Teaching and Learning Symposium 2019

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Date: 21 August, 2019 (Wednesday)
Time:9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Venue:AAB611, 6/F, Academic and Administration Building, Hong Kong Baptist University

Keynote (9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. )

Title:Students-as-Partners in Educational Development

Professor Brian COPPOLA
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry
Associate Chair for Educational Development and Practice, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, USA


This presentation will provide an overview of the students-as-partners structures that the University of Michigan has created. It is the University’s obligation to prepare the future faculty as well for their educational responsibilities as we do for their research skills, and, as a rule, the profession comes up short on doing this need. Undergraduate and postgraduate students who are considering academic careers comprise teams on faculty-led educational development projects. Our framework provides a mechanism for continuous improvement of undergraduate education, facilitates faculty engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and provides unique training opportunities for the next generation of faculty members.

Biography:Professor Brian P. Coppola is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the department’s Associate Chair for Educational Development & Practice, which includes directing CSIE|UM, the department’s award-winning program for using faculty-led projects as the foundation for educating future faculty (sites.lsa.umich.edu/csie-um). Professor Coppola received his B.S. degree in 1978 from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984. Moving to Ann Arbor in 1986, he joined an active group of faculty in the design and implementation of a revised undergraduate chemistry curriculum. His 1996-7 tenure review established a new policy at the University of Michigan, recognizing discipline-centered teaching and learning as an area that can be represented. He was promoted to Full Professor of Chemistry in 2001-2. His publications range from mechanistic organic chemistry research in 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions to educational philosophy, practice and assessment. Professor Coppola has been recognized for his contributions to higher education, including receiving the Kendall-Hunt Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award from the Society for College Science Teachers (2003), the State of Michigan Professor of the Year in the CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year program (2004), and the American Chemical Society’s James Flack Norris Award (2006). In 2009, he was selected as the CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year (for doctoral institutions). In 2012, he received the 2012-14 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. He was named as an ACS Fellow (2015) and a State of Michigan Distinguished Professor (2016).

Programme Rundown

9:15 a.m.


9:30 a.m.

Welcome Address

Dr Albert CHAU
Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), Hong Kong Baptist University

9:45 a.m.


Students-as-Partners in Educational Development

Professor Brian COPPOLA
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry
Associate Chair for Educational Development and Practice, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, USA

10:45 a.m.

Tea Break

11:05 a.m.

Presentations (Teaching Development Grant Projects)

  • Design and Implement Blended Learning Using the FutureLearn Platform
    Professor Kara CHAN, Department of Communication Studies, HKBU
  • SPEAK!: The very first public speaking learning platform
    Dr Kimmy CHENG, Department of Communication Studies, HKBU
    Gold Award Winner, Technology Innovation Award received from the eLearning Forum Asia 2019
  • CoP Head Start: A Confluence of Hearts and Minds
    Dr Joshua CHAN, Department of Education Studies, HKBU
    Ms Jane LO, Language Centre, HKBU

12:35 p.m.

Lunch and Poster Session
Poster Participants:

  • Motivating Makers’ Culture Through Active Stimulation and Experiential Learning
    Professor Ben CHAN, Mr Sam WONG & Mr C F WONG (HKUST)
  • connect*ed: The Interactions Within a Virtual Community of Learning
    Dr Sarah CHAN, Mr Francis TSOI & Dr Julie CHEN (HKU)
  • Prior Learning: Recognition and Visibility
    Dr Kin CHEUNG & Mr Hing Man NG (PolyU)
  • Enhancing University Students’ Well-being and Positive Learning Experiences – Application of Positive Education
    Ms Sukie CHEUNG (HKBU) & Dr Sylvia KWOK (CityU)
  • Discipline Based Mini Lecturers for English Enhancement
    Mr James CHONG (LU)
  • “Science Mobile” – Learning Science Ubiquitously with a Smartphone
    Dr Cherry CHOW & Dr Kendrew MAK (CUHK)
  • Blended Learning – The Faculty of Education and Human Development (EDUHK) @ The Next Level
    Professor Cher Ping LIM (EdUHK)
  • Adopting Classroom Response System to Transform Learning and Teaching
    Professor Eugenia NG (LU)
    Professor T C PONG & Mr Tony FUNG (HKUST)
  • Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education
    Dr Fridolin TING (PolyU)
  • A Mobile App for Students and Supervisors of Capstone Projects
    Dr Valerie YAP (PolyU), Dr Jane ROBBIN (PolyU), Ms Vicky MAN (HKBU) & Dr Julia CHEN (PolyU)
  • The Ultimate Guide to Blended Learning on KEEP
    Mr Bo ZHU & Professor Irwin KING (CUHK)

2:15 p.m.

Presentations (UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching & Learning Related Proposals)

  • A Telecollaborative Project on Integrated Language Learning and Social Awareness (ILLSA)
    Dr Tushar CHAUDHURI, Department of Government and International Studies, HKBU
  • Developing Multidisciplinary and Multicultural Competences through Gamification and Challenge-based Collaborative Learning
    Dr Eva WONG, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU
  • Enhancing Orthopedics Curriculums in Chinese Medicine Education by Bringing Theory to Practice
    Dr Feng TU, School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU
  • Standardizing Clinical Education Assessment of Chinese Medicine through the Internationalization of a Practicum Internship Program
    Professor Min LI, School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU

4:15 p.m.