Day 3 saw the Innovative Teacher Award nominees take centre stage as they gave an overview of how they apply innovative approaches to teaching and learning and impact students.
Assoc Prof Marcus Ang (LKCSB) creates videos to illustrate concepts and graphical solutions, and leverages online quizzes to provide automated feedback. Video & Slides
Asst Prof Fang Xin (LKCSB) uses Capacity, an online simulation (developed by CTE) to teach capacity planning and management. Video & Slides
Senior Lecturer Low Lay Chin (SOA) utilizes interactive videos and active learning techniques to reinforce learning. Video & Slides
Senior Lecturer Hong Bei, Hailey (SOE) uses a series of self-developed short videos and chunked e-learning materials to help students learn before class. Video & Slides
Asst Prof Tan Kar Way (SIS) integrates games, real world applications, reflections, analytics and personalized learning in her course design. Video & Slides
Asst Prof Hiro Saito (SOSS) applies a mindfulness-based approach in his teaching to increase students’ metacognition and to cultivate good habits. Video & Slides
Prof Locknie Hsu (SOL) uses real-life scenarios to establish content relevance, and encourages intellectual curiosity in her students. Video & Slides
This was followed by a series of presentations from our SMU-X Excellent Teacher Award nominees, who shared their approaches, challenges, and impact of their courses.
Dr Patrick Tan (LKCSB) uses the Business Model Canvas Framework in his Business Capstone course. While students face challenges in dealing with complexity and ambiguity, some of his challenges include grading and managing clients’ expectations. Video & Slides
Assoc Prof Gary Pan (SOA) and Prof Venky Shankararaman (SIS) co-teach Accounting Analytics Capstone. Gary shared the challenges and positive outcomes of the group projects. Venky provided insights on the course design principles and framework of faculty’s roles. Video & Slides
Assoc Prof Ho Kong Weng (SOE) shared how his students are required to apply interdisciplinary knowledge to analyze issues related to the family and the society, and the key learning points they gain from their projects. Video & Slides
Assoc Prof Chen Siyuan (SOL) shared how he collaborates with the alumni and industry partners to effectively train student teams to achieve excellent track records in international moot competitions. Video & Slides
Senior Lecturer Rani Tan and Adjunct Teaching Mentor John Chen gave an overview of the experiential learning activities students go through in Leadership and Team Building, and the positive impact of students’ projects. Video & Slides