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Induction Programme 2017


HKBU is renowned for its dedication in providing an excellent and holistic education experience for its students. In HKBU’s Vision 2020 Strategic Themes (, quality teaching and learning is again given top priority, re-emphasising our focus on Whole Person Education.

This Induction Programme is specifically designed for new academic and teaching staff members joining HKBU. The primary objective of the Programme is to help new colleagues get familiar with the learning and teaching environment and culture of HKBU.


Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Induction Programme, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe pertinent aspects of the teaching and learning culture at HKBU;
  2. Recognise the characteristics of HKBU students that relate to their learning and deploy appropriate motivational techniques to help students learn more effectively;
  3. Identify the resources (including pedagogical approaches, assessment methods and policies, and etools) available at HKBU and deploy appropriate ones for the enhancement of teaching and learning.


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Session Outline

Topic Date Time Venue
Knowing Your Students @ HKBU 24 Aug (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ACC209
OBTL and Teaching & Learning @ HKBU 24 Aug (Thu) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ACC209
Moving Beyond the Generic Research Essay: Creating Contexts for Better Learning 25 Aug (Fri) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. WLB211
Assessment @ HKBU 25 Aug (Fri) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ACC209
Remark: To fulfill the induction programme requirements for new academic/teaching staff, colleagues are invited to choose 3 out of 4 sessions above, together with the attendance in Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Symposium cum Book Launch on 28 August 2017



Session Details

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Session 1

Title: Knowing Your Students @ HKBU
Facilitators: Dr Theresa KWONG (CHTL) and Mr Chris CHAN (LIB)
Abstract: In this session, we will share with you the profiles of HKBU students (e.g. student levels of academic preparation and achievement, socioeconomic background, career destinations and employability, etc.) and the empirical student learning data we gathered in the classroom. These data can facilitate your selection of the best instructional strategies and pedagogies to positively enhance classroom teaching and student learning. You will experience the Trail of Integrity and Ethics (TIEs) which different issues of academic misconduct will be introduced. We will also discuss the information literacy abilities of HKBU students, and explore how you can leverage the services of the University Library in fostering this important Graduate Attribute in our students.
Date & Time: 24 Aug 2017 (Thu), 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: ACC209

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Session 2

Title: OBTL and Teaching & Learning @ HKBU
Facilitators: Dr Lisa LAW (CHTL)
Abstract: 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 and the provision of timely feedback in motivating students to study at a high standard. 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.
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.
Date & Time: 24 Aug 2017 (Thu), 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: ACC209

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Session 3

Title: Moving Beyond the Generic Research Essay: Creating Contexts for Better Learning

Facilitators: Prof Paul Hanstedt
Abstract: Even the best curricular models fail if faculty are assigning the same old standard research papers and asking the same old exam questions. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to explore alternative approaches to assessing student writing (and other kinds of projects and work) in general education courses. More particularly, this hands-on workshop will use an epistemology developed by Danieliwizc and Jack to examine the benefits of “real-world” writing and non-academic audiences. Participants will explore alternative audiences, genres, and project designs that place their students in positions of greater authority, fostering greater student ownership of the course material and their own learning—all while providing instructors and programmes with robust assessment data.
Biography: Paul Hanstedt is a Professor of English at Roanoke College, where he directed the revision of a campus-wide general education programme, coordinates the college’s e-portfolio system, and is currently designing a Teaching Collaborative. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including a 2013 State Council for Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award and the 2014 CASE-Carnegie Virginia Professor of the Year Award. He received a Fulbright to aid curricular revision in Hong Kong, and authored General Education Essentials, a faculty introduction to current trends in liberal education. His next book, Creating Wicked Students, will be published in January 2018.
Date & Time: 25 Aug 2017 (Fri), 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: WLB211

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Session 4

Title: Assessment @ HKBU
Facilitators: Dr Eva WONG (CHTL)
Abstract: Empirical studies informed us that “assessment drives student learning”. One perquisite for an effective assessment lies in the formulation of valid, reliable and fair criteria to evaluate student work. 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 work.
Date & Time: 25 Aug 2017 (Fri), 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: ACC209

Information about the previous Induction Programmes
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