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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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Wednesday
May242017

TEACHING AND LEARNING INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT FOR PROJECT (TLIAP) 

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The use of projects as an assessment tool is common among the engineering courses which require students to demonstrate their learning by working on a project which will require students to pull together knowledge and information from various modules. However, the assessment of these projects can be challenging as there are many different types of projects which can have slight variation in the level of difficulty and these projects are usually assessed by different lecturers who may have different emphasis when it comes to assessing the students. In order to keep assessment consistent among different lecturers/supervisors, the Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) division of the School of Engineering developed a rubric to assess projects. Click on the link to read more.

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Wednesday
May242017

DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES IN CURRICULUM @ NP: A BUSINESS STUDIES APPROACH 

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Many lecturers recognise that practice help students link theoretical concepts they learnt in class with the real world environment. These practical experiences prepare students for the realities of the workplace as well as develop skills and competencies needed in industry - many of which go beyond the text book. The teaching team from the Learning & Development (LD) module of the Diploma in Business Studies (BS) in the School of Business and Accountancy (BA) developed an experiential learning approach to allow students to have these practical experiences on campus!

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Sunday
Feb192017

Transformation to Passionate Learners : A 21st Century Approach 

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Getting students to be motivated and passionate about their learning is what is at the heart of teaching. For one of the specialisation in InfoComm Sales and Marketing (ISnM) under the Diploma in Information Technology, Mike Wee (School of InfoComm Technology) and the teaching team developed a framework of innovative approaches that not only provides students with an authentic learning experience, but also gives them the opportunity to work and interact with industry partners. Students get to see the practical application of their knowledge and skills in industry, increasing their motivation and “passion” for what they are learning in the classroom. Click on the link to find out more about how this framework of learning approaches develop “Passionate learners”.

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