2nd Symposium on Teaching and
Learning in Higher Education
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Paper Sessions

Keynote Lectures | Invited Lectures | General Papers

Keynote Lectures

I. Cultivating Scholarship, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership in Higher Education
Marshall Lih
II. Curriculum for the New Millenium
Chong Chi Tat
III. Student Feedback: A Tool for Assessing and Improving Teaching
Barbara Gross Davis

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Invited Lectures

I. How We Think - Modern Cognitive Science and What it Tells us about Teaching and Learning
Gabriele Lakomski
II. A Program of Professional Development in Teaching Learning Strategies in Context
Denise Chalmers
III. Teaching: An Art or a Science (Technology)?
Peter Jarvis
IV. Constructivism: What it would look like in a College Mathematics Course
Susan Piliero
V. Higher Education: Towards Virtual Universities
Jean Michel
VI. The Organization of Academic Knowledge: A Comparative Perspective
Malcolm Tight
VII. Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge, Research and Pedagogy
Belal E Baaquie and Gregory Yablonsky
VIII. Relating Faculties of Education to the Quality of University Teaching and Learning
Ora Kwo
IX. New Doctorates For Professionals: The International Challenge
Tim Hill
X. Modes of Assessment: the NUS experience
Ivan Png and David Chan

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General Papers

Session 1A: Teaching Methodology

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: What the World Needs now is Collaborative
Learning Jan McNeil and M.Singh
Involving a Diverse Student Population in Participatory Learning
Anthony Joseph
Reshaping Collaborative Learning: An Original Piece of Research
Moira Lee Gek Choo
Enhancing Student Learning in Graduate Orthodontic Training Through a Case-Based Model of Instruction
Kelvin W. C. Foong
Impact of University Teaching on the Learning Quality of Two Groups of First-Year Students from Two Different Disciplines
Winnie Tang, Kai-shui Lau and Benny Chan

Session 1B: Distance Learning

Distance and Self-Paced Laboratories Based on Internet Remote Experimentation
C.C. Ko, B.M. Chen and K.C. Tan
Evidence - Critique - Impact: a Pedagogical frame for On-line Learning in Higher Education
Andrew D. L. Scown
Paradigm Shift in Higher Education: The Virtual University and Distance Learning
Ivy Tan
A Web Site for Online Learning
L. Podestà
Distance Education Principles Applied to E-Learning
Alan Jolliffe

Session 2A: Institutional Changes

Profile of the New University Teacher: The Views of Turkish Postgraduate Students
S. Sule Erçetin
Learning to Teach: Lean Production in Universities
Stephen J. Appold
Teaching Portfolio in Teacher Evaluation
Chandrama Acharya, C.M. Wang and Glen O'Grady
Learning Effectiveness Alliance Programme (LEAP): A model for transforming Teaching & Learning
D. Thornton and L. Sly
Effective Communication - A Prerequisite for Effective Teaching
Adrian Yap
Teaching Business Education: ‘Case’ For Re-Examination
Ujvala Rajadhyaksha

Session 2B: E-Learning

The Use of E-Learning in the Academic Staff Induction Programme
Alan Jolliffe and Serene Wan
Online Collaborative Learning in Higher Education: A Multinational Experience
John Peters
Activity-Reflection E-Portfolios: An integrated Approach to ICT In Higher Education
Cameron Richards
Online Learning Environments - What do students really think?
R.A. Kevill, L. Sly and D. Thornton
Preparing for eLearning at INSTEP: Development of Policy and Guideline
Raja Maznah Raja Hussain and Mohd Nasir Isa
Transferring Learning Responsibilities to Students and Computer Mediated Discussion Forums
Ian Gordon and Glen O'Grady

Session 3A: Cross-Cultural Learning

Cross-cultural Learning Conversations in Higher Education: Some Problems and Potential Solutions
Sarah Rich
Towards Cultural Synergy in Higher Education
Sheila Trahar
Hyperface, Conversation, and Postmodern Pedagogy
J. Whalen-Bridge
Are Tertiary Science Students Different Today? An Australian Perspective
Peter Zeegers
Shifting Paradigms to accommodate working adult learners in Higher Education: Integrating Life/Work Experience in a Formal Degree Programme
Kibashini Naidoo and R Searle

Session 3B: Technology in Education

Moving from Summative to Formative Testing
Leith Sly, Rod Kevill and Des Thornton
Marking on a Curve (MOC)
W.M. Loy, L. Xu, G.J. Wang and H.K. Ng
An Educator-to-Learn Portal for Just-in-time Teaching
Yong Lian and Yong Heng Tan
Learning by Doing - Anywhere, Anytime
B. Hu, K.K. Ang, and L. Zhang
Inaccuracy in Student Feedback Arising from the Teaching Paradigm Shift
K.H.W. Seah

Session 4A: Teaching Methodolgy

Business Simulation in Strategic Management Course: Effectiveness and Diversity Issues
Mohd. Hizam Hanafiah
The Architect’s First Lesson. Learning from Piaget
Colin Seah Chong Lim
Experimental Vertical Design Studio “Rethinking Sentosa Island” - Experiences
Ruzica Bozovic-Stamenovic and Alan Yeung Woo
The Pragmatic Paradigm in Design Teaching
Joseph Lim
Creativity and Conceptions of Learning
P. Petocz and A. Reid

Session 4B: Technology in Education

The Mobile Electronic Workbench
K.Y. Hang and C.M. Lim
Learning Digital Signal Processing at Six Degrees of Freedom
Yong Lian
An Innovative and Interactive Way to Learn 3-D Engineering Modeling
L.J. An, X. Liu, K.S. Lee and K.K. Ang
Imparo: A DIY Tool for Authoring Internet-based, Intelligent, Interactive Tutorials
K. K Ang, B. Hu, L J An and L Zhang
Implementation of Virtual Island Project in Civil Engineering
D.W.S. Ho, S.H. Chew and T.F. Fwa

Session 5A: Thinking/Creativity

Teaching, Learning, And the Problem of Indoctrination
Charlene H.P. Tan
The Thinking Curriculum: Integrating Competence, Process and Values
Dennis Sale
“It depends” - Using the Indeterminate Nature of Communication Phenomena and Other Techniques to Foster Critical Thinking
Benjamin H. Detenber
Relevance of Theory of Knowledge in Higher Education
K.P. Mohanan
Towards a Pedagogically Relevant Theory of Knowledge
K.P. Mohanan
Productive Thinking: Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
Grace K.M. Wong

Session 5B: Teaching Methodology

A PBL Approach to Teaching Statistics: Overcoming Students’ Anxiety
E. Chan and D. Kaufman
Rewriting Marketing Communication Education Using Problem-based Learning
Wee Keng Neo, Lynda and Kek Yih Chyn, Megan Alexandra
Using PBL to Promote Multidisciplinary Learning
Sebastian Chong
Problem-based Learning: Impact on Curriculum Design, Teaching Practices, Student Learning, Assessment and Educational Outcomes
M.C.E. Gwee and C.H. Tan
Design for Effective Online Collaboration: A Case Study
Denise Kirkpatrick
Germinating Seed Problem - Approach for Chemical Engineering
Ajay K Ray and Gregory Yablonsky

Session 6A: Institutional Changes

The Changing Expectations of University Students and the Implications For Learning
Richard James and David Beckett
Diversity, Generic Skills and Creativity: Towards a Productive Pedagogy
David Beckett and Joyce Stalker
Organisations For Learning or Learning Organisations? Questions for Higher Education from School Research
Halia Silins
Internationalisation, Inclusivity and Learning
Anna Reid
Is People Developer a Dud?
Jim Murphy

Session 6B: Teaching Methodology

A Student Centred Constructivist Approach to National Education
Irene Tan-Wee Le Nyuk and Chai Theong Ham
Designing An ER Online Role Play for Medical Students
J.A. Gilles Doiron and John R. Isaac
Some of the Wine is Old: Elenchus (Socrates, circa 470 B.C). the ‘New’ Paradigm in Education (circa 1995) and the Case Method
Alice Christudason
It is Social but is it Constructive? An Analysis of Factors Effecting Small Group Interactions Among Students in Higher Education
Mick Randall
Shifting Back to Move Forwards with Dissonance
K.H. Sit

Session 7: Professional Development

Promoting University Staff on the basis of Excellence in Teaching : Some Principles, Problems and Possibilities
David Tripp and S Gopinathan
Improving the Academy: Strengthening the Scholarship of Teaching
Daphne Pan
Towards a Quality Model of Teaching: a Case Study of Practitioners and Learners in a Large Tertiary Institution
Dennis Sale, Linda Lim and Helene Leong
Teaching Teaching Assistants To Teach: An Noble and Essential Task of the University
Y.K. Ip

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