15 Mar '11, 3pm

Less teaching more learning at NTU: PHOTO: NTU FEWER classes, more overseas exchange trips and a greater emphasi...

Less teaching more learning at NTU: PHOTO: NTU FEWER classes, more overseas exchange trips and a greater emphasi...

The will be changes in store for this August's new intake at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). -- PHOTO: NTU FEWER classes, more overseas exchange trips and a greater emphasis on broad-based learning. These are just some of the changes in store for this August's new intake at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Its leaders hope the revamped programmes will help undergraduates develop into rounded personalities with a social conscience, a love for learning and great leadership skills. The changes were based on recommendations made by a high-level committee convened by the university in 2007. NTU's undergraduate curriculum will be reduced by up to 14 per cent, or by three to four core discipline modules. This will give students more time for group-based learning and self-reflection. Students will also take at least two more elective modules from a larger se...

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