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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.

On-going / Past Local Seminars and Conferences

Fostering Interdisciplinary Pedagogy for STEM Education in Primary Schools of Hong Kong cum Book Launch of ‘STEM Education in Hong Kong: Theory & Classroom Practice’”

To promote collegial exchanges in the field of STEM, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) of The Education University of Hong Kong held a sharing seminar entitled "Fostering interdisciplinary pedagogy for STEM Education in Primary Schools of Hong Kong cum Book Launch of ‘STEM Education in Hong Kong: Theory & Classroom Practice’” on December 19, 2020. The event attracted more than 200 colleagues in the education sector to participate online.

Professor LEE Chi Kin, Vice President (Academic) and Provost, Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Co-Director of CELT, was invited to give a welcome speech and officially presided the book launch of ‘STEM Education in Hong Kong: Theory & Classroom Practice’. After the officiating ceremony, Professor KO Po Yuk, the Director of CELT, introduced the content of the new book and the CELT project of “Fostering Interdisciplinary Pedagogy for STEM Education in Primary Schools of Hong Kong” funded by The Education University of Hong Kong.

The sharing session began with Professor Ko’s speech on “Challenges and Insight of Hong Kong STEM Education", discussing how to deal with the challenges brought by “an interdisciplinary curriculum of STEM education” and "online teaching" as well as further exploring the possible developmental direction to achieve excellence in teaching STEM education. The team led by the Vice Principal, Miss Wong Wing Sze together with Miss Chuang Wai Chung (PSMCD) & Mr. Yu Yiu Cho, of Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School, Miss Ng Kam Ling (PSM) of CCC Hoh Fuk Tong Primary School, and the team of  Mr. Cheng Ting Fai (PSMCD), Mr. Leung Ka Chun, and Miss Chan Po Ling of Yuen Long Long Ping Estate Wai Chow School shared their experience and feelings in designing and implementing school-based interdisciplinary STEM curriculum, and responded in details to the questions raised by the participants during the final Q&A session.

This event has provided a valuable opportunity for colleagues in the education sector to think about the development of interdisciplinary pedagogy in STEM education from different perspectives. CELT will continue to strive hard in this area and provide appropriate support to optimize the development of interdisciplinary STEM education in Hong Kong.

An Online Sharing Seminar of Provision of Services for Support Programme on Fostering Professional Learning Community to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Special Schools through Learning Study (2019-20)

An online Sharing seminar of “Provision of Services for Support Programme on Fostering Professional Learning Community to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Special Schools through Learning Study (2019-20)” commissioned by EDB conducted by Prof Ko Po Yuk and Dr Lai Meng Choo was held on 14 December 2020.  It aims to disseminate the outcomes and insights of the research lessons implemented in local special schools. Two groups of Professional Learning Communities consisting of teacher representatives from 8 participating schools shared their experience with the participants and received favorable feedback. The event which had attracted over 100 participants offered an opportunity for local teachers to have a better understanding of how a Professional Learning Community could be operated.

Online symposium on “Effective Strategies to enhance learning and teaching in a small class environment” 2019/20

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) organized an online symposium sharing the outcomes of the Education Bureau commissioned Workshops on “Effective Strategies to enhance learning and teaching in a small class environment” in 2019-2020 on 31 October 2020. The event commenced with a talk on “The International Perspective of Small Class Teaching: Challenges and Opportunities” by Dr. Lai Kwok Chan, the Honorary Advisor of CELT and the Founding Director of the former Centre for Small Class Teaching (CSCT). The talk had provided valuable information about the recent development of small class teaching (SCT) around the world. The talk was followed by four parallel online sessions sharing the good practices conducted by the teacher participants of the four core subjects (Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, and General Studies) who attended the programme in 2019-2020. The event which had attracted approximately 400 participants offered an opportunity for teachers to keep abreast of the latest development of small class teaching as well as sharing practical ideas in enhancing learning and teaching in a small class setting.

"Teaching Excellence: Inspiration from Science and Technology Innovation for Teaching and Learning" cum Featured Case Studies Sharing Session

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) organized a sharing session entitled “Teaching Excellence: Inspiration from Science and Technology Innovation for Teaching and Learning cum Featured Case Studies Sharing Session” on 22 June 2019. The event  was kicked off  by the welcoming speech by Profession Lee Chi Kin, John, Vice-President (Academic), The Education University of Hong Kong and Co-Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, followed by the presentation of certificates to the sharing schools of “Support Programme on Fostering Communities of Practice to Enhance Small Class Teaching 2018-19”.

In the morning session, Ms Wang Xue Hua, Secretary-general, STEM+ Research Institute, Shanghai, and Ms Wen Mei Yu, a teacher of the National University of Tainan Affiliated Primary School, were invited to be the keynote speakers, sharing their experience on STEM curriculum implementation in Shanghai, and application of AI technology to facilitate innovative teaching in Taiwan respectively.

In the afternoon session, there were two featured case studies sharing sessions. The ten parallel sharing sessions covering the themes of “Self-regulated learning”, “e-learning” and “STEM education” in teaching Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, General Studies, Liberal Studies, Chinese History and Information Technology. Teachers from more than thirty schools shared their experiences of the one-year collaboration with teachers of cluster schools and school-university partnership in achieving excellence in teaching.

The whole-day event had attracted around 370 participants, including government officials, educators, principals and teacher participants, from Hong Kong and Macau. The participants found the event fruitful and inspiring, helping them pursue excellence in teaching.

Teaching Excellence Forum 2019 cum Inauguration Ceremony of Teaching Advisors

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Teachers’ Association jointly organized the “Teaching Excellence Forum 2019 cum Inauguration Ceremony of Teaching Advisors” on 2 March 2019 with the theme of “Excellent Curriculum Development: Focusing, Deepening and Sustaining”. The forum attracted nearly 180 principals and teacher participants. 25 awardees of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence were appointed as teaching advisors of CELT in the Inauguration Ceremony. The teaching advisors will not only share their experience with the front-line teachers through different professional development activities, but also provide academic and teaching guidance to the undergraduate students of the Education University of Hong Kong as mentors.   

The first part of the forum was sharing of personal experience about how to focus, deepen, and sustain excellent curriculum by three awardees of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence or Certificate of Appreciation for twice, including Mr. LEUNG Wai Yip from TWGHs Chang Ming Thien College, Mr. HO Yik Kiu from Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Primary School, and Mrs. KWAN-LU Pui Ling from Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Government Secondary School respectively.

The second part was an open forum hosted by Dr. KO Po Yuk, Director of CELT and Dr. YIP Yam Wing, Stephen, Co-director of CELT. Four principals and their respective teachers, who are awardees of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence, namely Mr. NG Yung Fai (principal) and Mr. SHUM Chun Yip (teacher) from Heung To Middle School (Tin Shui Wai), Mr. SO Ping Fai (principal) and Ms. CHUNG Kwan Ling (teacher) from Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School, Dr. POON Suk Han (principal) and Ms. WAN Kit Ping (teacher) from Christian and Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School, and Mr. LIN Man Sheung (retired principal) and Ms. WONG Wing Sze (teacher) from Pui Kiu Primary School were invited to  discuss ways to achieve teaching and learning excellence in Hong Kong. The forum has provided the participants with authentic examples of focusing, deepening, and sustaining excellent curriculum as well as insight on renewing their school-based curriculum.     

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.

Teaching Excellence Forum

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Teachers’ Association jointly organized the first “Teaching Excellence Forum” on 27 January 2018. The Forum provided a platform for Principals, teachers and educators to share experiences in achieving excellence in teaching as well as views on developing outstanding teams.

With the theme of Establishing Schools of Teaching and Learning Excellence, the Forum attracted more than 200 principals and teacher participants.  Dr. KO Po Yuk, Director of CELT, delivered a keynote speech. It was followed by a showcase for schools’ achievements in excellent teaching and learning led by four awardees of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence from four aspects – uniting excellent teachers, disseminating good practices, developing outstanding teams, and establishing schools of excellence. The four speakers were Mr. Nam Ching Sze (Principal) from The Methodist Church HK Wesley College, Ms. Cheng Lai Kuen (Vice Principal) from F.D.B.W.A. Chow Chin Yau School, Ms. Wan Ngai Ting (Panel Chairperson) from Tak Sun School, and Ms. Tse Siu Wah (Panel Chairperson) from Jockey Club Ti-I College. In the closing session, Professor Chiu Chi Shing, Co-Director (Development) from CELT, hosted an open forum and panel discussion. Three primary and secondary school Principals (namely Dr. Tsang Wing Hong from Chiu Chow Association Secondary School, Dr. Chu Kai Wing from CCC Heep Woh College, Ms. Sit Fung Ming Joyce from Baptist (STW) Lui Ming Choi Primary School) were invited to share their views on establishing school of excellence, and the participants had a lively discussion about ways to achieve teaching and learning excellence in Hong Kong. The forum demonstrated that CELT is committed to inspiring more teachers and schools to pursue excellence in teaching and learning.  

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.

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