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Second Conference on Quality in Teaching and Learning

The eight University Grants Committee (UGC) funded-institutions will jointly organise the Second Conference on Quality in Teaching and Learning on 24-26 May 2001.

The purpose of the Conference is to highlight innovative and effective teaching and learning methods developed by the institutions in recent years. It also provides an opportunity for faculty staff in the institutions to share among themselves good practices, with a view to improving students all around.

The theme of the Conference is "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: New Challenges for Educational Practice in Higher Education in Hong Kong."

At the Opening Ceremony, Dr Alice Lam, Chairman of the UGC, said today, " Teaching is the primary role of our institutions. It is therefore imperative for the institutions to be conscious of the need to review and improve their teaching approaches to meet the needs of the society and the society's expectation of our graduates."

Dr Lam added that, " The UGC is very encouraged to see that the institutions have been making use of new approaches in teaching and learning."

Sponsored by the UGC, the Conference will include keynote presentations by local and overseas academics, discussion sessions and an exhibition of latest teaching methods developed by the institutions.

Prof Tim Moore, Chairman of the Inter-Institutional Planning Committee, said that, " The projects on display represent the efforts and commitment put in by the institutions in making teaching more effective and adaptable to students' needs."

" I am also very pleased to say that response to the Conference is heartening. Over 300 colleagues from the local institutions have registered for the Conference". "I am particularly glad that students themselves are taking part in the Conference, too." added Prof Moore.

The Conference will start on 24 May and finish on 26 May 2001.

UGC Secretariat
24 May 2001