Education

  • PhD in education (Australia, 2014)
  • Master in science education (Canada, 2000)
  • Ed (NIE Samtse, 1992).

Employment History

  • Associate Professor, Samtse College of Education, RUB (since December, 2017)
  • Dean of Research and Industrial Linkages, Samtse College of Education, RUB (September 2014 – December 2017)
  • Dean of Research and Industrial Linkages, Samtse College of Education, RUB (2010 – 2012)
  • Programme Leader (Secondary education studies), Samtse College of Education (January 2007 – January 2010)
  • Lecturer and Research Coordinator, Samtse College of Education (January 2007 – January 2010)
  • Lecturer and Assistant DE Coordinator, Samtse College of Education (2006- 2007)

 

Teaching and Research Supervision

  • Developed courses, taught undergraduate and postgraduate (both pre-service and in-service) Students at Samtse College of Education since 1998.
  • PhD Co-supervisor, Asian Research Institute for International Social Work, Shukutoku University, Japan, since July 2017.
  • Examined three PhD dissertation as an external examiner.
  • Taught the following postgraduate courses to M.Ed Leadership students at Paro College of Education (2009 – 2011):
    • EDUC 507: Qualitative Research (Master of Education)
    • EDUC 701: Dynamics of Change (Master of Education)
  • Taught the following undergraduate courses at Samtse College of Education, Samtse since 1998:
    • EDU503: Introduction to Educational Research
    • EDN 3309: Education for Development
  • EDN1301/1303: Teaching Skills I & II
  • EDN1305: Teaching Strategies
  • FIT1101/1102: Functional Information Technology (MS)
  • CHE1501: Atom and Classification of Elements
  • CHE1502: Metallurgy: Extraction and Purification
  • CHE1503: Nature of Matter
  • CHE1504: Introduction to Chemistry Education
  • CHE2505: Acid and Bases
  • CHE3507: Chemistry Education
  • CHE3508: Behaviour of Gases and Organic Chemistry
  • CHE3509: Electrochemistry

Policy and Programme Development

  • Initiated and led the development of B.Ed four year Secondary Programme and successful launch of the programme in 2009.
  • Developed policies and procedures for the application and evaluation of College Research Stimulus Fund (CRSF), and College Research Ethics Form for the enhancement of research activities at Samtse College of Education (2010 – 2017).
  • Initiated and launched Faculty-Student Research Convention at Samtse College of Education in 2011.
  • Initiated and developed Referencing and Documentation handbook for students at Samtse College of Education in 2009.

Publications

Books

Rinchen, S. (2018). Emotional climate of pre-service teachers’ science education class. Lambert Academic Publishing.

 

Book chapters

  •  Jamtsho, S., & Rinchen, S. (2010). The emergence of distance education in South Asia. In J
  • Baggaley & T Belawati (Eds.), Distance education technology in Asia (pp. 1-32).
  • Singapore: Routledge.
  • Jamtsho, S., & Rinchen, S. (2010). Accessibility, acceptance and effects of distance education
  • in South Asia. In J Baggaley & T Belawati (Eds.), Distance education technology in Asia (pp. 33-56). Singapore: Routledge.
  • Dekar, S., Lhamo, J., & Rinchen, S. (2016). Meditation: A jewel for reflective teaching. In M
  • Powietrzynska  & K Tobin  (Eds.),  Mindfulness and educating citizens for everyday life. Boston: Sense Publishers.
  • Lhamo, J., Gayphel, K., Rinchen, S., & Dekar, S. (2017). Dynamics of Mindfulness for
  • Purposeful Living. In M Powietrzynska & K Tobin  (Eds.), Weaving Complementary Knowledge Systems and Mindfulness to Educate a Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives. Boston: Sense Publishers.

 

Journal articles 

  • Rinchen, S., Ritchie, S., & Bellocchi, A. (2015). Emotional climate of a pre-service science teacher education class in Bhutan. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 10 (4), 22-43. doi 10.1007/s11422-014-9658-0
  • Rinchen, S. (2009). Developing reflective thinking: Encouraging pre-service teachers to be responsible for their own learning. http://atea.edu.au/ConfPapers/2009/Non-Refereed/ Rinchen.pdf
  • Rinchen, S. (1999). Why do Children fare better in English than Dzongkha in the schools of Bhutan?, ERIC, USA. ED 433 703.
  • Rinchen, S. (2007). Environmental Sustainability and Teacher Education. RABSEL: The CERD Journal, PCE, RUB, Paro Bhutan, 10, 124-154.
  • Powdel, T.S., Graham, W., Rinchen, S., & Others (2007). The State of Our Nation’s Teachers: An Enquiry into Teaching Profession. The CERD Journal, PCE, RUB, Paro Bhutan.
  • Rinchen, S. (2012). Student-teachers’ perceptions of the B. Ed programmes offered at SCE and its impact on the teaching-learning in the schools. Rig-Gter: The College Journal SCE, Samtse,6, 1-32.
  • Rinchen, S. (2012). Emotional climate of B. Ed I science class in Samtse College of Education. Rig-Gter: The College Journal SCE, Samtse,6, 62-84.
  • Rinchen, S. (2007). Culture and environmental sustainability. Rig-Gter: The College Journal SCE, Samtse,2, 39-49.
  • Rinchen, S. (2006). Issue related to teaching practice and its implementation in the schools. Rig-Gter: The College Journal SCE, Samtse,1, 50-75.
  • Rinchen, S. (2016). Cogenerative dialogue to transform classroom practices of pre-service science teachers. Educational Innovation and Practice: A biannual journal of Samtse College of Education, 1(1), 19-28.
  • Jatsho, S. & Rinchen, S. (2016). Strategies for Teaching Physics: An Action Research. Educational Innovation and Practice: A Biannual Journal of Samtse College of Education, 1(1), 53-66.
  • Rinchen, S. (2006). Effectiveness of Strategies in Teaching Chemistry: View from the Front. RABSEL: The CERD Journal, PCE, RUB, Paro Bhutan, 9, 79-102.
  • Rinchen, S. (2003). Bhutanese Girl’s Attitude to Science and the Impact of Science on Career Choice. RABSEL: The CERD Journal, PCE, RUB, Paro Bhutan, 3, 21-70.
  • Seden, K., Maxwell, T., & Rinchen, S. (2016). Enhancing reflective writing skills of pre-service B.Ed secondary science student-teachers: An action research study in Bhutan. International Journal of Education Teaching and Learning, 1(1), 1-16.
  • Utha, K., Rinchen, S., Gurung, B., Gurung, G., Rabgay, T., & Dorji, C. (2016). Entrepreneurship Education in Bhutan: Perception, Culture and Challenges. World Journal of Educational Research3(2), 460.

 

Conference Papers/Invited Talks

 

Has presented papers at national and international conferences.

  • Rinchen, S. (2000). Journey of Science Education in the Bhutanese Education System. Talk delivered at the Colloquium in the Himalayas organized by the University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Education in 2000.
  • Rinchen, S. (2008). Action Research Proposal: Developing Critical Thinking in Pre-service teachers: Paper presented at International Society for Teacher Education (ISTE) Armidale, Australia, 2008.
  • Rinchen, S. (2009). Promoting Reflective Thinking in Pre-service Teachers: An Action Research Report: Paper presented at Australian Teachers Education Association (ATEA) Albury, Australia, 2009.
  • Rinchen, S. (2011). Emotional climate of B. Ed I Science class in Samtse College of Education. Paper presented at 32nd International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) Annual Seminar. Paro College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan (21-25 May 2011).

 

Institutional Affiliation

  • Manuscript Reviewer for Rabsel: The CERD Education Journal, Paro College of Education (Since 2015)
  • Manuscript Reviewer for RUB’s Bhutan Journal of Research and Development (BJRD), OVC, RUB, since 2015
  • Manuscript Reviewer for Bhutan Journal of Business and Management, Gaeddu College of Business Studies, Gedu Bhutan, since 2015
  • External Examiner of PhD Dissertation to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India (since 2015)
  • External Examiner of PhD Dissertation to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India, (since 2016)
  • Member of International Society for Teacher Education (ISTE), since 2008
  • Member of Australian Teachers Education Association (ATEA), since 2009

 

Professional Service (Invited reviewer/editor)

  • Reviewer of journal article. RABSEL: The CERD Journal, PCE, RUB, Paro Bhutan since 2015
  • Managing Editor of Rig-Gter: Academic Journal of NIE Samtse (from 2007 to 2012).
  • Managing Editor of EIP-A Biannual Journal of SCE Samtse (from 2015 to 2017).
  • Manuscript Reviewer for RUB’s Bhutan Journal of Research and Development (BJRD), OVC, since 2015
  • Manuscript Reviewer for Bhutan Journal of Business and Management, Gaeddu College of Business Studies, Gedu Bhutan, since 2015

 

Professional Service (Invited trainer/panel)

Has provided knowledge based services whenever possible.

  • Ran a research workshop for teachers of Peljorling Middle Secondary School (2011).
  • Coordinated the first induction programme for Assistant lecturers of RUB at Royal Institute of Health and Sciences, Thimphu in 2011 and ran sessions on academic career ladder and action research.
  • Resourced induction programme for Assistant lecturers of RUB, at SCE, Samtse, 2014 and ran pedagogical sessions on research, teaching skills and strategies.
  • Resourced induction programme for Assistant lecturers of RUB, at SCE, Samtse, 2014 and ran teaching skills and strategies.
  • Ran Action research sessions for lecturers from RUB as part of CULT programme in 2011 at SCE.
  • Resource Person for Workshop on Action Research for Schools teachers at Samtse Dzongkhag, Samtse, 2018. 

Scholarships/Awards

  • Canadian International Development Award (CIDA) Fellow to undergo two years master programme at University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada (1999-2001).
  • Australian Leadership Award Fellow, University of New England (Australia), 2009.
  • Australian Leadership Award Fellow, University of New England (Australia), 2013.
  • QUT-RCSC Scholarship to pursue Doctoral Studies at QUT, Brisbane, Australia (2011-2014)
  • Merit for Proficiency in Science, B. Ed Secondary, National Institute of Education, Samtse (Bhutan), 1992.
  • National Order of Merit, Gold for Excellence in Teaching, Bhutan (2014). 

Academic and Research Leadership Training (Selected)

  • Research capacity building at Maha Chakri Sridhon Anthropology Center, Thailand, 2009.
  • Capacity Building for Leadership in Research, University of New England, Armidale, Australia, May-September, 2009.
  • Capacity Building for Leadership in Higher Education, University of New England, Armidale, Australia, May-September, 2013. 

Contact

Phone: 00975  17504213

Email  srinchen.sce@rub.edu.bt

 

 

 

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