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.

Outline

Workshop Details

TALES 1 – Character Education and Higher Education
Date & Time:

18 September 2023 (Monday), 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Venue: 

Online via Zoom

Character Education and Higher Education Character Education and Higher Education
Facilitator(s):

Professor Tom HARRISON (Professor of Education, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Education Innovation, Deputy Director, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham)

Abstract:

This presentation will address the following topic: the role of universities to help their students to cultivate the character and attributes required for human flourishing. In the presentation, Professor Harrison will seek to answer a number of questions including: what is character and character education?; how might students and staff develop character virtues necessary for study, work and life? The presentation will be underpinned by research on character education undertaken by the world leading Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in the UK, whilst also featuring examples from practice around the world. Professor Harrison will be available to answer your questions after his presentation concludes.

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TALES 2 – Can HKBU Undergraduate Students Effectively Display Their Disciplinary Knowledge/Insights in Their Subject-Course Written Assignments?
Date & Time:

27 September 2023 (Wednesday), 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Venue: 

ACC 209

Character Education and Higher Education Character Education and Higher Education
Facilitator(s):

Dr. Meilin CHEN (Lecturer l, Language Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Dr. Linfeng CAI (Research Associate, Language Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Abstract:

This workshop will present our analysis of subject-course written assignments by HKBU students and invite participants to discuss how students can overcome some common writing problems, e.g., failing to credit information sources, relying too much on personal experiences as evidence, creating problematic author-reader relationship.

This workshop aims to help subject-course teachers to develop clear assignments requirements/ guidelines and provide language teachers with research-led feedback regarding development of discipline-specific writing courses.

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TALES 3 – Breaking Boundaries in Higher Education
Date & Time:

5 October 2023 (Thursday), 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
(A light Lunch will be provided.)

Venue: 

ACC 209

Breaking Boundaries in Higher Education Breaking Boundaries in Higher Education
Facilitator(s):

Professor Louise MCWHINNIE (Emeritus Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Adjunct Professor, UTS TD School)

Abstract:

The world is changing at unprecedented speed, through rapid innovation, technological advancement and cultural change. We now face a new world of interconnected and wicked problems, that require different approaches to those contained within singular or traditional disciplinary practices and pedagogy.

Through the example of Australia's first university transdisciplinary degree, this seminar examines the challenges that such rapid change presents for working across, between and beyond the boundaries of disciplines. It explores how as educators we need to conceive of, design and engage students in an education not only for our present, but their futures?

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TALES 4 – Using Collaborative Learning with Microsoft SharePoint: Co-Editing and Sharing Large Files (Rerun Session)
Date & Time:

19 October 2023 (Thursday), 12:00 nn - 1:15 pm

Venue: 

CVA 506

Using Collaborative Learning with Microsoft SharePoint: Co-Editing and Sharing Large Files Using Collaborative Learning with Microsoft SharePoint: Co-Editing and Sharing Large Files
Facilitator(s):

CHTL Colleagues

Abstract:

This workshop will focus on the benefits of using Microsoft SharePoint in our University, emphasizing its ability to facilitate student collaboration and file sharing. The platform's co-editing feature allows multiple students to work on the same document simultaneously. Promoting collaboration in group assignments and peer review activities. Additionally, Microsoft SharePoint enables the secure sharing and distribution of large files, especially useful for multimedia or extensive documents.

Colleagues will have hands-on experience using Microsoft SharePoint's Teams, boosting practical skills during the workshop.

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(Rescheduled) TALES 5 – Teaching HKBU Students to Write Academically through the Use of Discipline-Specific Materials: The Use of a Learner Corpus in Academic Writing Workshops
Date & Time:

13 December 2023 (Wednesday), 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Venue: 

ACC 209

Teaching HKBU Students to Write Academically through the Use of Discipline-Specific Materials: The Use of a Learner Corpus in Academic Writing Workshops Teaching HKBU Students to Write Academically through the Use of Discipline-Specific Materials: The Use of a Learner Corpus in Academic Writing Workshops
Facilitator(s):

Dr. Meilin CHEN (Lecturer l, Language Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Dr. Linfeng CAI (Research Associate, Language Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Abstract:

This workshop will demonstrate how a discipline-specific learner corpus of subject-course written assignments can improve students’ academic writing. Participants will compare HKBU students' writing with articles by experts. This workshop aims to illustrate how discipline-specific learner corpora can inform subject-course/language teachers of student needs and provide students with tailor-made support.

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TALES 6 – Introductory Workshop to HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme
Date & Time:

27 October 2023 (Friday), 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Venue: 

ACC 209

Introductory Workshop to HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme Introductory Workshop to HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme
Facilitator(s):

Dr Gray HO , FHEA (CHEM)

Dr Theresa KWONG , SFHEA (CHTL)

Dr Lisa LAM , SFHEA (CISL)

Dr Vicky LEE , SFHEA & FHEA (External Member, HEA Fellowship Core Group)

Abstract:

Join our upcoming workshop, your gateway to the HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme! You can gain valuable insights on the Scheme’s purpose, Fellowship categories, three domains of the UKPSF and tips for a successful application. We will also share effective preparation strategies and reflective writing skills.

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TALES 7 – Enhancing Educational Outcomes through Student-Centered Formative Assessment and Peer Feedback
Date & Time:

2 November 2023 (Thursday), 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Venue: 

Online via Zoom

Introductory Workshop to HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme Introductory Workshop to HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme
Facilitator(s):

Professor Zi YAN (Professor and Acting Head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EdUHK)

Ms Tsz Kwan KONG, Joyce (Lecturer II, Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems, HKBU)

Abstract:

Tackling the Challenges of Assessment Reform: Maximizing Synergy between Assessment-for-Learning and Assessment-as-Learning (Professor Zi YAN)

The assessment reform with an emphasis on formative assessment has been promoted in Hong Kong for two decades. Despite these efforts, the application of formative assessment in classrooms remains insufficient. One significant reason for this inadequacy is the neglect of the synergy between teacher-directed formative assessment (Assessment-for-learning) and student-initiated formative assessment (Assessment-as-learning). This presentation aims to underscore the significance of students' responsibility and agency in the assessment process. It also showcases a series of research studies that explore the potential synergy between assessment-for-learning and assessment-as-learning. By delving into both theoretical and empirical topics, this research aims to contribute to the educational reform agenda and offer a unique perspective to the field of educational assessment by establishing a comprehensive framework for researching and practising assessment across diverse contexts.

Amplifying Student Learning through Peer Feedback (Ms Tsz Kwan KONG, Joyce)

This presentation will explore strategies and practical tips for seamlessly incorporating peer feedback into the students’ learning process to enhance their learning. Unlocking the potential of peer feedback, the presentation will share the benefits of peer feedback, discuss the best practices for structuring peer feedback activities, and discover practical techniques for promoting and implementing peer feedback and empowering students to take ownership of their learning through peer feedback.

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TALES 8 – Adapting Authentic Assessment for Diverse Disciplines and Enhanced Learning Outcomes
Date & Time:

13 November 2023 (Monday), 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Venue: 

Online via Zoom

Adapting Authentic Assessment for Diverse Disciplines and Enhanced Learning Outcomes Adapting Authentic Assessment for Diverse Disciplines and Enhanced Learning Outcomes
Facilitator(s):

Dr. CHOW Chi Ching Gary (Assistant Professor and Associate Head of Department (Learning and Teaching), Department of Health and Physical Education (HPE), EDUHK)

Dr. Vivienne S. Y. LEUNG (Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of Advertising and Branding Concentration, Department of Communication Studies, HKBU)

Abstract:

Transforming Authentic Assessment in Physical Education Teacher Training: Empowering Students through Speech-to-Text Technology (Dr CHOW Chi Ching Gary)

This sharing highlights a transformative journey led by Dr. Gary Chow, wherein the integration of AI technology, specifically speech-to-text, revolutionized Authentic assessment, micro-teaching, and empowered students in their learning and teaching practices. Dr. Chow's involvement in the CRAC project "Promoting AI Literacy and Effective Use of AI in Education" in 2020 served as the catalyst for this innovative endeavor. As an educator in PE training, Dr. Chow harnessed the power of speech-to-text technology to facilitate micro-teaching sessions, enabling students to gain a heightened awareness of their language usage and its impact on instruction and feedback skills. Building on this initial success, further investigations in 2021 explored language differences between in-service and pre-service PE teachers, providing valuable insights for subsequent technology integration in 2023/24. The user-friendly nature of speech-to-text technology empowered students to visualize and refine their language use, transforming the organization of the course and offering tangible evidence for authentic assessment. This pioneering approach not only fosters a deeper understanding of authentic learning but also highlights the need for continued integration of technology in daily practice, particularly for the purpose of authentic assessment in teaching and learning contexts.

Maximizing Learning Outcomes in Campaign Planning Through Authentic Assessment (Dr. Vivienne S. Y. LEUNG)

This presentation explores how authentic assessment enhances teaching and learning in a campaign planning course. Authentic assessment maximises student learning outcomes by bridging theory and practice, fostering critical thinking, and promoting community engagement. Practical strategies and examples will be shared to inspire educators to implement authentic assessment in their courses.

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TALES 9 – Tell Your AI TALES in Learning
Date & Time:

23 November 2023 (Thursday), 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue: 

WLB 209

Tell Your AI TALES in Learning Tell Your AI TALES in Learning
Facilitator(s):

Dr Benjamin MOORHOUSE (EDUC)

Abstract:

This is an activity-based workshop where students share their unique experiences gained from using Al tools in their learning.

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TALES 10 – How Well Can AI Assist Us in Coding and Grading Tasks?
Date & Time:

30 November 2023 (Thursday), 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Venue: 

Online via Zoom

How Well Can AI Assist Us in Coding and Grading Tasks? How Well Can AI Assist Us in Coding and Grading Tasks?
Facilitator(s):

Professor Kwok Wai CHEUNG, William (Associate Vice-President (Undergraduate Programme)
Professor, Department of Computer Science, HKBU)

Abstract:

Sharing 1 - Large Language Model: Background, Techniques and Our Development
Speaker(s):
Dr. Jing MA (Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, HKBU)

Large Language Models (LLMs) have revolutionized the way we interact with machine learning in natural language processing. We will start from a background on the evolution of LLMs, tracing their lineage from early computational linguistics to the deep learning era. We will explore the foundational techniques that have enabled LLMs to achieve remarkable feats in understanding and generating human language. Then we will move to our recent research and developments in the field of LLMs: (1) WizardCoder is a programming assistant designed to augment the coding capabilities of developers; and (2) Detecting harmful meme that visual and textual content is often blended and have potential social harms.

Sharing 2 - Experiments in Generative Al Competences in Grading Assessments
Speaker(s):
Professor Ahti PIETARINEN (Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, HKBU)
Dr. Clara Mingyu WAN (Lecturer, School of Continuing Education, HKBU)

We conducted a prototype experiment on a sample of student essays graded by GPT-4 with multiple feedback with course-specific rubric priming. The output is analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. The pilot suggests significant matching with human instructor with small average letter grade deviation. The preliminary results indicate model converge, even superiority, to human grading and feedback competences. Further examination with larger datasets should address questions such as GPT-4’s analytic competences, objectivity in assessment, and quality of iterative feedback, as well as stability and responsible uses from the instructor’s’ points of views. What are the foreseeable competitive pedagogical and institutional advantages as well as potential disadvantages from the learning perspective?

Sharing 3 - Customizing ChatGPT for Automating Grading and Feedback Generation: Promises and Challenges for University Language Teachers
Speaker(s):
Dr. Simon WANG (Lecturer, Language Centre, HKBU)
Mr. Junxin HUANG (Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science/ Language Centre, HKBU)

This talk delves into the potential of ChatGPT as an automated reasoning engine for educators. It showcases the customization of ChatGPT for automated grading and comprehensive feedback for written assignments. It emphasizes the need for a coherent assessment platform and how a tailored system can significantly reduce redundancy, save time, and introduce structured responses for improved workflow. Preliminary results show impressive feedback generation with a tendency towards lenient grading. The talk also explores the implications and potential benefits for university educators in the context of building a cohesive, automated assessment platform.

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TALES 11 – Tell Your AI TALES in Teaching
Date & Time:

5 December 2023 (Tuesday), 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Venue: 

Eileen L. Tsui Student Activities Room (WLB 301; next to i-Cafe)

Tell Your AI TALES in Teaching Tell Your AI TALES in Teaching
Facilitator(s):

Dr Benjamin MOORHOUSE (EDUC)

Abstract:

A casual gathering for teachers to share their AI teaching stories.

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