Induction Programme

Induction Programme 2022

HKBU is renowned for its dedication in providing an excellent and holistic education experience for its students. Being the top strategic priority of providing “Best Student Experience” in our Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 ( 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.

Completion of the Induction Programme (IP) is mandatory for new academic/teaching colleagues up to the rank of Assistant Professor. The Programme is highly recommended to other new colleagues as well, as it will give an overview of the teaching and learning culture and the pedagogies commonly adopted at HKBU. The following workshops will be scheduled for August 2022:

  1. * IP Workshop I: Overview of Teaching, Learning and Assessment @HKBU
  2. *Complete the online course of “Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning @HKBU” under the KEEP platform
    Please refer to this self-help guide for account setup and enrollment.
    Deadline for completion: By the end of September 2022
  3. Select workshop(s) from each category of A, B & C highlighted in BLUE below
*Mandatory workshop and online course for new academic/teaching colleagues up to the rank of Assistant Professor teaching colleagues


Tel: 3411-5351

List of Workshops

Topic Date Time
* Mandatory Induction Programme (IP) Workshop Overview
Series of Teaching, Learning & Assessment – Overview of Teaching, Learning and Assessment @HKBU

*Mandatory workshop for new academic/teaching colleagues up to the rank of Assistant Professor teaching colleagues.
17 August 2022 10:00a.m. – 12:00n.n.
Category A – Digital Learning & Teaching Workshops (select at least ONE)
Topic Date Time
1. Pre-semester Workshop I 11 August 2022 10:00a.m. – 12:00n.n.
2. Pre-semester Workshop II 11 August 2022 3:00p.m. – 4:15p.m.
3. Pre-semester Workshop III 12 August 2022 10:00a.m. – 12:00n.n.
4. Pre-semester Workshop IV 12 August 2022 3:00p.m. – 4:15p.m.
5. Pre-semester Workshop V 15 August 2022 3:00p.m. – 4:15p.m.
6. Pre-semester Workshop VI 16 August 2022 3:00p.m. – 4:15p.m.
7. Pre-semester Workshop VII 16 August 2022 4:30p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Category B – Experience Sharing: Teaching, Learning & Assessment @HKBU (select at least ONE)
Topic Date Time
8. IP Workshop II 18 August 2022 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.
9. IP Workshop III 19 August 2022 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.
10. IP Workshop IV 19 August 2022 2:30p.m. – 4:00p.m.
11. IP Workshop V 23 August 2022 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.
12. IP Workshop VI 23 August 2022 2:30p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Category C – Joint Online Symposium (select at least ONE)
Topic Date Time
9. Day 1 17 August 2022 2:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.
10. Day 2 18 August 2022 2:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.

Remark: For details of the induction workshops, please see below.
For details of the pre-semester workshops, please click here.

Induction Workshop Details


To better prepare colleagues for face-to-face/online/mixed-mode teaching with the design of authentic assessment methods for the new semester, a series of workshops will be delivered to familiar colleagues with different types of e-tools and authentic assessment methods. Different means of digital technology facilitating student learning will be introduced.

*Mandatory Induction Programme (IP) Workshop Overview: (2 hours)

Title:Series of Teaching, Learning & Assessment – Overview of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Facilitator(s):Dr Albert CHAU (VPTL)
Prof William CHEUNG (AVP)
Prof Henry FOCK (SAO)
Dr Theresa KWONG (CHTL)
Dr Lisa LAM (CISL)
Ms Cindy TUNG (AR)
Ms Yvonne LEE (IO)
Date & Time:17 August 2022 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 n.n.
Abstract:In this session, colleagues will share with you the overview of teaching, learning and assessment policy and practice at the University. Representatives from different teaching and learning offices like Academic Registry, Office of Student Affairs, General Education Office, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning and International Office etc. will share their roles of supporting teachers/students to facilitate quality teaching and learning at the University.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Mapping
*Induction Programme (Workshop I)
Overview of Learning & Teaching @HKBU
Wednesday, 17 August 2022 (10:00am – 12:00nn)
TimeDurationInduction Workshop I
10:0015 minWelcome Messages and brief introduction to T&L @HKBU

Dr Albert CHAU
Vice-President (Teaching and Learning)
10:1513 minOverview of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Dr Theresa KWONG
Director, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning
10:2813 minIntroduction of Academic Registry

Ms Cindy TUNG
Acting Academic Registrar
10:4113 minIntroduction of Student Affairs

Professor Henry FOCK
Director, Office of Student Affairs
10:5413 minIntroduction of General Education Programme

Professor S N CHIU
Director, General Education Office
11:0713 minIntroduction of Innovative Service-Learning

Dr Lisa LAM
Director, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning
11:2013 minIntroduction of the International Office

Ms Yvonne LEE
Director, International Office
11:3312 minIntroduction to Transdisciplinary Programmes
(remark: we have also scheduled a separate induction session on Transdisciplinary Programmes)

Professor William CHEUNG
Associate Vice-President (Undergraduate Programmes)
11:4515 minQ&As and Close

*Mandatory workshop for new academic/teaching colleagues up to the rank of Assistant Professor teaching colleagues

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IP Workshop II : (1 hour 30 min)

Title:Nurturing Future Talent @HKBU via Transdisciplinary Education
Facilitator(s):Professor William CHEUNG (AVP/COMP)
Mr Kingsley NG (VA)
Professor Jiji ZHANG (REL)
Date & Time:18 August 2022 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Abstract:In response to the growing demand for talent who can transcend disciplines to ideate for innovation in different sectors of society. HKBU has launched four new transdisciplinary undergraduate programmes (details can be referred to in this academic year 2022/23. The four programmes, each of which has been designed to be unique, share a common goal—to nurture future-ready students with unique competencies by integrating science, technology and the humanities, and putting stronger emphasis on experiential learning. We hope that students are well prepared not only for their careers, but also the future development of their respective fields. Invited facilitators will talk us through their journey and experience of designing the four new programmes to nurture our future graduates.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the advantages/challenges of designing transdisciplinary programmes;
  • Describe ways of collaborating among different disciplines for nurturing our future talent graduates.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Mapping
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IP Workshop III: (1 hour 30 min)

Title:Teaching Excellence @ HKBU: Exemplary Teaching Practice Maximising Student Learning Experience
Facilitator(s):Mr Peter BENZ (AVA)
Dr Byron CHOI (COMP)
Dr Ka Kit CHUA (SCM)
Prof Christopher KEYES (MUS)
Mr Kingsley NG (AVA)
Date & Time:19 August 2022 (Friday), 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Abstract:There are lots of inspiring stories to tell how dedicated teachers at HKBU enhance student learning experience through their exemplary teaching practices. We are honoured to have invited five awardees of our President’s Awards for Outstanding Performance in Teaching (i.e. Early Career Teaching, Individual and Team Teaching) in AY2020/21 to share ways of stimulating student learning, design innovative teaching and learning activities and assessment methods to assess student achievements. In this session, invited awardees will talk about their teaching pedagogies and share tips on engaging student learning. They all share a common belief – student learning should not be necessarily restricted to the classroom environment. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are of equal importance for helping students develop the HKBU graduate attributes.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Identify ways of stimulating student learning via innovative teaching and learning activities;
  • Describe different assessment methods of assessing student learning quality for achieving the expected learning outcomes.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Mapping
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IP Workshop IV: (1 hour 30 min)

Title:Enhancing Student Learning with Flipped Classroom
Facilitator(s):Dr Benjamin MOORHOUSE (EDUC)
Mr Leo YU (LC)
Date & Time:19 August 2022 (Friday), 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Abstract:In this sharing session, two passionate teachers will showcase how the adoption of flipped classroom in their respective subject teaching has benefited their student learning. Dr Moorhouse and Mr Yu will illustrate how the design of the teaching and learning activities allows students to scaffold their subject learning skills that they have learned from the flipped classroom, and the appropriate design of assessment methods to measure student learning quality.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Identify advantages of adopting flipped classroom for enhancing student learning;
  • Describe how the appropriate design of teaching and learning activities and assessment methods can benefit student learning from the flipped classroom.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Mapping
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IP Workshop V: (1 hour 30 min)

Title:Teachers Educating for Character
Facilitator(s):Dr David WALKER
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of Alabama, USA
Date & Time:23 August 2022 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Venue:via Zoom
Abstract:Character development is an important part of student flourishing and an overarching purpose of education. In this way, the realization of each students’ human potential is a necessary educational endeavor towards both moral and academic ends. Teachers instinctively share this view and are often motivated to take up a career in teaching so that their students can develop capacities for living well in addition to achieving academically.

Good character has intrinsic worth involving meaning, purpose, hard work and striving for excellence in several important domains, such as intellectual, moral, civic and performance virtues. Although children are born with capacity to acquire virtue, as integral to character, this requires conscious effort by those around them if it is to fully develop. In addition to appropriate experiences and relationships, this invariably involves exposure to good role models and exemplars.

Teachers in a school, together with other adult staff, need to lead by example in terms of moral character. After a brief overview of what character is from a virtue ethics perspective, Dr. Walker will cover the following: a.) the development of the teachers own moral character (practical wisdom or prhonesis) and b.) how the teachers and school community can cultivate character in students?
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Mapping
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IP Workshop VI: (1 hour 15 min)

Title:Enhancing Teaching & Learning by Developing Mobile Applications
Facilitator(s):Dr Gray HO (CHEM)
Professor Christopher KEYES (MUS)
Professor Lian-Hee WEE (ENG)
Date & Time:23 August 2022 (Tuesday), 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Abstract: The use of mobile applications to enhance teaching and learning is becoming a common practice in higher education these days. The Apps Resource Centre (ARC) is an HKBU in-house development team dedicated to developing educational mobile apps. In this session, Professor Christopher Keyes, Director of ARC, will introduce the Centre and the apps development process. Two experienced teachers, Professor Lian-Hee Wee (ENG) and Dr Gray Ho (CHEM), who have collaborated with ARC in creating their own mobile apps, will share their experience of applying mobile learning in their own teaching practices.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the process of developing mobile applications for mobile learning;Identify useful teaching strategies with the use of mobile applications to enhance teaching and learning.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Mapping
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Remark: For details of the pre-semester workshops, please click here.

Information about the previous years’ Induction Programmes

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