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Overview of the Conference Programme (as of 23 October 2018)

Download the Conference Programme and Abstracts Booklet
Details of the parallel sessions and poster sessions will be supplemented.

Day 0 (Dec 17) – Monday

Time Session
12:30 – 14:30 Pre-conference workshop – Rethinking Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Capstone Projects and Dissertations
Rm 321, Run Run Shaw Bldg, Main Campus

Day 1 (Dec 18) – Tuesday

Time Session
08:30 – 09:00 Registration CPD 3.04
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome
Prof. Ian Holliday
09:10 – 09:25 Opening
Prof. Grahame Bilbow
09:25 – 09:30 Group photo
09:30 – 10:45 Keynote: Prof. Geoffrey Crisp
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:20 Parallel oral presentations and join-the-conversation sessions

Session 1 – Building excellence through professional development CPD 3.04
Session Chair: Dr. Gavin Porter
  • Recruiting and selecting faculty for excellence in teaching and learning: Integrating human resources scholarship in a faculty context
    – Dr. Laura Lohman (Queens University of Charlotte)
  • Co-create knowledge through professional development workshop
    – Prof. Ng Mee Wah, Eugenia (Lingnan University)
  • Developing a research module for higher education professional development that embraces scaffolding by teachers and learners to enhance learning in a newly formed post-graduate certificate in professional studies
    – Dr. David Frear (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
  • Adding context and openness to SoTL: opportunity for post-publication peer review platforms
    – Dr. Gavin Porter (Harvard University)
Session 2 – Co-Constructing excellence with the wider community CPD 3.15
Session Chair: Dr. Stuart Perrin
  • Making university-industry partnerships work: Measuring teaching excellence in a time of change
    – Dr. Stuart Perrin (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
  • Teaching and learning culture in a real-life context through in-situational learning for social work
    – Ms. Kerry Maxfield (University of South Australia)
  • Students as partners, community partners as co-educators and teachers as facilitators: What scaffold excellent experiential learning?
    – Prof. Samson Tse, Ms. Elsa Lam, Mr. Ken Yau, Ms. Winky Wu (The University of Hong Kong)
  • The use of Vlogs in developing a practice of critical reflection amongst teacher-candidates in Brunei Darussalam
    – Dr. Aliamat Omar Ali, Dr. Sallimah Salleh (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)
Session 3 – Building excellence through e-learning/MOOC initiatives CPD 3.07
Session Chair: Dr. Shirley Fong
  • Incorporating Moodle-wiki and Moodle-wiki-digital badges into BSc (Exercise and Health) courses: effects on student’collaborative learning, motivation, behavioral engagement and academic performance
    – Dr. Shirley S.M. Fong, Dr. Samuel K.W. Chu, Dr. Dana Vackova, Dr. Khe Foon Hew (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Does flipped learning really work, or is it just a fad? Quantitative evidence from empirical studies
    – Dr. Khe Foon Hew, Dr. Chung Kwan Lo (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Flipped Instructional model through the Asian Cultural Lens
    – Dr. Shelen Ho (University of Reading Malaysia)
  • Staff-student co-creation in MOOCs: Embedding and showcasing student excellence in the curriculum
    – Dr. Leah Marks, Dr. Maria Jackson, Dr. Kevin Glasgow (University of Glasgow)
Session 4 – Building excellence collectively CPD 3.06
Session Chair:Dr. Lisa Cary
  • Collective teaching enhancement
    – Prof. Gwen van der Velden, Dr. Alyson Quinn, Dr. David Davies (The University of Warwick)
  • Leadership in learning and teaching: Building structures to promote and recognize excellence
    – Dr. Lisa Cary (Murdoch University)
  • Co-construction of teaching excellence through a Community of Practice on learning analytics: A case study in a Hong Kong University
    – Dr. Dennis Foung, Dr. Vincent Ng, Dr. Christine Armatas (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Effective feedback for developing excellence among educators
    – Dr. Bradley Morrison (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Session 5 – Join-the-Conversation (11:00 – 12:00) CPD 3.16
Session Chair: Dr. Lily Zeng
  • Empathy, Impact, Evidence, Andragogy: Teaching excellence in the eyes of student, educational researcher, and educational developer
    – Dr. Lily Zeng, Dr. Luke Fryer, Ms. Purvi Vyas, Ms. Nikita Banga (The University of Hong Kong)
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch
13:20 – 14:35 Keynote: Prof. Rick Glofcheski
14:35 – 15:55 Parallel oral presentations and join-the-conversation sessions

Session 1 – Recognising the notion of excellence CPD 3.04
Session Chair: Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
  • From individualism to collaboration: Re-imagining teaching excellence awards at a post-colonial South African university
    – Dr. Karin Cattell-Holden (Stellenbosch University)
  • A ‘blank’ canvass: Co-constructing excellence​
    – Dr. Gayle Morris, Dr. N. Buissink, Dr. J. Davies (Auckland University of Technology)
  • Innovation and self-directed learning in the context of building and evaluating excellence: A case study in an Australian Science Faculty
    – Dr. Iwona Czaplinski, Dr. Henk Huijser, Prof. Martin Sillence, Dr. Oliver Gaede (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Excellence against “Excellence”: Techno-Bureaucratic culture and the resonance of naming
    – Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (The University of Hong Kong)
Session 2 – Building excellence through curriculum/ teaching innovation CPD 3.15
Session Chair: Prof. Gina Marchetti
  • Interdisciplinary, international, innovative, and inclusive: Intersectional teaching and learning in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong
    – Prof. Gina Marchetti, Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Data complexity and collaborative learning: A case study in comparative higher education
    – Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko, Ms. Nian Ruan, Dr. Jisun Jung (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Creating a talented and motivated learning and teaching workforce through large scale curriculum transformation
    – Dr. Leah Holt, Associate Professor Shona Leitch (RMIT University)
Session 3 – Building excellence through e-learning/MOOC initiatives CPD 3.07
Session Chair: Dr. Lisa Law
  • Online learning tool on external financing needs
    – Dr. Yuanto Kusnadi (Singapore Management University)
  • Student focus study on MOOC in excellent course
    – Mr. Jian Gao, Prof. Jingtao Li, Ms. Xiaoyan Wu (Fudan University)
  • Dialogue on master’s students’ research design through feedback: Co-constructing excellence in a Moodle-based collaborative learning space
    – Dr. Weipeng Yang, Dr. Yongyan Li, Prof. Hui Li (The University of Hong Kong, Macquarie University)
  • Case study: An attempt to develop teachers’ competence on adopting SPOCs at HKBU
    – Dr. Lisa Law, Mr. Andy Chan (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Session 4 – Join-the-Conversation: Engaging students through innovative teaching practices in the classroom (14:35 – 15:35) CPD 3.16
Session Chair: Mr. Gavin Coates
  • “The most surprising and most frustrating things are”
    – Mr. Gavin Coates (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Constructivist blended learning approach in higher education
    – Dr. Janet Chan, Dr. Irene Cheng, Ms. Suria Kong, Prof. Kenneth Leung (The University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong)
  • Validating classroom teaching by humanizing teaching and learning
    – Dr. Radhika Jaidev (Singapore Institute of Technology)
  • The tree of something in the city of something
    – Mr. Gavin Coates (The University of Hong Kong)
15:55 – 16:10 Break
16:10 – 17:10 Student panel discussion
17:15 – 17:45 Speed-dating poster sessions
17:45 – 18:00 Social time – meet and talk to students and other participants
18:00 – 20:00 Conference dinner (Hotel Jen)

Day 2 (Dec 19) – Wednesday

Time Session
08:45 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:15 Keynote: Prof. Mick Healey
10:15 – 11:30 Keynote: Dr. Susan Bridges
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:45 Bringing all the voices together in the co-construction of excellence – keynotes + students
Facilitator: Dr. Cecilia Chan
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:05 Parallel oral presentations and join-the-conversation sessions

Session 1 – Co-Constructing excellence with students CPD 3.04
Session Chair: Ms. Vicci Lau
  • Building teaching and learning communities by giving voice to students: Informal mid-term student evaluation to enhance teaching and learning
    – Ms. Vicci Lau (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Workplace competencies framework for university students
    – Dr. Hee Jhee Jiow, Dr. Intan Azura Mokhtar, Ms. Amanda Lau (Singapore Institute of Technology)
  • Strengthening the pipeline: The use of e-Portfolios to develop teaching excellence in future teachers
    – Dr. Emily Oon, Prof. Spencer Benson (The University of Macau, University of Maryland)
  • Systematic scaffolding for student success: Effective pedagogical practices in Academic Literacy Classrooms
    – Dr. Patrick Leung, Dr. Clarence Wang (The University of Hong Kong)
Session 2 – Co-Constructing excellence through assessment and feedback CPD 3.15
Session Chair: Prof. David Carless
  • Researching excellence in assessment and feedback
    – Prof. David Carless (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Benchmarking English Language Proficiency for university admission: navigating the international language assessment maze
    – Dr. Gregory Tweedie (University of Calgary)
  • Co-constructing authenticity and quality in assessment
    – Dr. Christopher Deneen, Dr. Gretchen Geng, Dr. Rowena Harper (RMIT University)
  • How can we leverage on technology to engage tertiary students in the feedback process?
    – Dr. Misty Cook (National University of Singapore)
Session 3 – Scaffolding and building excellence through pedagogical innovations CPD 3.07
Session Chair: Dr. Shuang Wang
  • Scaling up collaborative creativity in architectural education
    – Dr. Kristof Crolla, Dr. Paula Hodgson, Ms. Angela Ho (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Teaching for empowerment: Turning passive learners to active knowledge producers
    – Dr. Wang Shuang (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Using integrated course design to promote active physiology study
    – Prof. Mingjie Wang, Jun Liu, Prof. Li-Min Lu (Fudan University)
  • Using instructional design to engage students in the development of educational experiences: The case of multimedia management case studies in an international university
    – Mr. Mattia Miani (The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China)
Session 4 – Join-the-Conversation (13:45 – 14:45) CPD 3.16
Session Chair: Dr. Beatrice Chu
  • Future of learning for the 21st Century – It’s higher education but not that we know it
    – Dr. Beatrice Chu, Prof. King Chow, Prof. Ben Chan, Ms. Luisa Mok (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
15:05 – 15:20 Break
15:20 – 16:40 Parallel oral presentations and join-the-conversation sessions

Session 1 – Building excellence through professional development CPD 3.04
Session Chair: Prof. Spencer Benson
  • Building future excellence: Inspiring, training and developing the next generation of STEM faculty
    – Prof. Spencer Benson, Mr. Jeffery Franke (University of Maryland, Education Innovations International Consulting)
  • Effective Leadership in teaching and learning: is it even possible?
    – Dr. Lisa Cary, Dr. Jennifer Howell (Murdoch University)
  • Development and implementation of mandatory peer observation of teaching in the Southeast Asian higher education context
    – Dr. Nancy Gleason, Dr. Catherine Sanger (Yale-NUS College)
Session 2 – Building excellence through providing meaningful learning experiences CPD 3.15
Session Chair: Dr. Yongyan Li
  • Co-Constructing research excellence: A case of teaching research methods to an MEd Class
    – Dr. Yongyan Li , Prof. Hui Li (The University of Hong Kong, Macquarie University)
  • Promoting meaningful undergraduate research with diminishing resources
    – Dr. Kerry McCullough (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • The application of task-based teaching approach in business Chinese writing course design for foreign undergraduates
    – Dr. Mo Duan(Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Interactive teaching methods to engage students in active learning in an excellent course of information security
    – Prof. Jingtao Li, Mr. Jian Gao, Dr. Yang Liu (Fudan University)
Session 3 – Building excellence through enhancing interactivity and interdisciplinarity CPD 3.07
Session Chair: Mr. Mathew Pryor
  • Classroom excellence: An illustration with interactive teaching in an MA TESOL class
    – Dr. Godwin Ioratim-Uba (University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China)
  • Promoting integrative learning across disciplines
    – Dr. Peter Lau (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Analysis of the teaching and learning for remote controlled power electronics laboratory
    – Prof. Eric Cheng (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration to enrich student learning
    – Mr. Mathew Pryor (The University of Hong Kong)
Session 4 – Join-the-Conversation (15:20 – 16:20) CPD 3.16
Session Chair: Dr. Leon Lei
  • Enriching teaching and learning through technologies: Exemplary cases of three Common Core courses
    – Dr. Leon Lei, Mr. Donn Gonda, Mr. Victor Wong, Ms. Andrea Qi, Ms. Jovy Chan (The University of Hong Kong)
16:40 – 17:00 Closing the gap: Our framework and roadmap towards co-constructing excellence
Speaker: Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
17:00 – 17:20 The way forward and Poster + Paper Award Presentation