Generic Intended Learning Outcomes

Generic Intended Learning Outcomes

Self-Assessment of Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs)

In order to facilitate the development of high quality attributes among graduates, our Centre and Assessment Research Centre (ARC) developed a question bank to set up questionnaires for measuring students’ self-perceived achievement of GILOs. The finding of 7 GILOs, i.e., Problem Solving Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking Skills, Oral and Written Communications Skills, Social Interaction Skills, Ethical Decision Making and Global Perspectives will reflect students’ perceived development and achievement of generic attributes during their studies at the University.

The outcomes also play a critical role in balancing between equipping students for the future and enriching their current lives. Students, by achieving them, are able to understand and negotiate the competing orientations which is an important aspect of their growth and development, i.e., as part of their own life experience and their ongoing personal and social development, to be an active and engaged citizens.

All full-time undergraduate students in their entry year and final year will be invited to conduct a survey on Assessing Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs) every year and a Student Individual Report, which can help students to self-monitor their GILOs development, will be sent to each participant after then. Programme- and University-level reports will also be generated for the evaluation and enhancement of  learning and teaching at the University.

Our Centre is responsible for administrating and implementing the self-assessment questionnaires on GILOs for full-time undergraduate students.

For details, please refer to Learning and Teaching website.

Rubrics and Learning Evidence for Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs)

Our Centre has developed a set of rubrics for the Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs) at the University. The rubrics adopt a consistent framework, providing definition and operational criteria for each learning outcome. The performance levels and level descriptors serve as a guide for students and teachers to assess learning and teaching in relation to the GILOs. We are currently on version 18.

Rubrics for Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs)
This set of rubrics is particularly useful for building the student ePortfolios, in which students need a reference for assessing and indicating their learning achievements. Please refer to Student ePortfolio to learn more about the Student ePortfolio at the University. To further demonstrate student application and accomplishment of GILOs, we also provide a compilation of learning evidence selected from exemplary students’ works as examples, including coursework and ePortfolios. These examples of learning evidence are grouped in three sets according to their relevance to the criteria of each learning outcome in the rubrics.
Sets of Exemplars

Dissemination of GILOs at the Briefing on Learning Outcomes

A presentation about the University’s Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs) was given by Prof. KONG Siu Cheung, the Director of LTTC, to programme staff members on 12 September 2017. Programme staff members were introduced to the rubrics and learning evidence for GILOs in the session.


Connecting the GILO Rubrics with Learning and Teaching in the University: Workshop for Academic & Teaching Staff

GILO poster


Workshop Content

In this workshop, you will learn:

    • The latest development of the GILO Rubrics
    • Possible integrations with programme outcomes that facilitate the preparation of Programme Outcomes Assessment (POA) portfolio

And you will be provided with:

    • Examples of teaching design
    • Samples of student performance of these learning outcomes
    • Online learning packages about GILO skills
class Speaker: Dr. Alice CHOW Sin Yin
Assistant Professor of SSC and Academic Coordinator of LTTC
person Target: All Academic and Teaching Staff are welcome
calendar_today Date: 27 Feb 2023 (Mon)
schedule Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm (1 hour)
location_on Venue: Zoom
language Language: English

Participation in this workshop can be counted towards the Certificate Course “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education” under the theme, “Seminars/Workshops in Learning and Teaching”.

For enquiries, please contact Miss Katrina Zhang (Tel: 2948 7785/