|The Professional Development Course (PDC) is a component of the University’s teaching and learning policy, the ‘Integrated Framework for Curriculum Development and Review’ which can be downloaded from the ‘Quality in Teaching and Learning’ page at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/english/teaching/teaching-learning-quality.html
It aims to orient new teaching staff members to teaching and learning at CUHK, and will introduce useful and relevant tools that may help them realise the educational objectives of their courses.
All teachers at CUHK (at any level) can enrol in the PDC and receive a certificate of completion.
The course comprises three parts; each with a specific focus.
Part I: Understanding the Teaching Context of CUHK
The first part (4 hrs) focuses on the teaching context of CUHK. It aims at familiarising participants with the context of CUHK in terms of its mission, vision and values, graduate attributes, prevalent teaching and learning “cultures”, characteristics of the student populations and approaches to course design and teaching. Participants are encouraged to share their beliefs about, and goals of, their teaching, and how they may be implemented in light of the CUHK context.
Part II: Techniques & Strategies
The second part of the course (4 hrs) focuses on teaching techniques. It will introduce participants to (a) good teaching techniques and practices both drawn from the fields of education and psychology, as well as from past experiences of excellent teachers at the university; and (b) various teaching tools, including web learning interfaces, electronic devices, as well as assessment techniques, all of which may facilitate effective teaching and learning.
Part III: Practicum
The details of Part III of the Professional Development Course offered by the Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research (CLEAR) are as follows:
Part IV: Workshop on Research Postgraduate Supervision (for Assistant Professor Grade only)
(New component from year 2013-14 academic year)
The fourth part is for Assistant Professors only. This workshop will provide a practical overview of best research supervision practices, including explicit examples from various disciplines. Experienced Professors will share their strategies on how to support and manage research postgraduates successfully. Invitation will be sent individually when the workshop becomes available (likely in Nov or Dec 2014).
Several rounds of Part I & II are offering in 2019~20: