Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs)

Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs)

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


Connecting the GILO Rubrics with ePortfolio: Workshop for Students

Connecting GILO Rubrics with ePortfolio: Workshop for Students

Workshop Content

In this workshop, you will learn from the experiences of two Student ePortfolio Award winners to build your ePortfolios with connection to the GILO rubrics. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to learn:


    • How to come up with theme(s) in ePortfolios
    • How to connect your reflections and experience with the 7 GILOs
    • How to attract people to read your reflections/stories in ePortfolios
    • How to come up with a good ePortfolio outline
    • Some personal tips and suggestions on building a good ePortfolio
class Speaker:
  • Ms. Law Yuk Ching (Sunyi)
    Outstanding Awardee from Stream 1
    Major: Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology
  • Ms. Lam Sing Loi (Charlotte)
    Merit Awardee from Stream 2
    Major: Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Chinese Language)
person Target: Students who are interested to learn how to integrate GILOs into ePortfolios
people Quota: 80 students
calendar_today Date: 7 July 2023 (Fri), 2:30 – 3:15 pm
schedule Duration: 45 minutes
location_on Venue: Zoom
language Language: English supplemented with Cantonese

The workshop is free. For student who attended the workshop, the hours of the workshops will be recorded in the Experiential Learning and Achievements Transcript (ELAT) under “student participation in co-curricular activities”. Please note that the workshop will be cancelled/ rescheduled if the number of enrolments is below 8.

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