Mr. Tandin Penjor, Lecturer

Philosophy of teaching and learning:

As a teacher educator, I conduct myself with professionalism, continue to learn and desire to make significant contributions in the field of physics education. I use my knowledge and experience to generate interest in the student by connecting complex concepts to examples from their daily life. I also encourage and help the students to engage in critical thinking, investigation, experimentation and solving challenging problems. Above all, I set very high standards and expectations for each and every one of my students to raise their potentials and prepare them to be a good teacher.

Academic/Educational Qualification: 

M.Sc in Theoretical Physics, Madras University,  India, 2008); Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), National Institute of Education (NIE) Samtse, 2003;  B.Sc (Gen.) A , Sherubtse College of Education, Bhutan, 2002

Professional experience:

Lecturer, Samtse College of Education, RUB (since August 2008), Teacher, Wamrong MSS, MoE (Jan 2004 – July 2008)

Current responsibilities:

Teaching and developing physics modules for B.Ed, PgDE and M.Ed; Supervision of M.Ed Dissertation

Membership in External Bodies:

  1. Programme Board of Examiners, B.Ed Secondary, M.Ed,
  2. Student Well-being Committee
  3. VLE localization member, RUB (2014 – till date)
  4. Programme Review Committee member of B.Sc Programme of Sherubtse College (2016)ICT in Integrated Curriculum in the institution of Royal University College, IIC-RUB funded by DANIDA, Denmark, (2011-2016)
  5. Moodle 1.8 Localization team member, DRC, PAN-Asian Network Project (2009 – 2012)


Kinley, Choeda, Drukpa, D., Penjor,  T., Dorji, C. (2016). Conceptualisation and Implementation: A Preliminary Study of Two Central Schools in Samtse (Vol 1). Educational Innovation and Practice(EIP: Vol 1, Issue 2, pp. 53-62.

Choeda, Tandin Penjor, Dorji Dupka, & Zander, P O, (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

Zander, P. O. M., Choeda, C., Penjor, T., & Kinley, K. (2016). Gross National Happiness in the

Context of Networked Learning. In Networked Learning Conference 2016 Networked Learning Conference (pp. 159-166).

Zander, P. O. M., Choeda, C., Dukpa, D., & Penjor, T. (2015). World Culture and ICT use–a Study from Bhutan. In CulTech2015.

Choeda, C., Zander, O., Penjor, T., Dukpa, D., & Rai, R. (2014). The ICT-Integrated Pedagogy in the Colleges of Royal University of Bhutan. In The Third International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2014) (pp. 234-245). The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communication.

Wangmo, S., Subba, B., Penjor, T., Jurme, K., & Yangden. (2014). A Tracer Study on the First Batch of B.Ed. (Four Year Programme) Graduates of Samtse College of Education (Vol. 3). Bhutan Journal of Research and Development (BJRD), Thimphu, Bhutan.

Current research engagement:

Phytoremediation of Grey Water


Merit Certificate for proficiency in Teaching Practice, National Institute of Education, Samtse (Bhutan), 2003.

Institute Price for Academic Proficiency (Science), National Institute of Education, Samtse, 2003.

Research interest:

Integrating technology in physics education, use of arduino in teaching of physics, modelling method in physics, sustainable management of biodegradable waste in the college.

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