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Title: Curriculum review beyond regular QA : PolyU’s language & curriculum requirement
Authors: Nixon, C
Foung, D 
Lin, L 
Issue Date: 30-May-2018
Source: Presented at the Continuing Professional Development Symposium for Hong Kong University Language Centres, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 30 May 2018 How to cite?
Abstract: When the first 4-year curriculum (4YC) cohort was about to graduate, the English Language Centre in PolyU initiated a comprehensive review of the core English language subjects in the 4YC Language and Communication Requirement. Before the review, the Centre already had a subject quality assurance (SQA) system that collected feedback from students and teachers on individual subjects. The purpose of this review was to expand the scope beyond that of SQA, involve a wider range of reviewers, conduct some curriculum QA (CQA), and provide some benchmarking. The comprehensive review framework (i) involved subject leaders, frontline teachers, and external reviewers from local post-secondary institutions and from overseas, and (ii) employed learning analytics to evaluate students' learning and achievement. The review offered insights that existing QA measures could not discover, such as the relationship between learning in the online- and non-online components of a blended subject, effectiveness of ability-grouping, effects of assessment requirements on online learning behaviour, and connections across consecutive English language subjects. The review also resulted in improvements in course materials and subject operations. In this colloquium, representatives from different groups of reviewers will present their findings and experience, which other language centres should find useful and interesting.
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