Mr. Dorji S, Lecturer

Philosophy of teaching and learning:

 “Teaching must touch hearts and learners should experience learning. Teachers no longer hold the position of sole source of knowledge and information”. I am interested in the development of place based teaching and learning and do lot of historical researches connecting it to education.

Academic/Educational Qualification:

  • Master of Arts (History)-2008
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PgCE)-2001
  • Bachelor of Arts (Inter-disciplinary)-2000

Professional experience:

  • 1 October- Till date-Lecturer
  • 1 Sept, 2015-31stSept, 2018: Former Dean of Student Affairs & Lecturer
  • 1 Sept, 2008-15/2/2011: Head of History Department & Lecturer, Sherubtse College
  • 15 Feb, 2011-July 30, 2013: Programme Leader & Associate Lecturer, Sherubtse College

Current responsibilities:

  • HoD, Department of Arts and Humanities Education

Current teaching responsibilities

Bachelor of Education Course

  1. HIS 203- Cradles of Civilizations
  2. EDN 203- Teaching Skills

Postgraduate Course

  1. HIE 502- History Education II

Non- Teaching Responsibilities

  1. Chair- Porgramme Board of Examiners for Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PgCHE & PgDHE)
  2. Club Adivsor- Global Citizenship Education & Development Club of the College

Membership in External Bodies: 

  1. Vice Chair-History subject committee of the Royal Education Council.


Dorji S. (2016). Sakhar Namshing.The Culture and Environment of Bhutan. 7th

Colloquium. The National Museum of Bhutan, Paro. ISBN 978-99936-777-7-2.

 Gyeltshen, T & Dorji S .(2014).Samtse: A Cultural Melting Pot. Bhutan Journal of

Research &   Development. (Vol 3: No1)Institute for GNH Studies- Royal

university of Bhutan. Thimphu: Bhutan.

 Dorji S.  (2011). Pilot Study of Kanglung Community on Tobacco Act Awareness and

its related Issues.    Sherub Doenme (Vol. 11 & 12), 2011. Sherubtse College.


Dorji S, &, et al.(2018). World History Textbook- Class VII. Royal Education Council.

Paro: Bhutan

Dorji S, &, et al.(2018). World History Textbook- Class VIII. Royal Education Council.

Paro: Bhutan

Current research engagement: 

  1. Understanding the Experiences and Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Teachers Teaching World History without Prescribed Textbook: An Exploratory Study. Funded by Annual university Research Grant (AURG), 2019 grant
  2. Student behaviors in the Bhutanese Secondary and Tertiary Education system: Perceptions of the Bhutanese public. Funded by Annual university Research Grant (AURG), 2019 grant


Research interest:

  1. History curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment
  2. Cultural and archeological history of Bhutan
  3. Place Based Education in history
  4. Geopolitics and International Relations in Education
  5. Socio-economic history of Bhutan

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