CDTLink, September/October 2015
We kicked off the new academic year with the latest offering of the Professional Development Programme (Teaching), or PDP-T. 45 new colleagues from various faculties including Engineering, Medicine and Law attended the programme, which covered topics that would help them get started on developing and enhancing their teaching practice. These topics included teaching large classes, how to write learning outcomes for one’s module and how to supervise and provide mentorship to graduate students.
Participants also had the opportunity to discuss teaching-related issues with senior colleagues throughout the 3-day programme. These included chat sessions with the Vice-Provost (Undergraduate Education) Professor Bernard Tan and Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, as well as during training sessions conducted by past Teaching Award winners such as Professor Alex Ip, Assoc Prof Narayanan Ganapathy and Assoc Prof Ashwin Khambadkone, who candidly shared their teaching experiences and advice on effective student engagement, mentoring graduate students and how to equip students with the attitude and capacity to become active and independent lifelong learners.