The Ultimate Purpose of Flip
Date and Time Venue Speakers No. of Places
13 January 2017

Yeung Kai-yin Memorial
Lecture Theatre,
7/F VTC Tower,
27 Wood Road, Wan Chai
Professor Hau Kit-tai
(Choh-Ming Li Professor of
Educational Psychology, CUHK)
Ms Nina Yiu
(Lecturer, HKDI)

About the Seminar

The pedagogical model of “flipped classroom” has been gaining its popularity in higher education, and students are encouraged to have active engagement in class as collaborative learners. Notwithstanding the benefits of flip, there are more teachers could do with e-Learning approaches that enhance classroom learning in the utilisation of blended or online learning.

In this seminar, Professor Hau Kit-tai will discuss the limitations of e-Learning and show how innovative projects have started to maximise the benefits of e-Learning. Ms Nina Yiu will share her view on the popularity of e-Learning and her observations of students’ engagement in learning.

The seminar will be conducted in Cantonese.

Seminar Aims

This seminar aims to:

  • introduce basic concepts of flipped classroom and share innovative use of classroom time when e-Learning removes lecturing;
  • discuss how computers and human can contribute their strengths; and
  • share good practices of teaching pedagogies such as flipped classroom, self-learning and peer learning with examples.

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 interested members of the public are welcome.

Free admission.

About the Speakers

Professor Hau Kit-tai is Choh-Ming Li Professor of Educational Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is Fellow of American Educational Research Association, Past President of Educational Psychology Division of International Association of Applied Psychology and former Vice-president of CUHK. Professor Hau has been actively serving on numerous policy-making education committees and boards for the enhancement of education in Hong Kong.

Ms Nina Yiu is Lecturer of Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), and she has wide study and teaching interests covering fashion design, creative thinking and branding. She has introduced flipped learning and other e-Learning approaches to her classroom and witnessed the benefits on the students’ learning.

Seminar Material for Download

Seminar Material for Download:

Dr Lawrence Chan, Executive Vice President of THEi presents souvenirs to our honourable speakers, Prof Hau Kit-tai, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Educational Psychology at CUHK and Ms Nina Yiu, Lecturer of HKDI.

Professor Hau Kit-tai introduces concept of flipped classroom as an innovative teaching pedagogy.

Ms Nina Yiu shares her good practices of adopting flipped classroom in design courses.


Ms Annie Lau (Programme Leader) 2836 1312
Ms Ali Cheung (Project Officer) 2919 1495

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.