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FEATURED ARTICLES

A list of featured articles from Taylor's College lecturers on their areas of expertise.

Why Do I Teach? 

By Indraselvi Pararajasingam

Indraselvi talks about her time as a temporary teacher and how compassion went a long way to turning a difficult class and student around.

 

Eliciting the Beliefs of Probationary Students About Their Attendance of Pass Within the Integrated Behavioral Model Framework

By Parvinder Kaur Hukam Singh and Thavamalar Thuraisingam

The primary purpose of this study is to explore how Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are perceived by underperforming students at the American Degree Program in view of their irregular attendance and poor CGPA.

 

Multiple Intelligence Theory in Business Education: Does it Make a Difference?

By Irene Ong Pooi Fong

The Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory has not failed to generate both keen interest and critical arguments since it gained attention among educational researchers and educators in 1983. The theory was investigated at different levels of schooling, from pre-school to adult education, including higher education. This paper seeks to find out whether using the MI theory in delivering a course in business and recognising the different learning strengths of individuals will indeed make a difference in terms of their learning and task engagement experience, content knowledge, motivation and development of skills.

 

Online Interactive Games: A Modern Approach for Teaching Biology

By Nantha Kumar Jeyaprakasam

Millennials usually prefer a different kinds of teaching strategies and it can be argued that the most ideal learning environment for millennials should be less teacher-centred and more student-centred with plenty of emphasis given to collaborative work among students. Teachers can gamify lessons via online interactive tools such as Kahoot! and Quizizz. Gamification would be feasible for subjects like Biology at pre-university levels where the students have some prior knowledge in biological concepts learnt in secondary school.

 

Exploring Emotional Intelligence and Learning: An Educator's Personal Journey

By Malathy Bernard Fenn

Healthy classroom environments depend on the creation of a classroom culture that allows children to develop emotional intelligence competencies. Emotional intelligence help us to become healthy individuals capable of encouraging and motivating students to become better individuals. It has been an interesting subject of study over the years and one which has often intrigued and interested me.

 

The Influence of online business games on the level of motivation among 1407 Intake International Baccalaureate Students

By Sujata Devi V.N. Parameswaran Nair

This study examines the influence of playing online business games on students’ level of motivation in their learning. The study was on 9 student from 1407 Intake International Baccalaureate students. Feedback from playing the online business games was collected using a survey method. This was done to check the level of student motivation in playing the online games.

 

21st Century Learning Skills: Nurturing the minds of SACEi students in Taylor’s College

By Wendy Foo Siew Shya

In this digital era where online communication is a lifestyle, educators are increasingly finding it more challenging to fully engage students in traditional style teaching and learning. This trend has resulted in a much lower attention span among this generation of students and an increase in their expectation to have immediate feedback on their learning.

 

Improving Instruction via Peer Coaching: A preliminary study

By Liew Wai Yee

Peer coaching is a confidential process through which two or more professional colleagues/teachers work together and reflect on current teaching practices. It is a platform where teachers can expand, refine and build new skills by sharing ideas and classroom experience. It also allows teachers learn from one another, conduct classroom research or solve problems which are commonly encountered in the workplace

 

A Reflection on how Music and Songs are Used in the Literature Classroom

By Navina Navartnam

This purpose of this article is to reflect and document what I have noticed music and song can do in my International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher- level literature classroom. The emphasis was on how music and song lyrics can be used to teach poetry.

 

Peer-to-Peer Tutoring and its Challenge

By Tan Siew Ling

Peer tutoring is becoming a trend in most of the higher learning institutions. Peer tutoring is a learning method of instruction that involves students teaching other students. Students work in pairs to help one another learn a material or practice an academic task.