GE Teaching Award

Selection Criteria

The Selection Panel will consider each nomination in the teaching and learning of GE according to the following criteria:

Genuine care and concern for student performance and development

Genuine care and concern for student performance and development and be responsive to their feedback, devoting time to meet with students outside classrooms for discussion and counseling; careful design and marking of student assignments and receiving good feedback from students.

(same as President’s Award in Teaching)

Adoption of learner-centred approaches, ability to engage/inspire students and demonstration of superior classroom acumen

Adoption of learner-centred approaches, ability to engage/inspire students and demonstration of superior classroom acumen, which may include a good understanding of pedagogy, understanding how students learn and adopting suitable teaching and assessment approaches that can achieve better student learning outcomes; being able to interact with students and engage them in learning with enthusiasm; inspiring and supporting students, with respect for their diverse learning needs, to build confidence and capability (including critical thinking, analytical skills, values, etc.) and outstanding classroom (as well as outside-classroom) teaching.

(same as President’s Award in Teaching)

Course/programme/curriculum design that can reflect a command of the field

Course/programme/curriculum design that can reflect a command of the field, which may include demonstrating up-to-date knowledge of the field of study in the design of the curriculum and student learning resources (e.g. textbooks, e-learning resources) and adopting complementary research-informed teaching practices; and developing appropriate student learning outcomes and adopting innovative approaches to teaching and assessment which can facilitate students’ achievement of the learning outcomes.

(same as President’s Award in Teaching)

Past/present achievement(s) and leadership in teaching and potential scholarly contribution to and impact on the development of effective teaching practice within his/her own institution and/or in other institutions

Past/present achievement(s) and leadership in teaching and potential scholarly contribution to and impact on the development of effective teaching practice within his/her own institution and/or in other institutions, which may include demonstrating educational research and innovations in the field of study; and demonstrating leadership in the promotion of teaching excellence within the institution and/or in other institutions.

(same as President’s Award in Teaching)

Effective implementation of the philosophy of GE

Effective implementation of the philosophy of GE, which includes opening the minds of students to new ideas and ways of thinking; stimulating their intellectual curiosity; leading students to reflect on their learning, to integrate knowledge and skills to address real world issues, and to develop empathy and critical thinking through interdisciplinary learning and acquisition of multiple perspectives.

Active participation and involvement in GE-related activities

Active participation and involvement in GE-related activities, which may include involving actively in GE-related activities/events; serving as peer-mentor to colleagues and/or a mentor to students; attending conferences on GE locally and internationally; publishing papers on GE.

(For Team Teaching) Demonstration of collaborative work as an advantage

Demonstration of collaborative work as an advantage, supported with detailed information about the impact of outcomes/outputs of collaborative work.

(same as President’s Award in Teaching)

(For Team Teaching) Enhancement of student learning through the collaborative work

Proof of enhancement of student learning through the collaborative work of the team.

(same as President’s Award in Teaching)