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Tuesday
Oct312017

Getting to Know your NPTA Recipients

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The NP Teaching Award (NPTA) is an NP level teaching award presented each year to staff who are exemplary in their pursuit of excellence in teaching, effective triggers for learning, nurtures professional & holistic student development, and show purposeful engagement with continuous professional self-development. They are individuals nominated by their students & peers and validated by management as outstanding T&L talents in NP. In AY 2016/2017, our NPTA recipients are Dr Alex See (School of Engineering – Electrical Engineering Division) and Mr. Chong Ching Liang (School of Health Sciences). Learners Together did an “email” interview with both to find out more about their thoughts on their role as lecturers.

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Tuesday
Oct312017

INTEGRATED PROJECT AS AN AUTHENTIC PLATFORM TO ENHANCE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS’ ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING 

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Many students learn content in isolation as curriculum is planned as modules, and students often do not see the link between content in one module to another. While students may excel in content knowledge, they lack the ability to integrate their learning – a skill which is critical in the workplace. Dr Alex See and his team from the School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Division reviewed the curriculum of their diploma and made changes to the lesson design so that students would be able experience how content relates to one another and how they “connect” through an authentic integrated project. Click on the link to read more about this integrated learning experience for students

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Tuesday
Oct312017

Remote-Learning : Learning to Fish, The philosophy and the construction of the re-imagined Creative and Innovative Thinking Skills Modules (CITS)

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The changing landscape of the work environment makes preparing graduates for the future workplace challenging. Students are expected to be able to leverage on technology to learn and work effectively, and they have to begin preparing for this environment even while they are still at the Polytechnic. At the School of Health Sciences (HS) at NP, segments of curriculum are being converted to remote learning to provide students with the opportunity to learn using technology and develop as self-directed learners. Click on link below to find out more about how this is achieved in the module “The Creativity and Innovative Thinking Skills” by Chong Ching Liang.

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Wednesday
May242017

REFLECTION JOURNAL: A SEQUENTIAL EXPLORATORY STUDY ON STUDENT COGNITIVE LEARNING DURING THE FILMMKING PROCESS 

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Cognitive development of our students has always been a key outcome when teaching students. Lecturers want their students to be able to think through the content taught to them, and to be able to apply the content appropriately during practical sessions. However, many lecturers will also comment that their students prefer to follow instructions rather than to “think” for themselves, even though the ability to “think” is an essential skills that all students need to acquire and are expected to have when they graduate. Film production brings with it many challenges and issues that students would not have encountered in the classroom and their ability to reflect on and learn from the decisions and actions taken and how they impact the quality of the production, is an important skill for film professionals. Tan Heng Han from School of Film & Media Studies did a study to examine whether students demonstrated reflectivity through their production of a short film. Click on the following link to read more about this study.

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