SUSS Director selected to deliver the 2021 Marina Ewald & Kurt Hahn Address

The Address is presented annually by an exceptional experiential educator, selected by The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Board.

Dr Yap Meen Sheng, Director, Centre for Experiential Learning, SUSS

Singapore, October 25, 2021 — Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Director for Centre for Experiential Learning(CEL), Dr Yap Meen Sheng, has been selected to deliver the 2021 Marina Ewald & Kurt Hahn Address. The Address will be presented live at the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) 49th International Conference on Saturday, November 14, 2021.

“Being selected to deliver the 2021 Marina Ewald & Kurt Hahn Address is truly an honour and privilege. I am deeply humbled to be amongst the ranks of the eminent honourees before me. I am grateful to be awarded this exceptional opportunity to represent my team at the Centre for Experiential Learning (CEL) in sharing our collective journey and experiences with an esteemed international community,” said Dr Yap.

According to AEE, the person chosen to deliver the address “is also an individual who has contributed to the development and advancement of experiential education over a significant length of time, has demonstrated the tenacity and conviction that was exemplified by Ewald & Hahn (Outward Bound founder), and is, most often, a leader in experiential education who has demonstrated both individual and global accomplishments that reflect upon the successes of the field and AEE.”

About Dr Yap Meen Sheng

In his current role as Director, Centre for Experiential Learning (CEL), Dr Yap oversees the Office of Student Life, Office of Service-Learning & Community Engagement, Career Development Office, and the Office of Global Programmes. His work involves building partnerships with the industries and the community; designing competency-based and experiential programmes that help better prepare students entering the work space and in nurturing their professional and personal efficacy.

His research interests include character and citizenship development, experiential learning, arts education, and international education. His research papers were published in Oxford Studies in Comparative Education and The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

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About the Singapore University of Social Sciences

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is a university with a rich heritage in inspiring lifelong education, and transforming society through social sciences. We develop work-ready graduates and work-adaptive alumni to their fullest potential through our 3H’s education philosophy – ‘Head’ for professional competency with applied knowledge, ‘Heart’ for social awareness to meet the needs of the society, and ‘Habit’ for passion towards lifelong learning. 

We offer over 80 undergraduate and graduate programmes, available in full- and part-time study modes, which are flexible, modular and inter-disciplinary, catering to both fresh school leavers and adult learners. SUSS also offers a broad range of continuing education and training modular courses for the professional skills upgrading of Singapore’s workforce. 

Our programmes and courses are made available through our five schools:

  • S R Nathan School of Human Development
  • School of Business
  • School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Science and Technology

To date, over 38,000 graduates have experienced our unique brand of education, and each year, about 15,000 students are pursuing their full- and part-time studies with us.

The Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), as part of SUSS, leads in the field of research on adult learning to build capabilities of the training and adult education sector in Singapore and beyond.

For more information on SUSS, please visit www.suss.edu.sg 

Published: 24 Nov 2021

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