Outcome Based Education

Student Learning

 

The School OBE team organizes many student learning activities to familiarize students with the outcome-based approach to learning, as well as providing useful information and tips for learning enhancement. These activities include a short briefing on the school orientation day to introduce OBE and learning outcomes; peer sharing sessions, and workshops.

In addition, the OBE team collects feedback regarding students’ expectations, as well as various aspects of student learning and university life. The student feedback is collected in the form of self-evaluation surveys, and student focus groups, to gain a better understanding of their needs, for example, identify learning difficulties, university life satisfaction etc. for continuous improvement of the overall undergraduate education experience.


 

Previous Student Learning Activities:

26 February 2014

Study Tips and Learning Skills Peer Sharing Session

Guest speakers:

›Jeff XU, Year 3 MAEC - Learning Efficiently
Marco CHU, Year 2 CHEM - Personal Interests and Self-reflection
Joan LI, Year 2 LIFS - Time Management
Lawrence CHU, Year 3 PHYS - Research Opportunities

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The activity started with an introduction to Outcome Based Education (OBE) learning approach by an Education Development Officer, followed by presentations from 4 senior-student speakers (one from each department). The sharing topics are learning efficiently, personal interests and self-reflection, time management, research opportunities, which students found relevant and important to their study. In the 40min discussion time, participants were given the opportunity to ask questions regarding the presentation and advice for their problems, e.g. major declaration for year 2 and methods to improve study skills. They received so much useful advice for their learning and some even got the senior students’ contacts for further communication.

The self-report questionnaire reflected that almost all 15 participants rated 5 (strongly agree) and 4 (agree) on the item “The sharing is useful to my studies”.

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27 August 2013

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6 September 2013

Major Welcome Day (2nd Year students of 4-year cohort)

 

SCIE 1000 (1st Year students of 4-year cohort)

Beginning with a question asking students' purposes of studying in the program/university, the OBE team shared the expectations from their programs/university, as well as employers' expectations on graduates. The sharing also included some statistics on the career path of the previous graduates to help students realize different opportunities and to encourage them to start planning for their future.

3 December 2012

Student Peer Sharing Session: “Where Is Your Next Stop?” (Round 2)

Guest speakers:

Mr. Wisely Choy, Alumnus (PHYS)
Mr. Timothy Wang, Year 3 Undergraduate Student (BICH)
Mr. Jeffrey Kelu, Postgraduate Student (BIOL)

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�“Where Is Your Next Stop?” Round 1 was popular among students, the session was re-run. Same as its predecessor, the Sharing session “Where is Your Next Stop” Round 2 aimed to encourage students to understand themselves, devise strategies to strengthen their weaknesses, equip themselves with skills for their goal achievements, and finally, self-reflect for further development. Starting with an introduction of OBE approach to learning and to a better life, three senior students, Wisely, Timothy, Jeffrey, have shared some tips with students. Participants were then divided into two groups for discussion with senior students and expressing their views on university study. Comments and suggestions from participants have been conveyed to relevant parties and colleagues for follow-ups.

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20 November 2012

Student Peer Sharing Session: “Where Is Your Next Stop?” (Round 1)



Guest speakers:

Mr Wisely Choy, Alumnus (PHYS)
Mr Timothy Wang, Year 3 Undergraduate Student (BICH)
Mr Jeffrey Kelu, Postgraduate Student (BIOL)
Mr Leon Lee, Year 3 Undergraduate Student (MATH)


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From questionnaire results and previous focus group interviews, science students expressed having less confidence in language, communication, facing difficulties in managing time, and being not clear about their future.
Titled “Where Is Your Next Stop?”, the sharing session aims to encourage students to understand themselves, devise strategies to strengthen their weaknesses, equip themselves with skills for their goal achievements, and finally, self-reflect for further development. Starting from an introduction of OBE approach to learning and to a better life, four senior students, Wisely, Timothy, Jeffrey and Leon, have shared some tips with students. Participants were then divided into three groups for discussion.

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29 March 2012 “Educational Exchange with Scholar” Series: Make the Connection! Common Core Education and the “Real” World

(Undergraduate Students Seminar, co-organized by Undergraduate Core Education Office and School of Science OBE team)

Prof. Melissa A. Fitch

Visiting Fulbright Scholar (General Education) at the CUHK 2011-2012

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Students often ask the value of the common core program and why it takes such a significant portion in their undergraduate studies. We often overlook is that the very skills learned in common core courses are those most prized by employers. This seminar shared the findings from the 2007 American Association of Colleges and Universities LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) report “College Learning for a New Global Century”. After the seminar, students would be able to:

1. Explain the relationship between the skills learned in common core program and those most requested by employers in the “real” world.

2. Identify specific examples of success stories from former students.

3. Learn from these success stories and think deliberately when selecting the common core courses which help to inspire our life and future career.

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Seminar video: (note: video data size ~600MB)