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Sunday
Mar252018

Game-based Learning brings the Shipping Industry into the classrooM

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One challenge in teaching about Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the School of Business and Accountancy (BA) is the students’ inability to make sense of the concepts and processes that they are taught given that they have no industry experience and are unable to visualize how the different content and concepts come together in the real world environment. In order to help students better “see” how things work in the real world, the teaching team from the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the School of Business and Accountancy (BA) developed “The Shipping Game” to create a realistic shipping context for students to learn. Click on the link below to read about how this game has provided more authenticity to students’ learning.

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Sunday
Mar252018

Technology-Assisted Learning of Social Issues in Small and Large Classes

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The School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) has adopted the use of technology in their lessons to create new and different platforms for students to learn, experience and reflect on the issues that would impact their community. Lecturers have created “learning-on-the-go” opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom through selected online communication tools and social platforms. Ng Su Chia and Chan Keen Len (IS) are two lecturers who have leveraged on technology to create these innovative learning spaces for their students in their modules that focus on Citizenship Education and the awareness of broader social issues. Click on the following link to learn more about how they have used technology in their modules.

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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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