Teaching and Learning Research

To promote teaching excellence at SUSS, the Teaching & Learning Centre is increasingly turning to evidence-based inquiry to develop a deeper understanding of learning and teaching within the SUSS context.

Our faculty and associates have been actively experimenting with innovative pedagogical approaches, studying the efficacies of new technology on learning, probing the interstices between pedagogy and technology, and reflecting on what all this means to instructional practices and student learning at SUSS.

T&L Research Framework

The framework helps organise SUSS’s T&L research efforts, by focusing these inquiries on the inter-relationships identified within it. Outcomes from the focused T&L inquiries will help inform, guide, and influence our T&L policies and practices.

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Associate Faculty Champion Programme

Since 2012, schools have been nominating one associate each year to be its Associate Faculty Champion. Working closely with TLC faculty, the AFCs shape and implement their pedagogical inquiry in their courses over the period of a calendar year. The data collected are systematically analysed and evaluated, resulting in concrete recommendations to improve the course delivery and students’ learning. These projects have yielded tangible initiatives and improvements at the course- and programme-level.

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Innovation Seed Grant

To further nurture and build this culture of informed practice, we’re launching the Innovative Seed Grant in July 2014. The aim is to encourage associate faculty members who have taught at SUSS for at least two semesters to explore innovative approaches to teaching (which may include the incorporation of technology), with the view to improving our students’ learning and enhancing their learning experience.

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Advances in Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

In line with our move to promote a scholarly approach towards teaching and learning, the Teaching & Learning Centre is launching an open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal, titled “Advances in Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.”

This trans-disciplinary journal accepts submissions on a range of topics that cover learning and teaching activities, including efforts aimed at improving teaching and learning practices, and promoting student learning.

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