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May/June 2013, Vol. 16 No. 1 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
Reflections on Module Design & Critical Reading

When it comes to designing learner-centred courses and modules, there are a few key principles that most educators adhere to. According to Hodges (2012), these are encapsulated… Continue reading>>


On Module Design
Designing a New Interdisciplinary Module on Medicinal Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry: A Feasibility Study
Dr Maung Maung Saw
Clinical Imaging Research Centre, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Interdisciplinary education has become increasingly important in recent years as society faces increasingly complex challenges that do not fall within just one discipline. According to Holley (2009a), disciplinary concentration of faculty, student, and knowledge are no longer the de facto norm for institutions. . Continue reading>>


Distance & Proximity: Teaching Western Architectural History in the Singapore Context
Dr Lilian Chee
Department of Architecture

“Is there a direct relation between historical knowledge and architectural excellence?” When this question was posed in 1960 by the doctoral student Henry A. Millon, who would go on to become one of the major figures of American architectural historiography, he was sketching out the difficulty of reconciling… Continue reading>>


Enhancing Nursing Students’ Drug Calculation Skills Through Self-directed Learning
Ms Chen Hui-Chen
Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

The ability to do self-directed learning (SDL) is beneficial to nursing students in developing a lifelong learning habit that will stand them in good stead in their future careers. This is because nurses not only have to acquire medical knowledge throughout their formal education, they also need to… Continue reading>>


Bring Your Own Dataset: A Student-centred Approach to Teaching Biostatistics
Dr Agus Salim & Assoc Prof Gerald Koh Choon Huat
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Biostatistics is broadly defined as the application of statistical techniques to scientific research in health-related fields, including medicine, biology, and public health, and the development of new tools to study these areas. Biostatistics plays an integral role in public health research and is used as… Continue reading>>

On Critical Reading
Critical Reading & the Rhetoric of Critical Assent
Assoc Prof Sunita Anne Abraham
Department of English Language & Literature
Critical reading comprises three main skills: comprehension (making sense of the words on the page), analysis (understanding the texts are rhetorical constructions) and criticism (judging how well a text achieves its author’s communicative purpose). Of the three… Continue reading>>

Developing Students’ Questioning Minds by Guiding Them to Critique Published Papers
Dr Zhang Chun
Department of Physics
When it comes to measuring how successful a scientist can be in research, it is often determined by how sharp his questioning mind is rather than how much knowledge he has. Consequently, to develop questioning minds capable of critical thinking is a major goal in university teaching, especially for… Continue reading>>