From Good to Great, NTU Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

fG2G 2021

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As our education landscape rapidly evolves, a key challenge we face is to provide enriching and authentic learning experiences to students in an environment of constant disruption, development and rapid changes. At this conference, we aim to take on the discussion on how we can review the fundamentals of authentic learning approaches, blending it with innovation and strategies for teachers, learners and stakeholders alike.


1. Importance, relevance and practice of authentic learning in higher education landscape today

2. Role of authentic learning approaches and experiences to facilitate new demands to learning outcomes

3. NTU Faculty sharing in institutional strategy, learning and assessment practices, innovation and course design  related to authentic learning


from Good to Great 2021 speakers

Guest of Honour, Professor Ling San, giving his opening speech at the NTU Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: from Good to Great 2021

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29 Sep, Wednesday
DAY 1 (09:00 – 12:40)
Time Programme
08:30 Registration and Login
09:00 Conference Welcome

Dr Preman Rajalingam

09:10 Guest-of-Honour Speech

Provost / Deputy Provost (Education)

09:25 Keynote 1

Learning for Life: Re-imagining curriculum and assessment for the future

Assoc Prof Sonia Ferns

Associate Professor, Curtin University
Managing Partner, LearnWork Consulting

10:25 Break
10:45 NTU/NIE Faculty Sharing 1

Creating More Authentic Learning Experiences for our Students

Dr Ho Shen Yong

Executive Director
Institute of Pedagogical Innovation, Research and Excellence (InsPIRE)
Nanyang Technological University

11:30 NTU/NIE Faculty Sharing 2

Teaching with McKinsey and Co: A reflection on multi-party industry engagement for meaningful and authentic data science learning

Asst Prof Wilson Goh

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Assistant Chair (Graduate Studies)
School of Biological Sciences
Nanyang Technological University

12:15 John Cheung Social Media Award Presentation
12:30 Day 1 Closing
Announcements and wrap-up
12:40 End of Day 1
14:00 –16:00 Close Door HERDSA Event


30 Sep, Thursday
DAY 2 (09:00 – 12:40)
Time Programme
08:30 Registration and Login
09:00 Announcements

Dr Preman Rajalingam

09:10 Keynote 2

But Is Authentic Enough? Rethinking higher Education Pedagogy for Future-Readiness

Professor Ruth Bridgstock

Director of Employability
Swinburne University of Technology

10:10 Break
10:30 NTU/NIE Faculty Sharing 3

Future-ready Graduates: Learning, Lifework and Living

Assoc Prof David Ng

Associate Dean, Academic Quality, Director’s Office
National Institute of Education

11:15 NTU/NIE Faculty Sharing 4

Writing As a Tool for Authentic Learning

Dr Angela Frattarola

Director of Language and Communication Centre
Nanyang Technological University

12:00 Panel Discussion & Wrap-up
 Facilitated by Dr Preman Rajalingam
12:30  Conference Closing
12:40 End of Day 2


4 Oct, Monday
Time Programme

09:00 – 11:00

Workshop 1

Authenticity Plus: Practical Programme, Course, and Sessions Design for Future-Readiness 

Facilitator: Prof Ruth Bridgstock

14:00 – 16:00

Workshop 2

Evidencing student capabilities: Designing real-world curriculum and assessment

Facilitator: Assoc Prof Sonia Ferns

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