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February/March 2012, Vol. 15 No. 1 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready


In CDTL Brief’s first installment for 2012, we are pleased to have colleagues share their experiences of incorporating group-centred learning activities in their classes as well as measures they have adopted to enhance their students’ learning in the laboratory. Continue reading>>

Collaborative Learning Within and Across Groups
Dr So Wing Chee
Department of Psychology

My teaching philosophy is deeply influenced by Lev Vygotsky, a Continue reading>>

Learning through Project-based Teamwork in Engineering Education
Dr Thian Eng San
Department of Mechanical Engineering
I strongly believe that teaching is not merely about standing in front of a lecture theatre to convey information so that students can take notes and memorise them. Continue reading>>

Using Immediate Small Group Review and Feedback to Enhance Students’ Learning
Ms Christine Teng
Department of Pharmacy
Nowadays, educators employ various methods to evaluate and provide feedback about their student’s work during practical classes. Continue reading>>


How to Prevent Plagiarism of Laboratory Reports: A Case Study in Analog Electronics

Dr Aaron Danner
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Plagiarism is not only a problem in the social sciences or writing courses where students must write essays; it is also a problem in engineering and science courses, and encompasses not only writing but also technical projects and laboratory experiments. Continue reading>>

Enhancing Pharmacy Students’ Understanding of the Principles of Recombinant DNA and Protein Technology

Dr Chew Eng Hui
Department of Pharmacy
The Pharmacy curriculum is constantly being reviewed and revised to ensure that students are equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills when they join the professional workforce. Continue reading>>