Grace Wong Khei Mie
Throughout my 25 years of teaching at the School of Design & Environment, NUS, I have constantly developed new module contents, pedagogical techniques and teaching materials but always with students’ learning as the main focus. I believe that what students learn is important but how they learn is even more so because how they learn directly affects the quality and quantity of the knowledge and skills they assimilate and retain. Through the years of students’ feedback, I note that many students have appreciated the learning experiences in my modules. Just as some students have been inspired to go forth and learn more, I too am inspired to keep facilitating and guiding them on their respective different learning journeys.
As I reflect on the past quarter of a century of my teaching career, I realize that to teach is not merely the imparting of content knowledge but more importantly stimulating students’ minds to think, and inspiring learning to continue. To this end, I hope to carry on implementing and researching on new pedagogical methods and teaching styles that will help students become independent life-long thinkers and learners. It is with these aspirations that I hope to be able to contribute as an Academy Fellow by providing divergent views and yet working in allegiance with like-minded colleagues who are constantly and passionately striving to better the learning experiences of our students.Play Video