Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2016/17 1st)

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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 eLearning;

 

Series Outline

TALES Series Date Venue
UGC Teaching and Learning Funding Scheme 2016-19 – Briefing and Experience Sharing Session 9 Aug ACC209
1. Cross Disciplinary Learning via Service Learning – Why is it important? 27 Sep ACC209
2. Integrating Service Learning into the Curriculum: Experience sharing from SCM and GEO 5 Oct ACC209
3. Preparing and Reviewing Programme Documents: OBTL and Constructive Alignment in Action 14 Oct ACC209
4. Annual Programme Quality Assurance (QA) Report Preparation 3 Nov ACC209
5. When East Meets West: the Liberal Education Model of YALE-NUS and Inspirations for HKBU 15 Nov ACC209
6. Webinar with FutureLearn: Tools for Supporting eLearning and Collaborative Learning 17 Nov ACC209
7. Co-curricular Service Learning – Evidence of Impact on Student Learning (Experience Sharing from SAO & CHTL) 24 Nov ACC209
8. University 2.0: Response to Industrial Revolution 4.0 9 Dec ACC209

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TALES – 9 August 2016 (Tuesday)

TALES Topic Date Time Venue
1. UGC Teaching and Learning Funding Scheme 2016-19 – Briefing and Experience Sharing Session 9 Aug 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ACC209
Title: UGC Teaching and Learning Funding Scheme 2016-19 – Briefing and Experience Sharing Session
Facilitator/s: Investigators of Projects Funded under the Scheme in 2012-15
Dr Albert Chau (VPTL)
Dr Jill Chiu (BIOL)
Professor Christopher Keyes (MUS)
Dr Eva Wong (CHTL)
Abstract: To motivate institutions to collaborate in the adoption of innovative pedagogies, the UGC introduced a competitive funding scheme in the 2012-15 triennium to support worthwhile collaborative teaching and learning initiatives. A total of 23 projects with an amount of nearly $124 million were funded under the scheme. HKBU colleagues participated in 14 of the approved projects, 3 of which were led by HKBU. In this session, a brief introduction to the funding scheme recently unveiled by the UGC for the 2016-19 triennium will be given, followed by the sharing of experiences in the previous triennium. Colleagues will share how they came up with the good ideas and translated the ideas into thrilling proposals that compelled the international reviewers to support them. They will also share the progress of their projects, the interim outcomes, milestones, etc.

It is anticipated that participants can develop more ideas for putting together a statement of intent and a full proposal for the 2016-19 funding scheme after attending this session. For details about the scheme and the application process at HKBU, please visit: http://chtl.hkbu.edu.hk/main/ugctlf2016-19/.

Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 1 – 27 September 2016 (Tuesday)

TALES 1 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Cross Disciplinary Learning via Service Learning – Why is it important? 27 Sep 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Cross Disciplinary Learning via Service Learning – Why is it important?
Facilitator/s: Professor Siu Yin CHEUNG (PE)
Dr Albert CHAU (VPTL)
We write to cordially invite you to attend the first TALES session in AY 2016/17, facilitated by Professor Siu Yin CHEUNG (recipient of 2016 President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching) and Dr. Albert CHAU, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), who will share with us their experience of using service learning as a key curricular component to provide students with an enriching learning experience. Service learning will be explored from multiple perspectives – of institution/curriculum, of participating partners, and of faculty members – to understand the rationales of service learning and its multifaceted contributions to learning and society as a whole (comprising communities of and beyond the academe).

To encourage the adoption of service learning for teaching and curriculum innovations, this workshop will focus on how service learning benefits content and pedagogy development, and share successful stories of employing service learning to achieve the University’s GAs, enhance student learning, and prepare students for work and life beyond campus. Caveats to note in order to deliver a successful service learning programme will also be discussed.

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 http://chtl.hkbu.edu.hk/workshop/reg.php.

Time: 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 2 – 5 October 2016 (Wednesday)

TALES 2 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Integrating Service Learning into the Curriculum: Experience sharing from SCM and GEO 5 Oct 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Integrating Service Learning into the Curriculum: Experience sharing from SCM and GEO
Facilitator/s: Dr Kevin YUE (SCM)
Dr TU Feng (SCM)
Professor Reza HOSHMAND (GEO)
Abstract: Service Learning (SL) has been recognized as a teaching strategy that integrates theory and practice, as it engages learning with the community. Through placement assignments/activities, students can broaden the scope of their classroom discussions and deepen their understanding of course content in a more authentic context. Students may also reflect on their service experience to discover the value of a discipline, their role as a community member, and the practice of civic responsibility.

In addition to its contribution to learning, how does SL benefit Faculties who implement the initiative as part of their curriculum? This workshop invites faculty members and programme experts to share their experiences and insights of how to integrate SL into the curriculum to provide an enriching teaching and learning journey for all stakeholders.

This workshop aims to discuss how to integrate SL into the curriculum for effective teaching and learning, addressing the University’s GAs of Knowledge and Citizenship.

Time: 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 3 – 14 October 2016 (Friday)

TALES 3 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Preparing and Reviewing Programme Documents: OBTL and Constructive Alignment in Action 14 Oct 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Preparing and Reviewing Programme Documents: OBTL and Constructive Alignment in Action
Facilitator/s: Professor Allan K. K. CHAN
(Associate Dean, School of Business and Associate Dean, Graduate School)
Dr Eva WONG
(Director, CHTL)
Abstract: As a standard quality assurance and enhancement practice, programme directors review programme documents on a regular basis to ensure programme quality and effectiveness. For new programmes, directors are also required to prepare programme documents based around certain standards set out by the University. To facilitate programme directors to prepare and review their programme documents, this workshop aims to provide a recap on OBTL adoption in the University. Constructive alignments amongst course intended learning outcomes (CILOs), programme intended learning outcomes (PILOs), and Graduate Attributes (GAs), as well as the integration of the Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI) exercise into the Whole Person Education assessment will be shared and discussed. While examples in postgraduate programmes will primarily be used to facilitate the discussion, participation of programme directors at all levels in the session are welcome.
Time: 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 4 – 3 November 2016 (Thursday)

TALES 4 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Annual Programme Quality Assurance (QA) Report Preparation 3 Nov 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Annual Programme Quality Assurance (QA) Report Preparation
Facilitator/s: Dr K S SO (AR)
Dr Peter LAU (BBA)
Professor Atara SIVAN (EDUC)
Dr Eva WONG (CHTL)
Mr Kelvin CHAN (ITO)
Abstract: The Annual Programme Quality Assurance (QA) Report serves as an instrument to review and improve the quality of our existing programmes, to report on a programme’s achievements as well as to monitor its viability under OBTL. This workshop aims to help colleagues prepare good annual programme QA reports to reflect the University’s mission by following the University’s quality assurance procedures.

In order to help colleagues identify essential areas to be addressed by the Annual Programme QA Report, facilitators from Administrative Units and Faculties/Departments will share their good practice in preparing the programme QA reports. Colleagues will also learn to use the QA Report Rubrics to review the Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) and revise the programme QA reports accordingly.

Finally, the workshop will introduce the University’s Quality Assurance Committee’s expectations, requirements, and feedback to assist with the preparation of a good Annual Programme QA Report.

Time: 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 5 – 15 November 2016 (Tuesday)

TALES 5 Topic Date Time Venue
1. When East Meets West: the Liberal Education Model of YALE-NUS and Inspirations for HKBU 15 Nov 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: When East Meets West: the Liberal Education Model of YALE-NUS and Inspirations for HKBU
Facilitator/s:

Professor Pericles LEWIS
Founding President, Yale-NUS College

Biography: Pericles Lewis, Founding President and Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College, took office on 1 July 2012. Under his leadership, the College has recruited over 100 faculty from leading colleges and universities around the world; designed an international curriculum that has attracted widespread attention and interest; and enrolled outstanding students from about 40 countries across six continents.

Before taking office, President Lewis served as Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Yale University (1998 – 2012). An expert on literary modernism, he has authored three books on twentieth-century European literature, all published by Cambridge University Press. He is also an editor of the Norton Anthology of World Literature. His research traces the engagements of major writers with the social, political, and existential challenges of their times.

Abstract: When it comes to liberal arts education in Asia, Yale-NUS has been a focal point of the high education sector worldwide since its establishment in 2011. The College is a collaborative effort of two top universities in the east and west respectively and positions itself as “In Asia, For the World”. Its full-residential education, innovative curriculum, as well as international and immersive learning experience have attracted a student body of 517 representing 38 nationalities (local to international student ratio at 60:40).

At this TALES session, Professor Pericles Lewis, Founding President of Yale-NUS, will share the Yale-NUS model of global-local liberal arts education in Asia. He will introduce the liberal arts tradition from the U.S., and how Yale-NUS builds on this tradition to develop its unique philosophy and pedagogies that leads to “habits of creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking” in an Asian setting.

This workshop aims to acquaint colleagues with the liberal education tradition in a new context, and to draw inspirations for HKBU as it aspires to becoming a research-led liberal arts university.

Time: 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 6 – 17 November 2016 (Thursday)

TALES 6 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Webinar with FutureLearn: Tools for Supporting eLearning and Collaborative Learning 17 Nov 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. ACC209
*Please note there is a maximum quota of 26 registrants for the session (on a first-come-first–served basis)
Title: Webinar with FutureLearn: Tools for Supporting eLearning and Collaborative Learning
Facilitator/s:

Ms Vanessa CARBAJAL
Partner Development Manager, FutureLearn

Abstract: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has become a popular mode of learning since 2012, offering course materials and interactive user forums online, free of charge, to allow students to learn at their own pace. This workshop with FutureLearn aims to acquaint our colleagues with important features/tools of this exciting online learning environment.

Ms Vanessa CARBAJAL, Partner Development Manager from FutureLearn, a UK-based MOOC provider, will share with us some of the featured tools and functions of online learning environment that can enhance not only students’ eLearning experience but also online collaboration. Colleagues can consider how to deploy these (common) online features to create engaging learning space, and activate similar features/tools to support student learning.

FutureLearn is a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education and offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world.

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 7 – 24 November 2016 (Thursday)

TALES 7 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Co-curricular Service Learning – Evidence of Impact on Student Learning (Experience Sharing from SAO & CHTL) 24 Nov 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Co-curricular Service Learning – Evidence of Impact on Student Learning (Experience Sharing from SAO & CHTL)
Facilitator/s: Mr Tony CHAN (SAO)
Mr Peter LAU (CHTL)
Abstract: Co-curricular Service Learning (CSL) opens up opportunities for students to participate in service to fulfill community needs with shared goals and intrinsic motivation. Even though CSL is not compulsory in the curriculum, nor is it connected to any specific academic disciplines, CSL has been well received by our students as valuable learning experience, where they can achieve personal growth and development, as well as learn other informal yet important lessons.

To acquaint our colleagues with the learning impact of CSL and to continue our earlier discussion on service learning, the experience of organizing CSL to engage student learning and using ePortfolio to collect student learning evidence will be shared in this workshop.

Time: 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 8 – 9 December 2016 (Friday)

TALES 8 Topic Date Time Venue
1. University 2.0: Response to Industrial Revolution 4.0 9 Dec 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: University 2.0: Response to Industrial Revolution 4.0
Facilitator/s:

Dr Daniel TAN Tiong-hok
Chair, Board of eLearning Forum Asia
Group Chief Learning Officer, Taylor’s Education Group (Malaysia)

Biography: Dr Daniel Tan is currently the Group Chief Learning Officer at the Taylor’s Education Group, Malaysia. Dr Tan has over 26 years of experience in teaching, eLearning architecture, design and policy making. He has a strong understanding and substantial hands-on experience at the integration and synergy of education technology and content for effective outcomes. His technical interests cover educational technology and infrastructure design, learning science, Internet and ICT security, cloud technologies, human factors design and usability. Prior to joining Taylor’s, Dr Tan has held senior academic leadership roles in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Dr Tan received the 2012 Global e-Learning Award for Excellence in eLearning at the 2012 LearnTech Conference in recognition of his leadership and contribution to the field of Education. He has frequently been invited to speak as a keynote speaker at various international events.
Abstract: The convergence and aggregation of various technologies have created a new era. Some have named it Industry 4.0 or the 4th Industrial Revolution. At the same time, industry and businesses have noted a disconnect between the kind of students and graduates being produced by education for employment and their expectations of graduate competencies. Simultaneously, we hear of the digital engagement divide of fresh graduates who quit very quickly, their new employers operating jurassic environments. The presentation will attempt to paint a rendition of this landscape, and review some of many roles of higher education. It will explore the student learning experience, and how it can make it relevant, purposeful and useful, so that students can be future aware, future ready and hopefully, future-proof.
Time: 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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