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Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme Seminar

Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:
Date : 24 February, 2017 (Friday)
Time : 12:00nn – 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr Tanja Sobko, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU
Chairman : Ms Alice Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Law, HKU
Facilitator : Dr Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

This Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme (TEFS) was focused on ‘ePortfolio as tool for reflective, autonomous learning and the assessment of it.” Dr Sobko has been working on a TDG project “ePortfolio – developing a discipline-based tool for reflective, autonomous learning” and the TEFS was a well-suited complimentary part of the project. The outgoing visit was to another reputable University (University of Auckland), whith a group, working on a similar topic. The purpose of visit was to compare practices and to evaluate the currently running ePortfolio platform (HKU) and to further improve it. The HKU ePortfolio platform, adopted during the pilot project, positions ePortfolios, as a personalised digital collection of artefacts, which are organised in a purposeful way to assess growth over time and scaffold through continuous formative feedback from the tutor. The TEFS experience contributed to the final improved version the ePortfolio, which provides a unique virtual learning environment, rich and diverse learning experience, complementary to face-to-face modes of learning. This in turn will is expected to enhance students’ experiential and lifelong learning process. The finalised ePortfolio platform is now available for the general use, not only at the Faculty level, but also to any tutor/student at HKU.

Grants for overseas reciprocal visits through ‘Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme’
To promote HKU staff to bring in new ideas and teaching methods to improve teaching through interaction with overseas university teachers, HKU will award up to $50,000 for reciprocal staff visits. This funding is provided through the “Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme”. The seminar provides an overview of this funding scheme and information on the application process. Staff will be guided on how to go about planning exchange visits to enhance the scholarship of teaching at HKU, which is the aim of the scheme. It will explain, and also showcase examples, on how this funding opportunity can be used by HKU teaching staff to share experience and to collaborate on teaching and curriculum development initiatives with overseas reputable universities through reciprocal visits.

The seminar is open to all teaching staff interested in finding out more about this Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme. Staff will be provided an overview of the scheme, how to lodge an application, the key objectives, amounts they can apply for, eligibility and advice in preparing an application. Staff who are thinking about applying are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who attended the last seminar but found they had insufficient time to make overseas contacts, or who are thinking of planning ahead, in time for the second round (having a March 17th, 2016 closing date), would also find the seminar useful. If you are not sure whether this scheme would be relevant to teaching innovations you have in mind, or would simply like to know more about the scheme, you are welcome. The Circular on this scheme can be found at http://intraweb.hku.hk/reserved_2/cdqa/doc/TEFS/TEFS_2016-17.pdf

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​