Mainstream Programme: EmeraLd Level (Basic Course for Teaching and Learning)


(also known as Training Programme for New Lecturers-TPNL)


About the training:

The TPNL is designed to equip academicians with basic skills vital to teaching in higher education generally, and in UM specifically.  Participants will be exposed to basic aspects of teaching, including basic philosophy and pedagogy, scholarship of teaching and learning, as well UM-specific aspects of teaching in higher education, including an introductory workshop to UM's e-learning platform (SPeCTRUM).  


The TPNL programme is offered three (3) times a year. Dates for 2017 TPNL are listed as below. 

a)    Series 1/2017: 9 -13 January 2017 (5 days) - CLOSED

b)    Series 2/2017: 3 - 7 April 2017 (5 days) – CLOSED

c)    Series 3/2017: 21 - 25 August 2017 (5 days) – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION


Learning Mode:

The TPNL programme is a 30-hour course spread across five working days.  The training programme involves lectures, discussions, as well as group and individual activities. Participants will explore and examine design principles and issues relevant to the construction of an effective learning experience. Modules will also engage participants in an interactive learning environment, while at the same time developing soft skills competencies.


Based on material covered in face-to-face workshops and lectures, TPNL participants will also be involved in independent work to develop their individual academic portfolios (i.e. for use during promotion applications).  



Details of the modules are as follows:

1.     Teaching in Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives in Education and Creating Your Personal Philosophy

2.     Know Your Learners/Learners Diversity

3.     Reflective Practice

4.     Planning Effective Curriculum and Instruction

5.     Pedagogy and Instructional Strategies for Higher Education Outcomes

6.     Technology- embedded Teaching and Learning

7.     Assessment Approach; Strategy and Method

8.     Student Assessment; iCGPA

9.     Feedback on Teaching and Learning

10.   Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)




Interested participant, please e-mail your details (NAME, DEPARTMENT, FACULTY, H/P NO.) to

For further queries, please contact Mrs. Azura/Miss Ferlynda at 03 2246 3351/3358



Warm regards,

Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre (ADeC)
Level 14, Wisma R & D
University of Malaya
Jalan Pantai Baru
59990 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2246 3349
Fax : +603-2246 3352


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