University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
     
  
 

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Salomy Sumithra Krishna

University Teaching Fellow, Exam Officer (FAE), Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Salomy Sumithra Krishna functions as the Exam Officer on the Foundation in Arts and Education Programme at the Centre for English Language and Foundation Education. She also teaches Introduction to Philosophy through Popular Culture, Academic Writing, and Oral Communication. Before joining the Centre for English Language Education at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, she taught at INTI International University. Salomy holds a B.Ed. TESL (Hons) degree from the University of Chichester in the UK, and a Master in Linguistics from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Teaching Summary

Currently, she teaches the following modules on the Arts Foundation Programme, and acts as Convenor for the modules in bold:

F50C01 Writing for Academic Purposes (Compulsory)

F50C03 Speaking for Academic Purposes (Compulsory)

F50C04 Written Communication and Study Skills (Compulsory)

F50C05 Oral Communication and Study Skills (Compulsory)

F50C14 Learning English for Academic Purposes (Compulsory)

F50C17 Introduction to Philosophy through Popular Culture (Optional)

Past Research

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.

Conference Presentations:

Krishna, S. S. and Wong, Y. H. ((2014, August). Teaching Critical Thinking Through Film. Workshop presented at the 12th International Asia TEFL & 23rd MELTA International Conferences, Kuching, Sarawak

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, Sarawak

Wong Y. H. et.al (2014, August). Critical Thinking in Higher Education-Perspectives from Four Educators. Forum presented at the 12th International Asia TEFL & 23rd MELTA International Conferences, Kuching, Sarawak (Co-presenter)

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.

Current Research Interests:

Salomy's current research interests lie in the areas of Critical Thinking and Text and Discourse Analysis

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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