• Ed in Education (Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, 2006-2007),Post Graduate Certificate in Education,PGCE (Samtse College of Education, 1998) .B.A.Eng (Hons) (Sherubtse College , 1997)

Employment History

  • Lecturer, Samtse College of Education (SCE), Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), 2008
  • Vice Principal, Jigme Sherubling Higher Secondary School, Khaling, East Bhutan, 2002-2006
  • Teacher, Jigme Sherubling Higher Secondary School, Khaling, East Bhutan, 1999-2002


  • Taught English and Geography from Class IX till XII in Jigme Sherubling Higher Secondary School, Khaling , East Bhutan from Feb 1999 to Feb 2008.
  • Taught and developed English and Professional modules in Samtse College (Since March, 2008)

As a teacher in the school

  • Bhutan Geography in Class IX and XII
  • Physical Geography in Class XI
  • Economic and Human Geography in Class XII
  • English in Class XII

As a lecturer at Samtse College of Education

  • Has taught the following modules at undergraduate (Bachelor in Education –B.Ed in both primary and secondary programmes ), post graduate in education as well as in higher education .

B.Ed Secondary

  • i) EFC3004 English for communication
  • ii) EFC1002 Academic Writing
  • iii) ENG3510 Novel
  • iv) ACS101 Academic Skills Module
  • v) ENG102 Sound and Speech
  • vi) ENG204 Secondary English Curriculum
  • vii) ENG2O5 Listening and Speaking
  • viii) ENG408 Teaching Prose Fiction
  • ix) EDN204 Teaching Skills
  • x) EDN205 Teaching Strategies
  • xi) EDN206 Introduction to Research Methods

 B.Ed Primary

  • i) ENG391 Creative writing and Bhutanese Folklore
  • ii) ENG101Theory and Principle of Teaching children a Foreign Language
  • iii) ENG102 Listening and Speaking
  • iv) ENG203 Reading and Writing in Lower Primary
  • v) ENG304 Reading and writing in Upper Primary
  • vi) ENG405 English Across the Curriculum
  • vii) EDN104 Skills for Effective Teaching (B.Ed Primary)

Post  Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

  • i) ENG501Teaching of English
  • ii) PDE501 Academic skills

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PgDHE)

  • i) EDU 507Professional Ethics and Mentoring (Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education)

Diploma in School Laboratory Management and Diploma in School Library

  • i) ACS101 Academic Skills

 Research Supervision

  • Have supervised 49 B.Ed Arts students from proposal development (EDN206 ) till research report writing(EDN411) in 2014.
  • Currently engaged in guiding 33 2 yr Science students in writing action research proposal

 Programme Development

  • Currently leading the review of the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education


Conference publication

  • Zander, P.O., Choeda, Penjor, T .& Kinley.(2016). Gross National Happiness in the Context of Networked Learning. International Conference on Networked Learning 2016, Lancaster UK.
  • Zander, P.O, Choeda, Dukpa,D & Penjor, T (2015). World Culture and ICT use: A study from Bhutan. CulTech : on Cultural Diversity and Technology Design, held at the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T’15)
  • Choeda, Zander, P.-O., Penjor, T., Dukpa, D., & Rai, R. (2014). The ICT-Integrated Pedagogy in the Colleges of Royal University of Bhutan. In The proceedings of the Third International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2014). Kuala Lumpur: SDIWC digital library.

Journal Publication

  • Choeda & Thapa, S. (2017).[Review of the book Kyetse…A Destiny’s Call, by C. Wangmo]. Educational Innovation and Practice : A Biannual Journal of Samtse College of Education,2 (1), 56-58
  • Kinley, Choeda, Dukpa, D., Penjor,T. & Dorji,C. (2016). Conceptualisation and implementation : A preliminary study of two central schools in Samtse. Educational Innovation and Practice : A Biannual Journal of Samtse College of Education,1 (2), 52-63.
  • Choeda, Dukpa, D., & Zander, Pär-Ola. (2016) The state of Integration of the Virtual Learning Environment and ICT into the pedagogy of the Royal University of Bhutan: A descriptive study. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 2016, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 71-88.
  • Choeda & Kinley. (2013). Implementation of teaching skills and strategies in schools: A study of graduates of a teacher education program. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development.2 (1),41-52.
  • Kinley, K., Zander, P-O., Georgsen, M., & Choeda (2013). The usage of ICT for teaching at a Bhutanese college. In INTED2013 Proceedings. (pp. 4126-4135). International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).

Conference  (papers presented / attended)

  •  Participation and paper presentation in The Second World Conference on Computing and Information Technology (WCIT 2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Participation and paper presentation in Reimaging Social Science Researches: Global Context, National Perspectives and Regional Priorities, November, 2016, SANSKRITI,, Guwahati, India.
  • Presented paper on world culture and ICT in 3rd – Student Research Convention, Nov, 2015, Samtse College of Education.
  • Attended and resourced on Literature Review in 2nd Faculty -Student Research Convention, Nov, 2014, Samtse College of Education.
  • Attended 1st Faculty- Student Research Convention, June 2012 ,Samtse College of Education.

Trainings / Workshops (attended)

  •  i) Social Studies Workshop, 31st Dec- 9Th Jan 1998, Ministry of Education, Bhutan
  • ii) Training Workshop on Integrated School Agriculture Programme and Effective Micro-organism (EM) Technology (July 2000), NRTI, Lobesa, Bhutan
  • iii) Training on Integrated Agriculture Farming (5-19 Feb, 2001), NRTI, Lobesa, Bhutan
  • iv) International Workshop on Kyusei Nature Farming and EM Technology (August, 2002) Saraburi, Thailand.
  • v) Global Skills Enhancement Program, Jan 2010, Infosys, Mysore , India.
  • vi) Creative Writing Workshop, March, 2012, Samtse Colege of Education
  • vii) Basic Counselling Workshop , Jan, 2017, Samtse College of Education

 Research  Grants

  • Collaborated with Aalborg University , Denmark in RUB-DANIDA Research Project titled GNH and ICT integration to curriculum design and instruction in RUB (2012-2015)
  • Currently engaged as co- researcher in AURG (Annual University Research Grant – 2017-2018) funded research on English Communication Skills of Secondary schools of Bhutan

Professional Service

  1. Participated as resource person in professional development for teachers in action research in collaboration with Royal Education Council (REC) in Thimphu from 22-26 May, 2017
  2. Participated as core group in developing Action Research Guidelines for School Teachers with Royal Education Council (REC) at Phuntsholing, Bhutan , April  2016
  3. Participated as core group in designing and developing Academic Skills Module for first year students (CNR,  May 2011, Jan 2013, March 2018)
  4. Resourced Lead Certificate in Teaching of Primary English 2009-2013
  5. Co-resourced Professional service on Strategies in teaching English in Samtse Higher Secondary School, May, 2016
  6. Academic Skills Presentation in Samtse Lower Secondary School, June 2016
  7. Participated as core group for GSE Curriculum Development Workshop at CNR,Lobesa, Jan 2010
  8. Developed Self Instructional Material for ACS101 for Diploma in School Science Laboratory (DSSLM) and Diploma in Information and School Library Management (DISLM




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