Vision and Mission

Our Vision

The Teaching and Learning Development Office (TLDO) is committed to spearheading teaching excellence at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Our mission revolves around catalysing innovation and collaboration in the university community to advance teaching and learning.

One of the main objectives of the TLDO is aiding faculty members to explore and implement cutting-edge educational technology tools and strategies that align with their pedagogical objectives. By offering training workshops and personalized consultations, we provide guidance and resources, ensuring teachers possess the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively integrate educational technology and best practices into their teaching practices.

Moreover, we are dedicated to cultivating evidence-based approaches that amplify students’ learning outcomes. Through our close collaboration with teaching staff and students across departments, we strive to foster an inclusive community that thrives on interdisciplinary learning.

In essence, we envision ourselves as a dynamic nucleus, spearheading interdisciplinary, technology-enhanced, and research-informed teaching and learning development. Ultimately, we see ourselves as a dynamic focal point, spearheading interdisciplinary, technology-enhanced and research-informed teaching and learning development.

In essence, the TLDO serves a dynamic focal point, promoting interdisciplinary, technology-driven, and research-informed advancements in teaching and learning. Our paramount objective is to foster an environment where the roots of teaching excellence are not only firmly established but also flourish, thereby empowering students to embark on transformative learning journeys.

Our Mission

  • 1. Promote a Culture of Teaching Excellence
    To foster a pervasive culture of teaching and learning excellence, one that empowers both our esteemed teaching faculty and our aspiring student body to achieve their fullest potential.

  • 2. Support Professional Development
    Empowering teaching staff through initiatives that enhance their pedagogical skills, keep them abreast of the latest educational practices, and nurture a continuous improvement mindset.

  • 3. Facilitate Technology-enhanced Teaching and Learning
    Equipping teaching staff with the proficiency to effectively utilize technology tools and strategies, thereby fostering immersive and innovative learning experiences.

  • 4. Enhance Digital Competence
    Strive to equip teaching staff and students with the digital skills and literacy necessary to thrive in an increasingly digital society. Through training, resources, and support, we aim to enable staff and students to participate fully in the digital age and contribute meaningfully to future society.

    • 5. Promote Blended Intelligence in Teaching and Learning

    • Embrace the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance and augment the teaching and learning process. We seek to integrate AI technologies in innovative ways that complement human intelligence, creating a synergy that leads to more personalised, efficient, and effective educational experiences.

Supporting "Teaching and Learning Development in SYU"

Technology-enhanced: Synergizing old and new

Technology-enhanced: Synergizing old and new

TLDO strives to explore the potential of advanced educational technology such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), and student response system (SRS) to deepen learning in online, blended, and face-to-face classes.

Research-informed: Synergizing research and teaching

Research-informed: Synergizing research and teaching

It is believed that Research-based teaching can stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity, and engage them critically in their subject.

Learning analytic data and pedagogical research will also be used to guide the adoption and development of new pedagogical approaches across the university.

Interdisciplinary education: Synergizing the insights of different disciplines

Interdisciplinary education: Synergizing the insights of different disciplines

Interdisciplinary education is promoted so that students are trained to use and integrate methods and theoretical frameworks from multiple disciplines to examine a specific issue.

Active and open learning environment

Active and open learning environment

By wisely designing teaching and learning activities, assessment methods, instructional strategies, and media, we strive to create a learning environment that involves students as active learners who are able to create their own learning journey with the guidance of instructors instead of receiving knowledge passively.

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