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

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Ich bin durch Zufall über diesen Blog gestolpert. Respekt! Das hier ist eine Goldgrube! Sehr gut und fundiert geschrieben. Ich werde öfter mal vorbei schauen. Ganz sicher! Ein erfolgreiches Jahr 2018. VG

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