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[Re-run] Workshop: VARK for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

[Re-run] Workshop: VARK for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

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Date

2014/03/26 (Wednesday)

Time

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Location

Room C714D, DILWL

Category(ies)

Category

Sub-category

Level

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Facilitator(s)

Mr. Neil D. Fleming

Target Audience of Workshop

The targets of this workshop are teachers interested in applying VARK model in their own teaching.

Content

This workshop reviews core VARK concepts and then develops key principles and strategies for encouraging a suitable approach to the different ways that students’ learn.

We will share some tips on how to make this a learning occasion rather than a one-way talk process and how to follow-through by encouraging variety in the ways we teach and the assessment of learning.  VARK approach to assessment will encourage a fresh look at how we assess students and some different approaches to that task. Because VARK encourages teachers to see students as different learners then different assessment should also be considered.

There will be some tips about how to improve your lecturing techniques so that students are more actively involved.  Participants are encouraged to bring TWO examples of their teaching resources for just ONE lesson such as PowerPoint notes, teaching plan or tutorial worksheets and be ready to discuss how VARK could help in reaching more students.

The workshop will be conducted in English.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, the participants would be able to:

  • apply VARK to lecturing,
  • apply VARK to development of Teaching and Learning materials; and
  • apply VARK to assessment design.

 

Guest speaker

Mr.NeilD.Fleming

Mr. Neil D. Fleming

Neil Fleming is the director of VARK-LEARN Limited and was director of Education Centre for Lincoln University, New Zealand, from 1987-1998. He is best known for the design of the VARK Learning Preferences questionnaire and the accompanying support materials that can be viewed interactively at www.vark-learn.com. He has also written best-selling educational books on faculty development and textbooks on consumer education and economics. As a scholar with an international perspective, his writing can be found in key faculty development journals in Britain, North America and Australasia. More recently he has completed a book that applies the principles of learning preferences to sports coaching, both team and individual.

Neil has presented active workshops at major higher education conferences and symposia in the U.K., U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Norway, Canada, Turkey, Switzerland, Austria, Barbados, Trinidad-Tobago, Jamaica, and many of the Pacific Island countries. The topics included: An Update on Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, Curriculum Redesign, Marking and Grading, Learning Styles and Shifting Your Campus from Teaching to Learning.

Enquiry

Ms Gloria Chung (Programme Enquiry)
Telephone : 2919 1557
e-mail : gloriac@vtc.edu.hk

Ms Cherie Sin or Ms Shirley Leung (Enrolment Enquiry)
Telephone : 2836 1968 / 2836 1210
e-mail : csinwy@vtc.edu.hk / sleung@vtc.edu.hk

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