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13 July 2024 | Teaching And Learning Symposium

College Readiness - Teaching and Learning Symposium

MCKL’s 2nd teaching and learning symposium in KL campus will focus on college readiness, which encompasses the skills, behaviors, and knowledge high school students should possess before entering college. Counsellors and teachers play crucial roles in ensuring students are prepared for academic success in college.

According to Conley, college readiness comprises four “keys”: Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Key Learning Skills and Techniques, and Key Transition Knowledge and Skills (Conley, D. T., Aspengren, K., Stout, O., & Veach, D., 2006).

While a college degree can lead to a successful career, the postsecondary environment differs significantly from high school, requiring students to be prepared with more than just traditional academic skills. Soft skills, such as interpersonal abilities, are essential for a great college experience and should be developed through ongoing teaching and learning processes supported by educators.

For more information

Email: Mr Kenneth Lai at

Call: +603-2274 1851        Ext: 174 

Symposium Details

8.00 AM

Saturday, 13 July 2024

MCKL College, KL Campus

Free Entry

Symposium Agenda

Time Details
08.00 AM - 08.30 AM
08.30 AM - 08.45 AM
Welcoming Speech by Mr. Francis, Registrar of MCKL
09.00 AM - 09.30 AM

Keynote Address Session: "The Learning Imperative: Essential for Achieving Success" by Ms Sarasvati Rajindra

09.30 AM - 10.30 AM

Workshop 1: Studying and Enjoying Nature = Fun! by Mr Ng Di Lin & Mr. Tham Weng Siong (Justin)

10.30 AM - 10.45 AM
Coffee Break (Café B)
10.45 AM - 11.45 AM

Workshop 2: Science in Action! by Mr. Benjamin Chan Chee Lup

11.45 AM - 12.45 PM

Workshop 3: Beyond the Lid: Unveiling Secrets in the Mystery Box by Ms. Carmen & Ms. Fiona

12.45 PM - 1.15 PM
Closing Speech and Certificate of Participation Presentation by Mr. Jeremy Achariam

Group Photo
13.15 PM - 14.00 PM
Lunch (Cafe B)
14.00 PM
The End

Speaker's Profile

Jeremy Achariam

Head of Department
AUSMAT (Western Australian Certificate of Education)

Ng Di Lin

Programme Leader
American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)

Benjamin Chan

Assistant Head
Cambridge A Level

Carmen Lee

Programme Coordinator
Whole Person Education

Sarasvati Rajindra

Senior Lecturer
AUSMAT (Western Australian Certificate of Education)

Justin Tham

Senior Lecturer
American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)

Fiona Linda

Character Formation and Service Learning & Cambridge A Level