Certificate Course “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education”

Introduction

The Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC), in partnership with Faculties, Departments and Library, has organized the Certificate Course “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education” for all new full-time academic/teaching staff since 2015/16. The Certificate Course is designed and developed to equip and extend new academic/teaching staff with essential knowledge and skills in teaching in higher education and to enable them to become a competent academic/teaching staff member of the University.

 

Aims

This Certificate Course is designed to

1. support new academic/teaching staff to adapt to a new professional life at EdUHK; and
2. provide an opportunity for new academic/teaching staff to develop their professionalism related to learning and teaching, and scholarship of learning and teaching in Higher Education.

 

Objectives

Through their participation in the Certificate Course, new academic/teaching staff will be able to

1. recognize the policy of learning, teaching and assessment at EdUHK;
2. outline EdUHK students’ academic background;
3. understand the good practices of learning and teaching in Higher Education;
4. obtain access to learning and teaching resources and support;
5. consider the application of technologies to enhance student learning; and
6. develop learning and teaching networks at personal, departmental and university levels.

 

Target Participants

The Certificate Course is mandatory for the new full-time academic/teaching staff who have less than one year of full-time teaching experience in Higher Education, as well as academic/teaching staff who are recommended by the Head of relevant Department.

 

Course Structure

The Certificate Course consists of four themes, namely (i) Staff Induction – Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education Settings; (ii) Practicum; (iii) Seminars/Workshops in Learning and Teaching; and (iv) Learning and Teaching Support. To complete the Certificate Course, participants are required to complete all themes with for a minimum number of contact hours* and write reflective statements.

* Group A: For participants who start the course before 1 Sep 2017, they should complete all themes with a minimum of 12 hours of the Certificate Course.
Group B: For participants who start the course on or after 1 Sep 2017, they should complete all themes with a minimum of 18 hours of the Certificate Course.

 

Minimum Hours of Attendance
Group A Group B
Theme I:
Staff Induction – Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education Settings
•  Two 3-hour sessions organized by LTTC
•  Providing basic information related to learning, teaching, and assessment at EdUHK, such as vision and mission; policy of teaching, learning, and assessment; student academic backgrounds; information about learning and teaching support; pedagogical considerations of integrating technologies in learning and teaching, etc.

Details

6 6
Theme II: Practicum
•  Practicum activities organized by Departments 
•  Providing opportunities to receive support from peers on their teaching practices, enhance their strategies and skills in discipline-based learning and teaching, as well as obtain advice for future planning and development

Details

3 6
Theme III: Seminars/Workshops in Learning and Teaching
•  Seminars/workshops organized by LTTC/Faculties/Departments 
•  Providing exemplars of strategies and skills for quality teaching, include topics related to human care, experience sharing by Teaching Awardees, talks related to learning and teaching provided by experienced academic/teaching staff of EdUHK, and investigators of UGC/Institutional/Faculty-supported TDG projects

Details

1.5 3
Theme IV: Learning and Teaching Support
•  Workshops organized by Library or LTTC 
•  Providing research-related and technology-related skills and practices for the development of their scholarship of learning and teaching and innovative teaching, such as Finding books and more: using the library iSearch, Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources of Information, Using Discussion Forum in Moodle, and Exploring the Use of Digital Teaching Portfolios, etc.

Details

1.5 3


Requirement for Awarding Certificate Issued by LTTC

All full-time academic/teaching staff and RPg and doctoral students are eligible to apply for the Certificate in Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education and the Certificate of Attendance in “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education” Course.

(I) Certificate in Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education
To be awarded the “Certificate in Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education”, participants are required to

1. complete all themes with a total of 12 hours (Group A) or 18 hours (Group B) of the Course
2. submit the “Certificate in Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education Request Form”
3. submit the Practicum Form endorsed by HoD/Hd(CLE)
4. submit reflective statements (about 250 to 500 words) in both the Request Form and Practicum Form
5. submit the Practicum Reports written by mentors/observers to HoD/Hd(CLE) and Faculty
6. request for the Certificate within two years after joining the University

 

(II) Certificate of Attendance in “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education” Course
To be awarded the “Certificate of Attendance in ‘Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education’ Course”, participants are required to

1. complete Theme 1, 3 and 4 with a minimum of 9 hours (Group A) or 12 hours (Group B) of attendance
2. submit the “Certificate of Attendance in ‘Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education’ Course Request Form”
3. request for the Certificate within two years after joining the University

 

Activities of the Certificate Course under all themes, will be held every academic year.

 

Certificate in Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education Request Form
  
Certificate of Attendance in “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education”
Course Request Form
  
Practicum Form
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Practicum Report
  

 

Enquiries

For enquiries, please contact Dr. May Chan (2948 8556 / sokching@eduhk.hk).

 

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