The Faculty Teaching Forum held at the start of every new term seeks to orientate new faculty members to the SMU teaching culture and pedagogy. The goal of the two-day programme is for participants to explore their own teaching experiences within a framework of effective teaching practice.
The Pedagogy Project (e-Learning) scheme provides funding support for our full-time faculty members to develop electronic teaching and/or learning resources. This is in line with the SMU mission to commit the university “to an interactive, participative and technologically-enabled learning experience”.
The Peer~CARE is a faculty development programme aimed at building a learning community and developing a culture of reflective practice among faculty members. The programme is purely voluntary and comprises two branches of activities, namely Peer Exchange and Peer Coaching.
Project-Based Learning is an instructional model based on the constructivist approach to learning, whereby students gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to a complex real-world question, problem, or challenge. This is one form of enquiry based learning which also includes problem based and experiential learning.