Dr. Gurcharan Singh A/L Bishen Singh

CESS Academic Staff Personal Information

Full Name: GURCHARAN SINGH BISHEN SINGH
Teaching Philosophy: LIFELONG LEARNING
Academic Qualifications: EdD (Educational Leadership) Uni. of Birmingham UK; MSc (Management) UUM; B.A.(Hons.) UM
Current Position: MEd Programme Director / Senior Lecturer
OUM Email Address: gurcharan_singh@oum.edu.my
Office Phone number: 03-55205512
Specialisation (Topics of Research Interest):  Educational Leadership and Management
Research (as Leader or group members; include who the grant is from, value & role):  
Designing Strategies for Meaningful Dialogues in Online Forums: A Case Study on Introduction to Communication Course ( Leader – OUM CRI Grant)
Publications (10 most recent publications – journals, books, chapter in books, proceedings): 
1. NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS (NPQEL): NURTURING THE FUTURE LEADERS. Proceedings of the 4th Regional Conference on Educational Leadership and Management, Institut Aminuddin Baki, Ministry of Education Malaysia. 2015.
2. LEADERSHIP ROLE OF A DEPUTY HEADMASTER OF A PRIMARY SCHOOL IN ENGLAND: A case study in Jurnal Pengurusan dan Kepimpinan Pendidikan, Vol. 27:1, June 2014
3. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS): PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS AN INNOVATIVE INITIATIVE IN A CASE-STUDY PRIVATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING IN MALAYSIA. Proceedings of the 3rd Regional Conference on Educational Leadership and Management, Institut Aminuddin Baki, Ministry of Education Malaysia. 2014.
4. AN EVALUATION OF A SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE: A case-study Of A Primary School In England in Jurnal Pengurusan dan Kepimpinan Pendidikan, Vol. 23:1, June 2012.
5. INCUMBENCY PHASE IN HEADSHIP: A Study of Four Headteachers in West Midlands, England in Jurnal Pengurusan dan Kepimpinan Pendidikan, Vol.21: 1, June 2011.
6. Book – (2006) KECELAKAAN ORGANISASI: Satu Refleksi Kritikal Tentang Kepimpinan dan Pengurusan. Selangor: Thinker’s Library.
7. Book – (2003) MENERAJUI DIRI KE ARAH KECEMERLANGAN : Hubungan dengan Orang Lain dan Organisasi. Selangor: Thinker’s Library.
8. Book – (2003) MENERAJUI DIRI KE ARAH KECEMERLANGAN : Perspektif Diri . Selangor: Thinker’s Library Journal Paper Under Consideration: Informal Leadership Learning on the Journey to Headship: A Case Study of the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) Participants in Malaysia Article Reviewed and awaiting publication in Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (indexed in Scopus)
Conference/Seminars Attended:  
1. The 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF8) – Kuala Lumpur, 28 – 30 Nov. 2016
2. 4th Regional Conference on Educational Leadership and Management, 17-19 November 2015, Institut Aminuddin Baki, Genting Highlands.
3. School Leadership for the 21st Century Conference – Genting Highlands, IAB-British Council, 25-28 May 2015
4. 3rd Regional Conference on Educational Leadership and Management, 18-21 November 2013, Institut Aminuddin Baki, Genting Highlands.
5. 2nd Regional Conference on Educational Leadership and Management, 5-7 July 2011, Institut Aminuddin Baki Northern Campus, Jitra, Kedah.
Course Leader (List of Courses): 
1. Educational Leadership HMEF5023 (MEd)
2. Educational Change and Innovation HPEM7023 (EdD)
3. Educational Administration HMEE5013 (MEd)
4. School Effectiveness & School-Based Management HMEE5033 (MEd)
5. Models and Strategies of Teaching HMEF5123 (MEd)
6. Seminar Paper in Educational Management HMEE5043 (MEd)
7. Seminar Paper in School Leadership HMEL5043 (MEd)
8. School Leadership Improvement Project HMER6026 (MEd)
Graduate Supervision (from 2010): 
1. Student: Sanjeetha Sidhu Title: The Relationship Between Authentic Leadership Style and Employee Mood, Motivation and Creativity in Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia Programme: Doctor of Education Year/Status: 2017 – in progress
2. Student: Kothai Malar Nadaraja Title: Instructional Leadership and Student Achievement in Malaysian Secondary Schools Programme: Doctor of Education Year/Status: 2016 – in progress
3. Student: Andy Fred @ Andy Frederick Title: Teachers’ Perception of Instructional Leadership Practices of Headmasters in Under-enrolled Rural Primary Schools of Sarawak Programme: Doctor of Education Year/Status: 2016 – in progress
4. Student: Farah Naaz Title: Professional Development of Lectures and Its Impact on Classroom Practices: A Case study of Private Universities in Kuala Lumpur Programme: Doctor of Education Year/Status: 2017 – in progress
5. Student: Asruddin Abas Title: The Impact of Instructional Leadership on School Effectiveness and School Academic Achievement: A Case Study of Secondary Schools in Pahang Programme: Doctor of Education Year/Status: 2017 – in progress