Teaching Assistants' Programme (TAP)

Learner-centred tutorials: Engaging students in collaborative learning and developing a growth mindset

As part of the University's commitment to excellence in teaching, CDTL conducts a formal training programme for Teaching Assistants (TAs). The Teaching Assistants' Programme (TAP) aims to enhance TAs' knowledge and skills in facilitating collaborative learning in the classrooms. In particular, these hands-on sessions focus on planning and designing peer-to-peer learning that engages students to participate actively during labs/tutorials to improve their learning. We also aim to develop in our participants a growth mindset that builds on incremental theories of one’s intelligence.

Intended learning outcomes:
By the end of this programme, participants should be able to:

  1. Articulate the role and responsibilities of TAs
  2. Plan and enact a collaborative learning tutorial lesson to engage students in active and deep learning
  3. Develop a mindset that is open to learning opportunities and growth


The following are the dates for 2017:
20 - 21 Feb 2017
17 - 18 Apr 2017
31 Jul -1 Aug 2017
10 - 11 Aug 2017
11 - 12 Dec 2017


For further information about TA Programme, please contact:

Ms Aini Jaafar
TA Programme Co-ordinator