The Learning-Teaching Network seeks to enhance student learning through professional development programmes and initiatives for academic staff. It provides input and consultancy for pedagogical areas such as curriculum development, learning-teaching approaches and assessment.
The programmes in the Learning-Teaching Network include:
The e-Learning Network aims to enhance the skills of academic staff to integrate information and communication technology into learning and teaching contexts. It provides professional development for staff using OLIVE (Online Learning Interactive Virtual Environment), the Learning Management System in TP, develops e-learning materials in collaboration with staff, and encourages best practices in e-learning and interactive digital media.
The programmes in the e-Learning Network are categorised into 3 clusters:
Leadership and Management Network
The Leadership and Management Network facilitates the development of leadership and management in TP through induction, continuing professional development and other programmes.
New appointment holders are invited to attend the Leadership Induction Programme.
Organisational Learning Network
The Organisational Learning Network works in partnership with TP staff to cultivate a culture of learning and innovation. Organisational learning is about gaining, sharing and utilising knowledge to meet the Polytechnic’s goal of providing quality education.
The !-CAN Innovation Programme is a key programme conducted under this Network.
The Lifeworlds Network aims to create a community of reflective lifelong learners among TP staff with a strong sense of personal and professional identity. Lifeworlds is about a daily sense of reality that can be taken for granted. It comprises thoughts, ideas, feelings, identities and beliefs.
A 30-hour renewal programme, Learning, Identity and Formation of Educators takes participants through several 3-hour modules, such as, Introduction to servant leadership, Educator heartware, A passion for teaching, The life cycle of a teacher, and Building professional identities as educators, with 15 hours of self-paced reflections expressed in OLIVE (Online Learning Interactive Virtual Environment) through wikis and blogs. This seeks to provide an opportunity for teachers to reflect and ponder about their life and work.