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6 May 2023 | Teaching And Learning Symposium

College Readiness For Academic Success

College readiness is the set of skills, behaviours, and knowledge a high school student should have before enrolment in their first year of college. Counsellors and teacher play a key role in making sure this happens and can help students find academic success in college. 

A college degree opens doors to the kind of successful, fulfilling career that all students aspire toward. But the postsecondary environment is a completely different ballgame than the typically highly supported, scaffolded, and familiar environment of high school. For students to be successful, they need to come in prepared with more than a solid foundation in the traditional reading, writing, and arithmetic. 

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Symposium Details

8.00 a.m.

Saturday, 6 May 2023

MCKL College, KL Campus

Free Entry

Symposium Agenda

8.00 a.m. – 8.30 a.m.


8.45 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.

Welcoming Speech By Dr. Chua Ping Yong, CEO

9.00 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.

Keynote Address Session (Teachers & Students) – MCKL Graduate Competency By Dr. Gerard Boey

10.15 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

Coffee Break

10.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Workshop 1 (Teachers) – College Academic Expectations 

Workshop 1 (Students) – Active Listening In The Classroom 

12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Campus Tour

12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.


1.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Workshop 2 (Teachers) – Integrating Math And Science In The Classroom 

Workshop 2 (Students) – Math And Science Integration Activities

3.00 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.

Tea Break

3.15 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Workshop 3 (Teachers And Students) – Supporting Mental Health And Emotional Well-Being At College 

4.00 p.m. – End

Closing Speech And Certificate Of Participation Presentation By Dr. Gerard Boey

Speaker's Profile

Dr Gerard Boey

MCKL College (Penang, Pykett Campus) cum Academic Dean

Dr Vivien Ting

Head of Academic

Chan Chee Lupp

Senior Lecturer

Sarasvati A/P Rajindra

Senior Lecturer

Joann Toh

Head of Counselling

Norsakinah Binti Yusoff

Biology Lecturer

Justin Tham Wei Siong

Senior Lecturer

Dr Lim Chien Sheng

Programme Leader / Lecturer

Kan Kar Ee (Denis)

Senior Lecturer