The Learning Academy at Temasek Polytechnic conducts a range of learning events for pedagogical professional development. These are primarily for Temasek Polytechnic colleagues and may be customised for subject teams or course teams. The learning events may also be focussed on pedagogical themes such as Practice and Skills-based Education, Technology-enhanced Education, or Problem-based Learning. Staff have shared that they find peer sharing of good practices in learning teaching and action research projects to be particularly beneficial.
Temasek Polytechnic occasionally organises large-scale events on learning-teaching for the general public. The most recent example is the International Conference on Learning and Teaching, which was organised in conjunction with Temasek Polytechnic’s 25th anniversary. The event took place took place in Singapore from 29 September - 1 October 2015 with six internationally renowned speakers and over 550 delegates.
The theme was: Re-thinking Teaching, Re-designing Learning and the keynote speakers included: Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam (University of London, United Kingdom), Professor Cindy Hmelo-Silver (Indiana University Bloomington, United States of America), Professor Dai Hounsell (University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom), Professor Tan Oon Seng (National Institute of Education, Singapore), Professor Norman Vaughan (Mount Royal University, Canada) and Professor David Boud (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Earlier events include:
Theme: Creative Pedagogies · Changing Perspectives · Crossing Boundaries
Keynote speakers: Professor David Boud (University of Technology, Sydney), Professor Stephen Brookfield (University of St.Thomas, Minneapolis), Professor Diana Laurillard (Institute of Education, London) and Associate Professor Gary Poole (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Theme: Adaptive Strategies for PBL in a Supercomplex World
Keynote speakers: Dr Maggi Savin-Baden (Coventry University, United Kingdom) and Dr Tan Oon Seng (National Institute of Education, Singapore)
The Second Asia-Pacific Conference on PBL, 4-7 December 2000.
Theme: PBL - Educational Innovation Across Disciplines
Keynote speakers: Dr Michele Marincovich (Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University, USA), Professor Donald R Woods (Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Canada) and Professor Anthony Dixon (Head, Family Medicine Unit, University of Hong Kong, HK)