Justyn Olby | Head of Department, Senior Teaching Fellow
Singapore Management University

Justyn Olby, Head of Department, Senior Teaching Fellow, Singapore Management University

Justyn is the Head of the Centre for English Communication at the Singapore Management University (SMU). He teaches two writing courses to undergraduate students and has published a book on teaching writing using problem-based learning. Prior to joining SMU Justyn had a long teaching career in local Polytechnics and the National University of Singapore where he worked in senior academic roles for the past 15 years. Before starting his teaching career Justyn was a journalist and photographer with local newspapers and magazines. His teaching experience covers critical thinking, problem solving, communications, teaching and learning and curriculum design. In 2008, while with the School of Technology for the Arts at Republic Polytechnic, Justyn won the Outstanding Facilitator of the Year Award. In 2011 he attained his Master of Education from the University of Western Australia. He has also had extensive experience in adult education running workshops and consultancies for corporate clients, including Microsoft, teachers from a secondary school in Sydney, Australia, to secondary and tertiary educators in Singapore, and the SAF. He is passionate about creating and teaching curriculum that will engage and interest participants in all learning environments so that learning can be a rewarding and enriching experience.

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