Thinley Dorji

Professional biography

Thinley Dorji (lecturer) is a teacher educator. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia (2008). He joined his teaching profession in July 2001 after completing his bachelor’s degree (primary) from the National Institute of Education, Samtse. Since then he was working as a teacher in one of the middle secondary schools in Mongar (Eastern Bhutan). He served as a school teacher for seven years (July 2001-July 2008) in the Ministry of Education (MoE). He has experience in teaching students both in primary and high school. He taught different subjects in the lower classes and geography and history in the higher classes. In August 2008, he was transferred to Paro College of Education, the Royal University of Bhutan as a lecturer. Since then he has been teaching pre-service undergraduate and postgraduate students, and also in-service school teachers in bachelor’s program (B.Ed. pry) and in Master’s (M.Ed.) program. Ever since he joined the college he took up the task of teaching different modules such as Curriculum Theory/Studies, Teaching Methods in the Upper Primary, Teaching Methods in Lower Primary, Teaching Strategy, Teaching Skills, Bhutanese Education System, and Education for Development. He trained and supervised student teachers in the teaching practice (field teaching) for many groups of students.  In the teaching arena, he was involved in updating and reviewing different modules in the bachelor’s program initiated by the college. Besides teaching task, he was also involved in other responsibilities such as committee member for different programs, club coordinator, class advisor, member sectary, etc. Currently, he is offering Curriculum Theory and Teaching Methods in the Upper Primary in the undergraduate and postgraduate students (both pre-service and in-service students).