Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the benefit of joining CoP?

Have you developed any good practice in teaching and learning and you would like to share with others? Have you considered that other PolyU members share similar problems or worries in teaching and learning that you have encountered? CoP is a platform that welcomes sharing and continuous improvement in teaching and learning. By joining CoP, you will be able to connect with others who have similar interests same as you do. CoP is a great place where you can share your ideas, experiences and approaches, as well as learning from others on and beyond campus. We will also support you in enhancing teaching and learning through respective CoPs.

Pass on the legacy of excellent teaching and learning. Let us learn from each other in the teaching and learning topics that are of particular interest to each of us.

Q. Who can join?

Yes, come and join us! CoP is a cross-disciplinary hub for stakeholders from different disciplines. CoP creates an active and collaborative atmosphere that can enhance teaching and learning at PolyU. In general, faculty member, administrator, research assistant, undergraduate or postgraduate student are welcome. However, different CoP may have a different recruitment strategy according to the themes. Please refer to the particular “Join Us” section and contact the facilitators respectively. You are not restricted in the number of CoP that you want to join.

At PolyU CoP, we are not only passionate about teaching and learning, we are dedicated to inspiring a similar passion in others.

Q. What kind of activities will be organized?

Individual CoP organizes its own activities. These activities include but not limited to experience sharing seminars, meetings for peer-supported learning, consultancy with experts, investigative studies into problems of concerns, development and pilots of strategies to address problems, evaluation of achievement, and dissemination of outcomes through conference / publications.

Q. What would I expect to do in CoP?

CoP members are expected to join the activities organized by your CoP actively and have interaction with other members. We are a community that emphasize on learning and sharing. Feel free to share your experience, good practices, problems, worries, etc to your members.

Q. What is the time frame of CoP?

UGC has provided a start-up fund for PolyU to establish communities of practice in 2012-15 triennium. After the current triennium, the University will continue to deploy resources from suitable sources for supporting productive existing CoPs and/ or new CoPs.