Professional development for academic staff

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Professional Development for Academic Staff

In order to promote effective pedagogical and technological approaches, ALTO provides services in two areas: (1) pre-teaching seminars or workshops for new teaching staff or industry practitioners (without higher education teaching experience); and (2) continuous professional development seminars or workshops for teaching staff to keep them up-to-date on their pedagogical approach and use of appropriate and cutting-edge technologies in teaching. The professional development seminars or workshops are to be provided face-to-face, via ZOOM or in video format.

LTEs and teaching awards

The Inspirational Teaching Awards are established to recognize and reward teaching staff who are making inspirational learning and teaching experiences. Learning and Teaching Evangelists (LTEs) are appointed to encourage and motivate fellow academic staff to strive for teaching excellence.

LTEs and teaching awards

The Inspirational Teaching Awards are established to recognize and reward teaching staff who are making inspirational learning and teaching experiences. Learning and Teaching Evangelists (LTEs) are appointed to encourage and motivate fellow academic staff to strive for teaching excellence.

Seminars and workshops

It is compulsory for academic staff to achieve 14 hours of professional development by participating in the following events, seminars or workshops:

For all FT and PT academic staff

For new academic staff and tutors

Seminars and workshops

It is compulsory for academic staff to achieve 14 hours of professional development by participating in the following events, seminars or workshops:

For all FT and PT academic staff

For new academic staff and tutors

Bite-size videos for professional development

Teaching staff are encouraged to watch the videos on Rubrics, Assessment strategies, Metacognition, Bloom’s Taxonomy and Outcome Based Education for professional development. Login required.

Teaching support

ALTO is committed to integrating various technologies to enhance learning and teaching. The team advocates the use of learning-centred technology in the classroom, and strives to promote a culture of leveraging innovative technologies in learning and teaching.

Bite-size videos for professional development

Teaching staff are encouraged to watch the videos on Rubrics, Assessment strategies, Metacognition, Bloom’s Taxonomy and Outcome Based Education for professional development. Login required.

Scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)

SoTL stands for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. It encourages teachers to become scholarly and reflective about their own teaching and students’ feedback. Through observation of their own practice, collecting data and information about their classes and trying out pedagogy in classes, it enables teachers and the Schools to understand student learning in the classroom, providing insights into learning enhancement opportunities.

From these insights, SoTL creates new experiences which contribute to research and sharing about innovative teaching and pedagogy, and ultimately enhance the quality of student learning. 

SoTL stands for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. It encourages teachers to become scholarly and reflective about their own teaching and students’ feedback. Through observation of their own practice, collecting data and information about their classes and trying out pedagogy in classes, it enables teachers and the Schools to understand student learning in the classroom, providing insights into learning enhancement opportunities.

From these insights, SoTL creates new experiences which contribute to research and sharing about innovative teaching and pedagogy, and ultimately enhance the quality of student learning.