4 August 2014 (Monday)





9:00 am – 9:30 am

(Participants are expected to be seated by 9:30 am)

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Opening by Prof. Philip Chan, Deputy President and Provost

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open Lecture:
“Flipped: Reinventing the Classroom in the Information Age”

In the twenty-first century, technology has made it possible for universities to use the Internet for mere information transfer and to use classroom time in ways that dramatically increase learning. Freed from the need to convey information by making students sit and listen, teachers can make the classroom experience more active, more effective, and more enjoyable.

Prof. Harry Lewis,
Harvard University

12:00 pm – 14:15 pm


14:15 pm – 16:15 pm

“Making Learning Active – A Workshop for Faculties to Lecture Less”

Professor Lewis will lead a brainstorming and problem-solving session for faculties interested in experimenting with novel instructional styles. It will also be an opportunity for faculties who are already experimenting with flipped classrooms and other active learning modes to share their experiences with their colleagues.

*Priority will be given to PolyU staff

Prof. Harry Lewis,
Harvard University