Youth Programme: Teaching and Learning




This course focuses on fostering teaching skills and knowledge about learning types. It aims to facilitate the development of teaching effectiveness in multi-disciplinary programs in order to foster active learning. It involves a mix of thematic discussions and short practice sessions. Participants will explore and reflect on themes such as constructivist pedagogy, active learning, e-learning, lesson plans, course and assessment design and use of educational technology. By the end of the programme, participants will have designed an original syllabus or a class plan for a course of their choice and will present it during the final week.


At the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Distinguish between different learning and teaching styles.
  • Understand the process of syllabus design, class plans and scaffolding techniques.
  • Design classroom and online activities ensuring active and experiential learning.


There is no pre-requisite for this course.


Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a teaching career.


20 hours of hybrid online programme, including asynchronous lessons, 5 hours of tutorial and a final project presentation.


  • Assignments
  • Group project
 Dr Caroline Brassard

Dr Caroline Brassard, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Yuan Yew School of Public Policy

Caroline Brassard was a full-time faculty for more than 15 years at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP), at the National University of Singapore since 2002, before becoming adjunct since 2015. Between 2017-2018, she designed and taught a 3-week teaching and learning workshop for the PhD students at the LKY SPP. Caroline received a professional accreditation in teaching and learning in higher education from the Institute of Education, University of London, in 2001. In 2008 and 2013 she was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew School’s Teaching Excellence Award. In 2010, she also received the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA). She has imparted teaching training at the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) at NUS and has written about teaching matters in various publications. Caroline was chair of the teaching excellence committee at the LKY SPP from 2010 to 2013 and assistant dean of academic affairs from 2012 to 2014. She currently teaches a core course for the Master in Public Policy on Qualitative Research Methods.


Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of completion can be found here: 

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
14 January to 12 February 2023
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.

17 January 2023