Ms. Kezang Choden, Asst. Professor

Philosophy of teaching and learning:

My experience as a teacher for last 24 years as made me believe in some of these things I am writing here.  I believe all learning happens through experience and it must be felt and expressed. I believe every learner is unique and has their own set of needs and abilities and that they should be encouraged to become responsible for their own learning and also be responsible citizens. The teachers’ major role is to facilitate learning by creating opportunities that will take care of individuality and improve the chance of learners’ success.

I believe teaching learning must also prepare learners for citizenship.  Thus all school curriculum must be designed to prepare learners to become useful citizen and contribute to the development of nation.

         Academic/Educational Qualification:

2001 M.Sc (Applied analytical and inorganic chemistry),  Mahidol University, BKK, Thailand

1994 Bachelor of Education (science), NIE, Samtse: Bhutan.

Professional experience:

2016-Present Asst. Professor, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan

2014-2016 Sr. Lecturer, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan

2010-2014  Head of Department of Science, Samtse College of Education, Royal university

of Bhutan

1994 – 2001 Teacher in Jakar Middle Secondary School, Bumthang, Bhutan

Current responsibilities:

Module tutor of CHE307, CHE409, EDN 203

Subject Leader Chemistry

  1. Ed Committee Member

Membership in External Bodies:

Publications: Most recent first

  • Giri, N., Penjor, T., Mongar, K., Mongar, B, B., Choden, K., & Pem, U. (2016). Factors Affecting Bhutanese School Students’ Achievement in Science. In press
  • Choengchan, N., Uraisin, K., Choden, K., Veerasai, W., Grudpan, K. & Nacapricha, D.(2002). Simple flow injection system for colorimetric determination of iodate in iodized salt. Vol 58.(pp 1195-1201). Talanta
  • Choden, K. (2001) Comparison of  various techniques for determination of iodine in table salt. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science. Mahidol    Thailand.


Current research engagement:

Has put a proposal in CRC.


Best article award on international paper titled ‘Simple flow injection system for colorimetric determination of iodate in iodized salt’ from Japanese association of Flow Injection Analysis.

Research interest:  science education, Pedagogy, use of ICT in teaching learning,   PBL, Chemistry teaching learning.

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