Developing Responsible Learners

  • Satyen Gautam National University of Singapore • Singapore 117585
  • Sachin Jangam National University of Singapore • Singapore 117585
  • Kai Chee Loh National University of Singapore • Singapore 117585

Abstract

Developing responsible learners is one of the key education challenges of our time. Education literature suggests that for students to see themselves as active and necessary participants in their own learning, it is important that they view themselves as stakeholders in education. This research aims at exploring the effectiveness of instructional activities including peer assessment, course review & content selection, and reciprocal peer teaching in facilitating students taking ownership of their learning. Student feedback shows that majority of the students perceived these activities ‘useful’ or ‘very useful’ in inculcating in them a sense of belonging - paving the way towards developing responsible learners.

Author Biographies

Satyen Gautam, National University of Singapore • Singapore 117585

Satyen Gautam is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from NUS in 2011. He teaches courses in kinetics, process design, and food technology, and is enthusiastic about the use of technology in teaching and learning and promoting student engagement in learning.


Kai Chee Loh, National University of Singapore • Singapore 117585

Kai Chee Loh is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, NUS. He obtained his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in chemical engineering from NUS before going to MIT for his M.S. in chemical engineering practice and Ph.D. in biochemical engineering. In addition to his research interests in biological waste water treatment processes, he is passionate about teaching, particularly new techniques in pedagogy, including flipped-classroom and technology-enhanced methodologies.


Published
2018-01-09
Section
Manuscripts