Workshop by Dr. Maylyn Tan
Dr. Maylyn Tan
Head of Academic Development, SIMGE
Dr Maylyn Tan is the Head of Academic Development at Singapore Institute of Management Global Education. As a key member in shaping the teaching and learning approaches, Maylyn led the implementation of the interconnected model of professional growth in her role in adjunct faculty talent resourcing, on-boarding, performance support, and learning development.
Maylyn cares deeply about connecting learning to the real world. With her experience in faculty development and instructional design, she endeavors to create learning experiences that are meaningful, interactive, and practical. She hosts regular scholarly exchanges and professional learning events with the academic community to champion evidence-informed teaching practices. For her work in establishing a mentoring-based faculty induction program, Maylyn received the International Teaching Research Award grant from the Centre for Distance of Education, University of London. She was also awarded the JHU EdD merit scholarship for her study on virtual community of practice with the SIM Stellar mobile app.
Maylyn received her B. Applied Science degree in Materials Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. Her passion for education has led her to pursue advanced degrees with Melbourne University and Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
Getting the Right Blend for Self-Directed Learning
24 June 2021
08:30 am to 11.30 am SGT
Although evidence has suggested the pedagogical benefits of blended learning since early 2000, this instructional feature only recently became mainstream in the school context because of the pandemic-induced safe management measures.
Is blended learning simply about mixing face to face teaching with online learning? What instructional decisions should teachers make to unlock the full value of blended learning for students? In this virtual workshop, you will be introduced to emerging practices of purposeful blended learning to help students practice self-directed learning, while bringing their best selves in collaborative as well as teacher-led environments.