SUSS SoTL Symposium 2022


The theme for the inaugural SUSS SoTL Symposium 2022, “Learning for Life: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Credentialing” captures key value propositions in SUSS’s commitment toward continuous learning and social good.  

With better medical technologies, our life expectancy is predicted to be 100 years old. That means people will have five to seven stages in their lives defined by multiple career/interest changes, rather than the currently conceived three stages of school, work and retirement. A university degree obtained at the start of one’s career can at best provide for in the initial years before further upskilling is needed. Against such a backdrop, the question begs: How can universities prepare their learners to be resilient, adaptable, and employable in this VUCA world so as to make a difference for themselves and in the world?  

Achieving the ambition of a curriculum aimed at “learning for life” cannot be the endeavour of a sole institution. Reinventing the current models of curriculum, methods of instruction and means of credentialing require conversations with employers and industries on theory-practice nexus, balance between disciplinary knowledge and generalisable competencies, and synergies between workplace and institutional learning. In this symposium, we bring together renowned scholars and leading industry players to join us in the conversation of “Learning for Life” as we partake in this transformational evolution of learning in the higher education landscape.  

Day 1 - 29 November 2022

 Time Programme 
8.15 amRegistration
 9.00 amWelcome Address 

Professor Cheong Hee Kiat

President, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore 

 9.05 amSpeech by Guest of Honour

Mr Chan Chun Sing

Minister for Education, Singapore

 9.20 am

Speech by Professor Robbie Goh
Professor Robbie Goh

Provost, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

 9.30 am

Keynote Address

Professor Christopher Dede

Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA

 10.30 am Tea
 11.30 amPanel Discussion 
Learning for Life and the New SUSS Curriculum


Professor Robbie Goh

Provost, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore


Professor Andrew Brown

IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, United Kingdom


Dr Gog Soon Joo

Chief Skills Officer, SkillsFuture, Singapore


Mr Oh Bee Lock

Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Logistics Association, Singapore 


Moderated by Professor Tan Tai Yong
President Designate, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

 12.30 pmNetworking Lunch
 1.30 pm

Paper Presentations

Innovating Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Diverse Learners and Personalised Learning              Professor David Boud, Deakin University, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


The Role of Emerging Technology for Adult Learning and Education: Possibilities and Challenges

Professor So Hyo Jeong, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Designing for Impactful Adult Lifelong Learning with Technology Innovation from a Learning Perspective

A/P Tan Seng Chee, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 3.45 pm Tea & End of Symposium
 4.15 pm

Closed Door Dialogue

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