Mr. Kuenzang Gyeltshen, Asst. Professor

Philosophy of teaching and learning:

  • Teaching is a lifelong process of learning. It provides an opportunity to learn new strategies, new ideas, and new philosophies. As a teacher it is important to create safe, caring community where student are free to express their views and grow to become a responsible citizens. The teacher is responsible for assisting each student to develop their own potential and learning styles.
  • Every classroom has its own unique community and it is important to incorporate hands-on learning, cooperative learning, projects, and individual work that engage and activate students learning in order to cater to diverse needs of the learners.

Academic/Educational Qualification:

  • 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)

Professional experience:

  • As a panel appointed by Royal Education Council refines school Social Studies textbook for class IV- VI (July 2019).
  • As a panel appointed by Royal Education Council developed school geography textbook for class IX (January 2019).
  • As a panel appointed by Royal Education Council developed school Social Studies textbook for class IV- VI (July 2018).
  • 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).
  • As a panel appointed by Royal Education Council developed school geography textbook for class VII and VIII (January 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).
  • As a panel appointed by Royal Education Council developed Geography curriculum Framework for classes PP- XII (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 Ed.Primary at Samtse College of Education (2012)
  • Resourced Workshop on Life Skills for faculty and support staff of Samtse College of Education (September 2010).

Current responsibilities:

  • Programme Leader for M.Ed. Geography
  • Subject Leader for Geography
  • Teaching Geography and Teaching Skills modules to B. Ed. Students
  • Teaching Geography Education modules to Postgraduate students

Membership in External Bodies:

  • Chairman, Social Studies Subject Committee, Royal Education Council
  • Vice Chairman, Geography Subject Committee, Royal Education Council
  • Member of Programmes and Quality Committee, Royal University of Bhutan

Publications:


  1. Journal Publications

 

Zangmo, S., Laugesen, R., O’Toole, J.M. Gyeltshen, K., (2018). Cloze as a measure of specialist language difficulties: Write-in or multiple choice? Bhutan Journal of research and development, 7(12), 26-31.

 

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.


  1. Books

 

Gyeltshen, K., et.al (2019). An introduction to geography class VII, (Provisional ed). Paro: Royal Education Council.

Gyeltshen, K., et al., (2019). Geography curriculum framework for class PP-XII, (Provisional ed). Paro: Royal Education Council.

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.


  1. 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.


  1. Conference proceedings

Gyeltshen, K. (2019). Education System in Bhutan. Paper presented at the ICTS-TISS International Conference on Education System in the South Asian Countries: Present Status and Future Evolution, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru, India (1-3 August 2019).

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 (31st 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).


Current research engagement:

  • Student’s behaviour in Bhutanese Secondary and Tertiary Education System

Awards:

  • National Order of Merit (Gold Medal) for Academic Excellence (2013)
  • Best Teaching Practice Award for Postgraduate Certificate in Education (2000)
  • Best Speaker Award in English Debate (1991)

Research interest:

  • Teaching learning and assessment in school and higher education
  • Environmental Issues
  • Disaster management

 

Email address:    kgyeltshen.sce@rub.edu.bt.