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Summer Sandbox Series: Signature Pedagogies (Organised by CETL, HKU)

Event Name

Summer Sandbox Series: Signature Pedagogies


Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning,

The University of Hong Kong

Date & Time

22, 28 June & 13, 26 July


Online via Zoom

Event Website

For more details, please visit cetl website at

Event Description

Signature pedagogies refer to the “characteristic forms of teaching and learning that organize the fundamental ways in which future practitioners are educated for their new professions” (Shulman, 2005, p. 52). Different faculties in HKU are known for their signature pedagogies such as problem-based learning in clinical disciplines. Despite being rooted within a particular discipline, much can be learned from these signature pedagogies that could be potentially applied to our own teaching and learning. However, these signature pedagogies have mostly been designed and delivered in face-to-face mode. With the pandemic necessitating constant shifts among face-to-face, online, and hybrid modes of teaching and learning, signature pedagogies need to evolve in lockstep. Moving forward, HKU in its newest Teaching and Learning Strategy recommends that we consider the best blend of face-to-face and online learning (Recommendation # 21). Hence, this summer sandbox series will focus on addressing the following questions:

  • What are the different signature pedagogies across faculties/disciplines?

  • What can we learn from these signature pedagogies and how can we apply them to our own teaching and learning?

  • How have these signature pedagogies evolved to address the challenges of online and hybrid teaching and learning?

  • How can we blend the best of face-to-face and online modes in our signature pedagogies?

The Virtual Summer Sandbox consists of four sessions. All sessions will give the participants a space for creative thinking, expert feedback, and support. We shall adopt the following format:

  1. Presentation: This part will involve a presentation on key aspects of the signature pedagogy being featured.

  2. Group discussion: The second part will involve group discussions organized into theme-based breakout rooms allowing us the chance to join a community of learners.

Session 1

22 Jun 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm (HKT)

Signature Pedagogy in Clinical Dentistry during Pandemic Times

Case-based and team-based learning for Interprofessional education: Learning together to work together

Session 2

28 Jun 2022 (Tue) | 1:00pm - 2:00pm (HKT)

Crit, Jury, Review: Public Facing Assessment in the Teaching of Architectural Design

Get Out!! Teaching ‘Plants and Planting Design’ With and Without Field Trips

Session 3

13 Jul 2022 (Wed) | 1:00pm - 2:00pm (HKT)

HKU Eco-Leaders Training Programme – A Field-based Teaching and Learning Programme

Let's gather in a social distancing way – Social Innovation and Global citizenship internship

Session 4

26 Jul 2022 (Tue) | 1:00pm - 2:00pm (HKT)

Pushing the boundary and exploring the 'adjacent possible' in teacher preparation: From Face-to-Face Practicum, ePracticum to HyFlex Practicum

Moving clinical practicum online: challenges and successes

Event Registration

[CUHK colleagues to register for the session(s), please choose others in Faculty and Department fields in the registration from, and then input your “Department/Unit” + “CUHK” (i.e., Department of XXX, CUHK) under the field of please specify.]


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