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Aug212015

WHAT IS IT THAT LECTURERS DO THAT HELP STUDENTS PERFORM BETTER?

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Teachers play a significant role in classroom learning as the methods which teachers use to teach have a strong impact on how students learn. This paper by Sunarto Quek (School of Engineering/ Electronic & Computer Engineering) will examine classroom practices and teaching strategies used by teachers that enable students to perform better.

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Friday
Aug212015

A SAFETY JOURNEY: INSTILLING A SAFETY MINDSET IN STUDENTS THROUGH BEHAVIOR-BASED LEARNER-CENTERED ACTIVITIES

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Teaching & Learning in NP is not just about sharing text book knowledge with our students. It is also about preparing and equipping students with the necessary professional skills and habits that is required of graduates in their industry. The following paper by Mirko Stoll, Esther Chue, Susan Lee, Dr Charles Ong and Tan Suat Peng share on how the School of Life Science & Chemical Technology purposefully scaffolded and imbued a Safety mindset in their students.?

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Wednesday
Jun032015

Showcase of Teaching & Learning Excellence@NP 2015

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The Showcase of Teaching & Learning Excellence@ NP 2015 was held on the 13 April at the Teaching & Learning Centre. A small crowd of academic staff came together for this event to share, listen and discuss various T&L issues ranging from the use of technology in the classroom to being ready for SkillsFuture through curriculum design. There was also the opportunity to hear from NP’s Academic Award (Development) recipients on how they developed and designed innovative learning experiences for their students.

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Friday
Mar132015

TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE USE OF GAMES IN THE POLYTECHNIC TEACHING CURRICULUM

Playing games is generally seen as the opposite of “learning” and “studying. However, in recent years, there has been increasing interest by educators wanting to turn to games as a way of enabling students to be more engaged with the learning process and to take ownership of their learning. In the following paper, Andrew Tan (School of InfoComm Technology) examines teachers’ perception in the adoption of “games” as a learning strategy and how it has been implemented in Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

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