Education

  • MA in Geography from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India (2003).
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education from National Institute of Education, Samtse, Bhutan (2000).
  • BA with Honours in Geography from Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Bhutan, affiliated to University of Delhi, India (1999)
  • Indian School Certificate Examination (Arts) from Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Bhutan (1996).
  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education from Mongar High School, Mongar, Bhutan (1994).

Employment History

  • Assistant Professor, Samtse College of Education (since July 2016)
  • Geography Subject Leader, Samtse College of Education (since July 2016).
  • Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Lecturer, Samtse College of Education (June 2013 -July 2016).
  • Officiating Dean of Academic Affairs and Lecturer, Samtse College of Education (April 2012 – May 2013).
  • Head and Lecturer, Department of Social Studies, Samtse College of Education (September 2007- March 20012).
  • Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Samtse (August 2003 to August 2007).
  • Teacher, Drukgyel High School (March 2001-July 2001).
  • Teacher, Rangjung Junior High school (October – December 1999).

 

Teaching and Research Supervision

Developed courses, taught undergraduate and postgraduate (both pre-service and in-service) students since 2003.

Has taught the following postgraduate courses since 2008.

  • GGE501: Geography Education I (Full time Postgraduate Diploma in Education).
  • GGE502: Geography Education II (Full time Postgraduate Diploma in Education).
  • GGE502: Geography Education II (Part time Postgraduate Diploma in Education) since 2017.

Has taught the following undergraduate courses at Samtse Colleges of Education since 2003:

  • EDN411: Action Research Report
  • EDN409: Bhutanese Education System
  • EDN205: Teaching Strategies
  • EDN203: Teaching Skills
  • EDN101: Bhutanese Education System
  • EDN1302: Understanding the Learner
  • GPY410: Understanding Environmental Geography
  • GPY409: Geography of Development Issues
  • GPY408: Human Settlement
  • GPY307: People and the Land
  • GPY306: People and Society
  • GPY205: Geography Education
  • GPY203: Lithosphere Land and Seas
  • GPY102: Spaceship Earth
  • SST201: Teaching of Social Studies

 

Policy and Programme Development

 

Developed policies, programmes and procedures for the enhancement of teaching, research and professional development in the Royal University of Bhutan and Ministry of Education.

  • As Dean of Academic Affairs, provided leadership for the development of MEd Mathematics and Science, MA in Contemplative Counselling Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling Psychology, Post-graduate Diploma in Higher Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counseling  programmes at Samtse College of Education (April 2012 to July 2016).
  • Developed two Geography modules for MEd Geography at Samtse College of Education (2018).
  • Led the development of MEd Geography programme at Samtse College of Education (since 2017).
  • Led the refinement of draft Social Studies Curriculum Framework for Royal Education Council (March 2018).
  • Led the refinement of draft of Geography Textbooks for class VII for Royal Education Council (April 2018).
  • Led the development of Geography Textbooks for class VII and VIII for Royal Education Council (January 2018).
  • Led the refinement of draft Geography Curriculum Framework for classes PP-XII for Royal Education Council (January and August 2017).
  • Led the development of Geography Curriculum Framework for classes PP-XII for Royal Education Council (December 2016).
  • Developed two Geography Education modules for part time Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme at Samtse College of Education (2016)
  • As part of the working group developed  materials for Continuous Professional Development Programme for faculty of Royal University of Bhutan, coordinated by Center for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (2016)
  • As part of the working group developed induction materials for Introduction to University Learning and Teaching for faculty of Royal University of Bhutan, coordinated by Center for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (2016).
  • Initiated and developed standard attendance policy for the colleges of Royal University of Bhutan (2015).
  • As part of the working group developed the Admission Policy of the Royal University of Bhutan (2014).
  • As the Assistant Focal person for College Transformation Plan, developed the College Strategic Plan for 2013 to 2020 for Samtse College of Education (2012).
  • Developed two modules of Geography Education for full time Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme at Samtse College of Education (2010).
  • Developed two Social Studies Self Instructional Materials for the part time Bachelor of Primary Education programme at Samtse College of Education based on the principles of self-instructional design and drawing international best practice (2008).
  • Developed two modules of Geography Education for Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme at Samtse College of Education (2008).
  • Developed four modules of Geography for Bachelor of Secondary Education programme at Samtse College of Education (2008).
  • Developed Bhutanese Education System module for full time Bachelor of Primary Education programme at Samtse College of Education (2008).
  • Developed Bhutanese Education System module for full time Bachelor of Secondary Education programme for Samtse College of Education (2008).

 

Publications

 

  Books

  •  Gyeltshen, K., et al, (2014). Level 3 Instructor’s Guide – Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners. Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education. Thimphu.
  • Gyeltshen, K., et al, (2014). Level 3 Textbook – Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners. Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thimphu.
  • Gyeltshen, K., et al, (2014). Level 2 Instructor’s Guide – Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners. Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thimphu.
  • Gyeltshen, K., et al, (2014). Level 2 Textbook – Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners. Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thimphu.
  • Gyeltshen, K., et al, (2014). Level 1 Instructor’s Guide – Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners. Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thimphu.
  • Gyeltshen, K., et al, (2014). Level 1 Textbook – Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners. Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thimphu.
  • Gyeltshen, K., et al, (2014). Basic Level Instructor’s Guide – Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners. Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thimphu.
  • Gyeltshen, K., et al, (2014). Basic Level Textbook – Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners. Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thimphu.

 

     Book chapters

  • Gyeltshen, K., Dorji W, S., Rai, R. (2015). Culture and Change in Lotokuch Community. In Karma Phuntsho (Eds.), Twilight Cultures: Tradition and Change in Four Rural Communities in Bhutan (pp.89 -127). Thimphu, Shejun.

     Journal articles

  •  Tshering K, Jose K C, Gyeltshen K, Gyeltshen T and Rinchen R (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.

 Technical Reports/Proposals

  •  Kuenzang Gyeltshen et al (April 2018). Validation Panel Report on BSc Geography. Programme, Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Kuenzang Gyeltshen (2015). Report on responses taken on the recommendation of Quality Assurance Review. Report submitted to Programmes and Quality Committee, Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Kuenzang Gyeltshen (2013). External Examiner Report on BA Geography programme, Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Royal University of Bhutan
  • Kuenzang Gyeltshen et al (2012). Panel Report on Review of BA Geography programme,Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Gyeltshen K, Dorji W, S., & Gurung, G. (2010). Impact Assessment of Localization of Moodle to Dzongkha. Submitted to IDRC, Canada.
  • Gyeltshen, K., and Dorji W, S.(2009). Need Assessment for Localization of Moodle to Dzongkha. Submitted to IDRC Canada.
  • Gyeltshen, K., & Nidup, J. (2007) Analyzing Climatic Conditions for Agriculture Development in Bhutan. emGIS Project, Salzburg University. Austria.
  • Gyeltshen, K, (2003). Educational Migration – A Socio Geographical Analysis. Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India.

 

Conference/Seminar Papers

  •  Gyeltshen, K. (2016). Resources in Learning Geography: Issues and Challenges. Paper presented at the Geography Conference organised by Centre for Social Science and Humanities Education and Research at Samtse College of Education (31 October 2016).
  • Gyeltshen, K. (2016). Transformation of Socio-Economic Life among Lotokuchu Community. Paper presented at the Spring Research Convention, Samtse College of Education (26-27 May 2016).
  • Gyeltshen, K. (2016). Transformation of Socio-Economic Life among Lotokuchu Community. Paper presented at the International Seminar on Ethnicity and Development in South Asia: Issues and Challenges, organized by School of Extension and Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India (21-22 January 2016).
  • Gyeltshen, K (2015). Attendance Requirement for Students of RUB Colleges. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Conference of Deans of Academic Affairs of Royal University of Bhutan held at Samtse College of Education (22-24 January 2015).
  • Gyeltshen, K (2015). Role of Programme Leaders and Head of the Department. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Conference of Deans of Academic Affairs of Royal University of Bhutan held at Samtse College of Education (22-24 January 2015).
  • Gyeltshen, K (2013). Student Engagement and Support. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Conference of Deans of Academic Affairs of Royal University of Bhutan held at Sherubtse College (8-10 August 2013).
  • Gyeltshen, K. (2013). Socio-economic Development and Community Cohesion in the Lotokuchu Lhop Community. Paper presented at the International Conference on Leveraging Cultural Diversity organized by Royal Thimphu College and Helvetas Swiss Intercooporation, Thimphu (4-5 June 2013).
  • Gyeltshen, K. (2013) Economic and Environmental Impact of Mining in Bhutan. Presented paper at the Bhutan Ecological Society Research Symposium, Thimphu, Bhutan (21 July 2013).
  • Gyeltshen, K. (2016). Study of Lhop of Lotokuchu Community. Paper presented at the 3rd Faculty Research Meet of Royal University of Bhutan held at Gaeddu College of Business (16-17 November 2012).
  • Tshering, K, Jose, K C, Gyeltshen, K, Gyeltshen, T and Rinchen, R (2012). Student-teachers’ perceptions of the B. Ed programmes offered at SCE and its impact on the teaching-learning in the schools. Paper presented at the 2nd Faculty Research Meet of Royal University of Bhutan held at Gaegdu College of Business Studies (16-17 August 2012).
  • Tshering, K, Jose, K C, Gyeltshen, K, Gyeltshen, T and Rinchen, R (2012). Student-teachers’ perceptions of the B. Ed programmes offered at SCE and its impact on the teaching-learning in the schools. Paper presented at the 1st Faculty-Student Research convention organized by College Research Committee at Samtse College of Education (2 June 2012).

 

Institutional Affiliation 

  • Chairman, Social Studies Subject Committee, Royal Education Council (since May 2018).
  • Vice Chairman, Geography Subject Committee, Royal Education Council (since 2017).
  • Member, Programmes and Quality Committee, Royal University of Bhutan (since 2014).
  • Board member, Bhutan Ecological Society (Civil Society Organization), Thimphu (since 2013).
  • Academic Board member, Royal University of Bhutan (April 2012 to August 2016).
  • Chair, College Academic Committee, Samtse College of Education (2012-2016)
  • External Examiner for BA Geography, Sherubtse College, Kanglung (2011-2013).
  • Executive member, Royal University Sports Federation of Bhutan (2008-2011).
  • Member and District Representative of Rangjung Foundation (Civil Society Organization, Rangjung, Trashigang, Bhutan (since 2007).
  • Member, Social Studies Subject Committee, Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Department of School Education, Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Department of School Education, Ministry of Education (2005-2008).
  • Member, Association for Geographical Studies, India (2001-2003).
  • Member, College Management Committee, Samtse College of Education (2013-2016).
  • Member, Finance Committee, Samtse College of Education (2013-2016).
  • Member, Human Resource Committee, Samtse College of Education (2013-2016)
  • Member, Library Committee, Samtse College of Education (2013-2016)
  • Member, Bachelors in Secondary Education Programme Committee, Samtse College of Education (2008-20012).
  • Member, Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme Committee, Samtse College of Education (since 2005).
  • Member, BEd Secondary Programme Committee, Samtse College of Education (2008-20012).
  • Member, BEd Primary Programme Committee, Samtse College of Education (2007-20012).
  • Member, College Sports Committee, Samtse College of Education (2003-2011)
  • Chair, Staff Welfare Committee, Samtse College of Education (2005-2008)

 

Research/Programme Development Grants

 

Developed grant applications and secured the following grants for the Samtse College of Education.

  • 250,000/- for carrying out research at Lotokuchu Community for the Project on Leveraging Cultural Diversity, Helvetas Swiss Intercooporation and European Union (2012).
  • 60,000/ for conducting Pedagogy and Assessment workshop for faculty of Reldri Academy of Health Sciences, Phuntsholing (2014).
  • 30,000/- for conducting workshop on Teaching Learning and Authentic Assessment for faculty of Gaeddu College of Business studies (2013).
  • 3.5 million for Integration of ICT (Localization of Moodle to Dzongkha) for Distance Education Programme at Samtse College of Education, IDRC PANdora, Canada. (2010).

 

Professional Service

 Has provided knowledge based services whenever possible.

  • As a panel member appointed by Royal University of Bhutan, validated the BSc Geography programme at Sherubtse College, Kanglung (April 2018).
  • Resourced Workshop on Assessment and Providing Meaningful Feedback for faculty of Norbuling Rigter College, Paro, Bhutan (March 2018).
  • Resourced Continuous Professional Development Programme for faculty of Gaeddu College of Business Studies, organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (March 2018).
  • Resourced Continuous Professional Development Programme for faculty of RUB and KGUMS organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (January 2018).
  • Resourced Induction on Introduction to University Learning and Teaching for faculty of RUB Colleges and KGUMS, organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (December 2017).
  • Resourced Induction on Introduction to University Learning and Teaching for faculty of RUB Colleges and KGUMS, organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (July 2017).
  • Resourced Continuous Professional Development Programme for faculty of RUB and KGUMS organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (January 2017).
  • Resourced Induction on Introduction to University Learning and Teaching for faculty of RUB Colleges and KGUMS, organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (January 2017).
  • Resourced Induction on Introduction to University Learning and Teaching for faculty of RUB Colleges and KGUMS, organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (July 2016).
  • Resourced Induction on Introduction to University Learning and Teaching for faculty of RUB Colleges and KGUMS, Organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (January 2016).
  • Resourced Induction on Introduction to University Learning and Teaching for faculty of RUB Colleges and KGUMS, organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (June 2015).
  • Resourced Induction on Introduction to University Learning and Teaching for faculty of RUB Colleges and KGUMS, organized by Centre for University Learning and Teaching, Royal University of Bhutan (January 2015).
  • Resourced Workshop on Pedagogy and Assessment for faculty of Reldri Academy of Health Sciences, Phuentsholing, Bhutan (December 2014).
  • As a member of Royal University of Bhutan Admission Committee developed Admission Policy of Royal University of Bhutan (November 2014).
  • As an External Examiner appointed by Royal University of Bhutan, examined the assessment practices of BA Geography programme at Sherubtse College (December 2013).
  • As a review member appointed by Royal University of Bhutan, reviewed BA Geography programme at Sherubtse College (August 2012).
  • Resourced Workshop on Teaching Methodology and Assessment for faculty of College of Natural Resources, Lobesa (July 1013).
  • Resourced Workshop on Teaching Learning and Authentic Assessment for faculty of Gaeddu College of Business Studies (May 2013).
  • As a subject committee member reviewed the Social Studies Textbooks for classes IV-VI for Department of Curriculum Research and Development, Ministry of Education (June 2012).
  • As a member of Programme Committee, developed Teaching Skills Observation forms for BEd Primary at Samtse College of Education (2012)
  • Resourced Workshop on Life Skills for faculty and support staff of Samtse College of Education (September 2010).

 

Broader Community Services

 

  • Conducted Plain Table Surveying practical sessions for class XII Arts of Tendu Higher Secondary School (2014).
  • Conducted Plain Table Surveying practical sessions for class XII Arts of Tendu Higher Secondary School (2013).
  • Conducted Plain Table Surveying practical sessions for class XII Arts of Peljorling Higher Secondary School (2013).
  • Initiated Segregation and Management of Solid Waste Management, with 4th year Secondary Arts Geography students at Samtse College of Education (2012-2013).
  • Presiding Officer in the Local Government Elections for Arringang Midzomsa Demkhong, Dophuchen Gewog, Samtse Dzongkhag (2011).
  • Presiding Officer in the Local Government Elections for Drukpa Bindu, Tashicholing Demkhong, Samtse Dzongkhag (2011).
  • As an executive member of RUSFoB, Overall coordinator for conducting 2nd RUSFoB Athletic Meet at Samtse College of Education (2010).
  • Presiding Officer in the 1st National Assembly Election for Dumtoe Demkhong, Dophuchen Gewog, Samtse Dzongkhag (2008).
  • As an executive member of RUSFoB, Overall coordinator for conducting 2nd RUSFoB Athletic Meet at Samtse College of Education (2008).
  • Presiding Officer in 1st National Council Election for Dorokha Demkhong, Samtse Dzongkhag (2007).
  • Presiding Officer in 2nd Mock Election for Dorokha Demkhong of Samtse Dzongkhag (2007).
  • Presiding Officer in 1st Mock Parliamentary Election for Buka-Tading Demkhong of Samtse Dzongkhag (2007).
  • Reviewed the list of items for Geography Laboratory for the Schools and submitted to Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Department of School Education, Ministry of Education (2006).
  • Block Supervisor during the first Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (2005).

 

Scholarships/Awards 

  • National Order of Merit (Gold Medal) for Academic Excellence (2013).
  • Best Teaching Practice Award for Postgraduate Certificate in Education, National Institute of Education, Samtse, Bhutan (2000).
  • Merit Certificate for Academic Proficiency, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, National Institute of Education, Samtse, Bhutan (2000).
  • Best Speaker Award in English Debate, Jakar Junior High School (1991).

 

 Academic and Research Leadership Training

  •  Integrated De-Suung Training, Military Training Center, Tencholing, Wangdue Phodrang (September 2017).
  • 5th Senior Executive Leadership Programme. Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (September – October, 2015).
  • Geography Writers Workshop as panel, Royal Education Council (January 2018).
  • Workshop on Programme Development Process, Department of Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Bhutan (2017).
  • Geography Curriculum Framework Refinement Workshop, Royal Education Council (2017).
  • Geography Curriculum Framework Development Review Workshop, Royal Education Council (2017).
  • Training of Trainers- Life Skills Education, Path to Health, Bangkok, UNFPA (2017).
  • Geography Curriculum Framework Development Workshop, Royal Education Council (2016).
  • Facilitation Training Skills for Life Skills Education, College of Natural Resources and UNFPA (2014).
  • Universal Human Values Workshop Level I, Gaeddu College of Business Studies (2014).
  • Familiarization Course on Friends of Police, Royal Bhutan Police, Samtse, Bhutan (2013).
  • Research & Writing Workshop on Environment & Natural Resources, College of Natural Resources, Lobesa and South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (2013).
  • Training of Trainer on Life Skills Education, Paro College of Education and UNFPA (2012).
  • Writer’s Workshop for developing Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners, Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education (2012).
  • Stakeholders Consultative Meeting for Masters Programme and Teacher Education Institute, Royal Education Council (2012).
  • Workshop for Reviewing Social Studies Textbook for classes IV-VI, Department of Curriculum Research and Development (2012).
  • Climate Impact Workshop, College of Natural Resources, Lobesa and Salzburg University, Austria (2012).
  • Retreat in Finalizing RUB Strategic Plan at College of Natural Resources (2011).
  • Project Management Imperatives for E Governance, NIIT and Chiphen Rigphel, Samtse (2011).
  • Writer’s Workshop for developing Functional English Literacy Curriculum for Non-Formal Education Learners, Non-Formal and Continuing Education Division, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education (2011).
  • E-Learning Workshop, Paro College of Education, Paro (2011).
  • Life Skills Education Workshop, IL&FS, Hyderabad, India (2010).
  • Capacity Building in Open Education Resource Workshop, Hanoi Open University, Vietnam (2010).
  • Workshop on Data Processing and use of Statistical Software, Sherubtse College, Kanglung (2009).
  • Planning and Monitoring Workshop, Royal University of Bhutan and Gross National Happiness Commission of Bhutan, Thimphu (2009).
  • Curriculum Review Workshop, Samtse College of Education (2008).
  • Action Research Workshop, Support for Teacher Education Programme, Helvetas (2008).
  • Module Writer’s Workshop for B.Ed. Secondary and Primary Programme, Samtse College of Education (2008).
  • Management of Audio & Video Technologies for Teaching Learning, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2007).
  • emGIS Technical Level Course, College of Science and Technology, Phuntsholing and European Commission (2007).
  • emGIS Technical Level Course, College of Science and Technology, Phuntsholing and European Commission (2006).
  • Application of Multimedia for E-Education, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Okinawa, Japan (2006).
  • Participatory Teaching and Learning Methodologies Workshop, National Institute of Education, Samtse (2005).
  • Workshop on Learning Management System, College of Science and Technology, Phuntsholing (2005).

 

Contact

           

Phone:     +97517651308

Email   :      kgyeltsen.sce@rub.edu.bt / kuengye@gmail.com

 

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