Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

Workshop Series

STEP - Strategic Teaching Enhancement Programme 2007/08

STEP 2007/08

| STEP 2009/10 | STEP 2008/09 | STEP 2007/08 | STEP 2006/07 | STEP 2005/06 |

Introduction

EDO has developed the STEP to assist new and experienced academic staff to adapt to the changing nature of the environment in which they work. STEP incorporates significant learning opportunities in relation to Outcomes Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) and e-learning, as well as maintaining the focus on understanding how our students learn, assessing the strengths and weaknesses in their learning strategies, and providing resources and academic support to enable students to take proactive action to better manage their own learning.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes of the Programme

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse the different learning strategies and styles that students can have and design appropriate activities to assist and enhance student learning
  • Develop constructively aligned Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO's), Teaching and Learning Activities (TLA's) and Assessment Tasks (AT's) for their respective programmes and courses
  • Experiment with new and innovative teaching activities through the deployment of e-learning
  • Reflect and improve on their teaching practices as professionals.

 

Programme Outline

With the principle of constructive alignment adopted in the OBTL project of the University, STEP 2007/08 aims to provide practical examples for teachers to adopt for their Teaching and Learning Activities as well as Assessment Tasks. STEP consists of 9 related sessions where participants are engaged in a range of interactive activities to explore how to create an optimal learning environment to support student self-regulating learning. Faculty members and students will be invited to share innovative practices and experiences.

Session Topic Date

1

Learning Attitude and Motivation: How Appropriate TLAs Can Help Our Students?

17 October 2007

2

Creating an Interactive Learning Environment to Enhance Student Learning Motivation

24 October 2007

3

Constructively Aligned Practices: An OBTL e-Learning Tool for Teachers

31 October 2007

4

Developing Effective ILOs and TLAs for Courses and Programmes

7 November 2007

5

Designing Assessment Rubrics– Examples of Successful Practices

14 November 2007

6

Alternative Assessment Methods/Tools: Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills - Self- & Peer-assessment

21 November 2007

7

Alternative Assessment Methods/Tools: Developing Students' Moral Understanding - Plagiarism Prevention & Copyright Issues

28 November 2007

8

Alternative Assessment Methods/Tools: Developing Students' Reflective Practices - e-Portfolios

5 December 2007

9

Developing Reflective Practice for Professional Advancement

12 December 2007