Towards A Paradigm Shift for A New Model of Alternative Assessment


To initiate discussion on a paradigm shift to a new assessment model, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) are conceiving a project to try out some innovative assessment approaches in the coming academic year.

We hope that this project will be an active response to a learning environment where assessment is not only confined by subject domain knowledge but also its application. In such an environment, students often engage in inquiries into, and problem solving of, discipline-related scenarios. In the process, they put their subject domain knowledge to test, and develop generic competencies.

This website serves as a hub of project resources and latest news.

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An online symposium titled “Improving Assessment and Feedback for our Students’ Online Futures ” will be held on 18 – 19 August.


Covid-19 and the shift to online learning and teaching might have changed some of our assessment practices for the better. In the past year, when in-hall examinations were not feasible, more teachers designed authentic assessments that align to real-life, professional or novel situations. In the process, we witnessed that students became more productive learners, which motivated us to take a pragmatic approach which aims to change our assessments more sustainability and equip our learning communities with better feedback literacy useful for students’ online futures. In this joint symposium, we will hear from renowned speakers on how authenticity inspires better assessment and feedback processes. We also include workshops that help you design and improve authentic assessments for quality enhancement.


By the end of this symposium, you will be able to:
(1) Identify ways of designing authentic assessment with feedback;
(2) Describe students’ needs on assessment and feedback in relation to their online futures;
(3) Make plans on using authentic assessment with feedback.


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