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This issue of CDTL Brief features articles on Collaborative Learning and Other Methods of Meaningful Student Engagement, including discussions on combining experiential learning with community service to enable service learning, giving students the chance to exercise their critical thinking skills by letting them build their own mental frameworks for a module, and a reflection on the merits as well as challenges of assessing class participation.

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The Collaborative Learning Model
Dr Caroline Brassard
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Since the early 1990s, educators have combined experiential learning in higher education with community service to form service learning. Continue reading

Merging Service, Teaching and Problem-Based Learning in a Hands-on Design for Sustainability Course in Industrial Design
Dr Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos
Department of Architecture

The three main activities in academic life, which are the main components of any lecturer’s work in most universities nowadays, Continue reading

Grading Class Participation
Associate Professor Ravi Chandran s/o Thiagaraj
Department of Business Policy

This paper addresses various issues relating to class participation and its grading based on my personal experiences. Continue reading

Reframing Mental Models: A Different Approach to Summarising A Module
Ms Chua Siew Beng
Human Resource Management Unit

It is common to hear some students exclaim in exasperation that they have sat through a module for an entire semester and yet, could not make sense of what the module was all about. Continue reading