Mr. Lhapchu, Lecturer

Philosophy of teaching and learning:

I believe that classroom is a community of different individuals and for that reason, my primary role as a tutor is to create interactions which foster interest and understanding for individual students. As a tutor, I believe in encouraging my learners to tap their own potential to learn through interactions with people, books, nature and technology. The self-paced nature of exploratory learning relies on the notion that effective learning environments actively engage students with the material and promote meaningful associations between new material and information already known. As a tutor, it is my responsibility to help students generate their own context for meaning through the application of new material to their everyday lives. And as a teacher educator, I have four overarching goals for any modules that I teach:

  1. to foster critical thinking,
  2. to promote mastery of module content,
  3. to encourage application of new approaches of teaching and learning in their classroom, and
  4. to make best use of ICT in teaching and learning process.

Academic/Educational Qualification:

  1. Ed (Science) – from ECU, Perth, Australia
  2. Ed Secondary (Bio/Chem) – NIE, Samtse, Bhutan
  3. Graduate Certificate in Education Studies – UNE, Armadale, Australia

Professional experience:

  1. Lecturer
  2. Officiating Dean, RIL (2012 – 2014)
  3. Head of Department, Professional (Mid 2011-mid 2012)

Current responsibilities:

  1. Module tutor for B. Ed II and III Sci B, PgDE and PgCHE (PT)
  2. Programme leader for PgDHE
  3. Coordinator for college foundation day
  4. Club Advisor for bougainvillea project

Membership in External Bodies:

  1. CAC member
  2. PBEM member Chair, BA in Social Work
  3. PBEM member
  4. Programme committee member, PgDHE
  5. Cultural committee member

Research interest:

  1. Teaching and learning
  2. Secondary and tertiary education (adult education)
  3. Science education
  4. Mindfulness List all areas of research interest you have.

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