Education

  • PhD in Freshwater Ecology (Australia, 2016); Master of Scientific Studies in Botany (Australia, 2005); PGCE (NIE Samtse, 1999); B.Sc. (Hons) in Botany (India, 1997).

Employment History

  • Lecturer, Samtse College of Education, RUB (since January 2005)
  • Programme Leader (Post Graduate Diploma in Education), Samtse College of Education, RUB (since August 2016)
  • Lecturer & Coordinator for Teaching Practice, Samtse College of Education, RUB (2012 – 2014)
  • Lecturer & Coordinator for the Centre for University Learning and Teaching(CULT), Samtse College of Education, RUB (2008 – 2012)
  • Lecturer & Subject Head (Biology), Samtse College of Education, RUB (2007)

 

Teaching and Research Supervision

Taught undergraduate and postgraduate level (both pre-service and in-service) students since 2005, and currently engaged in MEd dissertation research supervision.

  • Has been teaching the following postgraduate courses:
  • BIE501: Biology Education (PGDE)
  • BIE502: Biology Education (PGDE)
  • ITE502: IT in Education (PGDE)
  • EDU503: Introduction to Research Methods in Education (PGDE)
  • BIE503: Biology of Contemporary Issues (Master of Education)
  • RES602: Dissertation Proposal (Master of Education)
  • Has been teaching the following undergraduate courses:
  • EDN206: Introduction to Research Methods
  • FIT101: Functional Information Technology
  • FIT102: Functional Information Technology
  • EDN205: Teaching Strategies
  • EDN203: Teaching Skills
  • BLY307: Taxonomy & Ecology
  • EDN412: Environmental Education
  • BGY410: Ecology
  • BIO2506: Plant Morphology and Physiology
  • BIO1502: Biology Education

Policy and Programme Development (include significant initiatives you provided substantive and critical intellectual leadership)

Has designed and developed the following course modules:

  • Organizing Science activities in Lower secondary School: A course module for training of in-service school laboratory assistants. Samtse College of Education, RUB.
  • Science Education- a course module for in-service DE programme
  • Understanding our environment – a course module for in-service DE programme
  • Environmental Education- A course module for pre-service training of science and social science teachers for primary and secondary schools.
  • The Interior School Laboratory Design and Set up. A course module for training of in-service school laboratory assistants. Samtse College of Education, RUB.
  • Biology of Contemporary Issues: A course module for Master of Science Education in Biology. Samtse College of Education, RUB.

 

Publications

Books

Dorji, K. (2018). The effects of fire-related germination cues, Time-since-fire and habitats on the germinable soil-borne seed banks. Publisher: LAMBERT Academic Publishing, EU. ISBN: 987-613-7-74390-4

Maxwell, T. W., Reid, J. M., Gyamtso, D. C., & Dorji, K. (2008). Changing the CULTure of learning and teaching at the Royal University of Bhutan: Report on the establishment of the Centre for University Learning and Teaching (CULT). Royal University of Bhutan, Samtse College of Education.

Journal articles

  • Dorji, K. (2016). Use of Existing Biotic Score Methods in Assessing the Stream Health of Bhutan, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • Dorji, K. & Clarke, P. J. (2008). Are trade-offs in plant resprouting manifested in community seed banks? Ecology, 89(7), 1850-1858. doi:10.1890/07-0704.1
  • Dorji, K. (2008). Effects of fire and fire related germination cues such as heat; smoke and ash on soil-borne seed banks. Rigter (3), 43-51.

 Conference Papers/Invited Talks

  • Paper presentation on investigating the students’ understanding of variation. Research in Statistical Education (2003). University of New England (UNE), NSW, Australia.
  • The Central for Research Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP) conference in culture, knowledge and understandings (28th May – 30th May; 2007). NIE, Singapore.

Research/Programme Development Grants

Developed grant applications and secured the following grants for the Royal University of Bhutan during 2012-2018

  • USD 10,000 HUC Seed grant for project titled “Water Sustainability Strategies in the Himalayan cities” for partnership building among Bhutan, India & Nepal (2017-2018)
  • 200,000.00 RSPN grant for writing four chapters for the School Environmental Science Text book (2012-2014)

Professional Service

  • Reviewer of an article. EIP

Scholarships/Awards (refers to special scholarships, not bachelors/matsers of PhD scholars)

 

Contact

 

Phone :    +97517618945

Email  : kdorji.sce@rub.edu.bt

 

 

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