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voyager
Singapore
my research interests are the pedagogical affordances of virtual environments and virtual worlds
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my team and i had the distinct privilege of conducting introductory workshops for this semester’s graduating cohort of pre-service teachers from the National Institute of Education (NIE), under the institute’s Beginning Teachers’ Orientation Programme. all told, we facilitated the following... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at voyeurism
our team has been invited by the Geography Unit of the Curriculum Planning & Development Division of the Ministry of Education, Singapore, to share our work on the use of open-source microclimate sensors (Maker Motes) in Geographical Investigation :-) we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at voyeurism
are you an NTU undergraduate eligible for the Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) programme 2018/19? if so, please do consider applying for either NIE18005 Exploring the potential roles that game-based worlds and immersive environments play in learning, or NIE18006... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at voyeurism
Redstone Jammin’ - the learning environment for collaborative music-making which was conceptualised, designed and built by my intern Lionel Lim - will be shared at the 20th international conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 2018. i will be speaking on Lionel’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at voyeurism
i am very humbled to share that - in partnership with A/P Kim Irvine and Dr Tricia Seow from the Humanities and Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group of the National Institute of Education (NIE) - my team has been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at voyeurism
last month, i shared that a guidebook that my friends Richard, Ming-De, Ahmed, Derek, and Bing Heng wrote (together with John Comings) had been successfully published by All Children Reading. it was such a pleasant surprise to receive the physical... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at voyeurism
The idea for a Visitor Learning Centre at the National Institute of Education was first mooted in December 2015. On 5 April 2018, the Centre was officially opened by the Minister for Education (Schools), at the Caring Teacher Awards ceremony... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at voyeurism
in December, i introduced Redstone Jammin’ - a learning environment for collaborative music making, which was conceptualised, designed, and built by Lionel Lim. Lionel had the opportunity to share his work earlier today at this year’s symposium of the Nanyang... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at voyeurism
a blessed Easter to all! by God’s Grace alone, my team and i have been invited to visit Taiwan next month. from the 7th to the 11th of May, we will be at the College of Education, National Pingtung University,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at voyeurism
the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is always a highlight of the calendar, and this year is no exception. here’s what’s caught my eye in this year’s programme :-) - Developing third-grade students’ computational thinking skills... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at voyeurism
something i treasure about my job is that it allows me to meet and interact with learners and educators from different cultural backgrounds. over these couple of days, my team and i are helping students, their parents, and teachers from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at voyeurism
this afternoon was the Humanities Education Research Seminar, which i wrote about three weeks’ ago :-) it was such a privilege to be sharing alongside friends whom i hold dear to my heart, including Dennis Kwek, Mark Baildon, Chang Chew... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at voyeurism
further to my post last week about the poster exhibition of the Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) programme of the Nanyang Technological University, here’s a pic of our booth, taken earlier this afternoon :-) Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at voyeurism
my granddad was a very literate person, and cared deeply about education. i have already written about how he founded a school, before the War, in Bandung. in 1973, he published a book: Tour Europe on a Eurail Pass. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at voyeurism
in conjunction with the launch of the Guide to developing digital games for early grade literacy for developing countries earlier this week, All Children Reading: a Grand Challenge for Development (ACR: GCD) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 20th... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at voyeurism
the Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) programme is an initiative by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). a little over five months’ ago, i shared on how my team and i were privileged to collaborate with two undergraduates in this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at voyeurism
one and a half years’ ago, my team and i were awarded a commission by All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Partners—the United States Agency for International Development, World Vision, and the Australian Government; the UK Government’s Department... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at voyeurism
further to my post two months’ ago, my team and i are happy to share details of our presentation at this year’s Humanities Education Research Seminar. as shared earlier, the seminar will be hosted in Lecture Theatre Two of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at voyeurism
my friend Hajime Nishimura facilitated a visit to the Abyss Observatory at Farwell, from a science museum in Japan, on Saturday. Hajime-san and i invite you to visit the Observatory yourself, when you have the time :-) Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at voyeurism
on Monday, my team member and i were introduced to Drs Bak Jin-hui and Yang Soo Yeon, from the College of Education at Seoul National University :-) the pair are post-docs in language education. the meeting was kindly facilitated by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at voyeurism
through God’s grace alone, my team and i received the news today that - as Co-Principal Investigator - i have been awarded a grant from the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore. six months’ ago, we were invited by our Principal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at voyeurism
my team and i first started thinking about intuitions and learning around May 2011, as we were trying to deconstruct with teachers on the Six Learnings programme their observations of students who had gone through our curriculum since 2009. just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at voyeurism
our team has been invited by the Office of Education Research of the National Institute of Education to share our work on the use of open-source microclimate sensors (Maker Motes) in Geographical Investigation :-) we thank God for this opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at voyeurism
some of my colleagues and i will be hosting a symposium as part of the 31st International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI). ICSEI 2018 will take place at the Nanyang Technological University, and our symposium will be held... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at voyeurism
on behalf of my fellow editors - Professors Tzu-Hua Wang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan) and Jari Lavonen (University of Helsinki) and Drs Alison Clark-Wilson (University College London) and Rachel Sheffield (Curtin) - i would like you to consider a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at voyeurism