Excellent Teachers on Teaching Excellence Symposium 2022

Programme Rundown





Welcome and Opening address

*Online via Zoom only

Professor Wing-tak WONG
Deputy President and Provost, PolyU


(13.10-14.10 AEDT

/10.10-11.10 SGT

6 January EST)

Vice Presidents' panel discussion
How universities pursue teaching excellence in the new normal

*Online via Zoom only

Professor Maryanne DEVER
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education & Digital), Australian National University, Australia

Professor Ian HOLLIDAY 
Vice President (Teaching & Learning), HKU

Associate Professor Erle LIM 
Vice Provost (Teaching Innovation & Quality), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor Susan MCCAHAN 
Vice-Provost (Academic Programs) and Vice-Provost (Innovations in Undergraduate Education), University of Toronto, Canada

Facilitator: Professor Daniel SHEK 
Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), PolyU




Student session
– Learning excellence in the new normal

*Online via Zoom only

Year 4, Department of Management and Marketing, PolyU

Miss Abu Ho Lam CHAN
Year 2, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU

Mr Adel Faris DEEN
Year 3, Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering, PolyU

Mr Bryce Dominic DIAZ
Year 3, Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering, PolyU

Miss Ashely Ye Jin KIM
Year 4, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU

Mr Nexus Wai Ho PANG
Year 4, Department of Management and Marketing, PolyU






Online parallel sessions 1 
Learning from other institutions in Hong Kong

[Refer to Online parallel sessions 1 for details]

*Online via Zoom only

Speakers from other local UGC-funded universities





Online parallel sessions 2 
– Sharing of PolyU-led learning and teaching project outcomes and lessons learnt

[Refer to Online parallel sessions 2 for details]

*Online via Zoom only

  • Inter-institutional projects led by PolyU
  • Projects from each PolyU faculty/school





(08.45-09.45 CET)

Keynote presentation 
Educating learners for their future, rather than our past

*Online via Zoom only

Director for Education and Skills,
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris


Closing remarks

*Online via Zoom only

Professor Kwok Yin WONG
Vice President (Education), PolyU


*** Click on the collapsible panel below to show or hide the details of Online parallel sessions 1 & 2 ***


25 minutes per presentation (including 20 minutes presentation + 5 minutes Q&A)

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4

Personalizing Students’ Learning Experience in a Big Class: Diversity Brings Quality

Dr Rhea P. LIEM 
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, HKUST

2021 UGC Teaching Awardee


Teachers as Leaders During Times of Volatility

Mr David LEE
Business School, HKU

2020 UGC Teaching Awardee


Creativity and Academia: The Importance of an Arts Education

Dr Yeewan KOON
Department of Art History, HKU

2021 UGC Teaching Awardee

An Empirical Study of Online learning and Teaching of a University: The Way Forward

Professor Siu Cheung KONG
Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, EdUHK


A New Corpus-Based Language Pedagogy for Pre- and In-Service English Teachers in Hong Kong and Beyond

Dr Angel Qing MA
Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, EdUHK

Futureproofing Our Students & Our Teaching – Engaging Students in Sustainability through Interactive Teaching Styles Online & Offline

Division of Environment and Sustainability, HKUST

The Utility of Recorded Video Lectures

Dr Archimedes David GUERRA
Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, HKBU


Application of Positive Education to Enhance Wellbeing and Positive Learning Experiences of University Students

Dr Sylvia KWOK LAI 
Department of Social & Behavioural Sciences, CityU

Professor Daniel WONG 
Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU

Dr Siu-Ming TO 
Department of Social Work, CUHK

Dr Jiayan PAN
Department of Social Work, HKBU 

Miss Loretta LEUNG 
Student Affairs Office, EdUHK

2021 UGC Teaching Awardees


A Blended Approach to Teaching Pronunciation in the World Englishes Context

Ms Vicky MAN
Language Centre, HKBU


Blended Learning in Pre- and Post-Pandemic Eras

Professor Ki Ling CHEUNG
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management (ISOM), HKUST


Learning from Learning Analytics

Professor Peter DUFFY
Teaching and Learning Centre, LU 




25 minutes per presentation (including 20 minutes presentation + 5 minutes Q&A)

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6 Room 7 Room 8 Room 9 Room 10 Room 11

Enhancing the Clinical Experience and Global Perspective of Students Using Virtual Global Connections

Mr Jimmy TSE
School of Optometry, PolyU

ELT Conferences in The Age Of COVID-19: Leveraging Online Spaces to Strengthen International Communities of Practice

Department of English and Communication, PolyU

Labxra: A Student-Centered Learning Science Experiment Platform to Enhance STEM Education

Dr Michael JIM
Department of Applied Physics, PolyU   

Review of Internationalisation Initiatives in Higher Education

Dr M. S. WONG and Mr Percy HUNG
Department of Biomedical Engineering, PolyU

Engaging Students with Active Learning Experience: The Power of Simulation Games and Business Case Studies

Dr Guang XIAO
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, PolyU

Good Practices in Hybrid Teaching with Virtual Reality

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, PolyU

Augmenting Physical Learning Spaces with Location-based Services Using iBeacon Technology for Engaging Learning Experiences

Professor Charles WONG 
Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, PolyU

Mr Roy KAM
Educational Development Centre, PolyU

Flipped Practical Approach Promotes Active Learning in Haematology Diagnostics through the Use of Digitised Virtual Slides

Professor Shea Ping YIP
Department of Health Technology and Informatics, PolyU

Experience Sharing of Online Teaching During the Pandemic Years: Learning Management System

Professor Zhou XU
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, PolyU


Opportunities of Online Learning – How Design Students Cocreate With Stakeholders Through Virtual Engagement

Dr Brian LEE
School of Design, PolyU

Internationalization at Home: Collaborative Online International Learning among peers as a means to improve English proficiency

School of design, PolyU


Helping Students with the English they Need for their Capstone Project via a Mobile App

Dr Julia CHEN
Educational Development Centre, PolyU 

Promoting Interaction in a Hybrid Classroom

Mr Eric TINDALL, Dr Issa YING and Ms Mary CHENG 
English Language Centre, PolyU 

Online Teaching and Learning During the Pandemic: What Have We Learned?

Dr Chloe KI
Institute of Textiles & Clothing, PolyU

Engaging First-Year Students in Hybrid Teaching and Learning Activities

Professor Dan TSANG, Dr Andy LEUNG and Dr Tak Ming CHAN
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, PolyU

Drop your tools: A FOCUSED approach to learning to (un)learn

Dr Robert WRIGHT
Department of Management and Marketing, PolyU

Experience Sharing on Online/Hybrid Teaching

Dr Henry CHAN
Department of Computing, PolyU

Rethinking Learning Styles and Social Presence in Hybrid Learning Spaces

Dr Annie KO
Department of Management and Marketing, PolyU

Innovative PALMS Drawing Pedagogies and Apps to Increase Active Learning in Mathematics and Science

Dr Fridolin TING*, Dr Ronnie SHROFF, Ms Winky TSANG, Dr Lawrence Chan, Ms Raycelle GARCIA, Mr Benny Ho Wo LAI
Department of Applied Mathematics, PolyU

Enhancing Learning Outcomes for Students through a Data-driven Review of the 4-year Curriculum in UGC Funded Programs

Mr Dick CHAN
Educational Development Centre, PolyU

Teaching Arduino With Hands-On Experience Over A Distance

Dr Clifford CHOY
School of Design, PolyU

Enhancing Senior Year Admission Students’ Learning Experience during Pandemic Years

Dr Kin Cheung
School of Nursing, PolyU