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Team

CTE's support for teaching and learning falls under five main themes (Evolving Practice, Integrating Technology, Educational Research, Feedback on Teaching, and Teaching Excellence Awards). 

The team comprises Academic Developers, Learning Designers, Educational Technologists, and Administrator. 

Practice Associate Professor Tan Swee Liang

Director

  sltan@smu.edu.sg
  (65) 6828 0574
 

As Director, Swee Liang oversees the running of the centre. She works with the CTE team to inquire and conceptualise the professional development programme for faculty members. She works with the team to run workshops on design of course, facilitation of and assessment of/for learning, and the use and value of educational technology tools. She drives initiatives with faculty and staff to promote educational research and leadership.

As faculty member at the School of Economics, she has taught courses such as Introductory Economics, International Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Managerial Macroeconomics. Her research interests are in financial sector development and country risk. Prior to joining SMU, she has worked in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank and Keppel Investment Management Limited. She graduated from Monash University, Australia with a Ph.D. in Economics.

Evolving Practice in Teaching and Learning

 

Alvin Tay

Assistant Director

  alvintay@smu.edu.sg
  (65) 6828 0490
 

For queries on faculty professional development programme, peer coaching programme and support on interactive learning pedagogy, please contact Alvin. He also manages the Graduate Instructor Foundations in Teaching, to prepare Ph.D. students in their teaching roles as future faculty. Alvin has more than a decade’s experience in problem-based learning and the use of learner-centred pedagogical approaches in training and learning. Prior to joining SMU, Alvin practised as a legal associate with M/s Lee & Lee, before moving on to Republic Polytechnic where he specialised in developing and delivering pedagogical programmes and training workshops for youths and adults. Alvin graduated with a Bachelors of Law (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education.

 

Michelle Loke

Manager

  sploke@smu.edu.sg
  (65) 6808 5172
 

Michelle provides administrative support for all the programmes in CTE. She had experiences in handling operations and raw materials planning for institutional catering outlets. She had also served as a policy analyst in a ministry and administered staff development programmes at a tertiary institute. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Science and Technology) from the National University of Singapore.

 

For support on experiential learning, assessment practices and assurance of learning, please contact Mag. Mag also provides pedagogical insights to conceptualise CTE's initiatives.

Magdeleine Lew

Assistant Director

  dnlew@smu.edu.sg
  (65) 6808 5273
 

Mag has over a decade of experience as a problem-based learning (PBL) practitioner. She is also an experienced trainer, having conducted many Continuing Education and Training programmes for adult learners (both locally and overseas) in areas relating to classroom facilitation and student assessment in PBL. Magdeleine holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her research interest is in the area of student self-assessment and learning.

 

Wee Tian Lu

Senior Manager

  tlwee@smu.edu.sg
  (65) 6808 5102
 

Tian Lu is interested in innovative teaching and assessment methods, as well as using technology to enhance learning. For queries on educational research aspects of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) projects, please contact Tian Lu.

Prior to joining SMU, Tian Lu has over a decade of teaching experience. She has also worked as a R&D Officer, specialising in educational assessment methods. Tian Lu graduated from the National Institute of Education, with a Master in Education (Educational and Psychological Measurement and Evaluation). As part of her training as an educator, she has obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and completed a Management and Leadership in Schools programme.

Integrating Technology

James Foo

Assistant Director

  jamesfoo@smu.edu.sg
  (65) 6808 7983
 

For support on using technology to blend face-to-face learning with online learning, please contact James.

James is passionate in innovating teaching and learning through learner-centred and collaborative pedagogies and he supports faculty through providing one-one/group consultations, conducting workshops and facilitation of communities of practice. James graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree and a Master of Education (Learning Sciences & Technology). He has also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education and completed his Management and Leadership in Education course.

For support on using games, simulation and virtual reality, please contact Bernie and Jing Ting.
 

Bernie Koh

Senior Manager

  berniekoh@smu.edu.sg
  (65) 6808 5209
 

Bernie is interested in multimedia and gaming design. Prior to joining SMU, Bernie worked in Private Education Institutes, providing training in the English language and multimedia applications. Bernie graduated from the National Institute of Education, Singapore, with a Masters of Education and from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Communication (Multimedia Production).

 

Khoo Jing Ting

Manager

  jtkhoo@smu.edu.sg
  (65) 6808 5485
 

Prior to joining the Centre, Jing Ting worked at SMU’s School of Information Systems as an animation engineer. Jing Ting has a degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.

Feedback on Teaching / Teaching Excellence Awards

 

Sandy manages the student feedback on teaching in the UG programmes. Using trend analysis of the FACETS data, she recommends activities for CTE’s pedagogy workshops. She provides inputs to PGP and PGR programmes on student feedback for teaching. For interpretation of your student feedback data or to conduct focus groups to seek students inputs, please contact Sandy. In collaboration with the Office of Provost, Office of Postgraduate Professional Programmes, and the SMU Executive Development, Sandy manages the awards for teaching excellence.

For information on peer coaching on teaching, please contact Alvin Tay at alvintay@smu.edu.sg.  

Sandy Gan

Senior Manager

  sandygan@smu.edu.sg
  (65) 6828 0573
 

Sandy's interest is in student motivation, evaluation, and mental health issues. Prior to joining SMU, Sandy’s experience was in course and program services evaluation in higher education (USA). She had also served as a research associate in the mental health industry. Sandy graduated with an Ed.D. in Learning and Instruction (Educational Psychology concentration) from the University of Southern California, USA.

Educational Research

Scholarly teaching:

  • To collect data and measure the impact of TEL projects (supported by CTE) on student learning, please contact Tian Lu (tlwee@smu.edu.sg).
  • For information on external funding for educational research (e.g. MOE TRF), please contact the Office of Research and Tech Transfer (ortt@smu.ed.sg).
  • For information on conducting educational research involving human subjects, please contact the IRB secretariat (irb@smu.edu.sg).

 

Last updated on 31 Oct 2017 .