Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2012/13 2nd)

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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 Topics Date Time Venue
1. Criteria-Referenced Assessment and Using Rubrics to Grade Student Work 7 Feb 12:45pm–2:15pm ACC209
2. Outcomes Assessment and Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI) 21 Feb 12:45 – 2:15 p.m ACC209
3. Using iQlickers to Assess and Engage Student Learning 27 Feb 12:45 – 2:15 p.m ACC209
4. Engaging and Facilitating Student Self-Reflection 13 Mar 12:45 – 2:15 p.m ACC209
5. Communication & Collaboration & Development of Instructional Strategies supported by e-learning Tools 21 Mar 12:45 – 2:15 p.m ACC209
6. Academic Advising (AA) – a Roundtable Discussion 27 Mar 12:45 – 2:15 p.m ACC209
7. Practising and Assessing Critical Thinking in the Classroom 11 Apr 12:45 – 2:15 p.m ACC209
8. Building a Teaching Portfolio 17 Apr 12:45 – 2:15 p.m ACC209
9. How to Use Teamwork in the Classroom 25 Apr 12:45 – 2:15 p.m ACC209
(Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
All workshop materials for the above sessions are available at HKBU Blackboard courseroom “CHTL8100_All_Staff-1: Staff Professional Development” (Login required).

 

Proposed Topics

 

Session Details

TALES 1 – Thursday, 7 Feburary 2013

Title: Criteria-Referenced Assessment and Using Rubrics to Grade Student Work
Speaker/s: Colleague(s) of the CHTL

Abstract: This workshop aims to enable participants to effectively design rubrics and is particularly suitable for teaching staff who are interested in learning more about using rubrics in their assessments to improve student learning and performance. The following areas will be covered in the session:

  • Relationships between CRA and OBTL
  • Designing rubrics to reflect learning outcomes attainment
  • Using rubrics to grade student works
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)
Venue: ACC209
 

TALES 2 – Thursday, 21 Feburary 2013

Title: Outcomes Assessment and Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI)
Speaker/s: Dr Simon To (MATH)

Dr Kwok Wai Luen (REL)

Dr King Chong (CHTL)

Abstract: Outcomes assessment and evidence collection interlock together and form a continuum. This workshop primarily aims to relate outcomes assessment with the Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI) implemented at the University. The workshop commences by highlighting the importance of course assessment to programme and institutional outcomes assessment, followed by a brief explanation of outcomes assessment supported by its latest practices. During the course of the workshop, the ECI will be introduced, which will be followed by sharing of various collected data. This workshop should be of interest to both programme administrators and front-line teachers.
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)
Venue: ACC209
 

TALES 3 – Wednesday, 27 Feburary 2013

Title: Using iQlickers to Assess and Engage Student Learning
Speaker/s: Mr Leo Yu (LC)

Dr Shroff Ronnie Homi (CHTL)

Abstract: This workshop offers strategies for integrating clickers into new and existing courses and designing effective clicker questions that promote critical thinking, social interaction, and peer instruction.  This workshop will consist of two key parts. The first part will provide participants with an overview of the features and concrete pedagogical applications and discussions of the student response system. In the second part, participants will learn how to use the iQlickers to promote discussion, capture students’ attention and engage every student in class. Colleagues who have used iQlickers before will share their experience with us.
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)
Venue: ACC209
 

TALES 4 – Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Title: Engaging and Facilitating Student Self-Reflection
Speaker/s: Dr Wong Chi Tim (SAO)

Dr Shroff Ronnie Homi (CHTL)

Abstract: This workshop introduces effective strategies for stimulating student self-reflection. Participants will be introduced to the concept and rationale of self-reflection and will learn how to frame questions requiring self-reflection, using a reflection framework. This workshop will also introduce ways of enabling students to self-reflect in order to help them develop the appropriate analytic and interpretive skills they need to produce their own writing assignments. Activities will include considering and critiquing exemplars of reflective practice presented at the workshop.
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)
Venue: ACC209
 

TALES 5 – Thursday, 21 March 2013

Title: Communication & Collaboration & Development of Instructional Strategies supported by e-learning Tools
Speaker/s: Dr Christy Cheung (FDS)

Dr Shroff Ronnie Homi (CHTL)

Abstract: This workshop will provide instructors with a detailed look at the pedagogy of teaching effectively online and will include the potential use of some of the communication and Web 2.0 tools. In this workshop, participants will explore communication and collaboration tools such as discussion boards and groups, blogs, journals and Wikis. Furthermore, the workshop aims to equip participants with adequate knowledge and skills of how to use e-learning tools in supporting and developing different instructional strategies.
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)
Venue: ACC209
 

TALES 6 – Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Title: Academic Advising (AA) – a Roundtable Discussion
Speaker/s: Academic advisors from various Faculties/Schools/AVA

Dr Eva Wong (CHTL)

Abstract: With the 4-year degree now enacted, academic advising (AA) becomes even more pertinent as the younger cohort of students need assistance and advice in choosing their majors. Apart from academic matters, what other advice do our students require? AA is now an important task for many frontline teachers, hence some communication of views and experience will be useful. In this TALES session, we shall explore some data collected on the background of the 4-year cohort and academic advisors from the various Faculties/Schools/AVA will share their experience.
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)
Venue: ACC209
 

TALES 7 – Thursday, 11 April 2013

Title: Practising and Assessing Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Speaker/s: Dr Leevan Ling (MATH)

Dr Theresa Kwong (CHTL)

Abstract: A meaningful education is measured not by the knowledge a student accumulates, but by what a student is able to do with those knowledge. Teaching students to think critically has long been a goal of higher education and most teachers believe that critical thinking is an important skillset for their students to develop. However many teachers do not have enough experience of developing and measuring students’ critical thinking skills. In this workshop, we will discuss current best practices for introducing and assessing critical thinking in the classroom.
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)
Venue: ACC209
 

TALES 8 – Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Title: Building a Teaching Portfolio
Speaker/s: Dr Li Min (SCM)

Dr Theresa Kwong (CHTL)

Abstract: In many cases, creating your first Teaching Portfolio enables you, the instructor, to think more critically about your teaching, to create new methods of assessing it and to discuss pedagogy with colleagues, students and others. This workshop will focus on how to create your own teaching portfolio, including philosophy of teaching statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and strategies to organize these teaching materials in a cohesive portfolio.
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)
Venue: ACC209
 

TALES 9 – Thursday, 25 April 2013

Title: How to Use Teamwork in the Classroom
Speaker/s: Prof. Cheung Siu Yin (PE)
Dr. King Chong (CHTL)
Mr. Peter Lau (CHTL)
Abstract: Most teachers believe that teamwork skills can be acquired through group projects/assignments. Yet they never think of teaching students how to work in a team, nor do they think of how to assign a common grade to all team members. This workshop will provide guidance in dealing with these issues and explain how to create successful team assignments.
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)
Venue: ACC209
 

 

Abstract of Proposed Topics

 

Communities of Practice (CoPs)

It is envisaged that CoPs will become a prominent topic among the higher education sector as it was highlighted in the Higher Education Review (HER) report published by the UGC back in December 2010. This workshop aims to initially brief and promote this idea with faculties, explore their feedback and encourage their active participation once fully launched.