Call for Papers

The quest for quality higher education and the networking of individuals across the boundaries of nations or regions have become increasingly important given the growth in local and international student numbers. Quality of teaching and learning is one of the cornerstones of the development of higher education in 21st century as well as the main content of internal quality assurance system. There is therefore a need for international cooperation among scholars, experts, teaching professionals and other stakeholders to promote understanding of quality assurance of these aspects and to learn from each other.

There have been developments of new theories and practices in various aspects of teaching and learning around the world in recent years. Since 2015 Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has joined hand with the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) to organise international conferences on the developments of quality assurance in higher education. This year’s conference, with the theme on the “New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance”, will be held from 21 to 23 November 2017. International scholars and experts are welcome to submit papers on different topics relating to teaching and learning quality of higher education such as:

1.

Theories and practices of teaching and learning quality assurance systems.

2.

“Enhancement” of teaching and learning in higher education.

3.

Outcome-based approach to teaching and learning.

4.

Learning environment of students.

5.

Student evaluation of teachers (SET) and teacher self-evaluation (TSE).

6.

Assessment of students’ professional competence.

7.

Voice of students to enhance teaching effectiveness.

8.

Use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching and learning enhancement.

9.

Professional development for teachers in connection with teaching and students’ learning.

10.

Quality assurance framework to safeguard and enhance experiences of international students.

11.

Case studies of teaching and learning quality assurance in higher education with special reference to Asia-Pacific.

12.

Other relevant topics related to conference theme.

Please click here to download the Call for Papers

Media

Papers in Chinese or in English are both welcome.

Submission

Interested colleagues may fill in the paper submission form and email it to HEConf@ipm.edu.mo on or before 18 August 2017.

The paper should neither have been published before, nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be reviewed according to their relevancy (to the conference theme), originality, and clarity. Accepted papers will be invited for presentation during the conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Keynote speakers will be announced later.

Important dates

08/18 

Deadline for submission

09/01

Notification of acceptance

09/07

Confirmation of participation

09/11 

Release of invitation letters for visa application purposes

10/16 

Submission of full paper (manuscript guide )

11/21-23 

Conference

More detailed information will be provided in future notices.

Programme

21 Nov

Arrival and registration

22 Nov

Registration
Conference opening
Keynote sessions
Parrellel sessions

23 Nov

Parellel sessions
Closing panel discussion
Macao cultural heritage tour

Please click here for last year's conference programme.

Registration and Fee

Registration is free. Free hotel accommodation* and meals** will be provided to participants presenting papers on the conference. Other costs are on the responsibility of the participants.

* Hotel accommodation will be provided for non-local participants only. One single room (with standard breakfast) will be provided to one scholar for each accepted paper. The check-in/out schedule is as below:
Check-in: 21 Nov (after 14:00)
Check-out: 24 Nov (before 12:00 noon)
** Including lunch and dinner on 22 and 23 Nov.

Venues

Conference venue:

Macao Polytechnic Institute
R. Luís Gonzaga Gomes
Macao, China

Hotel accommodation:

TBC

Enquiries

For any enquiries, please contact the organisers via the following means:

Email: HEConf@ipm.edu.mo
Tel: +853-8599 6148 / 6270
Fax: +853-2870 7287
Mail: Academic Affairs Department
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes,
Macao, China