Learning and Teaching Week 2021

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Learning and Teaching Week 2021 (13–18 September)

HKMU Learning and Teaching Week 2021 aims to provide an opportunity for sharing teaching experiences and effective pedagogy, as well as encouraging the exchange of ideas among academic staff. From 13 to 18 September, ALTO is presenting a series of seminars and sharing sessions by overseas guest speakers and experienced academic staff. All HKMU teaching staff are most welcome to join these sessions. And throughout the week, at dedicated game booths, both staff and students can try their hand at interactive challenge games on our in-house developed mobile learning apps. Check out the events that interest you, and join us!

Here is the overview of the event:

The week’s opening ceremony will begin with our President, Provost, and Vice Presidents each providing academic staff with details of HKMU’s strategic academic development and focuses, followed by the presentation of certificates of appointment to HKMU’s Learning and Teaching Evangelists. The second part of the ceremony will comprise sharing sessions by experts from overseas and local institutions aimed at inspiring participants to review their teaching practices, and gain new teaching insights. All academic staff are welcome.

Day 2 will comprise an inauguration ceremony, School orientations, a library tour and IT briefing sessions. In addition, a showcase and game booth will be set up for students to try out mobile apps and play challenge games. Students’ feedback on their expectations from their teachers will be collected via an online survey.

SAO will also provide two days of activities that aim to give students tips and advice on effective learning. For details, please visit SAO’s website: https://www.hkmu.edu.hk/sao/learning-and-teaching-week/

Day 3 will begin with seminars highlighting HKMU’s quality assurance framework, outcome-based learning approach, assessment strategies, and student profiles. Later in the day, sharing sessions by our colleagues will help participants review their teaching practices, and gain new teaching insights. Existing teaching staff are also welcome.

The topics addressed on Day 4 include learning theories, student motivation theories, effective use of educational technology, the use of English to conduct classes, and providing constructive feedback. These sessions are intended for new teaching staff with little or no higher education (HE) experience. Existing teaching staff looking to refresh their knowledge are also welcome.

The topics on Day 5 include writing a useful/practical lesson plan, and the use of third-party materials in teaching and learning. These sessions are intended for new teaching staff with little or no higher education (HE) experience. Existing teaching staff looking to refresh their knowledge are also welcome.

The sessions on Day 6 will primarily cater for PT-DL tutors, with seminars on the use of Zoom and Online Teaching Strategies and Skills (OTSS). Tutor orientation training will also be conducted.