Conference Day

Date: 24 May 2019 (Friday)
Time: 09:30 - 16:55
Venue: Conference Centre (E-P-01), Tai Po Campus, EdUHK


The Conference Day on 24 May 2019 features two keynote speeches by Dr Kinshuk, University of North Texas in the US, and Prof KWOK Y K Ricky, The University of Hong Kong, and presentations by project leaders supported by University Grants Committee’s Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals (2016-19 Triennium) and Teaching Development Grant (TDG).

UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals (2016-19 Triennium), TDG project leaders from the sister universities in Hong Kong, and faculty members at EdUHK will be sharing their work in the parallel sessions.

Time Programme
09:30-10:00 Morning Reception
10:00-10:30 Opening Remark
10:30-11:30 Keynote Speech 1

Enhancing Learning in Ubiquitous Environments

Dr Kinshuk
Dean, College of Information
University of North Texas, USA

Student learning is complex. All student experiences produce data - in the classrooms, in the labs, on the net, within social networks, when with friends and when interacting with loved ones. These experiences can be characterised based on a wide range of attributes, such as content quality, personalised assessments, learners' comprehension, their feelings/emotive states, their assumptions in discussions, their refinement of gained competencies, and so on. Such characterisations not only enable the capture of information on where, why, how, and when learning happens, but also empower continuous refinement of instructional measures. This talk will focus on improving learning by using adaptivity and personalisation approaches.

11:30-11:40 Tea Break

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

  E-P-01 E-P-12 E-P-13 E-1/F-07
11:40-12:00 Dr KWOK LAI Yuk Ching Sylvia (CityU) Dr Derek HO (CityU) Dr CHAN Ka Yuk Cecilia (HKU) Dr CHU K W Samuel (HKU)
12:00-12:20 Prof KING Kuo Chin Irwin (CUHK) Dr MAK Kin Wah Kendrew (CUHK) Dr WONG L C Lillian (HKU) Dr WONG Man Sing (PolyU)
12:20-12:40 Dr Julia CHEN (PolyU)
Dr Valerie YAP (PolyU)
Dr TING Sze Thou Fridolin (PolyU) Dr Robert WRIGHT (PolyU) Dr Christine ARMATAS (PolyU)
Dr Christine SPRATT (PolyU)
12:40-13:00 Dr CHAN Y B Ben (HKUST) Ms Irene NG (HKUST)
Dr WU Kam Yin (HKUST)
Mr Sean MCMINN (HKUST) Dr LEE Yeung Chung (EdUHK)
Dr Valerie YIP (HKU)
Dr Victor LAU (CUHK)
Dr Eddie LAM (PolyU)
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Keynote Speech 2

What It Means for Us to Share General Education Courses

Prof KWOK YK Ricky
Professor, Associate Vice President (Teaching and Learning)
The University of Hong Kong

With very strong participation from CUHK, HKUST and PolyU, the UGC funded Responsive University project is led by HKU to share 10 General Education courses, all in blended format, among the four institutions (please see this Website: All 10 courses were launched in the 2018-2019 academic year. The project team has learned a lot about: mobility, motivations, commitments, disparity, road-blocks, and, most importantly, genuine collaborations. As part of the preparation for the next run in 2019-2020 academic year, the speaker would like to discuss with you the lessons learned and insights obtained.

15:00-15:15 Tea Break
  Sharing from the three Faculties (E-P-01)
15:15-15:45 Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
A Study of Online Evidence-based Assessment System to Promote Collaborative and Cooperative Learning in Group Activities

Dr LAM Wai Man Winnie
Lecturer I, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology

Many courses involve group project and activities, but it is not easy to motivate all students will actively contribute and collaborate with each other. Teachers usually collect the final outcome, so it is difficult to assess the group work fairly even though the workload is unevenly distributed. To solve these problems, an online evidence-based assessment system called “GMoodle” is used as a centralised platform for students to work on group activities such as discussion, sharing resources and providing feedback for each other. Detailed reports were generated for both students and teachers in real-time. Students can know their daily progress and the contribution of the other members. Whereas teachers can access the activity log of all students in the class, which could be used to assess the group work and identify free-riders. To study the effectiveness, GMoodle has been adopted by six courses in semester 1 and 2 in 2018-19.

Learning Science is Fun

Dr YEUNG Chi Ho Bill
Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Environmental Studies

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.

Practical Example of Motor Learning in Class

Dr TSE Choi Yeung Andy
Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education

In this era of ‘e-learning’, Andy will show how to incorporate the ‘e-element’ not only in his teaching, but also in the assessment. Through these e-features, the students are believed to be more motivated and more engaged in classroom activities and presentations. More importantly, student can truly and deeply reflect how they have acquired motor skills when they were young, which in turns fosters their skills in their future teaching skills and parent-hood.

15:45-16:15 Faculty of Education and Human Development
Inter-disciplinary Learning, Inter-faculty Collaboration: A Story of Developing General Education Inter-disciplinary Courses (GEIC) in EdUHK

Dr YIP Yam Wing Stephen
Senior Lecturer II, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Interdisciplinary Learning is often highlighted as the ‘New Wave of the Future’ in education. Is it just a buzzword or slogan that would fade away or it has an intrinsic value in university education? EdUHK has recently launched a number of pilot courses, namely General Education Interdisciplinary Courses (GEIC) to enable students “to develop and exercise metacognitive skills for gaining deep understanding of issues of significance, making reasonable decisions and judgments about them, and knowing when/how to make plans ahead” through interdisciplinary learning. At the dawn of the GEIC pilot stage, the presentation will revisit the values and issues of interdisciplinary study in university education contexts, using the example of GEIC.

16:15-16:45 Faculty of Humanities
Developing and Evaluating Pre-service Teachers’ Corpus Literacy and Corpus-based Language Pedagogy via Mobile-enhanced Interactive and Flipped Learning

Dr MA Qing Angel
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies

Despite the efforts made by linguists and researchers, a corpus-based linguistic approach remains largely unknown to the majority of professional teaching community, particularly pre- and in-service teachers who largely rely on an intuition-based approach to solving language issues as well as developing pedagogical materials. In order to fill this gap and help teachers develop a corpus-based pedagogy, this study investigated how a group of pre-service language teachers develop their corpus literacy and corpus-based pedagogy via mobile-enhanced interactive and flipped learning. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected and analysed, covering both the learning process and outcome. Regarding the learning process, a Likert-scale survey was used to collect student perceived effectiveness on their learning of corpus literacy and corpus-based pedagogy; focus-group interviews were conducted to probe into more in-depth qualitative perspectives. As for the learning outcome, a set of self-developed rubrics were developed to rate the quality of each group task design. The results show that this mobile-enhanced interactive and flipped learning approach is effective in providing an adequate corpus literacy for our pre-service teachers, and allows them to further develop corpus-based knowledge and skills to design appropriate learning and teaching materials.


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

  E-P-12 E-P-13 E-1/F-07
15:15-15:35 Dr Kin CHEUNG (PolyU) Dr CHONG Kit Yee (PolyU) Prof SIN Kuen Fung (EdUHK)
Dr LUI Ming Ann (HKBU)
15:35-15:55 Prof Michael Anthony INGHAM (LU)
Prof Robin Stanley SNELL (LU)
Mr CHAN Wing Fung Chad (LU)
Dr HO Koon Sing (HKBU)
15:55-16:15 Dr LEE W S Amy (HKBU) Dr Lucia FUNG (HKBU) Dr CHUA Ka Kit Tony (HKBU)
16:15-16:35 Mr CHEUNG Chun Hoi (HKBU) Dr NG S W Sarah (HKBU)
Dr CHOI Tat Heung (HKBU)
16:35-16:55 Prof CHAN K W Kara (HKBU) Dr Isaac CHAN,
Mr Martin LAU (HKBU)