Towards a Paradigm Shift to Assessment of the Learning Process and Application of Cross-disciplinary Knowledge


Specialists (overseas) in assessment will be engaged as External Consultants. To facilitate interaction and ideas exchange with them, “Advanced Study Institute” (ASI) sessions will be regularly organized. External Consultants and representatives from both universities (e.g., instructors of participating courses) will gather for valuable discussion on the project agenda, intensive hands-on workshops, consultation on assessment methods, and other topics in the area of assessment.

19 June 2023 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Online via Zoom

Experience Sharing: Implementing Self and Peer Assessment in Teaching

Dr Benjamin Yuet Man LI (Lecturer, Department of Social Science, EdUHK)

Dr George LAM (Associate Professor, Academy of Music, HKBU)

Dr Edd PITT (University of Kent, UK)

Formative self and peer assessment can generate immediate feedback for students. Such feedback can usefully help students to become self-directed learners.
Combining these feedback opportunities with authentic tasks, that simulate real-world practices can enhance students' intrinsic motivation to learn new skills and better prepare them for future careers. In this session, two instructors from EdUHK and HKBU will share their experiences and best practices in designing and implementing authentic assessments which promote self- and peer-assessment and rich feedback generation. The session will draw specifically upon examples from a foundational music theory course and a capstone course in teacher education.
Following the presenters sharing their experiences, they will engage in a discursive dialogue with our facilitator to explore the potential for increased peer involvement in assessment and feedback in other disciplines within Higher Education.


17 May 2023 | 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom

Exploring the Potential for Technology Enabled Peer Assessment, Peer Feedback and Self-assessment

Dr Edd PITT (University of Kent, UK)

How we design assessments and opportunities for feedback enactment are critical aspects of teaching practice. We know that assessment design offers a key point of leverage for enhancing education, as many students strategically focus on it. The challenge is how we create motivating, stimulating and challenging assessments which offer integrated and meaningful feedback. Feedback can be one of the most powerful ways of enhancing students’ learning if students are given opportunities to seek out or use all available sources of feedback to improve. Designing opportunities into curricula for students to receive, interpret, and act on feedback can act as a bridge between the assessments students are completing and the teaching environment. With increasing workload pressures and conflicting agendas what if academics do not always have to be the source of this feedback or the ones making assessment judgements? In this keynote I will explore how peers can be active sources of feedback generation alongside making assessment judgments aligned to student performance and how this all can be usefully enabled by recent advancements in technology.


17 - 19 May 2023

International Conference on Learning and Teaching for Future Readiness 2023

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Pierre Dillenbourg
(Associate Vice President for Education, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)

Professor Gautam Biswas
(Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Computer Engineering, The Vanderbilt University, USA)

Early-bird Registration Deadline: 17 March 2023


22 February 2023 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom

Authentic Assessment in Entrepreneurship Education: Measuring Success beyond Academic Knowledge

Dr Cecilia Chan (Associate Director/Associate Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong)


17 & 18 August 2022 | 2:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Online Symposium: Assessment and Feedback Design in Virtual Environments for Future-Ready Graduates

Emeritus Professor Janice ORRELL (Flinders University, Australia)

Dr Edd PITT (University of Kent, UK)


13 April 2022 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Giving Feedback to Students

(Associate Head & Professor, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, HKBU)

Dr FONG Wai Tsz, Ricci
(Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EdUHK)


16 March 2022 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Grading Made Easy (Or, Easier)

Ms FONG Yuen Shan, Michelle
(Assistant Lecturer, Language Centre, HKBU)

Dr LAU Chaak Ming
(Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, EdUHK)


1, 29 November 2021 & 17 January 2022 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Series of Cheating Authentic Assessment Security and Academic Integrity

Professor Phillip DAWSON
(Associate Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, Australia)

Workshop 1: Cheating in a digital world: what educators need to know?
1 Nov 2021 (Mon), 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshop 2: Designing authentic assessment to support academic integrity and reduce cheating
29 Nov 2021 (Mon), 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshop 3: Designing authentic feedback to support learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices
17 Jan 2022 (Mon), 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


18 - 19 August 2021 | 2:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.(Hong Kong Time)

Improving Assessment and Feedback for our Students’ Online Futures

Professor Sally BROWN
(Emerita Professor of Higher Education Diversity in Teaching and Learning at Leeds Beckett University, UK)
(Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University, UK)

Professor Phillip DAWSON
(Associate Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, Australia)

Professor Kay SAMBELL
(Visiting Professor of Assessment for Learning at the University of Sunderland and the University of Cumbria, UK)


24 May 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) 2020-21 Seminar Series: Communicating with Your Students via E-assessment

Dr Ricky LAM (Department of Education Studies, HKBU)

Dr Kevin Wai Ho YUNG (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EdUHK)


23 February 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) 2020-21 Seminar Series: Teaching Outside the "Box": Re-designing Assessment Methods

Dr Kimmy CHENG, SFHEA (Department of Communication Studies, HKBU)

Dr Lucia FUNG (Department of Management, HKBU)

Dr Sophia LAM (Department of Chinese Language Studies, EdUHK)

Miss Kammy LAU (Department of Psychology, EdUHK)


21 January 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) 2020-21 Seminar Series: Sharing on Motivating Students

Professor Kara CHAN, SFHEA (Department of Communication Studies, HKBU)

Dr Angus YOUNG, FHEA (Department of Accountancy and Law, HKBU)

Mr Andy CHO (Department of Psychology, EdUHK)

Ms Jessica LEE (Department of English Language Studies, EdUHK)


4 December 2020 | 09:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Symposium: Alternative Assessment in Reality


17, 18 & 19 August 2020

Series of Online Teaching, Learning & Assessment – My Paradigm Shift of Using Alternative Assessment

17 Aug 2020 (Mon), 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Mr Peter BENZ (AVA)

18 Aug 2020 (Tue), 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Dr Ricky LAM (EDUC)

18 Aug 2020 (Tue), 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Dr Lucia FUNG (MGNT)
Dr Kristen LI (COMP)

19 Aug 2020 (Wed), 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Mr Chun Hoi CHEUNG (SCM)
Dr Chris P Y KU (SCM)
Mr Shane SY SIU (SCM)


6 & 8 July 2020

Advanced Study Institute Inaugural Seminar: A Paradigm Shift for Assessment