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Dr Peter Fat Man LAU

BSc, MEd, EdD, FHEA

Lecturer

CPD 1.74, 1/F, Centennial Campus
(852) 3917 2450
pfmlau@hku.hk

Area of ExpertisePublicationsParticipation in funded T&L projects Professional Community ServicesAwards

Teaching responsibilities

Peter provides training on teaching skills for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in the Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education course. To facilitate continuous professional development for young/new colleagues, he also arranges peer classroom observation and provides consultation on pedagogies. In addition, Peter supports colleagues working towards Associate Fellow and Fellow of Advance Higher Education by mentoring and reviewing applications.

Research interests

  • co-curricular assessment
  • ethics of teaching
  • graduate teaching assistant training
  • service-learning
  • team-based learning
  • teamwork skills assessment and development

Memberships

  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
  • Professional Trainer Toastmasters Club (PTTC, Area H3, District 89), Toastmasters International

Publications

  • Lau, P. (2023). Reflection on developing students’ academic integrity in a university in Hong Kong. Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13(1), 152-159.
  • Lau, P. (2022). Collegiate Commentary on ‘Five positive steps towards good practice in EDI’. Teaching Matters, University of Edinburgh. [website]
  • Lau, P. (2022). Trails of integrity at HKU. HERDSA Connect, 44(1), 20.
  • Lau, P. (2021). A case study on research postgraduate students’ understanding of academic integrity at a Hong Kong university. Frontiers in Education, 6. DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2021.647626.
  • Fryer, L. K., Shum, A., Lee, A., & Lau, P. (2021). Mapping students’ interest in a new domain: Connecting prior knowledge, interest and self-efficacy with interesting tasks and a lasting desire to reengage. Learning and Instruction, 75(2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2021.101493.
  • Liu, J., Ho, P.Y., Liu, Y., Zheng, X., Cui, Y., Liu, S., Zhou, Z., & Lau, P. (2021). Promoting and Developing Habits of Mind (HOMs) through Voluntary Service in Gansu, In A. Kwan, K. Chan, B. Chu, K. Chong, P. Lam, P. Lau, T. Kwong, C. Wong (Eds.), Redesigning Student Learning Experience in Higher Education, HERDSA (Hong Kong Branch). [Peter played an adviser role in the student-led project. The student team was then invited to contribute a chapter to publish their project outcomes. Available at the HERDSA HK Branch website.]
  • Shum, A., Lau, P., & Fryer, L. (2020). From learner to teacher: (re)training graduate teaching assistants’ teaching approaches and developing self-efficacy for and interest in teaching. Higher Education Research & Development. DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2020.1818063.
  • Chu, C., Wong, J., Lau, P., Xiao, L., Qiu, P., Lu, H., & Wong, E. (2019). Promoting integrative learning in higher education by implementing reflective portfolio to Gansu sustainable service group, In A. Kwan, K. Chan, B. Chu, P. Lam, P. Lau, T. Kwong, C. Wong (Eds.), Redesigning Student Learning Experience in Higher Education, HERDSA (Hong Kong Branch). [Peter played an adviser role in the student-led project. The student team was then invited to contribute a chapter to publish their project outcomes. Available at the HERDSA HK Branch website.]
  • Kwong, T., Hafiz, M., Lau, P., & Chan, I. (2018). Academic integrity and ethics: The influence of culture and prior academic background. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. 29(3&4), pp. 53-72.
  • Chan, I., Leung, V., Yan K., Kwong, T., & Lau, P. (2018). Teaching business ethics and corporate responsibility through student-centered scenario design coupled with augmented reality. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. 29(3&4), pp. 123-151.
  • Wong, E.Y.W., Kwong, T.F.N., & Lau, P.F.M. (2017). Using Student ePortfolios to Showcase Students’ Learning: Experience from Hong Kong Baptist University. In E-Portfolios in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary Approach (pp. 157-170). Singapore: Springer Nature. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-3803-7_11
  • Lau, P., & Kwong, T. (2016). A community of practice to assess students’ teamwork skills in a team-based learning setting. Learning Communities Journal, 8(2), pp. 93-106.
  • Ng, A., & Lau, P. (2016). The impact of peer tutoring in a university language classroom. Learning Communities Journal, 8(2), pp. 107-122.
  • Wong, E., Cox, M. D., Kwong, T., Fung, R., Lau, P., Sivan, A., & Tam, V. C. (2016). Establishing communities of practice to enhance teaching and learning: The case at Hong Kong Baptist University. Learning Communities Journal, 8(2), pp. 9-26.
  • Cheung, S. Y., Yue, K. K. M., Kwong, T., Lau, P., Ng, A., Lo, Y., Yung, K. K. L., Chu, C., Siu, N. Y. M., Choi, P. H. N., & Ng, M. (2016). Using a community of practice to enhance undergraduate students’ Graduate Attributes through problem-based learning. Learning Communities Journal, 8(2), pp. 71-91.
  • Mak, K. K. W., Chan, W. H., Lai, K. M., Wong, K. C. K., & Lau, P. (2016). A CoP project enhancing student learning through a holistic mentoring program in the sciences. Learning Communities Journal, 8(2), pp. 123-144.
  • Lau, P., Kwong, T., Chong, K. & Wong, E. (2014). Developing students’ teamwork skills in a cooperative learning project. International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, 3(1), pp. 80-99.

Participation in funded T&L projects

  • Co-I, Co-Creating the Future of Education: A Student Partnership Project, Inter-institutional Collaborative Activities for Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant Project (HKUST, HKU and HKBU), 2022-2025.
  • The Development and Implementation of “Students as Partners” through a University Wide Supporting Community of Practice, Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant Project (HKU), 2022-2025.
  • Applying Virtual Reality into Virtual Teaching and Learning in Traditional Chinese Medicine Education (Orthopedics and Trauma), Inter-institutional Collaborative Activities for Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant Project (HKBU, HKU and CUHK), 2022-2025.
  • Co-I, “Keep the conversation going!” – Providing efficient feedback and communication approaches between students and teachers in-class, out-of-class and virtual learning, Inter-institutional Collaborative Activities for Virtual Teaching and Learning Project (HKU and HKBU), 2021-2023.
  • Enhancing Orthopedics Curriculums in Chinese Medicine Education by Bringing Theory to Practice, University Grants Committee (UGC) Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals, Joint-university (HKBU, HKU and CUHK) Project, 2016-2019.
  • Enhancing Students’ Graduate Attributes (GAs) through Problem-based Learning and Service Learning in Formal Academic Courses, Communities of Practice Funding Project, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2012-2015.

Committees

Editorial works and journal paper reviewer

  • Editorial Team Member, Redesigning Students Learning Experience in Higher Education (eJournal), Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (Hong Kong Branch)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • Reviewer, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education – Digital Technology, Innovation, and Education

Others

  • Finalist Judge, QS Reimagine Education

Awards

  • Tier-two Award, National Higher Education Teaching Awards (UG), China (2022)
  • Second Runner-up Award, Redesigning Student Learning Experience in Higher Education, HERDSA, Hong Kong (2019)
  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy, Advance Higher Education, UK (2018)
  • Champion, Redesigning Student Learning Experience in Higher Education, HERDSA, Hong Kong (2017)
  • Best Poster Award, HERDSA Conference, Hong Kong (2014)