Strengthening the Relationship between Research and Teaching
Dr LAM Bick-Har (Associate Professor, C&I)
Dr CHENG Chi Keung Eric (Assistant Professor, C&I)
Dr YAN Zi (Assistant Professor, C&I)
We reflected on how the development and dissemination of our projects have informed learning, teaching and educational management in the school and higher education sectors.
Dr Lam’s presentation described the processes and outcomes of Active Classroom - an online platform (http://www.eduhk.hk/aclass/) that disseminates the research-based, pilot-tested teaching materials and innovative pedagogical outputs created by school and university teachers. The presentation shared several targets that AClass has achieved, the evaluation outcomes, and extended outputs that demonstrate its impact on knowledge transfer and the building of a virtual learning community (presentation PDF).
Knowledge management (KM) is a system that helps schools to cope with challenges posed by recent educational reforms. Dr Cheng’s QEF KM project aims to institutionalize a KM system and cultivate KM practices for sustainable development among 10 primary and 10 secondary schools. Knowledge transfer is achieved through a series of lectures, workshops and action research projects that assist the schools in applying KM practices for strategic planning (presentation PDF).
Drawing on his expertise of educational measurement, Dr Yan shared with the participants the expected relationship between research and teaching and explore strategies for transferring empirically-based knowledge into teaching. Some examples were shared in order to demonstrate how research (e.g., Rasch measurement) has informed learning and teaching (such as a course he has taught on how to generate successful testing) (presentation PDF).