Education

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: Learn, Care, Challenge and Share

By Dr Ann-Marie Houghton
I recently came across the four values for a Special School in the UK: learn, care, challenge and share. 

Digital Citizenship during a Global Pandemic: Moving Beyond Digital Literacy

By Associate Professor Dr Malissa Maria Mahmud
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience." 

Teaching for Tomorrow

By Professor Matthew James Sansom
The changes have been rapid and impactful, affecting employment rates, increasing workloads and levels of stress (across family and social contexts as well as work), as well as many other challenges to well-being. At the time of this writing in the start of 2021, there has been some optimism with…

Preparing University Students For The Workforce Of Tomorrow

By Professor Ts. Dr -Ing. Lau Sian Lun
As businesses had to adapt and cope with the unprecedented challenges and impact, the pandemic also forced the nature of work to change. Overnight, everyone must learn to work remotely. Online conference calls became a norm in the blink of an eye. Whoever managed to change in time managed to stay…

Educational Privilege – How the Playing Field is Levelled at Sunway Education Group

The United Nation’s 4th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) on Quality Education emphasizes inclusion and equity as foundational elements of education policies. Malaysia’s multicultural, multilinguistic environment, require visionary policymakers and industry leaders to lead the way. How is…

New Heroes of Higher Education: The Digital Lecturers

Over the past year, owing to the Covid19 pandemic, most universities have been forced to make a major shift in they way they teach their students, moving to online teaching or using a combination of online and face-to-face teaching and learning. The trend towards this was already underway well…

Education: An Equaliser

While many education systems turned to alternative delivery modes, with online learning growing in popularity, it is estimated that remote learning remains out of reach for at least half a billion students across the globe. Even if students were able to return to school, it may come as a surprise…

Industrialising Education 4.0

By Dr Malissa Mahmud
Digitalisation is transforming the values and domains of existing industries. Technological advances as driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) are evolving at an incredibly fast rate, revamping the way we live, work and function as a society. Emerging from the digital evolution is…

The Future is Physical

It's been a year since the Covid-19 outbreak first became a major international story and educational institutions, from kindergartens to universities, were forced to move their operations online. So what have we learnt and what changes will be permanent? > Online teaching That brief statement…

What is Cultural Intelligence and How Do We Build It?

By Prof Michael M Dent
The pace of change is accelerating, or so everyone tells us. On a daily basis, things may seem much the same but big changes are constantly taking place unnoticed. One such change is the rising globalisation of tertiary education. The change is partly driven by decreasing costs of air travel which…

Small Steps to Building Community Service Learning

By Yeong Hui Yan
In its quest to develop globalised future citizens and individuals who are “intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically balanced”, Malaysia’s Ministry of Education integrated the National Education Philosophy into its higher education policy. The philosophy requires the blending of…

A Look Into Cross-Module Assessments

By Malissa Zainuddin
I am a lecturer by day and a designer by night (and every other weekend). I design, create and re-make daily, be it while lounging at a café or in my sleep. A little over two years ago, I joined the Department of Art and Design at Sunway University as Lecturer and now serve as Programme Leader of…