Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo has always been an extremely valuable event at the CUHK, as it provides an excellent opportunity for teachers to share their effective teaching and learning practices.
Quite a few excellent teachers will share their good practices in the keynote addresses. First of all, it is great news that the General Education Team, led by Professor Leung Mei-yee, Dr. Julie Chiu and Dr. Wong Wing-hung, have been awarded the UGC Teaching Award this year. In addition, Professor Lu Yi Chun and the teaching team at the Nethersole School of Nursing are recipients of the University Education Award, the latter to be represented by Professor Chow Ka Ming on the Expo day.
The award-winning teachers will provide us with many good suggestions and food for thought regarding various aspects of teaching and learning (including curriculum design and pedagogy), and I look forward to listening to their advices.
The Student Voice session this year focuses on the use of technology (and in particular the use of videos) for self-learning, as well as the re-design of classroom time for engaged learning following practices advocated in the Flipped Classroom approach. In recent years, this concept has aroused a great deal of interest in many institutions worldwide.
The Poster session and the Parallel Talks will continue to showcase a lot of the achievements of our teachers, such as the making of Micro-Module Courseware as well as the implementation of many innovative teaching and learning strategies in and outside classroom.
I look forward to interacting with our fellow teachers and students on the Expo day and as a community we strive for teaching excellence.