Local Seminars and Conferences
The Centre organises seminars and lectures of different themes periodically, providing platforms for scholars, experts, schools and teachers to exchange professional ideas, research findings and practical experiences. The Centre members are invited to present at the seminars and talks organised by the Education Bureau which often attract a large audience from the education sector.
Symposium titled Enhancing Teaching and Learning Effectiveness through SDL and e-Learning cum Featured Case Studies Sharing Session
The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) organized a symposium titled Enhancing Teaching and Learning Effectiveness through SDL and e-Learning cum Featured Case Studies Sharing Session on 24 June, 2017. The event has attracted nearly 450 local, Macau and Mainland participants from schools, tertiary institutions and other educational sectors.
The opening speech was delivered by Dr Lau Hung-cheong, Senior Education Officer of the Education Bureau. Other keynote speakers included Professor Yeh Ping-cheng from the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University and Mr Lu Kuan-wei, CEO of Junyi Academy of Taiwan. The speakers shared their experiences in providing support to the development of Self-Directed Learning and e-Learning in Taiwan. Their excellent speeches stimulated the discussants and event attendees to actively participate in the subsequent forum hosted by Dr Ko Po-yuk, Director of CELT.
Cases studies of Self-directed Learning and e-Learning were featured in the afternoon’s parallel sessions. The cases covered the four major subjects of Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and General Studies. Primary and secondary school teachers from 33 schools presented relevant experiences and outcomes, as well as the effectiveness of their practices.
The event has provided an opportunity for teachers and other educators to share experiences and exchange ideas of educational innovations. The participants showed their passion for education as well as enthusiasm for developing effective teaching and learning environments for learners.
“Featured Case Sharing of Inter-school Communities of Practice" cum "Teaching Advisors Appointment Ceremony”
The “Featured Case Sharing of Inter-school Communities of Practice cum CELT Teaching Advisors Appointment Ceremony” organized by The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) was successfully held on 4 July 2016. Approximately 300 participants from the Education Bureau, higher education institutions, local secondary and primary schools attended the event.
At the ceremony, Professor John Lee Chi Kin, Acting President of The Education University of Hong Kong and Co-Director of CELT (Research), presented the Appointment Certificates to nineteen outstanding awardees of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence who have given their kind consent to be the Teaching Advisors of CELT. The Certificates of Completion to the project schools of the “Support Programme on Fostering Communities of Practice to Enhance Small Class Teaching” were then presented by Professor Chiu Chi Shing, Co-Director of CELT (Development). After the presentation of certificates, Dr. Ko Po Yuk Director of CELT, gave a speech on “Enhancing Learning and Teaching Excellence through Communities of Practice” in which three cases selected from three various programmes had been used for illustration.
During the parallel sessions of the Featured Case Sharing that followed, representatives from primary and secondary schools shared their experiences and good practices in the Key Learning Areas of Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, General Studies, Integrated Science, Liberal Studies and Humanities with themes covering self-directed learning, e-learning, and Learning Studies. The interactive discussions after the sharing sessions had rendered not only a valuable opportunity for professional dialogues but also collegial sharing of effective pedagogies.
Effective Lesson Observation and Analysis
On 12 October 2015, the talk was presented by Dr Ko Po Yuk to the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Teachers Association (CEATE). It aims to illustrate how to analyze the effectiveness of a lesson in terms of managing both the object of learning and critical features. Through detailed exemplification and explanation, the core elements of an effective lesson will be vividly demonstrated.
A sharing seminar of "Application of Theory of Variation in Lesson Study for Special Schools (2014-15)
On 9 October 2015, a half-day sharing seminar of the Teacher Professional Development Programme on "Application of Theory of Variation in Lesson Study for Special Schools (2014-15) " commissioned by EDB was conducted by Dr Ko Po Yuk, Dr Lai Meng Choo and Ms Leung Ka Wai (Teaching Fellow I, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Hong Kong Institute of Education) with favourable feedback. It aims to disseminate the outcomes and insights of the research lessons for local special schools.
Launch Ceremony of CELT cum Featured Case Studies Sharing Session
The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) was established in June 2015 under FEHD with a vision to become a major professional development centre in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region for nurturing highly competent teachers and developing effective pedagogies. A launch ceremony of CELT cum the Featured Case Studies Sharing Session was held on 3 July, 2015 with a participation of over 200 participants from the Education Bureau, higher education institutions, and secondary and primary schools in Hong Kong and Macau.