Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

GE-TEACH Series (2009-10)

Office of the Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE) is organising a series of activities to build up the capacity of teaching and non-teaching staff to manage the transition from 3-year degree to 4-degree. Development activities in relation to Gateway Education (GE) typically include such topics as the philosophical underpinnings of GE programme, course design strategies, workshops to align course and programme outcomes (CILOs and PILOs), development of connections between curriculum and co-curriculum, workshops to develop staff in their roles as student advisors related to the programme, as well as the development of specific pedagogical strategies, for example peer assessment, active learning in large classes, interdisciplinary teaching and learning etc., to support GE programme. Since 2008/09, GE-TEACH and Active Learning workshops have been offered.

GATEWAY EDUCATION - TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION AND ACHIEVEMENT (GE-TEACH)

Introduction

The purpose of these discussions is to generate excitement among the teaching staff about GE, to assist the teaching staff to imagine the possibilities with their own professional development and courses and to provide assistance to individuals working on GE course development on this campus. All staff members, teaching and non-teaching, who are interested in knowing more about GE are welcome to attend any of the discussion sessions. Staff may attend for part or all of each luncheon discussion. Light lunches will be served.

Intended Learning Outcomes of GE-TEACH

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

  • Outline some general principles relating to Gateway Education programme and course development
  • Identify the pedagogical resources available to support GE programme and course development
  • Experiment with new and innovative course design through the deployment of a staff learning community, in which diverse issues such as integrative learning strategies, inter-disciplinarity, techniques to increase student engagement, and the scholarship of teaching and learning are explored and implemented
  • Reflect and improve on their teaching practices as professionals

GE-TEACH Programme Outline 2009-10

Session Topic Date
1 Progress Report on City University's Gateway Education Programme Implementation Tue, 22 Sep 2009
2 Information Sharing Session on the Implementation of the 4-Year Degree Tue, 29 Sep 2009
3 Practising Interdisciplinarity in Gateway Education Tue, 6 Oct 2009
4 The Gateway Education Outcomes Tue, 24 Nov 2009
5 Design GE courses with the 9 PILOs Thur, 28 Jan 2010
6 Working Session on GE Proposal Development/Revision Tue, 2 Feb 2010
7 Gateway Education Science Course Development: Opportunities and Challenges Tue, 16 Mar 2010
8 Encouraging Thinking in Lectures Tue, 13 Apr 2010