Main Stage Presentations

2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:15 PM (45 min)

Language: Chinese

Education: Are We Facing a New Normal?

The world is in turbulence. Society is undergoing fundamental changes. So are people. All these are exacerbated by the rapid advancement of technologies. Education cannot escape such challenges from the larger environments. The challenge are perhaps not easily handled by education systems as they are. Education is facing the New Normal, which are full of uncertainties. Class suspension during the pandemic, unfortunate it is, nonetheless has provided an unusual window to test out innovations for the future.

  Professor Cheng Kai Ming, SBS, JP
Professor Cheng Kai Ming, SBS, JP
Emeritus Professor, The University of Hong Kong

3:05 PM

3:05 - 3:50 PM (45 min)

Reimagine Education in the Digital, Post-Pandemic Era

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published ‘Back to the Future of Education’, imagining four scenarios for schooling. Compared with other parts of the world, Hong Kong has experienced a long period of class suspension of around 17 months. How will these experiences play a part in shaping the future of education in Hong Kong?

  Mr Lin Chun Pong
Mr Lin Chun Pong
Chairman, The Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary Schools; Principal, HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College

  Ms Chan May Kuen, Sylvia, MH
Ms Chan May Kuen, Sylvia, MH
Principal, Ying Wa Primary School

  Professor Cheng Kai Ming, SBS, JP
Professor Cheng Kai Ming, SBS, JP
Emeritus Professor, The University of Hong Kong

3:50 PM

3:50 - 4:30 PM (40 min)

Language: English

ePortfolios as a Technology-Enabled Assessment: Surviving or Accommodating COVID-19

During the pandemic, eLearning has become a new normal in the language education field. Despite extensive research into eLearning, not much has been done to understand how eAssessment has an impact on teaching and learning, especially in second language classrooms. Because of this void, the speakers aim to explore the extent to which electronic portfolios, also known as ePortfolios, may become an up-and-coming model of eAssessment in Hong Kong secondary schools. ePortfolios are defined as a digital dossier or software tool, in which students create, compile, showcase, and reflect upon their multimodal artefacts to document growth, efforts, and achievements. ePortfolios can fulfil formative, summative and evaluative purposes concurrently and/or separately, depending on how they are utilised in different school contexts.

  Dr Ricky Lam
Dr Ricky Lam
Associate Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

  Mr Marcus Lau
Mr Marcus Lau
English Teacher, Hong Kong and Kowloon Chiu Chow Public Association Secondary School

  Ms Joanna Wong
Ms Joanna Wong
English Teacher, Kwun Tong Maryknoll College