Developing Learning Environments: Creativity, Motivation and Collaboration in Higher Education

Developing Learning Environments: Creativity, Motivation and Collaboration in Higher Education

Developing Learning Environments: Creativity, Motivation and Collaboration in Higher Education

Developing Learning Environments: Creativity, Motivation and Collaboration in Higher Education

Synopsis

This book addresses critical challenges for university renewal, and sketches critical issues in Hong Kong's higher education that have global implications.

Excerpt

Promoting the quality of teaching and learning is a major concern of the University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong. In 1998 and 2001, the UGC supported major conferences on this theme. This volume results from the second of these events, which focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference planning committee brought together members from all UGC-subvented institutions. The University of Hong Kong provided the chair and secretariat.

Before calling for papers, the committee identified as a focus for reflection, and as the title of the conference, the work of the Carnegie Foundation on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Boyer 1989). Important and stimulating contributions by local and international scholars were presented in plenary sessions. Five sets of parallel sessions provided a framework for presentation on a variety of topics by teachers and their collaborators in UGC-subvented institutions. These institutions also organized exhibits about their own work, within design parameters provided by the conference secretariat. The conference attracted over 300 teachers from higher education institutions and concluded with a fruitful dialogue with tertiary students.

The present volume results from a decision to appoint a team of editors to produce a volume of selected papers that reflect the perspectives of higher education teachers in Hong Kong. It contains revised versions of about one in five of the papers presented at the conference. All papers published here went through multiple blind reviews. The thematic division for the book is based on editorial identification of the major thrusts in the papers. In one form or another, all of the papers share a common focus on the impact of scholarship of teaching on learning. They demonstrate a community-wide acceptance of this trend as part of the continual process in developing learning environments in higher education.

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