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Lhapchu is a Chemistry lecturer at Samtse College of Education. Apart from teaching the elective subject, he also teaches research modules, pedagogy modules, and curriculum modules. He also facilitates the professional development and induction programmes for the university lecturers as and when required by the OVC. During his tenure as an acting Dean for RIL, Samtse, he worked in collaboration with the Research Department at OVC to carry out the planned activities in the college. He also headed the Professional Department in the college and coordinated the activities and programmes related to the department. Before joining the college, he worked in a Lower Secondary School in Haa from 2001 till 2008. During that time he served as the staff secretary, examination secretary, counsellor and focal person for school and parents programme coordinated by MoE. Email : lhapchu.sce@rub.edu.bt Read more...
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Nandu Giri (PhD) is a teacher educator and is currently Professor of Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. His teaching subjects include chemistry, chemistry education, teaching skills, teaching strategies, educational research and science laboratory management at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has supervised undergraduate and masters research. He was the Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Principal at Samtse College of Education for several years during which he established a variety of student services such as health centre, printing , semso, stationery cum book shop and counseling services. He is the Programme leader of M Ed Science and Mathematics which was launched in July 2017. He has played a key role in the design of M Ed programme structure and module descriptors relevant to the teachers currently teaching in schools. He has worked very closely with the Royal Education Council in revising the school curriculum. He has conducted several professional development workshops for teachers and was involved in the organization and management of practicum for 20 years through which he has established good linkages with school Principals and teachers. He is specialized in water quality analysis. He has analysed the quality of water in industrial area, urban area and agricultural field. His current research focus is on improving water sustainability strategies in the Himalayan cities. He led the Danish-RUB research project on Quality of Education in the prospective for Gross National Happiness (GNH) and Assessment Practices in Bhutan during 2012-2015. Email : nandugiri.sce@rub.edu.bt Read more...
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Ransingh Tamang is a lecturer and the Programme Leader of Diploma in School Science Laboratory Management Programme of Samtse College of Education. From 2010 to 2013 he also served as Programme Leader M. Ed programme. He has more than 20 years of teaching experience at college including 7 years of teaching experience in higher secondary school. He teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and including part-time programme the modules like Research methods, Teaching strategies, Teaching skills, information and communication technology, Biology Education, Microbiology, Immunology, Evolution and genetic, Cell biology, Human anatomy and physiology, Invertebrate and vertebrate and Plant physiology. He is highly experienced in developing, reviewing curriculum, and writing self-instructional materials (SIMs) for undergraduate and postgraduate programme including part-time diploma programme. He had participated in reviewing and writing national curriculum (school environmental science curriculum 2014) He is passionate about ICT tools integration in teaching and believes that teachers should developed technological competencies that are required if teachers to be proficient in integrate ICT tools in their teaching. He encourages his students to use virtual laboratory simulation and manipulation for science learning. He also facilitated ICT training to teachers and principals under Chiphen Rigphel project (2010 to 2015) He was the recipient of gold medals for the academic excellence in undergraduate (Sherubtse college 1996) and postgraduate (University of Madras 2009). Email: rstamang.sce@rub.edu.bt Read more...
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Sonam Rinchen, PhD is a teacher educator at Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. He has taught chemistry, chemistry education, research methods and other educational modules to the pre-service and in-service teachers. He is a passionate teacher and keen researcher. His research interests include teacher education and women studies. He is also interested in the study of emotions and emotional climate of science classrooms both at the school and university level. Email: srinchen.sce@rub.edu.bt Read more...
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Tandin Penjor is a teacher educator and subject leader of physics in Samtse College of Education. He has taught teaching strategy, teaching skills and physics electives for undergraduate and postgraduate. He is actively engaged in the development of the modules for M. Ed which he now teaches. As a teacher educator, he is guided by the philosophy to conduct oneself with professionalism, continue to learn and desire to make contributions to the field of education. He uses his knowledge of the subject to generate interest in the student by connecting complex concepts to examples from their daily life. He encourages the students to engage in critical thinking, investigation, experimentation and solving challenging problems. He also advocates the use of technology to support his teaching and assessing his student’s learning. He set high standards and expectations from his student to raise their potentials. Apart from teaching, he has provided active professional services like facilitating a workshop on “Introduction to University learning and teaching” for college educators, localization of VLE (Moodle) in Dzongkha, imparting training on ICT skills to his colleagues and teachers from MoE. Now, he takes interest in research activities to help solve waste management. Email: tpenjor.sce@rub.edu.bt Read more...
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Ugyen Pem is an Assistant Professor at Samtse College of Education. She has M.Sc (Physics) from University of Roorkee, India; PgCE from Samtse College of Education, Bhutan; and GCES from University of New England, Australia. She started her teaching journey as a school teacher and then as a teacher educator. This journey endowed her with a lot of experience. Be it teaching physics and mathematics in primary and secondary schools, which she did for 10 years, or teaching of electives and professional modules at Samtse College of Education, which she did for 14 years. In her capacity as a programme leader from July 2009 to June 2016, she worked tirelessly to develop and launch the nested programme Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PgDHE). Regardless of her tight schedule, she dedicated herself for the smooth functioning of the programme. This dedication made her realize the importance of public relations and team work. Though she is currently teaching physics elective modules for B.Ed. and PgDE programmes and Misconceptions in Physics for M.Ed programme, she had also involved in the development of the M.Ed programme earlier. This was possible because of her previous experiences of development of programmes and modules. Passionate to learn, she even after her 24 years of teaching career still has the desire to learn more. Every day she wakes up with the same enthusiasm to discover something new which might prove to be useful to her and her students. Email: upem.sce@rub.edu.bt Read more...

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