CIMIE is established in 2016 to provide meaningful learning experiences to the students and to cater services in achieving the National aspirations in producing competent mathematics and IT teachers. The centre supports the schools and colleges in and around the country in designing new trends of teaching mathematics and IT through evidence based research and extending collaboration with the ministry and concerned agencies. The centre also plays a vital role in expanding and establishing linkages through organizing conferences, seminars and workshops
The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics and IT Education (CIMIE) at Samtse College of Education aspires to be a leading centre in developing excellence in academics through innovation, research and research informed teaching.
- Develop excellence in academics by embracing ICT and other transformative teaching approaches into curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices.
- Provide guidance, skills, resources and space to foster creativity and innovation.
- Encourage and strengthen research capacity development through collaboration within and/or outside the country.
- Provide short course on recent development of content and pedagogy of mathematics and IT education for educators and students.
- Conduct conferences, seminars and workshops for establishing and expanding networking.
- Promote life-long learning by incorporating the new pedagogical practices and research informed teaching.
Amar Nath Srivastava (Ph.D) is a mathematics lecturer at Samtse College of Education since 2007. He is currently working as a senior lecturer in mathematics and leading the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics and Information Technology Education (CIMITE). In his capacity as a Center Head of CIMITE, he participates in the development of new programmes, reviewing of old programmes, college strategic planning and drafting of college policies. He also was a member of the Mathematics Subject Committee, Royal Education Council.
He has the experience of teaching various modules, such as research; teaching skills; teaching strategy; and mathematics. His teaching career started from MPG college, Mussoorie, India in the year 1996 where he taught mathematics to B.Sc students. In the year 1997 he came to Bhutan to join the teaching fraternity under the Ministry of Health and Education. He served as a school teacher and the Head of Mathematics Department in various schools in Bhutan namely Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School, Samtse Middle Secondary School and Mothithang Higher Secondary School.
Teaching for more than 21 years in Bhutan not only enriches his teaching experiences but also expands his horizon in understanding the students’ learning potential and dynamic culture. His foremost desire is to develop intrinsic motivation in his students and to guide them such that they look up to Mathematics not as a subject but as a field where they can carry out researches, that are of great importance, not only to them but also to the society.
Bijoy Hangmo Subba is a teacher educator at Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. She teaches Mathematics to both Primary and Secondary B.Ed students. She also teaches Professional modules such as teaching skills, teaching strategy, Research, Assessment and Evaluation in Education to undergraduate students and Curriculum Studies to post graduates students. She resourced Certificate programme for Primary mathematics Lead Teachers Programme from 2006 to 2012, initiated by MOE which was funded by CIDA. She coordinated the same programme from 2010 to 2012. She was also actively involved in reviewing class IV – VIII new mathematics curriculum. She was actively involved in developing one of modules (Teaching, learning and Assessment) for M.Ed Programme . Currently she has been working on one of the modules, Basic Statistics for BA Social work programme.
She is a passionate teacher educator. Teaching is her passion. She is a strong believer of Plutarch. The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited. (Plutarch).In line with Plutarch‘s claim, she places higher order skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving and communication at the fore front of her teaching strategies. These skills are also known as 21st century skills which are essential to enable the students to be accommodated in any part of the world.
Chenga Dorji (Master in Computer Science) is a teacher educator and is currently IT subject leader of Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. He has taught IT electives, educational technology, ICT in education, functional information technology, educational assessment and evaluation, elementary algebra, teaching skills and teaching strategy and life skills courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has nine years of teaching experiences at tertiary education. He has participated as co-researcher in team research in the college. Recently, he is actively engaged in research works and programme development and partnership building in the college. He believes that the act of teaching must result good human being who loves and takes care family, friends, community, society and mother earth at large. He is passionate about the need for education in world to redefine to solve the world issues and too safe the mother earth from human consumptions.
Pema Drukpa,graduated in Bachelors of Education majoring in teching of Mathematics and physics from SCE in the year 2002. Worked as a school teacher for five years in different capacity till 2007.He received Master of Education from Edith Cowan University(Perth,WA) with the focus on teaching of mathematics in 2007. Joined SCE in 2008. For professional development,he completed a Certificate of Advanced graduate study in education from UNE,2012. Largely participated in reviewing new curriculum in mathematics and developed action research guidelines for trachers in Bhutan. In the college,he teaches professional modules such as introduction to research,creative arts,lifeskills,UHV,Curriculum studies besides mathematics modules.
Ugyen Dorji is a lecturer at Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. He has taught Mathematics, Life Skill education, Human Values, Teaching Skills and Teaching Strategies at undergraduate and PgDE level. He has a good knowledge on information technology and can comfortably navigate through software’s like Maple and SPSS. He believes immensely in applying Mathematics in research especially in data analysis part of the study. Realizing its importance, he along with the faculties from CIMITE has imparted inferential statistics knowledge to teachers and lecturers by training. He firmly believes, Mathematics need to be taught creatively using inquiry based learning (IBL) method. In many Mathematics classrooms, doing Mathematics means following the rules dictated by the teacher and remembering and applying these rules. However, an IBL approach challenges students to think like Mathematicians and to acquire their own knowledge by creating/discovering Mathematics. For his Statistics module, he initiated and supervised his students in their research project particularly in applying inferential statistics in their study. He has also attended training (University Teacher Qualification) at Vrije University in the Netherlands. After finishing the course, he has used Menti Meter in his classroom teaching and has shown improvement in the level of engagement from the students in learning. Menti Meter assist tutor in acquiring instant feedback and managing interactive classroom. A training session on Menti Meter has been offered to the faculty during the PLS (Professional Learning Series).
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