The how-to of starting a SoTL project

Last month, the first event for SoTL-Asia (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning-Asia), a two-day event was hosted by my university, the National University of Singapore at the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning where I work. The event had three key sessions: “Doing SoTL in Context: Examples and Questions from a Different Shore” by … Continue reading The how-to of starting a SoTL project


Evidencing teaching

In my previous post i highlighted the talk by Professor Denise chalmers on recognising and rewarding quality teaching. As a follow-up to that lecture, she workshopped with us on four broad sources of evidence that can help in supporting teachers to understand their teaching, improve their skills and practices over time. The four sources of … Continue reading Evidencing teaching

Recognising and rewarding quality teaching

Recently, I have had this immense pleasure of listening to educators who accord great importance to quality teaching. This post is my reflections on the talk by Emeritus Professor Denise Chalmers on the importance of recognising quality teaching and ultimately rewarding it to enhance student learning experience in the universities. She started by talking about … Continue reading Recognising and rewarding quality teaching

What does it entail to be a good educational technologist?

An educational technologist is one who engages actively in researching, analysing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating processes and tools to support and enhance learning with the use of  technologies (Seels & Richy, 1994).  Educational technologists are also sometimes referred to as learning technologists. Came across this wonderful post titled “On being a Learning Technologist” by … Continue reading What does it entail to be a good educational technologist?

Collaborate, we did!

Davidson et. al (2014) studied the small-group learning approaches, namely the cooperative, collaborative, problem-based, and team-based learning. They highlighted key differences and similarities between these various approaches. I was more interested in the difference/similarity between cooperative and collaborative learning. In cooperative learning, small-group of students work, learn and support each other for achieving a common … Continue reading Collaborate, we did!

What is education for? Biesta (2015): Summary & Reflections

During a recent lunch conversation with colleagues we had an interesting discussion on an article that questions what is education for (Biesta, 2015).  This topic intrigued me, and that night when I got back I read the article. It lets you take a step back and brings you back to the basics that needs attention. … Continue reading What is education for? Biesta (2015): Summary & Reflections