Symposium on Emerging Innovations and Evaluation of Technology Enhanced Active Learning Pedagogies in Tertiary Education

  • Fridolin Sze Thou Ting (Chair)

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Dear Academia, Researchers and Scholars Following the success of last year's mini-symposium we are delighted to host the upcoming “Symposium on Emerging Innovations and Evaluation of Technology Enhanced Active Learning Pedagogies in Tertiary Education,” to be held on 10 July 2019 (Wednesday) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This event is a day of presentations, discussions, poster exhibits and workshops relating to various topics around the areas of technology enhanced active learning pedagogies in tertiary education. We invite all members of the university community to attend this symposium as we explore different approaches to active learning in order to stimulate cross-­disciplinary discussion and collaboration. Academics, experts and advocates of active learning pedagogies from a wide range of interests and disciplines, at PolyU and other institutions, will explore various approaches to technology enhanced active learning in tertiary education and share insights from their experiences. The highlight of the symposium will be a keynote address by prominent psychometrician and specialist in assessment and evaluation, Dr. Jenny Bergeron, Director of Educational Research & Evaluation at Harvard's Derek Bok Centre for Teaching and Learning, where she oversees evaluation and research of Harvard's leading educational initiatives. Following the keynote session by Dr. Bergeron, a moderated panel discussion, representing a cross-section of academic experts from different disciplines, will draw participants into the conversation on the perspectives of strategies used to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative active teaching pedagogies. Poster presentations and hands-on sessions will be held during a joint lunch and poster session. The afternoon programme will feature our second distinguished keynote speaker, Professor Gwo-Jen Hwang, Chair Professor of the Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, as well as a combination of parallel and hands-on workshop sessions on novel active teaching strategies and e-tools to support their implementation. Registration for the symposium is free and open to all members of Hong Kong’s tertiary institutions and wider academic community. Lunch will be provided during this programme to accompany the poster session.
Period10 Jul 2019
Event typeForum/Symposium
Degree of RecognitionLocal