From Good to Great, NTU Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2022

fG2G 2022


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Today, higher education is experiencing a shift towards learners with agency and greater self-determination. At this conference, we aim to explore the developments of such practice and its implications for teaching and learning to students of such profile; how faculty roles and educational strategies can effectively enable learner capacity towards adaptation for managing complexities, change and lifelong learning in a university and into the professional environment.



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DAY 1: 14 Sep, Wednesday (09:00 – 13:45)
Venue: LT29 (SS2-B1-16) / Hybrid (Online)
Time Programme
08:30 Registration and Login
09:00 Conference Welcome

Dr Preman Rajalingam
Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Pedagogy

09:10 Guest-of-Honour Speech

Prof Ling San
Deputy President and Provost

09:25 Keynote 1

Self-determined learning: Giving students agency

Dr Lisa Marie Blaschke

Educational Consulting, Germany

10:25 Refreshments Break
10:45 NIE Faculty Sharing 1

Quality teaching: A mirage of an oasis?

Assoc Prof Tan Aik Ling

Deputy Head (Teaching & Curriculum Matters)
Natural Sciences & Science Education
National Institute of Education

11:20 NTU Faculty Sharing 2

Partnerships between Students and Industry: Strategies to Collaborate with Both

Ms Wong Pei Wen

Senior Lecturer
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University

12:05 Keynote 2

Designing authentic learning environments to scaffold students towards self-determined learning

Assoc Prof Thomas Cochrane

The University of Melbourne, Australia

13:05 John Cheung Social Media Award Presentation
13:30 Day 1 Closing
Announcements and wrap-up
13:45 Lunch


DAY 2: 15 Sep, Thursday (09:00 – 15:00)
Venue: The Hive, TR+18 (LHS-B3-06)
Time Programme

09:00 – 11:00

Workshop 1

Using the Design for Transformative Mobile Learning Framework to facilitate learner agency

Assoc Prof Thomas Cochrane

The University of Melbourne, Australia

13:00 – 15:00

Workshop 2

Designing environments for student agency: A higher education hackathon

Dr Lisa Marie Blaschke

Educational Consulting, Germany

15:30 – 17:00 HERDSA Closed-Door Event for Academic Developers at Singapore Universities

Affectionately known as from Good to Great, each year, CTLP’s Teaching and Learning Strategies (TLS) Team organises an annual conference to provide attendees with the opportunity for exchange of expertise and collaboration on new trends and practices in higher education learning, teaching and pedagogy.

This conference draws over 200 attendees per year, comprised of NTU faculty, staff and students, as well as educators from other organisations in Singapore and throughout the region.

Who should attend?

This seminar is intended for stakeholders in higher education including facilitators, educators and academics from educational institutions. Students who are keen to develop their learning experience or interested in a career of education are also encouraged to attend.

Come and join us if you would like to:

  • Explore pertinent developments in higher education learning and teaching
  • Meet and interact with fellow professionals and students keen in education and educational research
  • Engage in higher education’s best practices in learning and teaching
  • Participate in a growing community of teaching and learning practitioners