Workshop on Alignment of Teaching and Assessment with Intended Learning Outcomes
Date and Time Venue Facilitator No. of Places
21 April 2017
Room 304,
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers,
18 Chui Ling Road,
Tseung Kwan O
(Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station, Exit B)
Professor Yuen Lai-mei, Susana
Professor cum Dean,
School of Business and
Hospitality Management,
Caritas Institute of Higher Education

Medium of Instruction


Target Participants

Academic and teaching staff from vocational and professional education and training (VPET) institutions and higher education institutions, VPET workplace mentors, VPET stakeholders and general public are welcome.

Free admission

Workshop Outline

Quality assurance plays a very important role to ensure a subject or a programme to be delivered up to expected standards. One aspect of quality assurance is to assess whether the subject delivered is meeting the intended learning outcomes (ILOs) and how these are to be measured. It is necessary for teachers to understand the fundamental concepts of ILOs and of how to align teaching and assessment with such ILOs.

This workshop aims at providing an overview of the design of ILOs of a subject and how to align teaching and assessment with ILOs. Participants will have the opportunities in gaining hands-on experience in this matter. They are required to bring to the workshop their subject documents with existing ILOs for discussion purposes.

On completion of this workshop, the participants would be able to:
  • develop ILOs of a subject;
  • design the teaching methods and assessment strategies to be aligned with ILOs of a subject; and
  • prepare necessary documents to provide evidence to demonstrate how their students achieve the ILOs of the subject.

About the Facilitator

Professor Susana Yuen obtained her PhD in Accounting from Bond University (Australia) and a Master of Science in Practice of Higher Education from University of Surrey (UK). She has extensive teaching and administration experience in universities in Hong Kong and Australia, including The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Lingnan University, The Open University of Hong Kong and Queensland University of Technology. Professor Yuen has also contributed significantly to quality assurance of programmes, institutional and programme accreditation and student development in her previous appointments. Her research interest is management accounting, strategic management and family businesses. She has published in a number of refereed journals, including Accounting, Organization and Society. Professor Yuen is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK) and CPA (Australia), as well as Member of the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries (UK) and Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. She is appointed as specialist member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

Workshop Material for Download

From left to right: Dr Steven Ng, Acting Head of Department of Business and Hospitality Management of Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, Prof Susana Yuen, Dr Ricky Ng, Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching of VTC and Ms Kat Leung, Vice President (Administration) and Secretary of Caritas Institute of Higher Education

Prof Yuen introduces the concept of Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and explains how they align with teaching and assessment.

Prof Yuen shares her experience and gives feedback to the participants on the exercise of designing ILOs.


Ms Annie Lau (Programme Leader) 2836 1312
Ms Ali Cheung (Project Officer) 2919 1495
Ms Niki Chan (Administrative Officer) 3653 6692

Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series

Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series is funded by the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) on the project of “Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong's Vocational Education and Training (VET)”. It offers seminars and workshops on a regular basis to keep VPET academic and teaching staff, workplace mentors and VPET stakeholders abreast of the most updated flexible learning, innovative pedagogical practices, competency-based and task-oriented instructional strategies. It also serves the purpose of enhancing peer learning between institutions’ academic and teaching staff and workplace mentors to maximise support to students during their workplace learning and industrial attachment.