The Educational Development Centre is a Centre within the Planning and Development Directorate that is dedicated to the support of teaching excellence at Royal Commission Colleges and Institute.
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive range of faculty development programs and pedagogical teaching tools and resources to teaching staff in order to ensure an exceptional learning experience for students in the classroom and beyond.
The center delivers its high quality programs alongside with its strategic partners – Polytechnic Institute New Zealand (PINZ) and German Malaysian Institute (GMI).
PINZ and its training providers from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) & Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) conduct series of active learning workshops such as ‘Teaching Learning Methods, Assessment Drives Learning and Design for Effective Learning’. Besides, the WINTEC conducted ‘Leadership and Management Program’ a specially tailored program for Heads of Departments and future leaders to address strategies and challenges for RCYCI leaders.
The GMI provide training programs related to ‘Problem based learning; Project based learning and Final Year Project Management.’ The programs suit to the rising needs of 21st century students that expose to the faculty members to instructional methods in which students learn through facilitated problem solving and managing projects assigned to students.
In addition, the EDC offers Just-in-time workshops and seminars relevant to teaching and learning conducted by local and international experts. EDC intends to invite teaching & learning experts from inland and abroad to share their experiences with a view to benefitting the teaching community at large.
EDC proactively identify and drive initiatives that will ensure an optimal teaching and learning experience. We are currently developing a system for Individual Development Plan (IDP) within RCYCI to become more effective and productive.