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The CITL Seminar Series comprises semi-formal sessions to foster discussion on teaching-learning theories, practices, issues and opportunities at RTC. We hope to understand and cater to the needs of the College in the teaching-learning process through these seminars. We welcome both teachers and students to join these series for meaningful discussions. Seminars will be conducted on occasional Mondays after class for 1.5 - 2 hrs.

Two seminar series will be held every semester; the topics of the seminar series will be derived from the need-assessment study carried out by the CITL office. Each seminar will be for 1.5 - 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 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.

The structure of the seminars will be similar to a master class seminar, with 2-3 volunteer contributors giving a paper each on the topic of discussion. The contributors will present the assigned paper’s main arguments. After the paper arguments are presented, the seminar participants will then discuss the RTC context of the topic such as issues, challenges and opportunities present. Participants will also be asked to pre-read one of the papers.

The following are the seminars available for the Spring 2022:

 

DateTopicHoursResource personDescription
14th March Student - Centered Teaching - Learning 2 hrs TBD The main aim of this seminar will be to discuss the current discourse on ‘student centered learning’. What does this mean in terms of learning theories? Three papers will be identified for this topic; paper 1 on theories of student centered learning, paper 2 on well-cited research done on higher education and student-centered learning, and paper 3 on student-centered learning research close to home - Asia. Discussion on the RTC context such as challenges and opportunities will be discussed on student-centered learning.
9th May Student motivation   2 hrs TBD The main aim of this seminar will be to discuss the current discourse on ‘student motivation’. Three papers will be identified; paper 1 on motivation and higher education discourse, paper 2 on well-cited research on student motivation & urban youth, and paper 3 on student motivation research close to home - Asia. Discussion on the RTC context such as challenges and opportunities will be discussed on student motivation amongst RTC students.

 

The following are the topics that will be offered in the Autumn semester 2022:

The Autumn registration will be open from late May onwards.

 

#TopicTentative Month
1 Learning Theories - focus on collaborative learning August
2 Inquiry based-learning November

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