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THEi AETI 2019 International Conference Programme

Day 1: 16 April 2019 (Tuesday)


Programme & Venue

8:30 am -9:30 am


Foyer [Outside LT1]


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9:30 am – 10:30 am


  1. [LT1]

Welcome and Opening Address

MCs: Gary Tin-chun Au Yeung & Sammi Sau-man Yip, THEi, HK

  • Dr. Carrie Yau, GBS, JP, Executive Director of Vocational Training Council, HK
  • Mr. Carlson Tong, Chairman, University Grants Committee, HK

Conference Chair’s Opening Address: Education 4.0: Applied Degree Education and the Future of Work

Professor Christina Hong, Conference Chair and President, THEi, HK

Click to enlarge - THEi AETI 2019 Group Photo 16/4/2019

10:30 am – 11:00 am


[s401 Staff Learning Commons]

Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

  1. [LT1]

Educating for Future Skills (Catalyst case-Study and panel)

The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (2017) created by The Economist Intelligence Unit evaluated the extent to which education systems are preparing students for the demands of work and inculcate ‘future skills’ in the 15-24 age band across 35 economies. Hear representatives from across the top three economies talk about their home country education systems and provide responses to the Catalyst Cast Study sharing of current education practices by the English Schools Foundation (Hong Kong).

Moderators: Dr. Michael Wang, DED(A), VTC, & Sammi Sau-man Yip, THEi, HK

  • Catalyst Case Study – Stewart Redden, Learning and Teaching Adviser, English Schools Foundation (ESF)
  • Panel
  • Dr. Louise Starkey, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Denise Amyot, President/CEO Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN), Canada
  • Dr. Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen, Executive Principal Lecturer, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


[Spring Restaurant, 5/F.]

Buffet Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

[s602] Parallel Presentation Session 1

[s603] Parallel Presentation Session 5

[s604] Parallel Presentation Session 9

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

[s401 Staff Learning Commons]

Coffee Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

[s602] Parallel Presentation Session 2

[s603] Parallel Presentation Session 6

[s604] Parallel Presentation Session 10

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

[Spring Restaurant, 5/F.]

Welcoming Reception


Day 2: 17 April 2019 (Wednesday)


Programme & Venue

8:30 am -9:00 am


Foyer [Outside LT1]


9:00 am – 10:30 am


  1. [LT1]

Global Perspectives: Workforce trends and strategies for Industry 4.0 (Panel)

The World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report (2018) presents the trends across employment, skills and human capital investment across industries and geographies while the Readiness for the Future of Production Report (2018), assesses how well-positioned global economies are to share and benefit from changes in production being driven by the 4th Industrial revolution. Country representatives share the drivers and shifts in policy settings occurring in their country in response to rapid technological shifts, cultural globalization and increasing competitiveness in the global economy to prepare for the future.

Moderators: Dr. Liane Lee, FMH, THEi, HK & Pearl Ming-chu Lai, THEi, HK


  • Professor Loh Han Tong, Deputy President (Academic) & Provost of Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
  • Professor Uwe Schulz, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
  • Professor Bernd Steffensen, Dean of Studies, Department of Social Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
  • Wilson Yuen, Founder and CEO, TFI Digital Media, HK


10:30 am – 11:00 am


[s401 Staff Learning Commons]

Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

  1. [s401 Staff Learning Commons]

Applied Degree Learning and Educational Leadership for an Industry 4.0 World (Interactive networking and knowledge transfer)

Connect with colleagues from near and far to share experiences, consider new project opportunities and collaborations. 

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • Sustainability, Design & Technology (Convener: Dr. Benson Cheung)
  • Technology Enhanced Learning (Convener: Dr. Angel Garralda)
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Convener: Dr. Paul Tsang)
  • Industrial Collaboration & Partnership (Convener: Ir Dr. Lawrence Chan)
  • Action Research (Convener: Dr. May Lim)  

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


[Spring Restaurant, 5/F.]

Buffet Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

[s602] Parallel Presentation Session 3

[s603] Parallel Presentation Session 7

[s604] Parallel Presentation Session 11

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

[s401 Staff Learning Commons]

Coffee Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

[s602] Parallel Presentation Session 4

[s603] Parallel Presentation Session 8

[s604] Parallel Presentation Session 12

5:30 pm

End of Day 2



Day 3: 18 April 2019 (Thursday)


Programme & Venue

8:30 am -9:00 am


[Outside LT1]


9:00 am – 11:00 am


  1. [LT1]

Education 4.0: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Catalyst case-Study)

This session includes two catalyst case studies and student research poster presentations. The THEi-Swinburne University Project showcases the successful collaboration between two applied degree institutes (Hong Kong and Australia) which involved students, educators and industry working on ‘real-world’ innovations in product design. The Global Partners European Alliance showcases an alliance comprising six universities (UK, US, Germany, Switzerland) to enable innovation and improvements in learning environments, educational experiences, and outcomes for the students, faculty, community partners and stakeholders. This is followed by THEi Student Applied Research Symposium Poster Presentation, a showcase by a selection of THEi students of their final year industry-focused applied research projects.

MC: Dr Will Ma, THEi, HK

Catalyst Case Study: THEi-Swinburne University Design Project

  • Professor Blair Kuys, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Tristance Kee, THEi, HK   

Catalyst Case Study: “The Global Partners European Alliance – charting its course”

  • Barbara Howell, Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Professor Bernd Steffensen, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
  • Professor Robert Cox, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, United States
  • Professor Uwe Schulz, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

 [s407 Media Room]

Student Applied Research Symposium Poster Presentation

*[s401 Staff Learning Commons] Coffee served from 10:30-11:00 am

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

[s602] Parallel Presentation Session 13

[s603] Parallel Presentation Session 14

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


[Spring Restaurant, 5/F.]

Buffet Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

  1. [LT1]

Industry and Professional Perspectives: Value Chain Disruption and Other Game Changers (Industry/HR professional panel)

The disruptive challenges of the C21st and development of new workforce skills within the context of Industry 4.0 has never been greater. In this panel session, professionals from the creative industries, public utilities, technology and innovation, and human resources share the challenges and opportunities for workforce futures and recruitment now and into the future.

Moderators: Dr Lawrence Chan & Hugo Alexis Since, THEi, HK


  • Matt Hawthorn, Head of Design, College of Arts, Humanities and Education, University of Derby, UK
  • Denise Kee, General Manager - Learning & Organization Development, MTR Corporation, HK
  • Brian Rhoads, Managing Editor, South China Morning Post, HK
  • Tony Tai, former General Manager of IBM China/Hong Kong, HK

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

[Exhibition Hall]

THEi Opening




Parallel Presentation Sessions

16/4/2019 [2-3:30 p.m.]




S1. Adaptive learning technologies

S1-1 [46]       Rapid Experimentation as a Co-Creation Tool for Gamified Augmented Reality in City Spaces – Case ARriver

1Anttoni Lehto, 1Rauli Lautkankare, 2Nina Brander, 2Christiane Ala-Nissilä, 3Joona Saari, & 1Juuso Salminen

1 Turku U of Applied Sci, Finland 2TSYK, Finland 3Scandinavian Renaissance

S1-2 [51]       The Use of Innovative Customer Relationship Management Technologies for Developing a Framework for Health Education of Ageing Population

Paul Tak Wing Tsui, Chris Kam Ming Lau, & Ada Lai Yung Lee, SHAPE/VTC, HK

S1-3 [53]       Developing Clinical Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Sports Therapy Students: The Effects of an International Collaboration Using an Online Interactive Learning Platform

Anthony Bosson, THEi, HK

S1-4 [54]       Real-world simulation: Software development

John Blake, U of Aizu, Japan

S5. Employability skills and qualities for the C21st world of work        

S5-1 [14]       Comparisons of employment and working conditions between male and female data scientists: a retrospective analysis on Kaggle Machine Learning & Data Science Survey 2017

Indy Man Kit Ho, THEi, HK 

S5-2 [19]       Students Perception of growth in work-related and 21st Century Skills through Integrated Work Study Programme

May Sok Mui Lim, Yong Lim Foo, & Han Tong Loh, Singapore Inst Tech, Singapore 

S5-3 [23]       One Stop Platform for Work Integrated Learning Module

Yick Kan Kwok, THEi, HK

S5-4 [63]       Work Integrated Learning and Co-Curricular Collaboration with Cricket Hong Kong

Anthony Weldon & Jake Ngo, THEi, HK


S9. Rethinking the role of education and educators    

S9-1 [52] The potential of popular music education in Hong Kong

Edmond Tsang, THEi, HK

S9-2 [47]       Where do students go: A review of educational pathways for students and graduates in a four-year degree program in an Ontario college

Yalin Gorica & Dhanna Mistri, Sheridan Inst. of Tech & Adv. Learning, Canada

S9-3 [1]         Multidisciplinary learning environments generating innovation competences – Some examples from Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland

Taru Konst, Juha Kontio, Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen, & Meiju Keinänen, Turku U of Applied Sci., Finland

S9-4 [4]         Aiming to support students’ expertise in higher education: A theoretical case study on evaluation of learning environments with The Model of Domain Learning

Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen & Meiju Keinänen, Turku U of Applied Sci., Finland




Parallel Presentation Sessions

16/4/2019 [4-5:30 p.m.]




S2. Curriculum and the Future of Work

S2-1 [13]       For Some or for All: Vocational English for Hong Kong Secondary School Students

Pok-jing Ho, CUHK, HK

S2-2 [60]       Research on high-end character design market

Jingyu Dai, Shanda U, China

S2-3 [59]       Curriculum for the future of financial trading

Alfred Ma, Hang Seng U, HK

S2-4 [24] 2 Universities, 2 Countries, 2 Approaches to Innovative Teaching

Barbara Howell, Coventry U, UK & Michelle Hett, SRH U, Germany

S6. Innovation pedagogies and instructional design          

S6-1 [34]       Connecting the Dots: Practice as Research (PaR) as an Innovative Creative Industries Pedagogy

Don Parker & Angus Pryor, U of Gloucestershire, UK 

S6-2 [35]       The Impact of Competition-based Learning on Enhancing Students’ Motivation, Engagement and Professionalism: A Case Study of Fashion Design Undergraduates in Hong Kong

Man Hin Eve Chan, Ling Jenny Cheung, THEi, HK & Chek Tung Forrest Chan, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, HK

S6-3 [37]       The Relationship between the Aesthetic Attributes of Sports Bras Design and the 3D Body Measurements of Generation Y Females in Hong Kong

A. P. Chan & W. C. Chu, THEi, HK

S6-4 [56]       Evaluation of an Inclusive Sand-shoeing Training Program

Peggy Choi, THEi, HK & Siu Yin Cheung, Baptist U, HK


S10. Rethinking the role of education and educators    

S10-1 [70]     Constructing Aspirations for Graduate Entrepreneurship in the Age of Deepening Global Inequalities: A Social Class Paradox in Hong Kong?

Hei-Hang Hayes Tang & Wai-Sun Derek Chun, Education U, HK

S10-2 [28]     Changing the Mindset of Engineering Educators to Teach Design Studios

Yasemin Tekmen Araci, Beata Francis, Roger Hadgraft, Ian Zucker, Justine Lawson, & Robert Jarman, U of Tech Sydney, Australia

S10-3 [40]     Pioneering Applied Learning University Pathway in the Singapore University Landscape

Yong Lim Foo, May Sok Mui Lim, & Han Tong Loh, Singapore Inst of Tech, Singapore

S10-4 [21]     Application of Five Models of Academic Developer Practice to develop Educators for Applied Learning

May Sok Mui Lim, Yong Lim Foo, & Han Tong Loh, Singapore Inst of Tech, Singapore




Parallel Presentation Sessions

17/4/2019 [2-3:30 p.m.]




S3. Data analytics, assessment and feedback          

S3-1 [5]         Applying Big Data in Higher Education: A Case Study of Teacher-Focused Data Analytics

Benson K.H. Hung, VTC, HK

S3-2 [22]       Learning Outcomes of Design-streamed Students and Management-streamed Students in A Combined Design Thinking Class

Kit Yin Emmy Wong, THEi, HK

S3-3 [65]       Applied Data Analytics in Transportation Safety Engineering

Anjana Sai Suresh, THEi, HK   

S3-4 [73]       Applying Metacognition Techniques in Improving Communication-based Module Learning Outcomes

Liane Lee & Amy Wai Ting Lip, THEi, HK


S7. Innovation pedagogies and instructional design          

S7-1 [57]       Future-Ready: Global Trends and Innovations in Applied Education

Denise Amyot, Colleges & Institutes Canada, Canada

S7-2 [17]       Collaboratively informed, individually implemented: instructor approaches to (biomedical) engineering studio teaching

Yasemin Tekmen Araci, Nham Tran, & Ian Zucker, U of Tech Sydney, Australia

S7-3 [41]       Cross-national peer-to-peer mentoring in the context of teacher training: Exploring a new model of partnership working

Alexander Masardo, U of Gloucestershire, UK & Miquel Alsina Tarrés, U of Girona, Spain

S7-4 [42]       Pathways, skill sets and learner identities in the post-16 qualifications market: Implications for pedagogical strategies and student engagement in learning in higher education

Alexander Masardo, U of Gloucestershire, UK & Robin Shields, U of Bath, UK

S11. Vocational and professional education          

S11-1 [27]     A Green Journey to the Making of Magic Bullets

Paul Wai-kei Tsang, THEi, HK

S11-2 [10]     Perceived benefits of studying general education for vocational education students in Hong Kong

Irene Szeto, THEi, HK

S11-3 [11]     A discussion on engaging research in the learning and teaching of Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Hong Kong

Rechell Yee Shun Lam & Fiona Luk, CLT/VTC, HK

S11-4 [15]     The Challenge and Opportunity of Continuing Professional Learning in the Transitional Period from Academia to Design Professional Practice (Communication Design)

Benson Pun Sin Cheung, THEi, HK




Parallel Presentation Sessions

17/4/2019 [4-5:30 p.m.]




S4. Data analytics, assessment and feedback          

S4-1 [68]       Big Data, Cognitive Computing and the Future of Learning Management Systems

Andrea Molinari, U of Trento, Italy Paolo Maresca, U Federico II, Italy & Mauro Coccoli, U of Genova, Italy

S4-2 [69]       International Peer-Assisted Learning (iPAL)

Christopher Lai, SIT, Singapore, Nina Dalen, U of Applied Sciences, Norway & Bobby Shiu, PolyU, HK

S4-3 [62]       Robot Ready - Human+ Skills for the future of work

Anthony Horne, Emsi, Australia

S4-4 [43]       What have learning analytics ever done for students and staff?

Alexander Masardo, James Derounian, & James Hodgkin, U of Gloucestershire, UK




S8. Innovation pedagogies and instructional design          

S8-1 [61]       Students Perceived Change of Motivation and Experiences of Flipped Learning in Using Active Learning Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Kim Hung Lam, Alex Wong, Ka Chai Siu, Laura Zhou, Christine Li, & Jian-Yung Wu, PolyU, HK

S8-2 [64]       Exploring Effectiveness of Robot-assisted Instruction to Teaching Social Engagement of School Children with Autism

Eva Yin-Han Chung, Education U, HK

S8-3 [72]       Physiological Response Induced by Observer Effect on Strength Performance

Sing Wong, THEi, HK

S8-4 [29]       Students take over as curriculum co-designers and facilitators: A case study from engineering

Justine Lawson, Roger Hadgraft, & Ian Zucker, U of Tech Sydney, Australia


S12. Vocational and professional education          

S12-1 [20]     Interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration among students, academics, and industry partners in developing a mobile app for international short-movie distribution in China.

1Filippo Gilardi, 1Celia Lam, 2Andrew Leyshon, 2Kieran Phelan, 1Dave Towey, & 1Andrew White

1U of Nottingham Ningbo, China, 2U of Nottingham, UK

S12-2 [25]     Design and Multidisciplinarity: Co-creation in practice 

Agnes Xue, Alfred Tan, Desmond Chong, & Tim Xu, Singapore Inst of Tech, Singapore

S12-3 [38]     Synergy for Success: How to Better Develop Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Hong Kong?

Thomas Siu-Ho Yau, CUHK, HK, Derek Wai-Sun Chun, & Sky Wai-Man Chan, Education U, HK

S12-4 [39]     Vocational Education 4.0: Vocational Education and the Effects of Digitalization on Vocational Education in Germany

Helmut Nikolay, BNT Trier, Germany




Parallel Presentation Sessions

18/4/2019 [11-12:30 p.m.]




S13. Applied education, technology and innovation

S13-1 [6] Pedagogical Shifts: Learning Analytics of Mobile Learning using Rain Classroom in Theater Arts Classes

Michael Li & Katrine K. Wong, U of Macau, Macau

S13-2 [18] Gamification Based Teaching & Learning Ideas

Jhee Jiow, Intan Azura Mokhtar, & Amanda Lau, Singapore Inst of Tech, Singapore

S13-3 [48] Re-Thinking the Importance of Industry Engagement through center of technology Innovation at Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutions (TVET)

Farzad Rayegani, Humber Inst of Tech & Adv Learning, Canada

S13-4 [50] Can Clicker Technology and the latest Online Response Systems enhance Student Engagement? A Comparative Study of Two Approaches

Dave Towey, James Walker, Doran Lamb, Lauren Knowles, & Prapa Rattadilok, U of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), China

S14. Applied education, technology and innovation

S14-1  [26]       The role of the Learning Organization to effect successful change: VTC a case study

Kwok Lang Lee, THEi, HK

S14-3 [71] Effects of In-class Competition-based Assessment on Learning Motivation and 21st Century Competencies of Asian Students Studying for Vocationally-Oriented Degrees

Kelvin Ki Lam & May Yang, THEi, HK

S14-4 [66] Investigating Technology Enhanced Learning Through Interactive Conductive Wall in Hospitality Discipline

Anthony Kong, Ka-Wan Wong, & Tin-kin Yum, HKDI/VTC, HK



Author Index

Alsina Tarrés, Miquel S7-3

Lawson, Justine S8-4, S10-2

Amyot, Denise S7-1

Lee, Ada Lai Yung S1-2

Blake, John S1-4

Lee, Kwok Lang S9-1

Bomar, Charles P5

Lee, Liane S3-4

Bosson, Anthony S1-3

Lehto, Anttoni S1-1

Brander, Nina S1-1

Leyshon, Andrew S12-1


Li, Christine S8-1

Chan, A. P. S6-3

Li, Michael S13-1

Chan, Chek Tung Forrest S6-2

Lim, May Sok Mui S5-2, S10-3, S10-4

Chan, Man Hin Eve S6-2

Lip, Amy Wai Ting S3-4

Chan, Sky Wai-Man S12-3

Loh, Han Tong S5-2, S10-3, S10-4

Cheung, Benson Pun Sin S11-4

Luk, Fiona S11-3

Cheung, Ling Jenny S6-2

Ma, Alfred S2-3

Cheung, Siu Yin S6-4

Maresca, Paolo S4-1

Choi, Peggy S6-4

Masardo, Alexander S4-3, S7-3, S7-4

Chong, Desmond S12-2

Mistri, Dhanna S9-2

Christiane, Ala-Nissilä S1-1

Mokhtar, Intan Azura S13-2

Chu, Kar Kit S14-3

Molinari, Andrea S4-1

Chu, W. C. S6-3

Ngo, Jake S5-4

Chun, Derek Wai-Sun S12-3

Nikolay, Helmut S12-4

Chun, Wai-Sun Derek S10-1

Parker, Don S6-1

Chung, Eva Yin-Han S8-2

Phelan, Kieran S12-1

Coccoli, Mauro S4-1

Pryor, Angus S6-1

Cox, Robert P5

Rattadilok, Prapa S13-4

Dai, Jingyu S2-2

Rayegani, Farzad S13-3

Dalen, Nina S4-2

Salminen, Juuso S1-1

Derounian, James S4-3, S4-4

Schulz, Uwe P5

Foo, Yong Lim S5-2, S10-3, S10-4

Shields, Robin S7-4

Francis, Beata S10-2

Shiu, Bobby S4-2

Fu, Sze-Wai Raymond S14-3

Siu, Ka Chai S8-1

Gilardi, Filippo S12-1

Steffensen, Bernd P5

Gorica, Yalin S9-2

Suresh, Anjana Sai S3-3

Hadgraft, Roger S8-4, S10-2

Szeto, Irene S11-2

Hett, Michelle S2-4

Tan, Alfred S12-2

Ho, Indy Man Kit S5-1

Tang, Hei-Hang Hayes S10-1

Ho, Pok-jing S2-1

Tekmen Araci, Yasemin S7-2, S10-2

Ho, Shuk-Kei S14-3

Towey, Dave S12-1, S13-4

Hodgkin, James S4-3

Tran, Nham S7-2

Horne, Anthony S14-2

Tsang, Chi-Wing S14-3

Howell, Barbara P5, S2-4

Tsang, Edmond S14-1

Hung, Benson K.H. S3-1

Tsang, Paul Wai-kei S11-1

Jarman, Robert S10-2

Tsui, Paul Tak Wing S1-2

Walker, James S13-4

Weldon, Anthony S5-4

Jiow, Jhee S13-2

White, Andrew S12-1

Kairisto-Mertanen, Liisa S9-3, S9-4

Wong, Alex S8-1

Keinänen, Meiju S9-3, S9-4

Wong, Katrine K. S13-1

Knowles, Lauren S13-4

Wong, Kit Yin Emmy S3-2

Kong, Anthony S14-5

Wong, Sing S8-3

Konst, Taru S9-3

Wu, Jian-Yung S8-1

Kontio, Juha S9-3

Xu, Tim S12-2

Kwok, Yick Kan S5-3

Xue, Agnes S12-2

Lai, Christopher S4-2

Yang, May S14-4

Lam, Celia S12-1

Yau, Thomas Siu-Ho S12-3

Lamb, Doran S13-4

Zhou, Laura S8-1

Lam, Kelvin Ki S14-4

Zucker, Ian S7-2, S8-4, S10-2

Lam, Kim Hung S8-1


Lam, Rechell Yee Shun S11-3


Lau, Amanda S13-2


Lau, Chris Kam Ming S1-2


Lautkankare, Rauli S1-1