Catalysing Collaborative Initiatives for Teaching & Learning

Eva WONG
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
evawong@hkbu.edu.hk

Graheme BILBOW
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Grahame.Bilbow@hku.hk

Chetwyn CHEN
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
chetwyn.chan@polyu.edu.hk

S H CHENG
The City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
bhcheng@cityu.edu.hk

Paul COOPER
The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
cooper@ied.edu.hk

Nick NOAKES
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
nick.noakes@ust.hk

Isabella W Y POON
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
wypoon@cuhk.edu.hk

James POUNDER
The Lingnan University, Hong Kong
pounder@LN.edu.hk

Abstract

All publicly funded tertiary institutions in Hong Kong are committed to providing a high quality learning experience for all our students, with a special emphasis on globalisation. Despite the different roles, "teaching and learning" remains central to the varying missions of the institutions. To further encourage institutions to create innovative evidence-informed practices in teaching and learning, the University Grants Committee (UGC) provides extra support to UGC-funded institutions in the form of an ear-marked funding, the Teaching Development Grants (TDG). Projects supported by the TDG have been building on each other's success to extend existing pedagogies, resulting in having impact across disciplines, institutions, and even on the sector beyond. As innovation often drives collaboration, the TDG helps to encourage collaborations at all levels within or across disciplines, and collaborative teams have sprung up within and across institutions in Hong Kong to work on projects that enhance student learning.

The aim of this Round Table is to deepen the dialogue on effective collaboration initiatives on teaching and learning. TDG representatives from the UGC-funded institutions will share contemporary thoughts for collaboration and situating the discussion within a framework of illustrative case studies from institutions in Hong Kong.

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