Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Engagement and Awareness in VPET in Hong Kong


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is widely promoted and used in USA, Canada, UK and Australia since 1990s. SoTL encourages teachers to plan and evaluate the relationship between learning and teaching when practicing their teaching pedagogy. Through the process, research capability of teachers will be enhanced. As in the Report of the Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education in 2015, it has recommended that enhancing the research capability of Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) institutions is one of the strategies to strengthen the promotion of VPET. To assist the growth of research capability, SoTL can be one of the approaches to be considered. This study aims to explore the engagement and awareness of using SoTL in VPET in Hong Kong. A questionnaire was designed based on the structure of CASTL survey from the Carnegie Foundation. Teaching staff in Vocational Training Council, who attended the research and teaching skills training workshops during March to June 2019, were invited to fill in the questionnaire. 69 completed questionnaires were collected and analysed. The findings provided the initial review on VPET teachers’ awareness and engagement in SoTL in Hong Kong. It could be used as reference for the policy establishment that supports the VPET research capability development in the future.

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Fiona Luk, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
Rechell Lam, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong

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Conference: CHER-HongKong2019
Stream: Globalisation

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