Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2010/11 1st)

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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 2010-2011 is the first offering of the seminar series. Ten 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 2010-2011 Date Time Venue
Powerpoint & Supplementary Notes
Evaluation Statistics
Video
1. Motivating Student Learning with Engaging Pedagogies 13 Oct 1:00pm – 4:00pm ACC209
2. Studies to Gauge Student Learning at HKBU : Teaching Evaluation (TE) analysis, pilot of the Learning Experience Inventory (LEI-C), and the Formative Review Exercise (FRE) 20 Oct 1:00pm – 2:30pm ACC209
3. Developing a New Generation of Leaders through Service Learning and Community Engagement 27 Oct 1:00pm – 2:30pm ACC209
4. Motivating student self-directed learning – how lecture video capture can help? 3 Nov 1:00pm – 2:30pm ACC209
5. Academic integrity – plagiarism 10 Nov 1:00pm – 2:30pm ACC209
6. Overview on assessment and assessment rubrics 17 Nov 1:00pm – 4:00pm ACC209
7. Criterion- and norm-referencing assessments 25 Nov 1:00pm – 2:30pm ACC209
8. Development and Assessment of Teamwork Skills 1 Dec 1:00pm – 3:00pm ACC209
9. Looking Beyond the ILOs. What Happens Next? Constructive Alignment in the European Studies Program 8 Dec 1:00pm – 2:30pm ACC209
10. The Study on the GE Pilot Courses 15 Dec 1:00pm – 2:30pm ACC209
(Note: Light Lunch will be provided)

Session Details

TALES 1 – Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Title: Motivating Student Learning with Engaging Pedagogies
Speaker/s: Professor Edmond Ko

Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation & Adjunct Professor

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Abstract: UGC-funded institutions have adopted an outcomes-based approach in their preparation of the normative four-year undergraduate curriculum to be introduced in 2012. In most cases a curriculum framework has been established and program-level intended learning outcomes articulated. The next challenge is to ensure that the delivery of the planned curriculum, in terms of the use of innovative pedagogies and assessment strategies, will indeed deliver these outcomes.

The objective of this workshop is to prepare front-line teachers to take up this challenge, with the focus on motivating student learning with engaging pedagogies. Participants will be introduced to specific approaches that have been shown by research to be effective in enhancing student learning, and given an opportunity to develop action plans to adopt these approaches in their teaching.

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209

Biography:

Edmond Ko is Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation and Adjunct Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Prior to that, he served as Vice-President (Undergraduate Education), Dean of Students, and Professor (Chair) of Chemistry at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), and as the Vice Provost for Education and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. As the key person charged to improve undergraduate education at Carnegie Mellon and CityU, Professor Ko has directed activities in student recruitment and admissions, student development, student residence, curriculum design, quality assurance, and faculty development.

For more information about Professor Edmond Ko, Please click here.

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TALES 2 – Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Title: Studies to Gauge Student Learning at HKBU : Teaching Evaluation (TE) analysis, pilot of the Learning Experience Inventory (LEI-C), and the Formative Review Exercise (FRE)
Speaker/s: Dr. Eva Wong with CHTL colleagues
Abstract: For some time now, the Teaching Evaluation (TE) is the only instrument used at HKBU to collect student data on how they were taught. In line with the emphasis on learner-centred education, previous TE data should be analyzed and comparable data on students’ learning experience should also be collected. With outcomes-based teaching and learning (OBTL) implemented at HKBU, an instrument to gauge the learning experience of students, the Learning Experience Inventory – Course (LEI-C) has been piloted in the past two semesters. A design of a systematic exercise to collect and analyse data on students’ learning experience, the Formative Review Exercise (FRE) is being implemented. In this TALES session, we will explain the FRE design, and share with participants the results of the LEI-C pilot and analyses done on the TE data collected over the past five academic years. Based on data collected from various stakeholders: students, teachers, and administrators, the FRE aims to provide feedback on the implementation of OBTL at HKBU to individual Departments and the University. It is envisaged that the data sets collected in the FRE will become important indicators of the effectiveness of student learning at HKBU.
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209
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TALES 3 – Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Title: Developing a New Generation of ?Leaders through Service Learning and Community Engagement
Speaker/s: Prof.?Dayle Smith

Visiting Fulbright Scholar for GE and Management, HKBU

Abstract: Can students be ethically engaged in furthering the welfare of their communities while balancing the many demands on their young lives? Can we, as educators,?inspire and motivate our students to explore our most pressing needs as a global community and empower our students to act? As we educate a new generation, what pedagogical practices can we employ to provide a catalyst for change in the hearts and minds of students as they reconsider the purpose of higher education and their role as global citizens? Professor Smith offers her insights on the scholarship of engagement, making the case for the service learning experience from the student, community partner and faculty perspective.
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209

Biography:

Professor Dayle Smith, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong Baptist University; Professor of Management, Department of Leadership, Organizations and Social Responsibility, School of Business; Former Chair of University of San Francisco GE Curriculum Committee
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TALES 4 – Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Title: Motivating Student Self-directed Learning – How Lecture Video Capture Can Help?
Speaker/s: Dr. Alfred Tan, Mr. Samson Ng, Mr. Kendall Yan & Mr. Tomson Xu

The BU eLearning Support Team @ CHTL

Abstract: In this session we shall introduce a few forms of lecture video capture technology, and how such e-Learning technology can be leveraged to engage and enhance students’ learning. We shall also address some of the pertinent concerns often voiced by the users of these e-Learning technologies. Finally, we will introduce, for the first time, to the HKBU audience our Panopto@HKBU lecture video capture system. With this introduction, we shall open our Call for Participation in our Panopto@HKBU Pilot Programme for any eligible academics staff who may wish to be part of our technology champions of this exciting and easy to use lecture video capture system.
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209
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TALES 5 – Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Title: Academic Integrity – Plagiarism
Speaker/s: Professor Tony Hung

Adjunct Consultant, CHTL & Professor, LC

Ms. Dianne Cmor

Senior Assistant Librarian, LIB

Dr. Theresa Kwong

Senior Teaching & Learning Officer, CHTL

Abstract: Have you encountered the unfortunate situation of finding that your students plagiarized others’ work? With the advent of the Internet and the ease of “cut & paste”, we educators are having a hard time checking that our students are actually doing their work themselves. But how do go about teaching our students what is academic integrity, in particular, “why they should not plagiarise”? We advocate a three-prong approach to combating plagiarism: (i) Educating students on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of avoiding plagiarism; (ii) Plagiarism detection and deterrence; and (iii) Designing ‘non-plagiarism-friendly’ assignments. In this workshop, we will show you how academic, Library and CHTL colleagues can work together to enact this approach. We will showcase library resources/services/technologies in support of preventing plagiarism, and discuss with participants why students have such a hard time with proper citation and how we, collectively, can help them. We will also share with the audience the results of a recent survey on students’ perception on plagiarism at HKBU and introduce some effective learning and teaching strategies to deter plagiarism.
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209
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TALES 6 – Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Title: Overview on assessment and assessment rubrics
Speaker/s: Professor?Edmond Ko

Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation & Adjunct Professor

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Abstract: This workshop will focus on preparing front-line teachers to make effective use of assessment strategies in order to enhance student learning.? Examples will be used to familiarize participants with different assessment approaches, in particular the use of assessment rubrics.
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209

Biography:

Biography: Edmond Ko is Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation and Adjunct Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Prior to that, he served as Vice-President (Undergraduate Education), Dean of Students, and Professor (Chair) of Chemistry at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), and as the Vice Provost for Education and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. As the key person charged to improve undergraduate education at Carnegie Mellon and CityU, Professor Ko has directed activities in student recruitment and admissions, student development, student residence, curriculum design, quality assurance, and faculty development.

For more information about Professor Edmond Ko, Please click?here.

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TALES 7 – Wednesday, 25 November 2010

Title: Criterion- and Norm-referencing Assessments
Speaker/s: Dr. Eva Wong with CHTL colleagues
Abstract: HKBU has been adopting the outcomes-based teaching and learning (OBTL) approach. In the application of OBTL, the assessment methods should represent an authentic evaluation of predetermined course intended outcomes (CILOs). Furthermore, students’ academic performances should be evaluated against a set of clearly defined and careful designed

criteria that are constructively aligned with the CILOs. An assessment rubric is an authentic assessment tool designed to measure students’ achievements as well as providing guidance and formative feedbacks for students. In this TALES session, we will discuss the issues pertinent to the issue of assessment in OBTL implementation. We will introduce the concept of assessment rubric and work as a team to develop an assessment rubric.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209
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TALES 8 – Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Title: Development and Assessment of Teamwork Skills
Speaker/s: Professor Edmond Ko

Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation & Adjunct Professor The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Abstract: Teamwork is an important competency for university graduates, but asking students to work on group projects will not automatically lead to the development of teamwork skills. The main reason is that students often do not know what underpins effective teamwork and thus do not know how to develop the requisite skills. Teamwork skills are also rarely assessed with an intention towards promoting learning. We will discuss in this workshop how to design effective team-based learning experiences and to assess performances of team members both individually and collectively. Examples will be drawn from an on-going teaching development project at HKUST which attempts to integrate teamwork development throughout an undergraduate curriculum.
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209

Biography:

For information about Professor Edmond Ko, Please click?here.
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TALES 9 – Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Title: Looking Beyond the ILOs. What Happens Next?

Constructive Alignment in the European Studies Program

(Participants are invited to bring in their laptops for this session)

Speaker/s: Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri, Lecturer

Dr. Sylvia Brandt, Visiting Scholar

Department of Government and International Studies, HKBU

Abstract: The ILOs have been formulated, the syllabus is ready. Is the job done? No, the actual work begins here. Now we have to make sure that our students know that they are achieving the outcomes set for them. And that they are able to identify the problems if they are not. In the workshop we would like to focus on some teaching & learning activities that the European Studies Program has been using to meet the ever diversifying needs of its undergraduate students. The participants should be able to:

  • identify different tools available to teachers which enable students to take control of their learning process and assume responsibility for the success or failure of this process.
  • evaluate the effectiveness of a particular tool to achieve a particular learning outcome and be able to compare it to other tools.
  • create teaching & learning activities using various tools to give back some of the responsibility of learning to the student.
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209
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TALES 10 – Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Title: The Study on the GE Pilot Courses
Speaker/s: Dr. Eva Wong

Director, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU

(with CHTL colleagues Dr. Wang Xiaoyan and Mr. Stephen Cheung)

Abstract: HKBU began to offer pilot courses in its General Education (GE) programme (newly designed for the 4-year curriculum which will officially be enacted in 2012) to students in Semester 1, 2010-2011. To ensure the design, development, and implementation of a high quality GE programme, the Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) and an instrument to gauge the learning experience of students have been utilized to gauge the implementation of the pilot GE courses. This study is trying to evaluate students’ learning experience in the pilot GE courses and assess the degree to which students’ engagements in the GE courses have affected their learning strategies and motivations.

In this TALES session, we will explain the design of the Evaluation on Pilot General Education Courses at HKBU, and share some preliminary results with participants. Based on the surveys with students and interviews with instructors, this project tries to provide feedback on the implementation of OBTL in GE courses at HKBU to individual instructors and to the University, so that we can continue to improve our GE programme. It is envisioned that the data collected will shed some light on the students’ learning experiences and the current status of the GE implementation at HKBU.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (light lunch from 12:30-1:00pm)
Venue: ACC 209
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All are welcome. For enquiries, please contact us at chtl@hkbu.edu.hk. As seats are limited, it would be very helpful if you could register your attendance at here.