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”.
The Diploma in Clean Energy Design from the School of Engineering – Electrical Engineering Division (EE) embarked on a new way of creating authentic learning experiences for students by incorporating Design Thinking and Service-Learning into the curriculum. This is to enable students to understand that their learning in the classroom can become practical solutions for users in the real world. They also learn to develop empathy for the needs of the community and develop the mind-set of a “big-hearted” person, which is one of NP's graduate hallmarks. Student are able to transfer their experience from the Design Thinking process and incorporate them into their Service-learning projects by learning to understand the needs of their community partners before designing appropriate solutions for them. Read on to find out more about this innovative curriculum from Yang Kian Giap (School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Division).
Service-Learning is now NP’s signature pedagogy and being infused into all NP courses. In the Diploma in Business & Social Enterprise (BZSE) of the School of Humanities & Social Studies, students experience Service-Learning via a four-week programme co-developed with Lingnan University in Hong Kong. This opportunity to experience Service-Learning overseas broadens students’ perspective of the community and social issues that other countries are experiencing. Click on the link to find out more about this Service-Learning experience from Hon Mao De (School of Humanities & Social Sciences)!
“Math Challenge” is an annual event organized by NP School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) – Mathematics section as part of an outreach programme. Students are invited from various secondary schools to take part Mathematics-related activities at NP. For the Math Challenge in 2016, the IS-Math team decided to design an “escape room” game entitled “Omega Challenge” for the students so that they can experience solving mathematics problems in a fun, exciting and memorable way! Click on the link to find out more about what Dr Ricky Chua/IS has to share about the “Omega Challenge”.