Effective Knowledge Transder
May Lyn, Tan
Head of Academic Development
Singapore Institute of Management
While knowledge transfer can be challenging, it also can be extremely rewarding for both expert and learners when done successfully. In this episode, we invited MayLyn Tan, the Head of Academic Development for the Singapore Institute Management to share her views and experiences in supporting industry experts in effective transfer of expertise.
Podcast Episode Highlights
The Concept of Good Teaching
The challenges faced in transferring expertise
Assessing the effectiveness of the expert’s teaching techniques
- Understand the student readiness by having a good rapport
- Observe other peers who are teaching similar subjects and provide reciprocal feedback
- Be open to experimentation
- Document the outcome of each experimentation and compare with student feedback
How does SIM support the faculty members
- Hold workshops on different teaching methodologies
- Provide faculty members a safe space to experiment different teaching methodologies
- Have the lecturers share success stories with each other and identify what works best
- Introducing on-demand and mobile learning components and in bite-size courses
Experts need to adopt a certain mindset and attitude to ensure effective transfer of expertise. Here are some tips:
- Look at the long-term goals, whether what they are doing has an impact on the students/learners
- Recall when they were a beginner themselves, how they struggled, and reach their expert stage. Ask yourself, in what ways can they short cut this process for their learners?
- Share about how they learn this new skills with their learners
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