Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2009/10)

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Introduction

The transition to the 4-year Degree coupled with the adoption of outcomes-based teaching and learning (OBTL) present staff with significant challenges and opportunities for professional development. The Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL) has an important role to work with academic colleagues for the enhancement of student learning.
The TALES seminar series is designed to assist both new and experienced academic staff to adapt to the changing nature of the environment in which they work. TALES will help colleagues understand how our students learn, and provide resources, academic support and learning opportunities with OBTL and e-learning. The CHTL team will work with teachers to develop effective pedagogy in a holistic environment to enable our students to take proactive action to better manage their own learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes

TALES 2009-2010 is the first offering of the seminar series. Five sessions have been scheduled with the aim of helping participants achieve three important intended learning outcomes.
At the end of TALES, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the HKBU Graduate Attributes and their importance in the OBTL implementation;
  2. Develop constructively aligned Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs) and Assessment Methods (AMs) for their respective courses;
  3. Experiment with new and innovative teaching activities through the deployment of e-learning;

Series Outline

TALES 2009-2010 Date Time Venue
Powerpoint
Evaluation Statistics
Video
1. The Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) for General Education and how they support the HKBU Graduate Attributes 10 Mar 12:30pm – 2:30pm SWT 501
2. 17 Mar 12:30pm – 2:30pm SWT 501
3. Student Engagement Techniques: Rethinking the one-minute paper for e-deployment 31 Mar 12:30pm – 2:30pm OEE 601-3
4. Revisiting ILOs, TLAs & AMs 22 Apr 12:30pm – 2:30pm WLB 601
5. Assessment: The Secret Ingredient of an Effective Pedagogy 5 May 12:30pm – 2:30pm WLB 205
(Note: Light Lunch will be provided)

Session Details

TALES 1 – Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Title: The Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) for General Education and how they support the HKBU Graduate Attributes
Speaker/s: Professor Tony Hung, Professor, Language Centre
Dr Eva Wong, Director, CHTL
Dr Alfred Tan, Senior T&L Officer, CHTL
Abstract: This session examines the first of three major components of outcomes-based teaching and learning (OBTL), the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) in the context of our General Education (GE) Programme. As active statements of what the learner is supposed to be able to do and to what standard, we shall see how these GE programme ILOs contextualise the HKBU Graduate Attributes. Examples of Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs) as well as Assessment Methods (AMs) currently being applied at HKBU will be used to explain how these help our students attain the Graduate Attributes.
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: Council Chamber, SWT501
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TALES 2 – Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Title: Reimagining Classroom Practices: How Can We Create Better Learning Environments for Our Students?”
Speaker/s: Dr Ahmar Mahboob
Visiting Fellow (EDO, City University of Hong Kong)
Senior Lecturer (Linguistics, University of Sydney)
Abstract: Are all teaching practices equal? How can we enhance student learning? What classroom practices lead to student learning and what practices create barriers for student learning? These are some of the questions that will be raised during this workshop. Participants will be encouraged to review and critically engage with their own teaching/learning contexts and imagine alternative approaches to teaching/learning that can be implemented in their context. Participants will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of the relationship between learning and teaching and how they can use this understanding in their own contexts.
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: Council Chamber, SWT501

Biography:

Ahmar Mahboob is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney. Ahmar has published on a range of topics including: language teaching, teacher education, language policy, educational linguistics, and World Englishes. Ahmar is the co-editor of Questioning Linguistics with Naomi Knight (2008), Studies in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning with Caroline Lipovsky (2009), Appliable Linguistics: Texts, Contexts and Meanings with Naomi Knight (2010), and The NNEST Lens: Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (2010). Ahmar is the Associate Editor of the journal Linguistics and the Human Sciences. Ahmar is currently based at CityU during his sabbatical.
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TALES 3 – Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Title: Student Engagement Techniques: Rethinking the one-minute paper for e-deployment
Speaker/s: Dr Eva Wong, Director, CHTL
Dr Alfred Tan, STLO, CHTL
Mr Kenneth Siu, CO, ITO
Abstract:
As student engagement or classroom assessment techniques (CAT) go, the one-minute paper (described in Angelo and Cross, Classroom Assessment Techniques) is a well-known and easy-to-use assessment/engagement tool for student learning. So can we improve on this tool? In this session, we shall look at the one-minute paper again, with our e-learning platform, Moodle for its support. After examining the one-minute paper technique, participants will use it offline and online, and have an opportunity to create an e-one-minute paper for use in their own course(s).
ILO’s:
  1. Describe the one-minute paper technique that can be applied to a variety of learning situations
  2. Summarize the advantages of this technique to help students’ active learning
  3. Participate in and practice the one-minute paper online and off
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: OEE 601-3
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TALES 4 – Thursday, 22 April 2010

Title: Revisiting ILOs, TLAs & AMs
Speaker/s: Dr. Alfred Tan, STLO, CHTL
Dr. Eva Wong, Director, CHTL
Abstract: In this session we shall revisit the core components of Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs) and Assessment Methods (AMs) within the micro framework context of outcomes-based teaching and learning (OBTL).
In our exploration we shall: 

  1. Examine what are the “action verbs” pertinent to different levels of learning that can be used to construct a succinct ILO;
  2. Understand the different learning models, such as Bloom’s Taxonomy and John Biggs’s Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy, and the contrast between these;
  3. How a TLA can facilitate the achievement of such “action verb” ILO/s;
  4. What forms of AM can be used to assess the competency of students in their achievement of such “action” ILO/s.
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: WLB 601
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TALES 5 – Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Title: Assessment: The Secret Ingredient of an Effective Pedagogy
Speaker/s: Dr Ahmar Mahboob
Visiting Fellow (EDO, City University of Hong Kong)
Senior Lecturer (Linguistics, University of Sydney)
Abstract: Assessment is often seen as a painful experience – both by students and teachers. Students fear assessment because of the power that it carries. Teachers dislike it because of all the marking and grading that it requires. In this presentation, we will question these assumptions and argue that assessment is in fact the secret ingredient of an effective pedagogy. Assessment, as we will discover, is one of the most powerful tools that we teachers have to encourage positive learning outcomes. As such, we need to carefully design and support assessment tasks. In this presentation, we will first consider some key theoretical dimension of assessment in higher education and then critically evaluate authentic assessment tasks. Geared with this theoretical and critical understanding of assessment, participants will develop ideas for assessing students in their own courses.
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (set lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: WLB 205
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Please register your attendance by return mail to chtl@hkbu.edu.hk. Should you have any queries, please contact us at chtl@hkbu.edu.hk.