About Me

JSK white BG3My CV (German Version) Joana Stella Kompa 2017

In a Nutshell: I am an educational consultant, social psychologist and design educator. I have currently returned from Asia to Germany in April 2017. Born in Germany in 1963, I have been working for the past 20 years in Singapore, China and Thailand in Higher Education. My academic and organisational expertise encompasses Problem-based Learning (PBL) and extends to Curriculum Design, Academic Quality Control, Multi-level Assessment, Digital Pedagogy, E-Tutoring, Student Counseling and Staff Professional Development. My goal is to empower learners of all ages and to prepare them for lifelong learning.


Career Milestones

2005-2017: Program Director for Digital Media Design & Visual Communication Design Departments, Raffles International College Bangkok/ Thailand

2004-2005: Senior Lecturer of Visual Communication Design, Dong Hua University (DHU), Shanghai/ China

1996-2004: Lecturer for Interactive Media Design & Course Coordinator, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

2000-2004: Associate Consultant for PBL (Problem-Based Learning) to Temasek Design School

2002: Consultant to the MOE (Ministry of Education) of Singapore for Curriculum Design. Development of the A and O-level music syllabus on a national level for 2006-2012

Educational Profile

  • M.Sc. Applied Psychology, University of Liverpool, 2016
  • Professional Certification as Online Tutor, University of Oxford, 2014
  • Accreditation as Teacher in Higher Education by SEDA (UK), 2000
  • Accreditation as Teacher in Higher Education by Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore), 2000
  • PBL Tutor Training by Prof. Howard Barrows in Problem-Based Learning (PBL), 2000
  • Staff Quality & Productivity Award, Temasek Polytechnic, 2000

Research Interests: Lifelong Learning, Social Motivation, Online Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Governance & Academic Quality Control, Creative Processes, Political Philosophy and Sociology


Special thanks to Siriwan Paensuwan for translations into Thai

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