Symposium on "Teaching Excellence: Embracing Innovation and Tradition" cum Featured Case Studies Sharing Session
The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) organized a symposium entitled “Teaching Excellence: Embracing innovation and tradition cum Featured Case Studies Sharing Session” on 16 June 2018. The event was kicked off by the Professor Tsui Kwok Tung, Associate Dean (Quality Assurance and Enhancement) of Faculty of Education and Human Development, followed by the word of encouragement from Dr. Lau Hung-cheong, Senior Education Officer of the Education Bureau.
In the morning session, Dr Teo Tang Wee, an Assistant Professor of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Dr. Chang Huei Cheng, Taipei Municipal Zhongshan Girls High School, Taiwan, were invited to be the keynote speakers, sharing their experience on STEM education in Singapore, and a new approach of “Share Start” and Flipped education in Taiwan respectively.
In the afternoon session, there were featured case studies sharing session and two parallel workshops. The seven parallel sharing sessions covered the themes of “STEM education”, “e-Learning” and “self-regulated learning” in teaching Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, General Studies, and Humanities subjects. Teachers from more than twenty schools shared their experiences of the one-year collaboration with teachers of cluster schools and school-university partnership in achieving excellence in teaching. The two workshops “A STEM curriculum framework to guide design and implementation” and “Practical ways of implementing Share Start” which followed were conducted by the two keynote speakers, Dr, Teo and Dr Chang. The parallel sharing sessions and workshops had provided a platform for teachers and educators to exchange ideas of both education innovation and tradition.
The whole-day event had attracted approximately 500 participants, including government officials, educators, principals and teacher participants, from Hong Kong and Macau. It is hoped that the event will inspire more teachers and schools to continue their effort in pursuing excellence in teaching and learning.