Workshop on "Best practices in applying the constructive alignment of learning outcomes, teaching and assessment in the context of Hong Kong and Singapore"

The workshop on “Best practices in applying the constructive alignment of learning outcomes, teaching and assessment in the context of Hong Kong and Singapore" was held on 16th & 17th February, 2017 at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM, 10-12 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1, HCMC as second phase of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM’s Project funded by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.


 

Dr. Pham Tan Ha, Vice President of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM attending the opening workshop


Attending the workshop were lecturers from the member universities of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City: University of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Technology, International University, University of Information Technology and the Institute for Environment and Resources. The workshop was divided into two separate workshops hosted by Dr. Paula Hodgson, a professional consultant on teaching assessment, from of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and by Associate Professor Dr. Peter David Looker, Head of Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

 

Dr. Paula Hodgson sharing experiences at the seminar


The first workshop hosted by Dr. Paula Hodgson a professional consultant on teaching assessment from the Chinese University of Hong Kong was held on February 16th, 2017, concentrating on sharing practical experiences of universities in Hong Kong on teaching, assessment and on developing professional skills for students integrated into the curriculum during university study.

 

Assoc.Prof. Peter David Looker sharing experiences at the Workshop

 

On February 17th, 2017, Associate Professor Dr. Peter David Looker, from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, hosted the second workshop, focusing on using constructive alignment to design courses that will engage students in deeper, more focused, learning. During the workshop, Assoc.Prof. Peter David Looker shared his experiences in the design of syllabus and of training program to effectively help students achieve expected learning outcomes and proposed the samples of syllabus of some universities in Singapore, Australia for the lecturers to consult, and to compare them with those currently designed and used in their institutions.

Dr. Ngo Thi Phuong Lan, Vice President of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM presenting the university’s souvenirs to the two speakers

 

To end of the conference, Dr. Ngo Thi Phuong Lan, Vice President, on behalf of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM, conveyed the university’s sincere thanks to the two guest speakers and hoped that there would be more such seminars for the Vietnamese lecturers to learn the best practices of the universities in the region and around the world so that they know how to well develop and apply the world trends in innovative teaching and assessment today into their current practices.

 

 

On the third phase of the project, a conference will be held in June, 2017 to create the platform for lecturers to share their hand-on experiences in applying the constructive alignment of learning outcomes, teaching and assessment that was well trained by foreign experts in this field through the training workshops. Constructive alignment, an outcome-based approach, is expected to successfully apply in the courses of the lecturers involved in this pilot project from the 4 Faculties (Faculty of English Literature and Linguistics, Faculty of Journalism and Communication, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Vietnamese Linguistics and Literature) of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM.

 

 

Lectures attending the workshop

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