Salomy Sumithra Krishna functions as the Wellbeing Liaison Officer at the Centre for English Language and Foundation Education. She has taught in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia for 23 years, gaining experience in various teaching and administrative roles. Salomy holds a Master in Linguistics from the University of Malaya, Malaysia, and a B.Ed. TESL (Hons) degree from the University of Chichester in the UK. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).
Salomy teaches a range of foundation as well as in-sessional modules, namely Basic Concepts of Politics and Philosophy, Foundations in Language and Literature, Grammar in Writing, and Academic… read more
Salomy's research interests lie in the areas of Critical Thinking, Text and Discourse Analysis, Academic Writing Skills and Classroom Research.
Sharon Romeo, Salomy Sumithra Krishna, Sheila Ilangovan and Thamilvaani Arvaree Alvar (2021). Peer Assisted Learning Program (PAL): A student-centric engagement tool for Foundation student. Psychology And Education, 58(5), ISSN 1553-6939. http://psychologyandeducation.net/pae/index.php/pae/issue/view/16
Davies, J., Krishna, S., Romeo, S., Sim, M., Yee, M. (2023, April). Developing Self-Regulated Learning Strategies Among Foundation Students at University of Nottingham Malaysia. Teaching and Learning Conference 2023, Nottingham, UK.
Lam, D. and Krishna, S. (2021, Jan). Challenges and Opportunities for a Writing Centre in a Foundation Progamme. Presented at the HKCPD Hub Virtual International Conference.
Krishna, S. S. and Wong, Y. H. ((2014, August). Teaching Critical Thinking Through Film. Presented at the 12th International Asia TEFL & 23rd MELTA International Conferences, Kuching, Malaysia
Wong Y. H., Krishna S. S. and Groves, M. (2014, August). Does the explicit teaching of critical thinking in an EAP classroom affect students' critical thinking ability as reflected in their argumentative essays? Paper presented at the 12th International Asia TEFL & 23rd MELTA International Conferences, Kuching, Malaysia
Wong Y. H. Krishna, S. et.al. (2014, August). Critical Thinking in Higher Education-Perspectives from Four Educators. Presented at the 12th International Asia TEFL & 23rd MELTA International Conferences, Kuching, Malaysia
Wong Y. H. and Krishna S. S. (2013, November). Teaching Critical Thinking of Secondary School Students. Workshop presented at the International Conference on English Language Teaching, Malacca, Malaysia.
Krishna S. S. (2010, June). Creative Communication Workshop. Workshop presented at the International Conference on English Language Teaching, Malacca, Malaysia.
For her Master in Linguistics dissertation, Salomy examined how readers of different faiths interpreted a religious text specific to one faith. Her study suggests that unless readers share the writer's schemata, their interpretations of the text will either be limited or distorted unless sufficient context is provided to the reader beforehand.