Teaching Resources


 

The following resources have been developed to support PolyU teachers in their implementation of some of the University’s strategic educational initiatives such as active classroom and criterion-referenced assessment. Teachers will find useful information, ideas and approaches in these resources to support them in adopting the initiatives to foster student learning.

 
     
 

Dissemination Website of Teaching Development Grants Projects

Advising Students on Choice of Minor Programmes –
Resource Pack for Academic Counsellors

The "Activate" Series

Higher Education Learning Problems

Implementing Criterion-Referenced Assessment in SARP and BoE Decisions

Tackling Free-rider Problem

Preventing Student Plagiarism

Work-Integrated Education Resource Bank

Learning-to-Learn

Resources for Supervisors of Research Degree Students

 

The websites listed below also contain useful online resources for enhancing teaching and learning.(Accessed on 10 May 2013)

First Day of Class

Active Learning

Teaching and Learning Strategies

 

The following page contains information for students on the purpose and use of SFQ.

Information for Students on SFQ  

 


Advising Students on Choice of Minor Programmes –
Resource Pack for Academic Counsellors

A survey commissioned by the Learning and Teaching Committee in the 2006/07 academic year with the aim of reviewing the provision of Major / Minor Studies to PolyU eligible students has identified a need for supporting Academic Counsellors or other colleagues concerned in giving advice to students. In response to this need, a resource pack has been developed and distributed in an EDC seminar mounted in the 2007/08 academic year for Academic Counsellors.

The resource pack contains the following information to assist Academic Counsellors with their work:

  • Factors that would most likely to influence students’ decision to take / not to take Minor programmesPolyU’s Major / Minor offering model and its associated regulationsList of Minor programmes available and the enrolment procedures
  • Clarification of Major / Minor GPA values

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The "Activate" Series supports the concept of "Active Classroom" advocated and promoted by the Learning and Teaching Committee.


H.E.L.P.! is produced by the Educational Development Centre (EDC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Each bulletin will focus on understanding and addressing a teaching and learning problem that a teacher has brought to EDC and which teachers commonly share.


Workshop Resources for Teaching Staff

Shared Experiences and Good Practices


Best Practices for Coping with the Free-rider Problem with Group Work

Drawing on the current practice at PolyU and the literature, this paper presents suggestions on how the free-rider problem may be tackled.


Resources for Teaching Staff

Resources for Students


Work-Integrated Education Resource Bank

This resource bank aims at providing colleagues involved in organising and supervising WIE acitivities with resources and examples to help them in their roles of implementing well designed WIE.

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Learning to Learn Website

The website provides resources which help students learn to learn and tools for both students and teachers.


Resources for Supervisors of Research Degree Students

The following three sets of resource material have been developed by EDC with support from the Research Office (RO) for use by research degree students to help them tackle some of the common problems they often encounter during their studies. Supervisors of research students can direct their students to these resource materials, which are located on RO’s website. Supervisors themselves will also find the resources useful as a reference.

12 Tips for Completing Your Research Degree at PolyU

Editing Your Thesis for Submission – A Checklist for PolyU Research Students

Preparing for Your Oral Examination at PolyU


First Day of Class

The Most Important Day 
By Delivee Wright of Teaching and Learning Center, University of Nebraska. It gives ideas on how to establish a constructive learning climate for the semester.


Active Learning

Promoting Active Learning in University Classes
By Tony Morrison, a Visiting Educational Development Consultant of PolyU, 2004. It is a workshop handout which includes a set of readings on active learning, a range of active learning techniques and activities.

Active Learning for the College Classroom  
By Donald Paulson and Jennifer Faust, California State University, LA. It provides summaries of active learning techniques from individual exercises like “One Minute Papers” to concepts of wait time when asking questions, and cooperative learning.

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Teaching and Learning Strategies

Problem-based Learning
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. A comprehensive website on PBL and contains a comparison between PBL and traditional methods.

Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning Centre, University of Minnesota. It includes a number of essays by Roger Johnson and David Johnson on the definition and its usage.

Jigsaw Method
A website on Jigsaw Classroom by Elliot Aronson, Social Psychology Network. It includes tips on the implementation of the method.

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