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The dynamics of course design in a digital age: Making alignment work for you and your students!


Organised by School of Nursing

Details of the workshop:
Date : 20 November 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Venue : Room 406, 4/F, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam
Speaker : Dr Susan Bridges, Associate Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning / Faculty of Education, HKU
Organiser : School of Nursing

Alignment of intended learning outcomes, student learning experiences and formative and summative assessments is central to the design of outcomes and competency-based curricula in higher education. Logically, providing evidence of alignment has also become central to quality assurance and enhancement processes in Hong Kong universities. In this presentation, we will explore alignment from the new course designer’s perspective. By drawing on illustrative cases across professional curricula, we will examine both the conceptualization and enactment of the elements of course alignment with regards to preparation for and engagement with professional practice. The opportunities and challenges of technology-enhanced approaches for course designers will be a central feature of the presentation.

About the speaker
Associate Professor Susan Bridges is Assistant Dean (Learning & Teaching) with the Faculty of Education and the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) at The University of Hong Kong and Adjunct Professor at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). She is an award-winning teacher and researcher and leads curriculum re-design and staff development projects in higher education. She is currently a member of the Steering Group for the Educational Innovation Cluster with Universitas 21 (U21). Her HKSAR and internationally funded research explores the ‘how’ of effective pedagogy and communication in the health sciences through interactional and ethnographic approaches. She is interested in integrated curriculum designs and inquiry-based learning and how educational technologies can support and enhance these. She publishes widely in these fields, serves on international grant and teaching excellence award committees and on the Editorial Board for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning.

For information, please contact:
Trudy Wong (Mrs), School of Nursing
Email: trudyw@hku.hk​