Curtin University Malaysia is pleased to announce that the Learning and Teaching Forum will be held on Friday, 17th November 2023 at Curtin University Malaysia. The forum will be presented face-to-face. The theme of the forum for this year, Transforming Education: Embracing Experiential Learning, is driven by the faculty’s commitment to delivering transformational student-focused education through hands-on, collaborative and reflective learning experience.
Targeting at the Curtin staff, school teachers, students, alumni and the relevant community, the forum aims to bring all educators together to share the learning and teaching methods, practices as well as action research. If interested, please register here.
– Abstract submission deadline: 9 Oct 2023
– Author notification: 16 Oct 2023
– Presentation slides submission deadline: 6 Nov 2023
– Registration closes: 30 Oct 2023
Dr Billy Sung is an award-winning Professor at the School of Management and Marketing, Curtin University. He received his PhD in Psychology and Consumer Neuroscience from the University of Queensland in 2016. Billy specialises in digital innovation, digital marketing and consumer psychology. He is passionate about student-centred, experiential, and authentic learning as well as educational technology. He led a team to develop the first consumer neuroscience course in Australia and the first digital marketing course on edX, the prestigious massive open online course platform created by Harvard and MIT. Notably, his teaching as well as research engagement and impact has been recognised by national and international awards including the Australian Awards for University Teaching, Australian Young Tall Poppy Award, and ANZMAC Emerging Educator of the Year. He is also the Founding Director of the Consumer Research Lab at Curtin University, which specialises in the use of biometric measures such as eye tracking, facial expression, and brainwave analyses to conduct consumer research. To date, his research output includes more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles with more than 1.5k citations and an h-index of 26. He is also an adjunct research fellow at the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, an executive member for Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC), and the associate editor for the International Journal of Market Research.
Lai Zhenyue is an advocate for active learning. She started her teaching career as a secondary school teacher in Singapore. After moving to Malaysia, Lai joined Curtin University as a lecturer and received numerous university- and faculty-level teaching excellence awards for her work in innovative teaching and learning. During her tenure, she has coached staff through workshops and mentoring. Lai was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy for her key contributions to high quality student learning and impact on influencing staff in teaching and supporting learning. Her broad-ranging experience positions her perfectly to share educational insights and perspectives. The title of her keynote speech is: Make an Impact with Experiential Learning.