About the Course

The course aims to prepare research postgraduate students to undertake a role in teaching undergraduate students. It provides an introduction to the basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to begin teaching at university.

This course is one of the credit-bearing courses (contains 1 credit) in the Mandatory Common Core Programme (MCCP) for research postgraduate students and is facilitated by the Centre of Holistic Teaching and Learning. For more information about MCCP, please visit the Graduate School webpage.

MCCP6010 MCCP6010
Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the context for learning and teaching at university.
  2. Explain the importance of promoting a culture of academic integrity at university.
  3. Apply outcomes-based teaching and learning concept and classroom management techniques to the preparation of teaching.
  4. Deliver high quality teaching and learning activities.
  5. Reflect on their teaching and learning.
Course Content
  • The context for learning at university and learning theories
  • Concept of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), constructive alignment and assessment
  • Rubrics development and grading with rubrics
  • Classroom management and presentation/communication skills
  • Academic integrity and ethics
  • Reflective Portfolio as a teaching and learning tool
Major Assessment Methods
  • Preparation, Participation and Discussion (30%)
  • Assessed Team Teaching and Learning Activities (50%)
  • Reflection on Teaching and Learning (20%)
International Partnership

The course promotes internationalisation at home with the use of blended learning and flipped classroom approaches. Since 2017, we have been making use of a Small Private Online Course (SPOC) developed on FutureLearn since to encourage research postgraduate (RPg) students to learn together with their international counterparts. 


This 3-week SPOC enables students to learn about key concepts of the course like Outcome-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), Learning Theories, Strategies for Effective Teaching via videos, quizzes and graded tests before they attend the physical lessons. The online discussion forums also allowed students/facilitators from HKBU and overseas institutions to exchange opinions on various topics. 

Our overseas partners include: 

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Marian College Kuttikkanam, India
  • Silliman University, Philippines

With the dedication to provide an engaging and rewarding multicultural learning experience, learning analytics are collected from FutureLearn regularly to assess students’ needs. Pre- and post- surveys, as well as focus group interviews are also conducted to gather feedback for course improvement.