About the Programme

The THEi New Faculty Orientation Programme (NFOP) is offered by the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT). This programme aims to promote excellence in teaching and to prepare new THEi teachers for the outcome-based teaching and learning approach.

Target Participants

The programme is designed for all newly-joined academic staff at THEi.


The programme objectives are as follows:

  • enable academic staff to be more attuned to THEi's philosophy on teaching and learning; 
  • provide academic staff with quality learning experience by aligning teaching and learning and assessment strategies with their programme's intended learning outcomes; 
  • keep academic staff abreast of the current use of e-learning and innovative pedagogical strategies; and 
  • enable academic staff to reflect on their teaching practices and student learning experiences so as to continue to develop as a professional and skillful teacher.

Programme Learning Outcomes

It is intended that by the end of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • articulate teaching philosophy of THEi to programme design and module delivery; 
  • employ appropriate instructional and assessment strategies to enhance student learning; 
  • apply e-learning and innovative pedagogical strategies to enhance teaching and learning; and 
  • reflect upon one's teaching philosophy and practice as part of their professional development.

Programme Structure

The programme comprises four modules, with three taught modules (M1-M3) and a module (M4) to reflect on participants' teaching and learning. The duration of each face-to-face learning module is three hours, with a total of twelve programme hours.

Mode of Delivery

A range of teaching and learning activities such as lectures, discussions, group work and computer-based learning would be used.

Completion Requirement

To complete the programme, participants are required to attend Modules 1 to 3 and complete ONE option in Module 4.

A Certificate of Accomplishment will be issued after fulfilling the above requirements.

M1Outcome-based Teaching and Learning in Higher Education24 Aug 2017
9:30am-12:30pmRm. 711 THEi
(Tsing Yi Campus)
M2Facilitating Student Learning in Undergraduate Education24 Aug 2017
2:00pm-5:00pmRm. 711 THEi
(Tsing Yi Campus)
M3Using e-Learning to Enhance Teaching25 Aug 2017
2:00pm-5:00pmRm. 1004, 10/F
(VTC Tower, Wanchai)
M4Teaching Reflection#(A) Reflective Journal31 December 2017
(B) Class ObservationSeptember to December 2017

#Participants are required to fulfil ONE option in M4 after completion of M1-M3.

Module Description

This module provides an overview of programme and module design adopting the concept of constructive alignment by using outcome-based teaching and learning (OBTL) as a framework and making reference to the Qualifications Framework (QF) in Hong Kong.

On completion of the module, participants will be able to:

  •  apply the concept of OBTL and QF in programme and module design; and 
  • articulate the major considerations for planning a programme or module according to OBTL and HKQF using the concept of constructive alignment.

This module introduces essential knowledge and skills in planning and implementing learning activities and assessment tasks. Planning of teaching and learning strategies and assessment methods will be discussed.

On completion of the module, participants will be able to:

  •  align teaching and learning activities and assessment strategies with intended learning outcomes (ILOs); and 
  • use appropriate teaching and learning and assessment strategies to promote learning.

This module explores how e-learning and innovative pedagogical strategies can be adopted to enhance teaching and student learning.

On completion of the module, participants will be able to:

  •  identify technology enhanced learning (TEL) strategies to promote teaching and learning; and 
  • design e-learning activities with different technology enhanced learning (TEL) tools.

This module provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on their own teaching practices. They can choose from:

  1.  submitting a reflective journal; or 
  2. arranging a class observation. 

On completion of the module, participants will be able to:

  •  apply various concepts and strategies in teaching; and 
  • identify strengths and areas for improvement in daily teaching practices.


For enquiries, please contact:

LAM Yee Shun, Rechell
Senior Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1811  
E-mail: rechelllam@vtc.edu.hk

CHENG Winnie Annie
Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1808  
E-mail: awcheng@vtc.edu.hk