Jonathan Sim is an Instructor with the Department of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. He is passionate about teaching and he continues to research fun and innovative ways of engaging students to learn effectively. He has been teaching general education modules to a diverse range of undergraduate students and adult learners at the University. He is the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (FTEA) for AY2019/2020.
He is the Module Coordinator and Lecturer for GET1050 "Computational Reasoning," a compulsory module to 800 Arts & Social Science undergraduate students each semester. The course equips students with the technical skills of data analysis and coding, as well as the philosophical critical thinking skills to assess the ethical/social/political implications of these computational methods.
He is also the Lead Facilitator for the Computational Reasoning Segment of the Professional Certificate in Human and Automated Managerial Skills, a compulsory executive education course under the "NUS SGUnited Skills Programme," designed to equip unemployed learners with the essential philosophical thinking skills to critically carry out data analysis, computational thinking, so as to effectively and efficiently lead and manage both people and resources in solving complex real-world problems.
Jonathan has a special interest in crossing beyond disciplinary boundaries in the search for fascinating new insights to age-old problems. For his knowledge of philosophy across a spectrum of issues, he has been invited to discuss philosophical issues about technology and society in panel discussions for the Financial Times, Channel NewsAsia, and the Institute of Asian Consumer Insight. He recently edited a book on the Grand Challenges for Science in the 21st Century, (New Jersey: World Scientific, 2018) featuring insights from some of the Nobel Laureates and top scientists around the world.
Past Courses Taught:
EDITORIAL WORK ON BOOKS
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS
Academic Talks and Conference Presentations
Public Speaking Engagements