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Confessions of a Converted Lecturer

Thu, 2013-12-19 14:00 to 17:30

Speaker:   Professor Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University

Format: Seminar

In this seminar, a presentation followed by a short workshop with renowned Harvard professor, peer instruction advocate and practitioner, Eric Mazur.

In this presentation, the presenter has showed how he has adjusted his approach to teaching and how it has improved his students' performance significantly.

Student Learning Research Seminar: Creativity, Intercultural Sensitivity and Teamwork Skills of UG Students at HKUST: A Pilot Study

Fri, 2013-12-06 12:30 to 14:00

Speakers:  Dr Tak HA (Associate Director, CELT)
                  Dr Pakey CHIK  (Educational Research Officer, CELT)

Format: Seminar

In this seminar, the speakers has reported on the findings of a pilot study on assessing our UG students' selected generic skills, namely teamwork skills, intercultural sensitivity and creativity.  They also explored the relationships of these three generic skills with students' academic performance, as well as their in- and out-of-class experiences.

Conversations with the Best Lecturers Series — Teaching & Engaging Students’ Interest in a Large-Class Setting

Wed, 2013-11-27 12:30 to 14:00

Speakers:  Prof. Allen Huang (Assistant Professor, Accounting)
                  Prof. Siu Kam Wing (Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics)
                  Prof. Wooyoung Lim (Assistant Professor, Economics)

Format: Seminar

Using Feedback to Enhance Assessment and Student Learning

Fri, 2013-11-22 12:30 to 14:00

Speaker: Dr Suki Ekaratne, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Format: Seminar

In this workshop, participants have identified different types of feedback that can enhance subject learning & student skills, analysed when feedback is able to enhance learning and when it is not.  Also they have discussed ways to give feedback to improve student performance and their learning and also developed a rationale for feedback-supported teaching.

Peer Review of Teaching in a Research-intensive University Context: Lessons Learned with Senior Educational Leaders from Multi-disciplinary Settings

Tue, 2013-11-19 12:30 to 14:00

Speaker: Prof Harry Hubball
               Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

Format: Seminar

Principles for Designing a Curriculum to Develop and Assure Student Learning Outcomes

Fri, 2013-11-01 12:30 to 14:00

Speaker: Associate Prof Romy Lawson (PhD)
               OLT National Teaching Fellow
               Director, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum
               University of Wollongong, Australia

Format: Seminar

Bill Gibson was right: A communiqué from the future present

Wed, 2013-10-30 12:30 to 14:00

Speaker:  Dr. Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, The New Media Consortium

Format: Seminar

Teaching over Virtual Classroom

Tue, 2013-10-22 12:30 to Tue, 2013-10-29 14:00

Facilitators: May Tse and Rambo Lai, CELT

In this semester, CELT has offered two workshops in related to the use of an online collaborative platform called the Virtual Classroom.

Session I: The “At Your Desktop” Series -  An Experiential Tour to the Virtual Classroom
Date:  Tue, 22 Oct 2013, 12:30 - 13:30

Forum on HKUST's MOOC and Blended Learning Initiatives

Thu, 2013-09-19 (All day) to Wed, 2013-10-02 (All day)

First Session: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 10:00 to 12:00
Second Session: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 16:00 to 18:00

Presenter: Professor T. C. Pong, Senior Advisor to the Provost (Teaching Innovation and E-learning)

Format: Forum

The Large Class Challenge Series: Teaching UGs Inside & Outside Classroom

Wed, 2013-10-02 12:30 to 14:00

Speaker: Prof Amine BERMAK, Professor, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering

Format: Seminar

In this series of seminars, award-winning Professors shared their experience of teaching large classes at HKUST with participants.

Motivating student and getting them involved in acquiring knowledge is very critical for achieving course outcomes and this is particularly challenging in large classes with diverse and polarized students populations.