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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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