The Programme

The Course in University Teaching is an advanced level extended programme. It is aimed at teachers who are keen to learn alongside other PolyU colleagues who want to develop and excel. Those who enroll will have:

  • Completed PolyUˇ¦s Introduction to University Teaching (IUT) or equivalent
  • Teaching experience - at least one year of full-time teaching experience at any university at Lecturer/Assistant Professor level or above

Participation provides opportunities for you to:

  • Hear from and engage with PolyU colleagues who have creatively addressed teaching challenges and/or succeeded in challenging students to take their learning to the next level
  • Examine good practices in using technology
  • Design and get feedback about interventions that will address the challenges you face or engage your students in a challenging learning experience
  • Experience new activities to use in your own teaching
  • Think about what it means to be a teacher in the 21st Century
  • Reflect on your teaching and get feedback that will enhance performance
  • Prepare your own Teaching Portfolio (optional)


Check out the weekly programme. We have deliberately chosen topics that are relevant to teaching in a variety of teaching/learning contexts and applicable to teachers ˇV whatever their career stage. The later modules will be negotiated by participants and facilitators.

When & Where

8 Jun to 13 Jul 2021
2.30 - 4.30 pm

Our Approach

Throughout the programme, you will be encouraged and supported to carefully think about and apply what you learn to YOUR TEACHING and YOUR STUDENTSˇ¦ LEARNING

In Weeks 1 to 4 we will explore and try out some tools that will provide you with data to IMPROVE and PROVE your teaching. This will be particularly useful for participants who want to put together a TEACHING PORTFOLIO.

From Week 5, the workshops will continue to be (inter)active and most will follow a similar format:

  • A PolyU colleague ˇV with particular expertise or who is recognised for their good efforts in teaching ˇV will share with you what they have done in either addressing a common challenge or engaging students in a challenging learning experience
  • Using different activities (ones that you might find useful in your own teaching) we will further explore these practices along with others from elsewhere
  • Youˇ¦ll have time to design interventions that will work for you and your students

Duration and Certification

The programme consists of:

  • 10 online 2-hour workshops (20 hours in all)
  • Between class readings or tasks (no more than one hour per week)

A Certificate of Attendance will be given for meeting these participation requirements:

  • Attend at least eight of the 10 workshops
  • Complete pre-class readings/task for the workshops you attend