Time: 20 August 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: ACC 209
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Session 3

Title: Knowing Your Students @ HKBU
Facilitators Professor Gordon TANG (SA), Dr Rosa TANG (SA) and Dr Theresa KWONG (CHTL)
Abstract: To effectively select teaching methods to foster student motivation to learn, we must know something about our audience. Your students will come from very diverse backgrounds and may have various learning needs. Knowing both who your students are and how they learn is the starting point for teaching at its best.
In this session, we will share with you HKBU’s student profiles (e.g. students’ level of academic preparation and achievement, socioeconomic background, career destinations and employability, scores of performance evaluation from employers, etc.) and the empirical data we have gathered on students’ learning experiences in the classroom. Moreover, we will discuss how this information and results can be used to help you select a variety of instructional strategies and pedagogies to positively enhance classroom teaching and learning.
In this session, you will also have an opportunity to engage in informal conversations with our students (i.e., GAs Ambassadors) about their learning experiences within and outside the classroom.
Intended Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe general profiles of students at HKBU;
  2. Recount the holistic development and employability of HKBU students;
  3. Explain how the teaching and learning approach and campus life can assist students to learn more effectively in the classroom as well as out-of-class.
Date & Time: 21 August 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: ACC 209
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2014/15

Session 1

Title: Knowing Your Students @ HKBU
Facilitators Dr Rosa TANG (SA) and Dr Theresa KWONG (CHTL)
Abstract: To effectively select teaching methods to foster student motivation to learn, we must know something about our audience. Your students will come from very diverse backgrounds and may have various learning needs. Knowing both who your students are and how they learn is the starting point for teaching at its best.
In this session, we will share with you HKBU’s student profiles (e.g. students’ level of academic preparation and achievement, socioeconomic background, career destinations and employability, scores of performance evaluation from employers, etc.) and the empirical data we have gathered on students’ learning experiences in the classroom. Moreover, we will discuss how this information and results can be used to help you select a variety of instructional strategies and pedagogies to positively enhance classroom teaching and learning.
In this session, you will also have an opportunity to engage in informal conversations with our students (i.e., GAs Ambassadors) about their learning experiences within and outside the classroom.
Intended Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe general profiles of students at HKBU;
  2. Recount the holistic development and employability of HKBU students;
  3. Explain how the teaching and learning approach and campus life can assist students to learn more effectively in the classroom as well as out-of-class;
  4. Revise instructional strategies in your course(s) based on students’ sharing about their learning experiences and the information/research results presented in this session.
Date & Time: 19 August 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: ACC 209
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Session 2

Title: Teaching & Learning @ HKBU
Facilitators Dr Ronnie SHROFF (CHTL), Mr. Chris CHAN (LIB)
Abstract: HKBU is renowned for its dedication in providing a holistic education experience for its students. This is in line with “Vision 2020″, the blueprint that charts HKBU’s development over the decade in becoming the best regional provider of Whole Person Education. With the full adoption of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), teaching and learning at HKBU emphasizes the creation of a more learner-centered environment, characterized with the use of engaging pedagogies to encourage students’ active participation, and the provision of timely feedback in motivating them to study at a high standard. Among various pedagogical options, e-learning is perhaps the most influential one that is now transforming the means of teaching, learning and assessment.
This Session primarily aims to introduce the teaching and learning culture of HKBU to our new colleagues by explaining the implementation process of OBTL, providing an overview of the General Education (GE) programme at HKBU and showcasing our Library’s various support services to assist our colleagues in their teaching and research.
Outline:
  • Overview of General Education at HKBU
  • How can OBTL help our students learn better?
  • What is OBTL & Constructive Alignment?
    • Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
    • Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs)
    • Assessment Methods (AMs)
  • Library support services for student learning
Intended Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the rationale and objectives of the GE programme at HKBU;
  2. Implement the whole OBTL process, focusing on:
    • Designing constructively aligned TLAs and AMs for the ILOs;
    • Mapping Course ILOs to Programme ILOs, and PILOs to Graduate Attributes;
  • Identify Library’s various supports for student learning.
  • Date & Time: 20 August 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    10 September 2014 , 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    12 September 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Venue: ACC 209
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    Session 3

    Title: Assessment @ HKBU
    Facilitators Ir Dr K S SO (AR), Dr Eva WONG (CHTL)
    Abstract: Empirical studies informed us that “assessment drives student learning”. Hence the use of engaging teaching and learning activities (TLAs) coupled with appropriate formative and summative assessment methods (AMs) constructively aligned to the learning outcomes is the underlying principle of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) which must be enacted within and outside the classroom to help students achieve the learning outcomes. One perquisite for an effective assessment lies in the formulation of valid, reliable and fair criteria to evaluate student works. Under the framework of University’s Assessment Policy, this Session primarily aims to introduce the approach Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) to our new colleagues, through explaining the importance of CRA in OBTL, guiding the design of assessment rubrics, and demonstrating the use of rubrics to grade student works.
    Outline:
    • The importance of Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) in OBTL
    • University’s Assessment Policy
    • Designing effective assessment rubrics
    • Using rubrics to grade student works
    Intended Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    1. Explain the importance of Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) in OBTL;
    2. Explain the relevant highlights from the University’s Assessment Policy;
    3. Design effective assessment rubrics and use them to grade student works.
    Date & Time: 21 August 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    11 September 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    13 September 2014. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Venue: ACC 209
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    2013/14

    Session 1 – Tuesday, 20 August 2013

    Title: Knowing Your Students @ HKBU
    Facilitators Mrs Vivien CHAN (SA) and Dr Theresa KWONG (CHTL)
    Abstract: To effectively select teaching methods to foster student motivation to learn, we must know something about our audience. Your students will come from very diverse backgrounds and may have various learning needs. Knowing both who your students are and how they learn is the starting point for teaching at its best.

    In this session, we will share with you HKBU’s student profiles (e.g. students’ level of academic preparation and achievement, socioeconomic background, employment trends, scores of whole person development assessment, etc.) and the empirical data we have gathered on students’ learning experiences in the classroom. Moreover, we will discuss how this information and results can be used to help you select a variety of instructional strategies and pedagogies to positively enhance classroom teaching and learning.

    In this session, you will also have an opportunity to engage in informal conversations with our students about their learning experience within and outside classroom.

     

    Intended Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe general profiles of students at HKBU;
    2. Recount the holistic development of HKBU students;
    3. Explain how  the OBTL approach and campus life can assist students to learn more effectively in the classroom as well as out-of-class;
    4. Revise instructional strategies in your course(s) based on the information and research results presented in this session.

     

    Date & Time: 20 August 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Venue: ACC 209
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    Session 2 – Wednesday, 21 August 2013

    Title: OBTL and Teaching & Learning @ HKBU
    Facilitators Mr. Chris CHAN (LIB), Mr. Leo YU (LC), Dr Ronnie SHROFF (CHTL) and Dr King CHONG (CHTL)
    Abstract: HKBU is renowned for its dedication in providing a holistic education experience for its students. This is in line with “Vision 2020”, the blueprint that charts HKBU’s development over the decade in becoming the best regional provider of Whole Person Education. With the full adoption of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), teaching and learning at HKBU emphasizes the creation of a more learner-centered environment, characterized with the use of engaging pedagogies to encourage students’ active participation, and the provision of timely feedback in motivating them to study at a high standard. Among various pedagogical options, e-learning is perhaps the most influential one that is now transforming the means of teaching, learning and assessment.

    This Session primarily aims to introduce the teaching and learning culture of HKBU to our new colleagues, by explaining the implementation process of OBTL, providing a demonstration of the use of an e-learning tool in enhancing student learning, and by showcasing our Library’s various support services to assist our colleagues in their teaching and research.

     

    Outline:
    • How can OBTL help our students learn better?
    • What is OBTL & Constructive Alignment?
      • Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
      • Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs)
      • Assessment Methods (AMs)
    • Demonstration of using an e-learning tool –  iQlickers to engage student in active learning
    • Library support for student learning

     

    Intended Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    1. Implement the whole OBTL process, focusing on:
      • Designing constructively aligned TLAs and AMs for the ILOs;
      • Mapping Course ILOs to Programme ILOs, and PILOs to Graduate Attributes;
    2. Draw implications from using iQlickers to your teaching practices;
    3. Identify Library’s various support for student learning.

     

    Date & Time: 21 August 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Venue: ACC 209
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    Session 3 – Thursday, 22 August 2013

    Title: Assessment @ HKBU
    Facilitators Dr K S SO (AR), Professor Reza HOSHMAND (GEO), Dr Simon TO (MATH) and Dr Eva WONG (CHTL)
    Abstract: Empirical studies informed us that “assessment drives student learning”. Hence the use of engaging teaching and learning activities (TLAs) coupled with appropriate formative and summative assessment methods (AMs) constructively  aligned to the learning outcomes is the underlying principle of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) which must be enacted within and outside the classroom to help students achieve the learning outcomes. One perquisite for an effective assessment lies in the formulation of valid, reliable and fair criteria to evaluate student works. Under the framework of University’s Assessment Policy, this Session primarily aims to introduce the approach Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) to our new colleagues, through explaining the importance of CRA in OBTL, guiding the design of assessment rubrics, and demonstrating the use of rubrics to grade student works.

    Emphasizing the generic and transferable skills, the implementation of General Education Programme (GE) has become a new impetus to rethink our assessment practices. This Session will also introduce the GE programme and share some practical experiences in assessing the GE programme outcomes.

    Outline:
    • The importance of Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) in OBTL
    • University’s Assessment Policy
    • Designing effective assessment rubrics
    • Using rubrics to grade student works
    • General Education at HKBU
    • Outcomes assessment and Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI)
    • Experiences sharing in GE outcomes assessment

     

    Intended Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    • Explain the importance of Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA) in OBTL;
    • Explain the relevant highlights from the University’s Assessment Policy;
    • Design effective assessment rubrics and use them to grade student works;
    • Describe the rationale and objectives of the GE programme at HKBU;
    • Draw implications from the GE outcomes assessment to teaching practices.

     

    Date & Time: 22 August 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Venue: ACC 209
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    2012/13

    Session 1 – Monday, 3 September 2012

     

    Title: Teaching and Learning @ HKBU
    Facilitator/s: Dr. Eva Wong (CHTL)
    Guest Facilitator/s: Professor Reza Hoshmand (GEO)
    Abstract: With the full adoption of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), teaching and learning at HKBU emphasizes on the creation of a more learner-centered learning environment that effectively encourage students’ active engagement, and the provision of timely feedback to motivate them to work towards a high standard. The 4-year curriculum with a specifically designed General Education programme further exemplifies the University’s resolve to educate students to lead and excel in the 21st Century as global citizens. As such, it is of paramount importance to assist new colleagues joining HKBU to transition effectively and efficiently to the teaching and learning culture of the University.

    This session will introduce the teaching and learning culture of HKBU to participants, highlighting the adoption of OBTL to help our students learn better. Further explanations/discussion on pertinent matters, like the University-wide Assessment Policy and the General Education programme will also be provided.

    Time: *9:30a.m. -12:30p.m.

    *2:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    (*Identical Session)

    Venue: ACC209
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    Session 2 – Tuesday, 4 September 2012

    Title: Knowing Your Students and Strategies to Foster Motivation in Learning
    Facilitator/s: Dr. Theresa Kwong (CHTL)

    Dr. K Chong (CHTL)

    Guest Facilitator/s: Professor Albert Lee (SAO)

    Abstract: To effectively choose teaching methods and foster motivation to learn within a classroom, we must know something about our audience. Your students will come from very diverse backgrounds and they may have different learning needs. Knowing both who your students are and how they learn is the starting point for teaching at its best. It also helps to find out how to motivate your students to learn and what you can do to structure a class (e.g. refining lectures, teaching and learning activities, and providing formative feedback, etc.) which engages your students in learning.

    In this session, we will share with you HKBU’s student profiles, which include students’ level of academic preparation and achievement, socioeconomic background, parental education background, employment statistics, etc. We will also explore certain well researched principles about how student learn and strategies for fostering student motivation in learning.

    Time: *9:30a.m. -12:30p.m.

    *2:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    (*Identical Session)

    Venue: ACC209
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    Session 3 – Wednesday, 5 September 2012

    Title: eTools for Teaching and Learning at HKBU
    Facilitator/s: Dr. Eva Wong (CHTL)

    Mr. Samson Ng (CHTL)

    Guest Facilitator/s: Mr. Chris Chan (LIB)
    Abstract: Generation Y students are known as “digital natives”, so using technology to motivate them to learn or help them learn more effectively has become part and parcel of teaching and learning today. At HKBU, the Moodle platform has been in use for some time. To better assist colleagues to collect evidence showing students’ achievement of learning outcomes, the Blackboard platform is newly launched for parallel running allowing for a smooth transition. In this session, we shall showcase the various tools and features on our eLearning platforms and explore how they can be used and leveraged as effective tools in creating a conducive environment to assist teaching and learning. Participants are encouraged to bring their own computers and mobile (e.g. iOS, Android, and Blackberry) devices.
    Time: *9:30a.m. -12:30p.m.

    *2:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    (*Identical Session)

    Venue: ACC 209
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