Education 

  • PhD (2015) from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Ed (2004) from University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Ed (1994) from National Institute of Education, Samtse, Bhutan 

Employment History

  • Centre Head for CLER, Samtse College of Education (2017 to present)
  • Acting Dean of Academic Affairs, Samtse College of Education (2012)
  • Ed secondary programme leader, Samtse College of Education (2010)
  • Head of English Department, Samtse College of Education (2007 to 2009)
  • Lecturer, Samtse College of Education (2004 to present)
  • Principal, Daga Middle Secondary School (2001 to 2003)
  • Principal, Sherubling Middle Secondary School (1999 to 2000)
  • Acting District Education Officer, Trongsa Dzongkha (1999)
  • Teacher, Sherubling Junior High School (1994 to 1998)

Teaching and Research Supervision

Taught academic and research courses and supervised research at postgraduate and undergraduate levels

  • Taught Introduction to Educational Research EDU503 (Master of Education), Paro College of Education (2010 to 2011)
  • Taught Dissertation Proposal RES602 (Master of Education), Samtse College of Education
  • Supervised Research Dissertation EDU590 (Master of Education), Paro College of Education
  • Co-supervisor for MA in Geography at Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del-Rei, Brazil.
  • Supervisor for five M. Ed in Mathematics students at Samtse College of Education.
  • Supervisor for Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education action research projects
  • Supervisor for Postgraduate Diploma in Education action research projects
  • Supervisor for Bachelor of Education action research projects

 Taught the following courses in Postgraduate Diploma in Higher education, Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Education:

  • Action Research: Reflective Practices (EDU601) for PgDHE
  • Introduction to Research Methods (EDU503) for PgDE
  • Introduction Research Methods (EDU206) for B. Ed
  • Action Research Project (EDU411) for B. Ed
  • Writing (ENG410). Teaching Poetry (ENG409), Teaching of Prose Fiction (ENG408), Secondary School English Curriculum (ENG204), The Study of Language (ENG101), Teaching Skills ((EDU203), Teaching strategies (EDU205), Study Skills (EFC101), Academic writing (EFC102), Drama (ENG2206), Poetry (ENG3306) and Novel (ENG3307)

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

  • Lead the development of M. Ed in English programme to be launched in 2019
  • Developed Effective English Communication for Teachers course for the teachers in Bhutan
  • Editorial Board member for Shes-Rig PAGES (2016 to present)
  • Assisted in the preparation towards the successful accreditation of the college in 2017
  • Participated in the development of the College Strategic Plan 2018-2030
  • Developed modules at Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Bachelors levels
  • Lead the development/revision of the B. Ed secondary English as a Head of English Department (2007 to 2008)
  • Lead quality and timely publication of Kalapinka Newsletter (2006 to 2008)
  • Edited articles for publication in “Academic Profile” (2010)
  • Edited articles for publication in Rig-Gter: The College Research Journal (2009 to 2011)

 Publications

 Books

  • Gyeltshen, T. (2010). A Student Guide to Academic Writing and Referencing and Documentation”. (M. Ed in Leadership and Management). Paro: Paro College of Education,
  • Gyeltshen, T. (2009). Twilight Stories. Phuntsholing: KMT Publishers
  • Gyeltshen, T. (2008). Kaleidoscope of short stories. Samtse College of Education.

Book chapters

  • Gyeltshen, T. (2009). The Encounter in the B. Ed English syllabus(2009). Samtse College of Education
  • Gyeltshen, T (1997). The Dying Lady in Class IX and X Poetry Booklet, Ministry of Education

Journal articles

  • Gyeltshen, T. (2016). Bodhisattva leadership: The leadership of the selfless beings. Educational Innovation & Practice. 1 (1). Samtse College of Education.
  • Gyeltshen, T. (2015). The nature of academic leadership at the colleges of Royal University of Bhutan. QUT eprint.
  • Gyeltshen, T. & Dorji, S. (2014). Samtse: A cultural melting pot. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development. 3(1). Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Tshering, K., Rinchen, S., Jose, K. Gyeltshen, T. & Gyeltshen, K. (2012). Student-teachers’ perceptions of the B. Ed programmes offered at SCE and its impacts on the teaching-learning in the schools. Rig-Gter: Academic Journal of Samtse College of Education. 3(2). Samtse College of Education.
  • Gyeltshen, T. (2010). Improving classroom participation of the B. Ed 2 science students. Rig-Gter: Academic Journal of Samtse College of Education. 4(2). Samtse College of Education.
  • Gyeltshen, T. (2009). Improving reading comprehension skills of the low achieving Bhutanese student teachers Rig-Gter: Academic Journal of Samtse College of Education. 2(1). Samtse College of Education

Technical Reports/Proposals

  • The State of Our Nation’s Teachers: An Enquiry into Teaching as Profession in Bhutan (2007). Paro: Centre for Education and Development.

Occasional Writing (if relevant, otherwise discard it)

  • Gyeltshen, T. (1996) Life’s a River, Kuensel
  • Gyeltshen, T. (2009). Lopen – A Title Getting Cheaper by the Day. Kuensel
  • Gyeltshen, T. (2016). Book Review on The heart is noble: Changing the world from the inside out by the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorjee. Shes-Rig PAGES. Samtse: Samtse College of Education.

 Conference Papers/Invited Talks 

  • Gyeltshen, T. (Spring 2017). 6th Faculty-Student Research Meet, Spring 2017, Samtse College of Education
  • Gyeltshen, T. (17-18 March, 2017). International Conference on Buddhist Cultural Pluralism in South Asia: Explorations in Popular Contemporary Buddhist imageries. OVC Thimphu
  • Gyeltshen, T. (18-20 Nov. 2016). International conference on Re-imagining Social Science Researches: Global Context, National Perspectives and Regional Priorities.
  • Gyeltshen, T. (Autumn 2016). 5th Faculty-Student Research Meet, Samtse College of Education
  • Gyeltshen, T. (June 29-July 1, 2016). International Conference on Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayana Buddhism: A Mandala of 21st Century Perspectives.
  • Gyeltshen, T. (Spring 2016). 4th Faculty-Student Research Meet, Samtse College of Education
  • Gyeltshen, T. (10-11 October 2014). Higher Degree conference on Exchanging Insights from Educational Research. QUT, Australia
  • Jose, K. C. & Gyeltshen, T. (14-16 April, 2014). 3rd Creative University conference on Creative Economy, Creative University and Creative Development: Ideas, Knowledges and Paths towards Sustainability Happiness and Wellbeing.
  • Gyeltshen, T. (April 2013). 4th Faculty Research Meet, Sherubtse College.
  • Gyeltshen, T. (October 2-12). Confirmation of Candidature Seminar, QUT, Australia.
  • Gyeltshen, T. (May 2012). 32nd International Society for Teacher Education, PCE, Paro
  • Gyeltshen, T. (Nov. 2011). 1st Faculty Research Meet, Royal Thimphu College
  • Gyeltshen, T. (June 2009). Australian Teacher Education Association, Albury, Australia.
  • Gyeltshen, T. (April 2008). 28th International Society for Teacher Education, UNE, Australia.

Institutional Affiliation

  • As a co-supervisor in MA in Geography dissertation, I am in close contact with Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del-Rei, Brazil.
  • Member of International Society for Teacher Education
  • Member of Australian Teacher Education Association
  • Media focal Person for Samtse College for 2010-11
  • External examiner for Postgraduate Diploma in English at Sherubtse College

Research/Programme Development Grants

  • Applied for and won Annual University Research Grant of Nu. 60,000 for the project on reading habits of teacher in Samtse (2008)
  • Applied for and won Annual University Research Grant of Nu. 1,30,000 for the project on communication proficiency of secondary school student in Bhutan (2017)

Professional Service

  • Resourced a three-day action research workshop for Dzongkha teacher under Samtse cluster (26-28 April 2018)
  • External examiner for Postgraduate Diploma in English at Sherubtse College
  • Resourced Teaching Methods in English for English teacher at Samtse Higher Secondary school (18.5.2017)
  • Resourced action research for assistant lecturers of RUB (2009)
  • Resourced familiarisation workshop on the new English curriculum to class 5 to 8 English teachers at Wangdiphodrang (January 2007)
  • Review of Implementation of Class IX and X English curriculum in Samtse District (For MoE) (2006)
  • Developed class 9 and 10 new English curriculum, Rinchending, Paro (2005)

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

  • National Order of Merit (Gold Medal) from His Majesty the 5th king in 2016.
  • Leadership and Management in Higher Education, Maastricht, The Netherlands (2012)
  • Action Learning and Leadership, UNE, Australia (2008)
  • Evaluation of Practising Teachers, Leicester University, UK (2007)

Academic and Research Leadership Training (If relevant, otherwise discard it)

  •  Capacity building for research supervision at TERI University, Delhi in 2016.

 

Contact        

Phone :  17660387

Email  :   tgyeltshen.sce@rub.edu.bt

 

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