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This Issue Ask Dr TED P.1 What Have You Missed? P.5 Have You Completed? P.5 NASI Marathon? P.6 You Are Wanted… P.6 TED’s Diary P.7

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Question: Dr TED, what are the key ingredients for improving student motivation? Any tips for improvement?


otivation is probably the most important factor that educators can target in order to improve learning. Numerous cross-disciplinary theories have been postulated to explain motivation. While each of these theories has some truth, no single theory seems to adequately explain all human motivation. The fact is that human beings in general and students in particular are complex creatures with complex needs and desires. With regard to students, very little if any learning can occur unless students are motivated on a consistent basis. The five key ingredients impacting student motivation are: student, teacher, content, method/process, and environment. The focus of this article is to provide the educator with suggestions from each of the five key ingredient areas that can be used to motivate his or her students. What is the best way to motivate students? The short answer is that all of the strategies enumerated in this paper can be used‌ as often as possible. Educators could start just by choosing and trying three new possibilities for enriching student motivation. Or, more importantly, educators could watch themselves and their own behaviors to become self-aware of new understandings about motivation. ady what we alre finding out you at th g n "Learning is ti emonstra d is g at in o th D s . er know ding oth ing is remin l h al ac e ar Te . u it Yo w kno you. st as well as they know ju and teachers." -- Richard ers, Bach learners, do

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"Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three." --Confucius

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Have you read any interesting pedagogy ideas recently? Eager to share with us in our newsletter? WE love to hear from you! Please email to us at

Question: Dr TED, what are the key ingredients for improving student motivation? Any tips for improvement?

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September to October Source: Research in Higher Education Journal. Article on “Five key ingredients for improving student motivation� by Kaylene C. Williams (California State University, Stanislaus) and Caroline C. Williams (University of Wisconsin, Madison). manuscripts/11834.pdf

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What have you missed...?

September to October


....from September to October

 New Academic Staff Induction (NASI) Training



I discovered… •Transformational Teaching & Learning •Different perspective towards teaching and learning •Importance of autonomy in Teaching •How to motivate students in different ways •Prezi, using Google doc to create questionnaire & online assessment My learning points… •I can improve on the weaknesses of the profile that i currently possessed and enhance on the strength •by knowing the teaching profile can help to understand the students better too. •Found different views of managing classroom and students. •Sharing experience with other colleagues of effective classroom management.

S PECI A L MESSA G E: HAVE YOU COMPLETED? TED is issuing certificate of participation to those academic staff who have fully completed their New Staff Academic Induction (NASI) Training. To qualify for this certificate, you must: 1. complete all the modules under NASI programme. 2. have submitted a signed copy (Photocopied) of the New Academic Staff Induction Checklist (HR11-SF-23) to TED office.

What's Next...


will be offering a intensive new academic staff training sessions from 30 November to 8 December 2011.




Interested to find out more details or to register for any of our training sessions? You may refer to the HR Staff e-Development (seD) Website at


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ď‚™ NASI MA rathon ?


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Note: Encounter access issues or other technical problems into the SeD Website? Please refer to HR Department (for log-in matter) and/or ICT for assistance.

S PECI A L MESSA G E: YOU ARE WANTED... TED is looking for potential trainers for our new set training initiatives in 2012. Our terms... 1. experienced in writing pedagogy modules, 2. experienced in conducting training sessions, and 3. passionate in sharing and improve pedagogy modules.

Interested? Please make appointment with Dr Angelo at TED office via email at for more info.

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TED's diary September to October 2011

September to October


EVENT I: TED at Personal Development Portfolio



was invited to exhibit about the TED services during the PDP Day organised by the Learning & Academic Skills Centre (LASC) on 7 September 2011.This student centered event was aiming at creating awareness among students in Taylor's of the importance of PDP and the support services rendered by LASC.

Pictures, from left to top right: Students at TED booth; Mr Pradeep Nair, Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), giving his speechduring the opening ceremony; Mr Pradeep Nair, Angela Pok, Director of Student Experience & Dr Angelo Cruz Maduli, Head of TED at TED Booth.

"A very wise old teacher once said: "I consider a day's teaching wasted if we do not all have one hearty laugh." He meant that when people laugh together, they cease to be young and old, master and pupils, jailer and prisoners. They become a single group of human beings enjoying its existence." -- Gilbert Highet

EVENT II: TED Fist-ever Echo Seminar by TED TED e-Newsletter 2011


- e v e r E c h o Seminar was held on 22 September 2011 with its theme on "Social Networking as Learning Tool". Two speakers were invited to this seminar: Dr ObaiYounis Taha Elamin, lecturer from School of Engineering, & Dr Angelo Cruz Maduli, Head of TED.


September to October

Dr Obai shared his success story in using facebook in his classroom management to communicate with his students, while Dr Angelo talked about rumination on the positive attributes of social networking and its potential contribution in shaping a new paradigm of learning.Echo Seminar aims to share papers, talks, researches or speeches presented in the international gathering or proven practices in innovative learning delivery.

Please register here:

e-Registration Form

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TED's diary September to October 2011

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EVENT III: TED Appreciation Luncheon for TED Trainers 2011


appreciation luncheon was held on 13 October 2011 at Truffles, Lakeside Campus, to thank all the trainers who have been supporting TED training throughout 2011. These trainers are: • Prof Richard Watkins, Vice-Chancellor


• Dr Angelo Cruz Maduli, Head of TED • Dr Ann Tan, Senior Lecturer, Division of Hospitality • Adrian Yao, Senior Lecturer, Division of Hospitality • Dr Christian Kahl, former TED Academic Development Adviser/ Lecturer, Division of Hospitality • Ratneswary Rasiah, Senior Lecturer, Division of Business & Law • Irene Ong Pooi Fong, Senior Lecturer, Division of Business & Law • Associate Prof Dr Vikneswaran Nair, Director, Centre for Research and Development • Isabel Yee Pinn Tsin, Lecturer, South Australian Matriculation Programme, TCSJ • Andrew Lee Hock Cheong, Senior Lecturer, Division of Business & Law


Phone: 603 5629 5301/5302 Email:



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Layout Design, Photos & Data Collection by Angie Lim/ Edited by Dr Angelo Cruz Maduli

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ducation either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.�

- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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