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