Learning by Engaging and Teaching (LET)

Principal Supervisors

Professor Thomas K.K. Au, Department of Mathematics
Professor Leung Kwok Nam, School of Life Sciences
Professor Dickon H.L. Ng, Department of Physics
Professor Poon Wai Yin, Department of Statistics


2 years & 8 months

Approved Budget

HK $500,000

  • Project Objectives
  • Key deliverables expected
  • Evaluation of deliverables/outcomes
  • Dissemination of deliverables/outcomes

Project Objectives

The “Learning by Engaging and Teaching (LET)” programme is introduced to enhance the learning of students through a three-stage process of training, engaging and self-reflection on an annual basis. Students are expected to develop a variety of learning outcomes in the domains of knowledge, skills and values.

Key deliverables expected and timelines for completion

The LET Programme provides students with experiential learning opportunities by engaging them in services and teaching. It consists of three stages that will be put into practice annually during the academic years from 2012 to 2015. Students’ involvement in the programme will be recorded in a “Student Development Portfolio”. The LET Programme will be evaluated with a view to developing a model that can best use “Student Development Portfolio” to support students’ learning and development of learning outcomes. The reflective journals from participants will be consolidated into deliverables for students to share their good practices and experiences in LET programme, and are invaluable assets to help future students to prepare for their university learning. A website will be launched before the summer of 2013.

Arrangements for evaluation of project deliverables/outcomes

Feedback from both students and teachers will be collected by both quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine the effectiveness of the programme and students’ achievement in terms of intended learning outcomes.

Means for disseminating project deliverables/outcomes

A programme website will be launched during the preliminary stage of the project to disseminate the project together with its outcomes, deliverables and other relevant information. The project will be widely promoted in the Faculty of Science via various channels such as formal and informal meetings, newsletters, and website, and will also be opened to access to wider community.