Ms Rachna Johri

Deputy Director/Academic Support & Quality, School of Design, Temasek Polytechnic

Rachna joined Temasek Polytechnic School of Design in 1997 as a teaching faculty for the Diploma in Interior Architecture & Design. She went on to helm the Diploma in Environment Design as well as the Diploma in Interior Architecture & Design as Course Chair. She is currently a Deputy Director (Academic Support & Quality) at School of Design, Temasek Polytechnic. Rachna holds a Bachelor Degree in Architecture, and has obtained a Master in Education. Prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic, Rachna has practised as an Architect. Her passion for architecture and education shine through the enthusiasm and dedication to nurture her students to excel and innovate.
Rachna, who holds a Masters In Education, has also published and presented papers in academic conferences. With continued keen interest to grow and contribute in the area of educational development, she seeks to foster the development of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, reflection, and independent judgment through the engagement with the community of scholars.

Design Thinking in Action: The SEE Cycle

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