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Participants of Professional Development Programme (Teaching) worked on research projects related to teaching and learning. This issue of CDTL Brief presents the first instalment of Research Projects done by the batch of PDP-T participants in April 2003.

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October 2003, Vol. 6, No. 10 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
Socratic Method for Engineering Education
Assistant Professor Xiang Cheng
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
I recently experimented with my classroom teaching experiment using the Socratic method with a graduate class at NUS. This experiment was inspired by the article, ‘The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of by Telling’, written by Rick Garlikov. Continue reading

A Survey of Tutorial Preparation and Participation
Assistant Professor Xixi Lu Assistant Professor Cheolbeom Park Assistant Professor Terence Sim
Assistant Professor Antoine Vigneron

Department of Geography Department of Economics Department of Computer Science
We are new to teaching in NUS and we experienced low level of participation in tutorials. Is there anything that we can do about it? We believe that as instructors, we can influence the level of preparation and participation by carefully designing tutorials, and by adopting better pedagogical techniques. Continue reading

Increasing Student Participation: A Classroom Experiment
Associate Professor Ng Hwee Tou
Department of Computer Science
At the Department of Computer Science, some of the undergraduate courses have large student enrolments. This is especially so for the lower level undergraduate courses. Lecturing to a large class poses some challenges. Continue reading