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As part of the Professional Development Programme (Teaching) organised by CDTL, groups of participants work on research projects related to teaching and learning. This issue of CDTL Brief presents some findings from two PDP-T research projects completed in November 2002.

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May 2003, Vol. 6, No. 5 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
Excelling at Teaching and Research: A Preliminary Study of Best Practices
Ms Lim Sun Sun Dr Tomasina M. Oh Dr Thorsten Wohland
Information & Communications Management Programme Department of English Language & Literature Department of Chemistry
Ask many new faculty (defined as fresh from their PhD, and in the first 3–5 years of service) how their research is going, and most likely the answer will be that they have not been able to get much done because they have been con-centrating on their teaching. Continue reading

Student Perceptions of Teachers, Courses and Classmates at NUS
Assistant Professor Eric C. Thompson
Department of Sociology
Let’s start with the good news: your students don’t hate you. Or at least, NUS students don’t hate their teachers in general. They think of them as friendly, approachable, helpful, knowledgeable, hardworking, interesting, dedicated, caring and patient. At worst, teachers are perceived as boring. Continue reading