Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Preman Rajalingam
Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Pedagogy
Senior Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Postgraduate Tutor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)
Dr Preman Rajalingam is the Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy (CTLP) at NTU. He was previously the Assistant Dean for Educational Development at LKCMedicine. He has master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering (The University of Queensland, 2004) and Education Research Methods (The University of Western Australia, 2007). He received his Ph.D. in Education Psychology from Monash University, Australia in 2012.

Dr Rajalingam started his career as an engineer but quickly realised he’d rather be an educator. He is a passionate advocate of active and student-centred approaches to learning and an expert in higher education pedagogy, particularly Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Team-Based Learning (TBL). Having joined LKCMedicine in 2012, Dr Rajalingam was instrumental in setting up the TBL approach used at this institution. His other responsibilities include educational development, consulting on curriculum development and e-learning, and scholarship in medical education. As an expert in higher education, he regularly conducts local and international workshops on how to effectively employ innovative teaching methods within various subject disciplines.
Current research interests include TBL, the science of learning science underpinning active-collaborative learning approaches, and the evolving roles of teachers in higher education.
 
  • Gamification of Research methodology course for Enhanced Efficacy (GREE)
Awards
Nanyang Award (Teamwork) (2016) - For implementing LKCMedicine's innovative learning approach
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
PFHEA – Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy