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Professional Development Symposium: Reflections on Pedagogy in the 21st Century

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  • Date3 June 2021
  • Time9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • VenueTHEi Exhibition Hall (Face-to-face) & via Zoom (Online)


1st Professional Development Symposium: Reflection on Pedagogy in the 21st Century

Date: 3 June 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mode: Hybrid (On-site & Zoom)

On-site Venue: Exhibition Hall, THEi (For the map, please refer to

On-line Venue: The Zoom link will be provided for participants in due course

Registration: Please register through this QR code.


1st Professional Development Symposium


In view of THEi's vision to foster Problem-based Learning (PBL) and the changing landscape of higher education, the 1st General Education Symposium will be held on 3rd June 2021.  We sincerely invite you to submit the abstract to present the ideas about the pedagogy on teaching the general education courses.  In the symposium, we will invite a keynote speaker and a guest speaker.  Our keynote speaker is Professor Benny NG, Assistant Professor of Los Angeles Pierce College, a high-profile speaker with particular interests in gamification and distance education.  Professor NG will address issues about “Gamification and its Future Use on General Education as education-related computerized games have become increasingly pivotal teaching and learning tools to engage and assess student learning.  He will propose ways to incorporate games into teaching to enhance students’ engagement.


Professor Benny NG


In addition, another guest speaker, Mr Matthew TANG is a senior IT executive focusing on digital transformation in banking and financial services industries. His proposed topic is “Seeking Certainty in Uncertain Times: A Critical Reflection on Big Data and its Application” and the plausibility of applying big data in General Education will be covered in his talk.  Also, he will elucidate the benefits and threats of big data analytics and propose ways to reinforce digital literacy in the 21st century.


Mr Matthew TANG 


Call for Abstract

Submissions for presentation at the Symposium are invited on topics pertinent to the conference theme — Reflection on Pedagogy in the 21st Century — in, but not confined to, the following areas:


  1. Pedagogical Strategies: Whole-Class Discussion, Technology and/or Group/Pair Work
  2. Classroom Innovation: Online Teaching and Personalised Learning


All submissions related to the aforementioned areas in tertiary education are invited for the Conference.  All submissions will be blind-reviewed.  Authors of all papers are expected to present their work in person at the Conference / via online.  Presentation time is approximately 35 minutes with 15 minutes for the Q&A session inclusive. 


To submit abstracts of up to 400 words or full paper, please send your submission via the by 29 January 2021.

Should you have any questions, please contact Dr Sophia NG through (Tel no.: (852) 3890 8166), Convener of the Organising Committee of the 1st Professional Development Symposium: Reflection on Pedagogy in the 21st Century. 


Let’s look forward to creating a platform for bombardment of inspiring thoughts. 


Thank you very much!