The Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) and the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) are jointly organizing the 9th Higher Education International Conference on the New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance in Higher Education this year. The conference will be held at IPM on November 22 and 24, and seeks to share knowledge on the latest trends in international quality assurance and thereby advance the quality of higher education in Macau.
This two day conference will consist of presentations of more than 20 papers by academics and experts from places such as Portugal, Ireland, Japan, Fiji, Mauritius, mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. They will cover topics such as teaching theory, learning quality assurance systems, education environments, student evaluation of teachers and teacher self-evaluation, and outcome-based approaches to teaching.
According to a statement from IPM, the content of the conference will make “special reference to the Asia-Pacific [region].”
It will also feature keynote speeches by APQN President Jianxin Zhang and the vice-rector of the University of Coimbra, Luís Filipe Menezes, as well as José Sarsfield Cabral of Portugal’s Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education and Dorte Kristoffersen, executive director of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications.
In addition, a teaching and learning enhancement workshop will be conducted by Robin Snell, the director of the Office of Service-Learning at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. The workshop will cover various issues related to teaching and learning quality and the latest developments in the field of quality assurance.
As the first higher education institution in Asia to have undergone a successful institutional review by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency, IPM has organized the Higher Education International Conference on Quality Assurance annually since 2008 to serve as a training initiative for its academic staff.
Academics, quality assurance personnel and other interested parties are welcome to attend the conference, to be held at the institution’s Wui Chi Building.