1 February - 31 May 2018

All Staff and Students are Welcome


With the theme “Teaching Excellence in the Big Data Era”, the Learning and Teaching @EdUHK Festival 2018 is organised by the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC), Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS), Faculty of Education and Human Development (FEHD), Faculty of Humanities (FHM) and Graduate School (GS). The Festival serves as a platform for academic/teaching staff, postgraduate students of the University, and local/overseas academic/researchers to share innovative learning and teaching approaches, to promote the application of technology-enhanced pedagogies, and to exchange of teaching best practices. This Festival also aims to cultivate an encouraging environment to strive for teaching excellence within the University and to strengthen the links with regional and international partners.


Conference Day

Date: 25 May 2018 (Friday)
Time: 09:30 - 17:15
Venue: Conference Centre (E-P-01), Tai Po Campus, EdUHK

For registration, please click here.

Session Activity
Part 1
09:30 - 10:00
Opening Remark
Introducing LTTC
Presentation of Student ePortfolio Award
Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation
Part 2
10:00 - 10:45
Keynote Speech 1

Big Data Supporting the Learning Journey in Higher Education

Professor David GIBSON (Curtin University)

Professor David Gibson, Curtin University’s Director Learning Futures, the Education Theme Leader for the Curtin Institute of Computation and the UNESCO Chair of Data Science in Higher Education Learning and Teaching, is an educational researcher, professor, learning scientist and technology innovator. His research focuses on learning analytics, complex systems, web applications and the future of learning, and the use of technology to personalize education via cognitive modeling, design and implementation. He is creator of simSchool, an AI-based classroom flight simulator for preparing educators, and eFolio an online performance-based assessment system. He provides vision and sponsorship for Curtin University’s Challenge, a mobile, game-based team-learning platform.


Mining big data for insights to improve higher education enables a new level of evidence-based research into learning and teaching. Today, due to the fine-grained data captured during digital learning, it is possible to gain detailed insight into student performance and learning trajectories as required for personalizing and adapting curriculum as well as assessment. A new horizon of professional knowledge is needed, including new heuristics, which incline a researcher or teaching-researcher toward computational modeling when tackling complex research problems. Interdisciplinary teams are required, composed of people who can apply the cognitive, behavioral, social and emotional perspectives on learning to big data computational capabilities. This talk will explore these issues related to the journey of a learner from pre-university experiences, recruitment, personalized learning, adaptive curriculum and assessment resources and effective teaching, to post-university life-long learning.

10:45 - 11:00 Tea Time
Part 3
11:00 - 13:15

Sharing of UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals (2016-19 Triennium)

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
Part 4
14:15 - 15:00
Keynote Speech 2

Using Big Data and Small Data to Improve Your Teaching: Tests, Essays, Discussions, and Class activities

Professor CHIU Ming Ming (The Education University of Hong Kong)

Ming Ming CHIU is Chair Professor of Analytics and Diversity in the Special Education and Counseling department at The Education University of Hong Kong. A graduate of Columbia (BS, Computer Science), Harvard (EdM, Interactive Technology) and UC-Berkeley (PhD, Math Education), he serves on the advisory board of mainland China’s Ministry of Education’s National Evaluation of Primary and Secondary Schools and advised the Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education on improving its schools. He invented (a) statistical discourse analysis to model online and face-to-face conversations (one of the best 50 learning science ideas –International Society of the Learning Sciences), (b) multilevel diffusion analysis to detect corruption in the music industry and the spread of ideas/behaviors, and (c) an artificial intelligence expert system, Statistician. He showed how economic growth, inequalities and cultural values affect nearly 500,000 students’ learning in 65 countries. Supported by 32 grants (HK$66 million), he disseminated his research through 176 publications (98 journal articles), 3 television broadcasts, 17 radio broadcasts, and 148 news articles in 21 countries. He is developing automatic analyses of online discussions and detection of online sexual predators.


Student work on computers is creating bigger data sets (homework, tests, essays, online forums), as are videotapes of classroom lessons. By combining computers, statistics, mathematics, and linguistics to analyze these big data (analytics), we can better understand our students’ strengths and weaknesses to inform our teaching. Illustrative cases include analytics of students’: (a) tests for easy vs. hard questions, poorly designed questions, bias (e.g., gender), and easily guessed answers; (b) essays for content and creativity; (c) online discussions for unproductive sequences to alert teachers; and (d) classroom activities for attention and engagement. Parallel to big data analytics, I also show how a teacher can do simple, informative analyses of small data (e.g., students in one class).

15:00 - 15:15 Tea Time
Part 5

15:15 - 15:45
Sharing of Faculties and Graduate School

Graduate School:

Why Global Engagement – from the Perspective of Postgraduate Students

1. Ms. Dana ABDRASHEVA (The Education University of Hong Kong)

2. Mr. KARIM SHAHID (The Education University of Hong Kong)

3. Mr. PALOMA BRANDO (The Education University of Hong Kong)

Abstract: Pushing the boundaries of knowledge requires reaching beyond our regional boundaries!
In the presentation, the student speakers who come from different nations with diverse global experience will share with you what they have learnt and earned through the connection with the world.

15:45 - 16:15 Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences:

Sharing about Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – by Recipients of Faculty Teaching Awards

1. Dr. CHEANG Chi Chiu Frank (The Education University of Hong Kong)

Title: Farmer or Surveyor? That is the Question.

Biography: Dr. Cheang is a marine ecologist, with research interest on both marine science and education for sustainability. His teaching philosophy is to nurture students' competency by offering authetic learning experience.

Abstract: The talk aims at introducing a service-based education programme, which enables the undergraduate to promote environmental sustainability. The participants became "farmers" or "surveyors" who assisted with the management of campus Ecogarden. Students were first equipped with necessary knowledge for farming, biodiversity survey. The students were then allowed to manage the organic farm, aquaponic system and conduct ecological surveys authentically. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the programme, successful cases (students) will be presented in the talk.

2. Dr. YEUNG Chi Ho Bill (The Education University of Hong Kong)

Title: Learning Science is Fun

Biography: Dr. Yeung received a BSc, an MPhil, and a PhD degree in Physics from HKUST. He then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in Europe for 4 years. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Science and Environmental Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong. His major research interests include statistical physics, disordered systems, optimization, transportation networks, recommendation systems, complex and social networks, and the application of information technology in education.

Abstract: Learning science can seem to be boring, irrelevant to daily life, impractical, abstract and difficult. This is especially true for students who are not interested in science, for those without extensive background in science, and for those where science is not their major area of study. In this presentation, we are going to show examples in making the study of science fun for these students with diverse background, increasing their motivation in learning science and achieving science for all. Various examples will be discussed, which include interest-driven learning of science by using action movies and science fictions, constructing science in daily life examples, the implementation of STEM-like design-and-make processes in lessons, and to learn science by teaching science.

3. Dr. HO Ka Ki Lawrence (The Education University of Hong Kong)

Title: Empowering Students through Community Research Projects: A TDG experience @ EdUHK

Biography: Dr. Lawrence Ka-ki HO got the PhD in Sociology from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). His research interest includes history and sociology of colonial & decolonized policing, comparative policing practices, youth & deviance, and sports and society. He is an awardee of the ‘Certificate of Merit’ in Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Award 2016-17, EdUHK, and ‘Outstanding Teaching Award for Early Career Faculty’, Lingnan University, 2011-12.

Abstract: This presentation will review Dr. Ho’s attempt to apply for university funding to enhance the teaching and learning effectiveness for social sciences subjects. Dr. Ho has got the Teaching and Development Grant (TDG) from EdUHK in 2013 to empower the independent learning abilities of students by incorporating the ‘student researcher’ and ‘student mentorship’ schemes in community researches. Under the stewardship of academia and law enforcement practitioners, students have successfully designed and undertaken a research on campus deviant behavior, initial findings of their fieldwork were reported in international academic conference, and released to the community in both printed and cyber media. Dr. Ho would review his 12- month experience for the implementation of this project. Suggestions would be given to the undergraduates who aspire to pursue research degrees, and faculties who may supervise dissertation or honor projects in the nearby future.

16:15 - 16:45 Faculty of Education and Human Development:

Experiential Learning

1. Mr. LI Chin Wa (The Education University of Hong Kong)

Title: Experiential Learning Elements in Overseas Study Tours

Biography: Mr. Li is Senior lecturer II at the IELL. He is the project leader for FEHD Leaders of Learning Grants 2017/18: Capacity building for FEHD staff in organizing Experiential Learning activities locally and internationally with specific reference to "Study Tours". He has organized IRLEF overseas study tours to Taiwan, Germany, the Balkans, and Austria since 2014. The tours each covered themes such as the History of Democratization, Culture and History, Conflict and Peace, and Alternative Education.

Abstract: The presentation will look at the process of organising an overseas study tour with students, from proposal writing, to the actual planning of the tour itself and organizing the finance. It will also look at how to cultivate the leadership skills in students necessary to administer an educational study tour. Come to this sharing session if you think your students have the potential to be better leaders and learners!

Mr. LI’s students will have an overview of the essential features of these overseas study tours. They will highlight important learning moments they experienced.

  • LEE Ho Yin
  • KWOK Hong Sang Henson
  • NG Wai Hin
  • NG Yuen Kwan
  • NG Wing Wai
  • LAM Hiu Suet

16:45 - 17:15 Faculty of Humanities:

Effective Classroom Teaching and Learning in the Age of Big Data

1. Dr. KANG Jong Hyuk David (The Education University of Hong Kong)

Title: Tradition vs Modern: Practical Ways of Big Data in Different University

Biography: Born in Korea, raised in Taiwan, educated in the US and Hong Kong, Dr. David J. Kang is a historian of Modern Hong Kong and China. His research focuses mainly on the cultural interactions between the East and the West in historical contexts. Dr. Kang also studies the collision among cultures within East Asia, especially within colonial and post-colonial societies.

Abstract: Big Data is a term we often hear in business, and recently the world of education is starting to capitalize on it. Since new technologies allow schools to analyze absolutely everything that happens, more institutions utilize e-Learning to facilitate student learning. While the actual implementation should vary due to the nature of different disciplines, course contents, and most importantly learning cultures, it is obvious that Big Data has transformed the way our next generation approach learning. This presentation will demonstrate simple, basic and practical ways how Big Data could be used in Hong Kong university classrooms by looking at examples from two completely different disciplines in humanities—history and popular culture. In particular, this presentation would like to showcase the value of Big Data the classroom in recording student learning, generating platform for student collaboration, and collecting student feedback.

2. Ms. TANG Hiu Ching (The Education University of Hong Kong)

Title: 應用電子學習於中國語文

Biography: 鄧曉澂,中國語文教育榮譽學士(五年全日制) 五年級學生。

Abstract: 一般的電子學習講求一人一硬件,事實上只要教師有一硬件在手已能靈活運用電子工具教學,吸引學生。這次匯報主要分享個人在中學實習時的電子教學經驗,如何應用於中文教學中,提供一些教學點子。

    This conference is also categorised as part of the Certificate Course “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education”, under the Theme Seminars/Workshops in Learning and Teaching.

Open Class Observation

February – May 2018

Open class observations aim at sharing good learning and teaching strategies, and promoting a culture of experience sharing in teaching. All staff and students are welcome to join the classes shown as follows, please click here for registration.

Date, Time & Venue Topic
1 Feb 2018
13:30 - 16:20
Business Communities & Industries. Community and ‘Agora’ (Market Place and Forum). Epistemology of Globalization

Students were given a Moodle Forum topic a week prior to the lecture. They should have written their own takes on it and have interacted with peers. At the start of the lecture, last week’s theme is revisited with and through students’ Moodle Forum posts, thus consolidating knowledge while raising students’ motivation. This approach also has some ‘flipped-classroom’ elements as the online Forum topic is linked to coming week’s lecture. There will be a student group presentation but instead of theories, we emphasize on the students’ opinion and analysis on a theme. Roughly, teacher-student ratio in the classroom participation should be around 50 & 50%.

by Dr. PARK Jae Hyung (IELL)
1 Feb 2018
15:30 - 18:20
Urban Literature: Desires, Mating and Narrative Formats(都市文學:慾望,擇偶與敘事形式)

1. Blended-Learning: in a computer classroom, using Nearpod to enable the lecturer to manage content on students' computers or mobile devices. This software seamlessly combines interactive presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

2. integrating formal education (knowledge about literature studies) and informal learning (knowledge about life education: eg. love, marriage and mate selection in Post-Deng China)

by Dr. ZHOU Lulu (LCS)
1 Feb 2018
18:30 - 21:20
Overview of Developmental Theories

This session will provide an overview of some important theories in development of children and adolescents, e.g. ecological systems theory, psychosocial development theory, & moral development theory. Some critical issues in development in school contexts (e.g. nature and nurture) will be discussed through a simulated game.

by Dr. CHUNG Yiu Bun (PS)
3 Feb 2018
15:30 - 16:20


by Dr. HO Chi Hang (CHL)
8 Feb 2018
10:30 - 13:20
The Rise of Korean Popular Music

I will start the class by delivering a lecture on the selected topic. 2 group presentations will be incorporate to facilitate the lecture content, followed by a short discussion on the required reading material. In the end, students will be asked to either write a short reflection or engage in a small group discussion to summarize and reflect on the selected topic.

by Dr. KANG Jong Hyuk David (LCS)
27 Feb 2018
17:30 - 20:20
Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Memory

Can you imagine a life without memory? How does the brain perform the amazing feat of, say, helping you remember that there is going to be a class about memory on Feb 27 2018? In this lesson, we will learn how the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped structure deep in the brain, helps us encode new information as well as retrieve our past. We will explore how neuroscientists use multiple techniques to study the function of this structure. These techniques include testing patients with damage to the hippocampus, and measuring brain activities with tools such as EEG and fMRI while healthy individuals perform memory tasks.

by Dr. YEE Ting Sum Lydia (PS)
5 Mar 2018
11:30 - 13:20
Poverty Reduction

In 1990, approximately half of the population in the developing world lived on less than US$1.25 a day. By 2010, some 700 million people had been lifted out of poverty, dropping that rate to 22 percent. Poverty reduction in Asia contributed a lot in this process. This lecture will begin with how to measure poverty, followed by a review on the level of poverty in Asia during the past 30 years. Then, we will introduce some poverty relief policies and evaluate their performance in Asian countries.

by Dr. ZHOU Titi (APS)
5 Mar 2018
13:30 - 16:20
Impromptu Speech

This speaking lesson adopts a flipped classroom design to maximize teacher-student and student-student interactions. Before the lesson, students preview teaching materials uploaded to Moodle and complete an online quiz. An interactive quiz will be used to start the lesson to check students' understanding of the major teaching points. Then, individually, in pairs, and in groups, students will engage in a range of communicative and meaning-focused tasks to facilitate their application of knowledge. To facilitate collaboration and evaluation among students, a number of online tools will be used.

by Mr. CHONG Sin Wang Ivan (CLE)
6 Mar 2018
12:30 - 15:20
Folk Dance


by Ms. WANG Sha (HPE)
6 Mar 2018
18:30 - 21:20
Function of School Education: Socialization學校教育的社會化功能*

The teacher will use video-clips and group discussion to explore and reflect on the meaning and process of ‘socialization’ in schools. Students’ experience as teachers will be used for further case studies.

by Mr. LI Chin Wa (IELL)
7 Mar 2018
09:45 - 11:00
Pre-school Safety Environment Setting and Assessment *

In this lesson, HD (ECE) students will be introduced to the concepts and practices of environmental safety in early childhood settings. They will also be provided with the methods of assessing and monitoring the safety conditions of early childhood settings. Lecturer will use some cases and outdoor activities to facilitate students’ learning.

by Dr. CHENG Yuen Ling Elaine (ECE)
16 Mar 2018
09:30 - 11:20
Development of Hong Kong Art I

The lecture will survey visual arts in the context of Hong Kong’s local and popular culture, ranging from local art, artists and architecture. Students will rethink the role of art and visuals in the formation of local and popular cultures, making reference to Hong Kong’s historical, social and cultural development.

by Dr. LAU Leung Kwok Prudence (CCA)
17 Mar 2018
14:30 - 17:20
Interaction in the English Language Classroom

This lesson will consider different possibilities for interaction in the English language classroom, including strengths and limitations of different classroom arrangements. In addition, one pair of students will lead a 25-minute microteaching demonstration.

by Dr. John Gilbert TRENT (ELE)
11 Apr 2018
18:30 - 21:20
Riemann Integrability and Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

A course on introductory analysis is almost mandatory in any undergraduate Mathematics programme. This course is required for all BEd (S) Math majors and minors in our university. It studies the theoretical underpinnings of Calculus. The course is partitioned into four main topics: Limits, Continuity, differentiability and Integrability. It starts with the rigorous definition of the limit of a sequence and progresses along the four topics ending with the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

by Dr. CHENG Kell Hiu Fai (MIT)
12 May 2018
09:30 - 12:30

13:30 - 16:30
Information Technology Enhanced Visualization of Science Phenomenon *

In this lesson for in-service science teachers, we will use various information technology to visualize various science phenomenon which are difficult to be observed in ordinary settings. Such techniques can enhance students’ understanding of abstract science phenomenon, and raise the interest of students in learning science.

by Dr. YEUNG Chi Ho Bill (SES)
The language is English except for classes marked with * or †
* Language: Cantonese
† Language: Putonghua

Video Showcase

March – May 2018

To promote the atmosphere of sharing good practices for learning and teaching enhancement, videos regarding 1) teaching awardees/experienced staff sharing their learning and teaching experiences as well as some innovative and vibrant teaching activities; and 2) e-Learning pedagogy presented by academic/teaching staff, will be broadcasted. All staff and students are welcome to watch the videos shown on the TVs in the corridor on LP of D2, G/F of B2 and D2, and in Canteen from March to May 2018.

Poster Board Exhibition

May 2018

To share the accomplishments in learning and teaching activities taking place in EdUHK, poster boards will be displayed in the corridor on LP of D1 in May 2018. All staff and students are most welcome to join our exhibition anytime during the Festival.