How valid are the National Student Survey results for ranking UK universities?

Fri, 2013-12-20 12:30 to 14:00

Speaker: Dr. Jacqueline CHENG, Research Member, Office of the Chief Education Advisor, Pearson

Format: Seminar

In this seminar, the speaker has demonstrated the validity of using the NSS in ranking universities from a multilevel perspective.

Workshop Materials:

RPGs Learning Support Group December 2013: RPG Time Management

Fri, 2013-12-20 10:00 to 11:30

Speakers:  Mr. WEERASINGHE Thilina (PhD, IELM)
                 Mr. NAM Sai Lok (PhD, HUMA)

Format: Seminar

In this workshop, the RPG Learning Support Group has discussed how to manage the time as a RPG student.

The group also shared and discussed the following questions:

Confessions of a Converted Lecturer

Thu, 2013-12-19 14:00 to 17:30

Speaker:   Professor Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University

Format: Seminar

In this seminar, a presentation followed by a short workshop with renowned Harvard professor, peer instruction advocate and practitioner, Eric Mazur.

In this presentation, the presenter has showed how he has adjusted his approach to teaching and how it has improved his students' performance significantly.

Student Learning Research Seminar: Creativity, Intercultural Sensitivity and Teamwork Skills of UG Students at HKUST: A Pilot Study

Fri, 2013-12-06 12:30 to 14:00

Speakers:  Dr Tak HA (Associate Director, CELT)
                  Dr Pakey CHIK  (Educational Research Officer, CELT)

Format: Seminar

In this seminar, the speakers has reported on the findings of a pilot study on assessing our UG students' selected generic skills, namely teamwork skills, intercultural sensitivity and creativity.  They also explored the relationships of these three generic skills with students' academic performance, as well as their in- and out-of-class experiences.