CTE’s EPTL Programme aims to support SMU faculty, adjuncts, teaching instructors and students in being ready for such unforeseen situations through a number of initiatives.
Faculty Teaching Forum
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.
Pedagogy Project Scheme
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. 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 in the constructivist approach to learning, in which students gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to a complex real-world question, problem, or challenge. Project based learning is one form of enquiry based learning which also includes problem based and experiential learning.