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About Us

The Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC) is located at the heart of KDU.

At TLC, we strive to encourage excellence in learning and teaching critically and independently. We believe in inspiring holistic, lifelong learning in students and lecturers.

We support the University, its different Schools, individual academic staff and students through transforming teaching and learning methods to achieve excellence.

We believe that the knowledge shared at our Centre has an impact on our community. Therefore, certain TLC events are also made available to the larger community surrounding KDU in order to enrich and engage interested members of the public. 

What We Offer
We aim to ensure that all academic staff have relevant, innovative teaching skills.

Teaching and Learning Centre strives to enhance the professional development of all lecturers of KDU.

ACiD-TR/P

Accelerated Introduction to Teaching, Research & Pedagogy (ACiD-TR/P) is educational training for KDU academic staff designed for multiple objectives that encompass all schools and as a platform for discovering and nurturing teaching and research talent in KDU. The series will involve seven sessions, within a period of two to three months.

It will promote camaraderie and networking together with sound and cutting-edge educational thinking.

All lecturers of KDU attend this training to ensure that their teaching meets educational standards.

Objectives
  • To serve as an induction program for all new lecturers,
  • To serve as a refresher course for existing lecturers,
  • To integrate learning and teaching with research as well as the entrepreneurship initiative,
  • To foster research and /or pedagogical deliverables from lecturers,
  • To encourage inter-departmental sharing and facilitating among lecturers. 
Syllabus
  • Outcome Based Education (OBE)
  • Designing a proper lesson plan
  • Introduction to teaching best practices
  • Class management
  • E-Learning
  • Assessment workshop
  • Action research in academic settings 

Seminar and Workshop
 
We provide seminars and workshops addressing a wide range of topics related to teaching and learning to answer the needs of our lecturers and to enhance their ability to engage our students, such as pedagogy and best practices.
 
TLC also provides English language support for the academic & non-academic staffs of KDU. These short courses enable staff to brush up on their knowledge of grammar as well as to improve their writing and speaking skills.
 
Teaching & Learning + Postgraduate Consultation Clinic
 
Day / TimeClinicVenue
Every Monday (1pm-4pm)Teaching & LearningCollege
Every Tuesday (1pm-4pm)Teaching & LearningCollege
Every FridayTeaching & LearningCollege
Every Tuesday (1pm-4pm)Teaching & LearningUniversity College
Every Wednesday (1pm-4pm)ResearchUniversity College
Every Friday (1pm-4pm)Teaching & LearningUniversity College


Teaching & Learning + Postgraduate Training Calendar 2017
Month/Date Training Proposed
JANUARY
20Examination Blueprint Application Workshop
FEBRUARY
15Student Engagement Part I
16Session 1: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
16Assessment Training
17ACID TR/P - OBE and Academic Processes
23Session 2: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
24ACID TR/P - Design 
MARCH
2Session 3: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
3ACID TR/P - Practice
9Student Engagement Part I
9Session 4: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
10ACID TR/P - Classroom Management
16Session 5: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
17ACID TRP -  E3 Learning
23Session 6: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
23Crowd Funding (ad hoc)
24ACID TR/P - Assessment
30Session 7: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
30Addressing of Special Need Students
APRIL
3Teaching Style to Meet Diverse Learner Behaviour
6Session 8: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
7SPSS (Entry level)
13Session 9: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
14Research Using Ms Excel
21ACID TR/P - Action Research
25Action Research + T&L Research
25Teaching Style to Meet Diverse Learner Behaviour
27Session 10: English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
MAY
5Student Engagement Part II
9Teaching Style to Meet Diverse Learner Behaviour I
9Research for SOB
9OBE Awareness (SOE)
12ACID TR/P - OBE and Academic Processes
13Assessment/EBP for SHTCA
18Assessment Itemisation
19ACID TR/P - Design 
23Teaching Style to Meet Diverse Learner Behaviour II
25 (TBC)Seminar on Learning Outcomes (MQA), COPPA in depth
26ACID TR/P - Practice 
JUNE
2ACID TR/P - Classroom Management 
9Student Engagement Part II
9ACID TR/P -  E3 Learning
16Jungle vs Garden: Hints for Better Classroom Management
17Qualitative Research
20Student Engagement Part II
TBCStudent Research Project Supervision(FYP) - SOE
23ACID TR/P - Design 
Month/Date Training Proposed
JULY
5OBE Workshop Module 1: Learning Outcome (I)
6OBE Workshop Module 1: Learning Outcome (II)
7ACID TR/P - Assessment
14ACID TR/P - Action Research
14ACID TR/P -  E3 Learning
21Mind Mapping
21ACID TR/P - Action Research
27OBE Workshop Module 2: Implementing OBE
28ACID TR/P - Practice 
28Assessment Based on OBE 
AUGUST
4 (TBC)Academic Conduct (*UPM PG)
25Effective Power Point Presentations  
28Rubric Assessment Based on OBE (SOE)
SEPTEMBER
6Assessment Itemisation
7Session 1 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY) 
8Qualitative Research
14Session 2 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY) 
15ACID TR/P - OBE and Academic Processes
22ACID TR/P - Design 
28Session 3 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY) 
OCTOBER
5Session 4 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY) 
6ACID TR/P - Practice 
12Session 5 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY) 
13ACID TR/P - Classroom Management 
26Session 6 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY) 
27SPSS (Intermediate)
NOVEMBER
2Session 7 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY) 
3ACID TR/P -  E3 Learning
9Session 8 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY) 
9Student Engagement Part III (sharing Session)
10ACID TR/P - Assessment
16Session 9 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY)
17ACID TR/P - Action Research
23Session 10 : English for Academic Staff: YES! (EASY) 
DECEMBER
18Writing for Research Fund/Grant Applications

 
We take pride in the fact that our lecturers are enthusiastic and passionate about passing on their expertise to the next generation. We keep our finger on the pulse of the market and continually engage with our respective professional networks to craft industry-ready graduates.
 
To maintain high standards in our teaching, the Teaching Award seeks to recognise outstanding lecturers who have embodied these qualities in the past year.
 
Teaching Award Winners 2016
 
SHIRLEY TIEW SHUET LING
 
She started her teaching career in year 2002 with the School of Pre University Studies, KDU College. The subjects she have taught are Computing Studies, Introduction to IT, Information Systems and Applied IT across programmes such as Foundation Studies (Business), AUSMAT, UNSW Foundation Studies (Commerce & Science) & Foundation in Arts. She have completed her Master of Information Systems with University of Tunku Abdul Rahman in 2014. She always strive to implement new teaching methodology in her classroom to make the learning fun and exciting. She hope that these initiatives will bring her far and well in the education field.
 
 
JASMINE ZAIDI
 

Jasmine has only been with SCCA for less than 2 years and it felt like she was with SCCA for a long time. She was probably involved in more student activities, events and projects than most staff that have been with SCCA twice as long as her. In fact she kicked start SCCA School’s campus radio, guiding and training a group of students on radio programme production, deejay and etiquette in broadcasting. She can always be relied on when SCCA is called upon to do events with impossible deadlines. She is full of energy and positive vibes and these rub off on anyone that work with her – both students and staff. So, it was no wonder that she is one of the most loved lectures in SCCA. She is constantly praised by students she taught, scoring above 4 in teaching surveys. Jasmine is a pillar of strength and she will excel in whatever challenges thrown at her.
 
 
TLC provides support to the academic community in KDU through web-based Learning Tools. These tools serve to enhance the learning experience of the students in KDU as well as facilitate close communication and mentoring between the faculty and students: