The CITL Seminar Series consists of semi-formal seminars designed to promote discussion on teaching-learning theories, practices, issues, and opportunities at RTC. The main aim of the seminar is to bring faculty members together to discuss topics pertinent to teaching-learning in higher education by reading/presenting relevant work on the topics. Through these seminars, we hope to better understand and meet the needs of the College in the teaching and learning process. We invite both tutors and students to participate in the seminar series for meaningful discussions. Seminars will be conducted on occasional Mondays and Wednesdays after class.
Seminars will be conducted on occasional Mondays and Wednesdays after class.
Every semester, two seminar series will be held. The topics of the seminar series will be derived from the need assessment study conducted by the CITL office. Each seminar will last 1.5 to 2 hours. Faculty members can choose to be a participant (2 CPD points) or a contributor (4 CPD points) - different points will be assigned as per your role in the seminar.
The structure of the seminars will be similar to a master class seminar, with 2-3 volunteer contributors each presenting a paper on the topic of discussion. The contributors will present the key arguments of the assigned paper. Following the presentation of the paper arguments, seminar participants will explore the RTC context of the topic, including concerns, challenges, and opportunities. Participants will also be required to read one of the articles ahead of time.
The following are the seminars available for Fall 2023:
|Date||Topic||Resource Person||Description||Designed for|
|1.5 hrs September 6||Constructive Learning Theory - Learning as Science||TBA||The purpose of this seminar is to provide tutors a thorough understanding of Constructive Learning Theory and its applications in the educational context. The seminar will equip tutors - particularly those new to teaching in higher education with the necessary strategies to design constructive learning experiences and promote student-centered teaching practices.||
Compulsory for the new batch of 2023 tutors and we also invite and encourage all tutors to join.
|1.5 hrs on November 13||Active Learning Theories||TBA||The purpose of this seminar is to provide tutors with an in-depth understanding of active learning theories and strategies, and how to effectively apply them in the classroom teaching-learning process. The seminar aims to explore the theoretical underpinnings of active learning and the benefits of active learning approaches in teaching practices.||
Compulsory for the new batch of 2022 and we also invite and encourage all tutors to join.
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