Teaching & Learning

Resetting Events Education, Addressing the Possibilities

  • Evelyn Loh Geok Yan and Belinda Fong Chong Lynn

This article discusses how events education is expected to change in the future. During the pandemic, events education enabled educators and learners to adapt to the online environment thereby adapting new skillsets to remain relevant. To make learning more meaningful and motivating, events educators also play an important role to facilitate social interactivity and introduce bite-sized learning.

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Award for Excellence in Teaching 2021

  • Dr. Lai Kee Huong

The journey to becoming an academician is always filled with experiences, both good and bad. Dr Kai Kee Huong from the School of Mathematical Sciences shares some of the highlights and motivation he went through, achieving great heights and coming through several hardships as well before being given the Award for Excellence in Teaching 2021 in recognition for his efforts and hard work in improving teaching and learning.

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Using Experience in Teaching Design Enterprise

  • Mohd Firdaus bin Mohd Anuar

In confronting continual upheavals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the author, as the lecturer for the BDC2614 Design Enterprise module planned a series of lessons that integrate experiences from industry guest speakers and collaborative online learning experience.

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Sunway University is Now Among the Top 10 Most Prominent Data Science Institutes

  • Associate Professor Ts Dr Angela Lee Siew Hoong

The development of the data science curriculum at Sunway University started in 2009 by embedding four data science subjects into the university’s existing Information Systems degree programme. In 2016, the University launched a full fledge and one of its kind Data Science degree programme to become the first and only private university in Malaysia to offer a full fledge data science undergrad degree. 

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The Psychology Forum Takes Learning Out of the Classroom

  • Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon

Every year, the Department of Psychology organises a Psychology Forum with Sunway Career Services. This forum provides an opportunity for students to learn from psychology graduates who are working in various fields, on career pathways and more. This article covers the latest Psychology Forum held in September 2021, carried out online because of the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The BSc (Hons) in Biomedicine at Sunway University Receives Full Accreditation by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency

  • Dr Kavita Reginald

The Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Biomedicine began in 2018 at the Department of Biological Sciences, School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University. After three years and rapid growth in student size, it was audited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and was given full accreditation in June 2021 having satisfied the evaluation criteria of the auditors.  

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Presenting The Inaugural Graduating Cohort of the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care for the Elderly

  • Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon

The Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care for the Elderly (PGDPCE) is the first programme of its kind in Malaysia that aims to train medical doctors to address health issues in an increasingly ageing population. This one-year programme started in January 2020 with 12 students who successfully completed their studies by the end of 2020. As the extended lockdown in Malaysia prevented any graduation during the COVID-19 pandemic, their graduation was delayed to December 2021. This article briefly covers what the PGDPCE programme is about and the graduation of the inaugural batch at the end of 2021.

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Incorporating Impactful Guest Lectures in Online Lecture Delivery

  • Dr Lai Kee Huong

Dr Dominic Cortis, who is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), delivered a guest lecture entitled “Measures of Interest Rate Sensitivity”, for the subject Theory of Interest. The talk included the demonstration of real-world applications, which further complemented the knowledge that the students learned in a classroom setting.

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Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: Learn, Care, Challenge and Share

  • Dr Ann-Marie Houghton

I recently came across the four values for a Special School in the UK: learn, care, challenge and share. 

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In Class Research: the Ethical Considerations

  • Associate Professor Dr Kenneth Alan Feinstein

In undertaking research on teaching and classroom practices, there may be different or additional considerations. 

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