Education

  • PhD in Eco-climate studies (India, 2015); MSc in Applied in Geography (India, 2007); PGCE (NIE Samtse, 2001); BA with Honours in Geography (India, 2000).

Employment History

  • Lecturer & Head, Centre for Educational Innovation & Professional Practice (CEIPP), Samtse College of Education, RUB (since 2016)
  • Lecturer, Samtse College of Education, RUB (2007 – 2015)
  • Teacher, Sherubling Middle Secondary High School, Trongsa, Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan (2000 – 2001)
  • Teacher, Nangkor Higher Secondary School, Pemagatshel, Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan (2002 – 2007)

Teaching & Supervision

  • Has taught the following postgraduate courses (both in-service and pre-service) and supervised their research project assignments at the Colleges of Education, Samtse, from 2007 to present:
    • EDU510: Educational Research Methods (Master of Education)
    • EDU506: Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education (Post Graduate Certificate Course in Higher Education)
    • EDU502: Educational Assessment and Evaluation (Post Graduate Diploma in Education)
    • GGE501: Geography Education (Post Graduate Diploma in Education)
    • GGE501: Geography Education (Post Graduate Diploma in Education) 
  • Has taught the following undergraduate courses (Bachelor of Education – both in-service and pre-service) and supervised their research project assignments at the Colleges of Education, Samtse, from 2007 to present:
    • ACS101: Academic Skills
    • EDN102: Assessment and Evaluation
    • EDN203: Teaching Skills
    • EDN205: Teaching strategies
    • EDN307: Education for Development
    • SST201: Teaching of Social Studies
    • GPY101: Graphicacy -The Language of Geography
    • GPY102: Spaceship Earth
    • GPY203: Lithosphere, Land and Seas
    • GPY204: Atmosphere, Weather and Climate
    • GPY205: Geography Education
    • GPY306: People and Society
    • GPY408: Human Settlements
    • GPY409: Geography of Development Issues in the World
    • GPY410: Environmental Geography
  • Has taught the following school subjects at Sherubling Middle Secondary High School, Trongsa, and Nangkor Higher Secondary School, Pemagatshel, from 2000 to 2007:
    • Geography (Grade VII to XII)
    • Economics (Grade IX & X)

Course Development

  • Has researched and developed the following courses at Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Teaching Learning and Assessment in Geography, Master of Education in Geography, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2018)
  • Climate Change Dynamics and Adaptation, Master of Education in Geography, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2018)
  • Advanced Seminar, Master of Education in Geography, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2018)
  • Field Immersion, Bachelor of Social Work, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2018)
  • EDU510: Educational Research Methods, Master of Education in Science and Mathematics, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2016)
  • Module 6: Assessing Student Learning, Centre for University Teaching and Learning, Royal University of Bhutan (2016)
  • Introduction to Research, Diploma in Library and Information Management, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2016)
  • EDU502: Educational Assessment and Evaluation, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2015)
  • Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2012).

Course Review

  • Has researched and reviewed the following courses at Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Module 6: Assessing Student Learning, Centre for University Teaching and Learning, Royal University of Bhutan (2015)
  • EDU502: Educational Assessment and Evaluation, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2014)
  • Geography of Development Issues in the World, Bachelor of Education, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2013).
  • Social Studies, Bachelor of Education, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (2011).

Professional Development

 Short Term Courses

  • Has successfully completed the following short-term professional development courses:
    • Research Supervision Training, Teri University, New Delhi, India (2016)
    • University Teaching and Learning, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2017)
    • Data Analysis Using Statistical Packages, Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India (2014)

 Conference Papers and Invited Talks

Gurung, G. (2016). Integrating Research with Teaching: A Case of Year I B. Ed Secondary Arts Students of Samtse College of Education. Paper presented at the Spring Research Convention, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan, Samtse, 26-27 May, 2016.

Gurung, G. (2016). Quality of Summative Written Test in Geography: A Case of High Stake School Examinations in Bhutan. Paper presented at the Geography Research Conference, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan, Samtse, 30 September, 2016.

Gurung, G. (2013). Land Use/Land Cover Study of Bhutan: A Review. Paper presented at the ISG-ISRS Annual Conventions and National Symposium, Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India, 4-6 December, 2013.

Gurung, G. (2013). Water Deficit and Maize Yields: A Case Study of Mongar District, Bhutan. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference of Association of Punjab Geographers on Disasters, Natural Resource Management and Socio-economic Development, Department of Geography, Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India, 4-5 October, 2013.

Gurung, G. (2013). Drought in Bhutan: Myth or reality. Paper presented at the International Conference on Climate Change: Present Concerns, Department of Geography, Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India, 23 -24 June.

Gurung, G. (2013). Bhutan and SAARC. Talks delivered at the International Symposium on SAARC: Perceptions and Reality. Centre for SAARC Studies, Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India, 18 September, 2013.

Gurung, G. (2016). How to formulate a research problem statement? Talks delivered at the 10th Faculty Research Meet, Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan, 28 August, 2016.

Publications

Utha, K., Rinchen, S., Gurung, G., Gurung, B., & Rabgay, S. (2016). Entrepreneurship Education in Bhutan: Perception, Culture and Challenges. World Journal of Educational Research. Vol. 3, No. 2.

Gurung, G. & Malini, H. B. (2014). Impacts of Water Deficit on Maize Yields: A Case Study of Mongar District, Bhutan. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, 3(1).

Gurung, G. (2014). Thermal Classification of Climates of Bhutan. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, 3(2).

Technical Reports/Proposals

  • Ganeshman Gurung (2017). Assessment and Examination Policy and Procedures. Samtse College of Education.
  • Ganeshman Gurung (2017). Proposal for Introducing a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Samtse College of Education. Proposal submitted to 38thAcademic Planning and Resources Committee (APRC) Meeting, Royal University of Bhutan.

Professional Services

  • Resource person for ‘Faculty Staff of College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan’ (2018) and facilitated sessions on ‘Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education’.
  • Resource person for ‘Continuous Professional Development for Senior Staff of the Royal University of Bhutan’ (2018) and delivered sessions on ‘Assessing Student Learning’.
  • Resource person for ‘Orientation of New Staff to the Royal University of Bhutan’ (2014-18) and facilitated sessions on ‘Assessing Student Learning’ and ‘Managing Groups for Learning’.
  • Resource person for ‘Teachers of Samtse Higher Secondary and Lower Secondary Schools’ (2017) and delivered sessions on ‘Co-Teaching’.

 

 

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