Teaching and Learning
At AMU, we believe that when students are engaged, they learn. In support of this belief, we uphold the Kaizen principle on continuous improvement in our teaching and learning approaches to maximise the quality of student engagement. This is where our regularly scheduled classroom audits and course as well as lecturer evaluations serve as important feedback mechanisms. Fundamentally, we believe in a student-centric teaching and learning model. We recognise that our students have diverse learning styles and strive to develop the most effective teaching methodology that will optimise their learning process. To ensure an alignment between curriculum requirement and actual delivery, we also introduced a database system to manage students’ clinical posting, which is a critical component of our health science programmes.
Assessments form an integral facet of our teaching methodology. Our assessment of students’ learning hinges on the alignment, from the assessed curriculum to the approved curriculum and taught curriculum. Examination papers and answer scripts are subjected to internal panels of subject matter experts as well as external reviews among appointed moderators from other local and international institutions of higher learning. Meanwhile, the AMU Senate and its committees such as the University Academic Committee (UAC) and University Examination Board (UEB) serve as the highest authority to monitor, evaluate and make recommendations on students’ assessments and establish their reliability, validity, accuracy and fairness.