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voyager
Singapore
my research interests are the pedagogical affordances of virtual environments and virtual worlds
Recent Activity
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
the National Institute of Education, Singapore, will be receiving a delegation from Seoul National University (SNU) on the 9th of February 2018. by God’s grace alone, my team and i have been invited to participate in the day’s proceedings and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at voyeurism
beginning with Semester One of the Academic Year 2017 / 2018, our team is able to offer an unrestricted elective, open to all undergraduates at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (including BA (Ed) and BSc (Ed) students of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at voyeurism
i have been asked to be part of a team headed by the Geography Unit of the Curriculum Planning and Development Division of the Ministry of Education here in Singapore, to act in the capacity of a Research Mentor, under... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at voyeurism
further to my post from three weeks’ ago, Dr Ari Widodo and the team from the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, together with my own team, would like to thank all the teachers from the 2018 run of the Maker Motes programme... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at voyeurism
earlier today my team and i conducted what we believe is a first-in-the-world design for a learning intervention specifically leveraging the properties of redstone in Minecraft, for a collaborative music-making activity. conceptualised, designed, and built by our high school intern... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at voyeurism
my team and i had a fulfilling 90 minutes of interaction with participants at our workshop at this year’s Southeast Asian Geography Association (SEAGA) conference. we would like to thank each of you for taking time and making the effort... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at voyeurism
Dr Widodo and i have just finished our sharing at this year’s international conference of the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS). we had a great time in Nagoya, and would like to thank each member of our audience during... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at voyeurism
here’s a map of schools in Java, Indonesia, on the Maker Motes / Disciplinary Intuitions programme :-) we work with colleagues from the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, with funding from the HEAD Foundation. if you are a teacher or school leader... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at voyeurism
further to my post three months’ ago, my team and i are happy to share details of the workshop we will be conducting at this year’s conference of the Southeast Asian Geography Association (SEAGA). as shared earlier, the conference will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at voyeurism
on the 8th of November, my team will be hosting a group of teachers and school leaders from the Hou Kong Middle School, Macau. the delegation wishes to learn about STEM education. we very much look forward to interacting with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at voyeurism
a little over a year after being awarded the commission, two friends get to meet face-to-face for the first time :-) one of my co-authors - Dr John Comings :-) Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at voyeurism
i am very grateful to Susan Berstler - Technology Specialist for Libraries - for affording me the opportunity to visit the Cabot Science Library at Harvard today. prior to the visit, Susan and i had only chatted through conference calls... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at voyeurism
further to my post four months’ ago, my team and i are really happy and privileged to welcome two college students to our projects offered under NTU’s Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) programme for the Academic Year 2017 /... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at voyeurism
this is what the cover for a Guide to developing digital games for early grade literacy for developing countries looks like :-) Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at voyeurism
further to my post last month, my team shared our experience with implementing Maker Motes and micro:bits in STEM-based curricula in schools in Singapore and Indonesia, during this week’s QCS50H pre-service teacher education course at the National Institute of Education.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at voyeurism
further to my post last month, here are more details about the seminar on STEM education in schools, that my team and i have been invited to facilitate in Hong Kong. Approaching curriculum design for STEM education and computational thinking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at voyeurism
further to my post last month, here are details of our sharing session on Maker Motes, based on the tentative programme of this year's international conference of the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS), to be held in Nagoya. the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at voyeurism
further to my post from last week, i am able to share a few more details about my participation at this year’s symposium of the Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance, to be held in Washington DC from the 5th to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at voyeurism