At Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), we don't just teach you facts and figures. We expose you to self-directed and lifelong learning, empowering you to continue your education far beyond graduation.
In your future career, your employer will frequently expect you to figure things out for yourself. As your job scope grows or changes, you will be expected to proactively learn new skills and acquire new knowledge, often without well-defined guidelines or instructions. Traditional teaching methods fall short in this respect, as they encourage students to be passive recipients of information.
SUSS is unique in its pedagogical approach. Leveraging our expertise in e-learning and our e-infrastructure, our teaching methods encourage and allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required for the "habit" of self-directed learning. We achieve this through our unique pedagogy of "PAR":
In SUSS, you will be required to study course materials before coming to class. You will be provided with study guides, video lectures and online learning materials, and must complete pre-course or pre-class assessments to demonstrate your understanding of the basics. This means that time in classes can be dedicated to application and discussions to enable you to consolidate your understanding.
Our face-to-face classes are conducted in a seminar format, ensuring that students are actively involved in the learning process. In-class activities include case studies, debates, hands-on work practices and exercises, discussions and presentations. These seminars link knowledge and theory to real-world applications, affording you the opportunity to develop essential creative, analytic and problem-solving skills.
Using e-portfolios and online group discussions, our courses encourage students to reflect on what they have learnt. This will give them a platform to learn collaboratively with others, co-create information, and acquire formative habits that enable self-directed, lifelong learning.