In addition to the primary consultants, the Group has the resources of a pool of experienced educators, school principals, curriculum specialists and experts in diverse fields of education. These associates are hand-picked by the Directors for the knowledge and hands-on implementation experience.

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Dr. Swee Eng Audrey Lim (Early childhood and Special Needs)

Audrey Lim, Ph. D. has held positions of Deputy Head and Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer of the Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, until November 2014. Prior to this, she was the Head and Associate Professor of the Department of Early Childhood Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and before that she was the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Professional and Early Childhood Education. Throughout her academic career, she has been an active researcher, having been granted a number of projects from different funding sources, whether internally or externally. Her areas of research expertise are Child Development and Assessment, Play and Literacy, Early Experiences in English and Teacher Professional Development. In 2006, she was awarded a Public Policy Research granted by the Research Grants Council (Hong Kong) concerned with equity issues in language education in Hong Kong preschools. She was also awarded a TDG (Teaching Development Grant) by the Faculty of Professional and Early Childhood Education to identify ‘genre’ formats in BEd (ECE) students’ academic writing in order to facilitate their thinking and academic writing skills.

 

Dr. Lim’s record of refereed scholarly outputs include conference papers, chapters in books and referred journal articles which reflect her research on early childhood education, especially, multiliteracies and early experience in English. She has also applied findings of her research in developing materials for early experiences in English among preschool children.

Shanti Divaharan

Shanti Divaharan

PhD (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

MEd (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Post-graduate Diploma in Education, Secondary (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Bachelor of Arts (National University of Singapore)

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences & Technologies

National Institute of Education, Singapore

 

Shanti Divaharan, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences & Technologies at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Shanti began her career as a secondary school English Language and History teacher. She was then appointed as Subject Head for Information and Communication Technology with the advent of Master Plan 1 by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. She taught in schools for 7 years before joining the National Institute of Education in 1999. She has been at NIE for the last 15 years working with pre-teachers, teachers, heads of departments, vice – principals and principals of schools. She received the Excellence in Teaching Commendation award at the National Institute of Education, in 2010 and 2012.

Shanti’s primary focus is in the area of augmenting technology-integrated teaching practices. As Chair of curriculum committees, she was instrumental in revamping the academic groups’ both core pre-service modules, ICT for Meaningful Learning and Teaching and Managing Learners. She was instrumental in introducing a suite of technology tools with complementing pedagogies such as multi-modal learning with the Interactive Whiteboard, mobile learning with iPad and Android tablets and Game-based learning. She also conceptualized and has delivered Self-directed and collaborative learning supported by ICT to teachers and key personnel in schools. This is aligned to Ministry of Education’s ICT Masterplan goals. She has designed, developed and conducted customised professional workshops for schools (Innova Primary, Yu Neng Primary, Red Swastika Primary, Fairfield Methodist Primary and Deyi Secondary) at their invitation in the last 5 years. The focus of the workshops is in the area of augmenting technology-integrated teaching practices.

At the International level, she has also conceptualized, developed resources and led a team of instructors through Singapore International Foundation to train Bhutanese teachers to design technology-integrated lessons as part of the Bhutan Wired project.

Currently, Shanti  holds the appointment of Associate Dean, Pedagogical Development and Innovations in the Office of Teacher Education, NIE.

 

Dr Vanithamani Saravanan

Dr Vanithamani Saravanan: PhD (Monash University, MA Linguistics, University of Leeds), BA (Hons), Dip TESOL (RELC), Cert-in-Edu (NIE). She retired after 25 years of university teaching experience as Associate Professor, Research Associate, CRPP (Centre for Research &Pedagogy) at the Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She taught content and pedagogy courses in the PGDE, BA, BEd, MA, MEd, DIpED and FPDE Programmes. She has conducted funded research and co -published studies in sociolinguistics, bilingual and multilingual education in the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Asian Englishes, linguistic diversity in the Handbook of Applied Linguistics Vol 9. Mouton Gruyter, and in Early Childhood Education, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Journal of Language, Identity and Education, and Standard Spoken Language: Tamil Language in Singapore, (Laksmi, S. & Saravanan, V). She is co-editor of Language, Society and Education in Singapore: Issues and Trends. Gopinathan, S, et al (1998, 2000), Marshall Cavendish.

 

At Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain, (2008-2013) she was Associate Professor. and planned and taught content and pedagogy courses in the teacher education programmes. As principal investigator in several BTC funded research projects she co published studies in Teacher Education, Lesson Study, Academic Writing and in Multiliteracies.

She is presently an English consultant at the English Language Institute of Singapore, Academy of Singapore Teachers and coaches teachers in Action Research Projects in schools and colleges.

E Sukumar (University Governance, Policies and Processes)

A graduate of the then University of Singapore, Mr E Sukumar began his administrative career in the Ministry of Finance in 1973. He then joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1980, and till his retirement in 2011, served in several senior management positions in NUS including that of Principal Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor, Director of University Liaison and Director in the Office of the President.

In these appointments, he had the benefit of working closely with a number of NUS Vice-Chancellors and NUS Presidents in reviewing University administrative systems and putting in place appropriate corporate governance structures to facilitate decision-making, accountability and responsibility within the organisation. During his 31-year tenure in NUS, he was also involved in implementing initiatives and programmes aimed at developing an administrative culture and corporate communications system that has evolved to be among the “best-in-class”.

Dr Lionel Mendoza

In addition to 11 years at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, Dr Mendoza has taught in Canada, England and Nigeria. He was Associate Dean of Educational at NIE where he was involved in expanding their graduate programmes as well as establishing a research center for pedagogy and practice. His teaching focus has been on Mathematics Education, with a particular interest in primary mathematics education.  Since he left NIE he has been involved in consultancies in Sierra Leone, China, and Vietnam and is currently involved in a 5 year consultancy in the Philippines where he will work with the University of San Carlos in implementing components of their new mathematics curriculum.  In addition to working with Universities he also conducts workshops for teachers in Singapore on a regular basis.

Berinderjeet KAUR (Mathematics Education)

Berinderjeet KAUR

PhD (Monash University, Australia)

MEd (University of Nottingham, UK)

BSc University of Singapore

Diploma in Education (University of Singapore)

Cert in TESL (RELC, Singapore)

 

Professor of Mathematics Education

National Institute of Education, Singapore

 

Berinderjeet KAUR, PhD, is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Professor Kaur began her career as a secondary school mathematics teacher and taught in schools for 6 years before joining the National Institute of Education in 1988. She has been at NIE for the last twenty six years working with teachers, heads of departments, vice – principals and principals of schools. For two consecutive years, 2005 and 2006 she was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Commendation award at the National Institute of Education.

Her primary research interests are in the area of classroom pedagogy of mathematics teachers and comparative studies in mathematics education. She has been involved in numerous international studies of Mathematics Education. As the principal investigator of the Learner’s Perspective Study (LPS), International Project on Mathematical Attainment (IPMA), International Comparative Study on Mathematics Teacher Training (ICSMTT) and Kassel Project, she has made significant contributions nationally and internationally on the teaching and learning of mathematics.

She was the Mathematics Consultant to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011. As the consultant she oversaw the development of the test instrument. She is also the core member of the Mathematics Expert Group for PISA 2015 and actively involved in the design of the test items. She has given numerous keynote and invited presentations at conferences held in the region as well as in various parts of the world. She has published more than 200 papers in journals, conference proceedings and books. Her publications appear in top-tier regional and international journals and also in both pedagogy and scholarly books. She is also on the editorial boards of several local and international top-tier journals. She has examined more than 20 research thesis for the award of PhD and master degrees.

She has been actively involved in the professional development of mathematics teachers in Singapore and is the founding chairperson of conferences for mathematics teachers that started in 2005. She is also the founding editor of the Association of Mathematics Educators (AME) Yearbook series that started in 2009. Professor Kaur was awarded the Fellow of Teachers Network in the years 2003 and 2004. She was the President of the Association of Mathematics Educators (AME) from 2004-2010. For her tireless devotion to the professional development of mathematics teachers in Singapore she was awarded the Public Administration Medal by the President of Singapore on Singapore’s 41st National Day in 2006.

Professor Kaur is Singapore’s representative to the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction (ICMI), a world body that coordinates the development and research in mathematics education. She was part of an international team that reviewed the Thai Mathematics Standards in 2012. She was also a member of the team of experts that held a two week development programme (CANP) in Cambodia in 2013 developing mathematics educators in the country. She is at present actively involved in an ICMI research study on Primary Mathematics. She serves as a consultant to two primary mathematics textbook series in Singapore and Brunei respectively. In 2014, she is also involved in the production of a television series on Numbers for pre-schoolers for OKTO.

Ruquyah Gandhi

Dr. Gandhi has more than 15 years of experience in the educational field having worked in Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia’s preschool settings. She was previously an IT preschool consultant and later became a lecturer at MMI Academy and Kinderland Learning Institute. As a preschool technical and curriculum consultant and specialist, she advised on various early childhood programs and gave recommendations for resources for setting up centres that suited their own social and cultural niche. She designed teacher training course in Singapore and in Canada. She was an academic adviser with private colleges in Calgary, Canada.

  • Conducted workshops on curriculum and lesson planning, teaching mathematics and science on webinar, infant and brain development, Montessori and brain development in young children, teaching life-sciences to children, leadership and management skill for preschool leaders, observation and assessment, classroom management, managing behavioural issues in the classroom, basic counselling techniques for educators, aesthetic experience in the early years, and many other short courses in Singapore and overseas.
  • Provided advice to stakeholders on profitability on EC business, given recommendation of costing and development, recruitment support and teacher training. Attained a professional diploma on Solution Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT) with affiliated to the Canadian Council of Professionals (CCP), and the American Board of Psychotherapists in 2006. Completed a PhD in Counselling and Psychology.
  • Wrote and consulted on various curriculum platforms and site visits to many preschool centres on various approaches in curriculum Montessori Method, Reggio, Project approach, Play based and Neuro-play curriculum.
Mano Hirubalan

Mrs Mano Hirubalan has been involved in education for more than 30 years, and had a myriad professional experience as a teacher, principal, mentor and policymaker. Starting her career as a school leader at a relatively early age, she had clocked more than 20 years of school leadership. She was responsible for the strategic school direction; introduced a raft of initiatives in the areas of ICT, pedagogy and student learning outcomes; professional development; and learning organisation. With respect to professional development, she has conducted regular coaching, mentoring and training sessions to ensure to help her staff meet the challenges of change. The coaching approaches included both professional subjects involving curriculum and teaching strategies and pedagogy, as well as seminars on effective leadership, communication strategies, and how to inculcate critical thinking in students, to name a few. Through her experiences as a school leader, she had learnt many new strategies to run and manage the performance of a school effectively and efficiently. Her learning also took the form of attaining the certification of a Diploma in Education Administration.

 

With respect to her experience in policy-making with the Ministry of Education (MOE), Mrs Hirubalan has interacted with top officials in education, participated in policy meetings and committees to review and strategise new approaches to education in Singapore. She was chair and a member of the pioneer team in the Singapore education ministry’s strategic thrust in “Thinking Schools Learning Nation” in 1997. She was also involved in policy formulation; implementation and evaluation. In this regard, she conducted focus group discussions to gauge ground sentiment and inputs prior to policy formulation and implementation. She had worked in various divisions in the MOE including the Policy, Professional and Curriculum wings, and represented the MOE in international conferences. As the deputy director of corporate communications in MOE, she was heavily involved during the exciting years when MOE charted the direction for the 21st Century. In addition, she had served in the professional wings of School Division crafting, monitoring and appraising schools’ programmes. Within the Curriculum Planning and Development Division (MOE) she worked with the English Language Department.

 

Mrs Hirubalan had provided consultancy to the National Institute of Education (International), Singapore; served as a consultant and resource person in Educare (International), Singapore. She is an Associate Trainer with the Civil Service College (Singapore) and NUS(International) and the Ministry of Education (Singapore). She is also the Media Resource Library Consultant for the Ministry of Education (Singapore).

 

Mrs Hirubalan has provided training to senior management in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, UAE, Libya, Indonesia, ASEAN and the Kingdom of Bhutan.

 

 

Dr. Hanada Taha (Act. Dean, Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain)

Dr. Hanada Taha is currently Acting Dean of Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain where she joined as Associate Dean in 2010. She has over 15 years of experience in Arabic Language program design, testing and evaluation having held senior positions conducting research and working on a MEPI literacy project in New York (2005 -2008) and lecturing and heading the Arabic language program at San Diego University (2006 – 2010) and in Bahrain.  She is concurrently a consultant for Arab Thought Foundation’s Arabi21 project since 2009.   She serves on the board of trustees of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Arabic Award.   She holds a PhD in Education from the University of New Orleans, USA (2001) and an M.A. in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1997).

 

Experience:

  • Acting Dean, Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain, Sept. 2013 – present
  • Associate Dean, Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain, 2010- present
  • Consultant for Arab Thought Foundation’s Arabi21 project, 2009-Present
  • Head of the Arabic Language Education Academic Group, Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain 2010-2012
  • Associate Professor in Arabic Language Education, Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain 2010-2013
  • Director of Arabic Programs at the Language Acquisition Resource Centre (LARC), San Diego State University, USA, 2006-2010
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Linguistics and Oriental Languages, San Diego State University, USA, 2006-2010
  • Co-director of the Startalk Teacher Training Programs, San Diego University & AlDeen Foundation ($180,000 grant), 2010-2011Consultant for Scholastic’s ‘“My Arabic Library” project ($6,000,000 MEPI grant – Middle East Partnership Initiative, a US Department of State grant), New York, USA, 2005-2008
  • Arabic Language Test Developer and Evaluator, Second Language Testing Inc., MD, USA, 2002-2010
  • Reviewed the DLI’s (Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA) Arabic language Test DLPT V., USA, 2010

 

 

Areas of Expertise

 

Arabic Language Education, Arabic Language Arts, Arabic Literacy Coaching, Standards and Literature based Curriculum Design, Arabic Language Teacher Training and Educational Leadership

John Ooi Peng Lee

John Ooi has been providing consultancy and training services to numerous private education institutions, helping them to develop their quality assurance systems to meet the registration and Edutrust certification requirements of Singapore’s Council for Private Education. Prior to joining the private sector, John served in the Singapore Polytechnic (SP) for 26 years.  He was Head of its Business Excellence Unit with responsibility for managing academic quality when he left. As Management Representative of the SQC (Singapore Quality Class) and ISO 9000-certified educational institution, he played a major role in developing, documenting and running SP’s quality system. He was awarded the Public Administration Award (Bronze) by the President on National Day 2002 for his contributions.

John was for many years an assessor for the Ministry of Education’s External Validation of Schools process using the framework of the School Excellence Model, as well as a national assessor for the Singapore Quality Award and for the SQC and SQC for PEO (private educational organizations) awards administered by SPRING Singapore.

A graduate of the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a first class honours degree in civil engineering, he has a Master of Engineering degree from the NUS, and a Master in Education degree from the University of Manchester.

Dr. Myint Swe Khine

Dr. Myint Swe Khine is a Professor and Chair for Assessment and Evaluation Centre at the Emirates College of Advanced Education in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He has over 30 years of experience in teacher education and taught at leading universities throughout Asia and Australia including Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Curtin University in Australia. He holds Master’s degrees from the University of Southern California, USA, University of Surrey and University of Leicester, UK and Doctorate of Education from Curtin University, Australia. He also had research training in Japan and New Zealand universities. Throughout his academic career, he hold various administration positions as Head of Graduate Programs and Research, Head of Research Services, Head of Science and Mathematics Education and Head of Educational Technology Centre.

 

He has taken consultancy assignments with United Nations Development Program to conduct training courses in China, Pakistan, and the Philippines and engaged with other international agencies to provide training programs in Indonesia, Thailand and Bhutan.

 

He has broad research interests in instructional psychology and technology, science education and teacher education. He publishes widely in international referred journals and edited several books. His recent publications include Perspectives on Scientific Argumentation (Springer, the Netherlands, 2013) and Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning (IGI Global, USA, 2013). His latest books, Science Education in East Asia: Pedagogical Innovations and Research-informed Practices will be published by Springer, the Netherlands and New Directions in Technological and Pedagogical Content Knowledge Research will be published by IAP, USA in 2015.

Jumaat b Masdawood

Mr Jumaat Bin Masdawood is an educator with extensive experience in the classroom, leading schools, supervising school leaders and, developing schools and school personnel. His service in the Singapore education scene spans over 42 years as a teacher in primary, secondary and secondary technical schools, as a School Principal, as an Inspector of Schools and then as a Superintendent of Schools. He is an effective, caring and successful educator who has enabled schools under his guidance to develop good leadership and teaching personnel who then created enhanced learning environments in schools that enabled the students to be more successful in realizing their potential. He has also conducted leadership and school improvement programmes for school leaders and senior education staff from Asia and Europe. He holds a Master-in-Education degree from the National University of Singapore.

Vivek Bammi

Dr. Vivek R. Bammi is our resident expert on the IB curriculum, especially the teaching of Theory of Knowledge.

He is an International Educator, Curriculum Developer, Teacher Trainer, Public Speaker

  • Doctor of Arts in History and Curriculum Development, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
  • M.A. in Mass Communications, Annenberg School, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • M.A. in Social Anthropology, SOAS, University of London, UK

Taught in international schools in India, Philippines, and Indonesia, moving to a bi-lingual IB school in Beijing, China

 

Expertise in I.B.: Examiner and Workshop Leader in Theory of Knowledge for Asia-Pacific region, Examiner for World Studies Extended Essays

 

Areas of Interest:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Asian-Centered Curricula
  • Global Studies
  • Peoples and Cultures of South East Asia
  • Public Speaking
  • Bi-lingual education and curricula
Dr Goh Kim Chuan

Goh Kim Chuan obtained his Ph D from the University of Leeds in 1975 under the Commonwealth Scholarship.

Since 1975 he has worked at three different universities in Southeast Asia, namely University of Science, Penang Malaysia (1975-86), University of Brunei, Brunei Darussalam (1986-1991), and the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1991-2012) where he was promoted to full professor in 2003 before he retired in March 2012.

It was at NIE that he played different roles in teacher education – in designing and managing the degree programmes in teacher education, later with others, to review and refine them, and implementing institute-wide service learning programme. He was Associate Dean from 2000-2009 and Head of the Office of Academic Quality Management (2009-2012).

At NIE he led several NIE funded research projects on teacher education programs and on beginning teachers. He published widely and his publications include books (published by Routledge, Kluwer, Marshall Cavendish, Pearson), book chapters, journal articles and published conference papers. He was invited to give keynote addresses and plenary lectures in the region and beyond during his long career in geography, environmental education and teacher education.

In addition, he was a consultant with the National Institute of Education International Office. He led in designing undergraduate teacher education programmes, conducted programme reviews and review of teachers colleges in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.

Though retired from NIE in Mar 2012, he still maintains an active interest in matters dealing with education and teacher education.

Dr Wong Khoon Yong

Dr WONG Khoon Yoong has served as a mathematics educator at four universities (Curtin University of Technology; Murdoch University; National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University; Universiti Brunei Darussalam) over a career in education spanning four decades. During this period, he provided consultancy on mathematics education to institutes in Chile, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and United States, and participated in the review of the national mathematics curriculum for Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, and Singapore. He has held several administrative positions, including head of an education research centre at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and head of the Mathematics at the National Institute of Education, Singapore.

He was the principal investigator of several funded research projects covering many aspects of mathematics learning, teaching, assessment, and IT-based pedagogy. He served as the national coordinator for Singapore in two international studies: (a) IEA-TEDS-M (Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics), and (b) APEC’s Identification of Unique and Promising Practices in Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation among APEC Economies. He has published widely on mathematics education. His latest publication is entitled, Effective mathematics lessons through an eclectic Singapore approach, the 2015 Yearbook of the Association of Mathematics Educators, by World Scientific (Singapore).

Christina Lim-Ratnam

Christina LIM-RATNAM, PhD, began her career as a secondary school teacher teaching English Language Arts in the Gifted Education Programme for 6 years before serving as a Subject Inspector for English Language and Literature in the Curriculum Planning Division of the Ministry of Education for another five years.

She moved on to explore instructional design as a Media Specialist in the Educational Technology Division, and then embarked on research into literacy development in the early childhood years. Subsequently, she joined the Education Programmes Division as a Programme Officer and then went on to head the Pre-school Education team to work on curriculum issues in Singaporean pre-schools. Part of her work included publishing the Kindergarten Curriculum Framework package, Nurturing Early Learners.

Currently a senior lecturer in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) Academic Group, she coordinates and teaches a Masters in Education course on Curriculum Implementation: Major Concepts and Issues, and another Masters in Education course entitled Crafting the Curriculum: From Theory to Practice, and works with teachers, heads of departments, vice – principals and principals of schools.

Her primary research interests include school leadership perspectives of curriculum, curriculum implementation, primary education, teacher learning, beliefs and professional development, and issues of transition. She has led two qualitative research studies on primary education in Singapore, commissioned by the Ministry of Education.

Jane Lloyd

Jane Lloyd was a lecturer at the Institute of Education, Singapore until 1993 where she taught on the initial training courses for graduates and undergraduates, MEd and in-service courses for teachers, heads of departments and head teachers. While at the Institute she was the Science Consultant with the Curriculum Development Institute Singapore, for the Primary Science Package that was used in the 1990s and served on several Ministry of Education committees. She was the author of the ‘Sciencing’ package, for the Primary Science syllabus, which was approved by MOE for use in schools. She is the author of several science books in the AKRI series aimed at pre-school children.
In 1994 she moved to the UK where she was based until her return to Singapore in 2014.

Her work in the UK involved her in various science educational projects.
She has been a visiting lecturer in Science Education at Leeds University and Sheffield Hallam University teaching on courses preparing primary science teachers and on in-service courses. She has worked closely with colleagues at Sheffield Hallam on a variety of research projects resulting in journal publications. She was a member of the research team at SHU contracted by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), England to carry out an analysis of performance in the Science National Curriculum Tests (Key Stage 3) for four consecutive years. As well as preparing a report for the QCA this work involved preparing the KS3 Science Implications for Teaching and Learning Report each year.
She has also been associated with Bretton Hall (now part of Leeds University) teaching both pedagogic and subject options. In 1997 she was a member of the team that successfully bid for funding from the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust for improving the teaching of primary science with a special attention to SC1 (process skills). Over a five year period the team were very successful in working with sixty schools improving their primary science programme. The improvement was noted in several school inspector’s reports (Ofsted). She authored two publications resulting from the research data that emerged from this project.

In 2002-2003 Jane worked on a NSF funded project based at TERC (Technical Education Research Centre, USA), in collaboration with Prof. Wynne Harlen, that compared on-line delivery of a Masters Degree course for elementary and middle school teachers of science with face-to-face delivery of the same course. A final report entitled ‘An investigation of “Try Science” studied On-line and Face to Face’ was published by TERC in partnership with Lesley University (Cambridge, USA) in 2003. She worked for several years for Lesley University as Adjunct staff, teaching a module on assessment in science as part of an online Masters programme for practising science teachers. The programme aligned with National Science Education Standards, and emphasised inquiry based science.
Since 1993 she has continued to be involved in primary science in Singapore and has conducted frequent training programmes for teachers at the invitation of the Ministry of Education and schools. These courses have covered a wide range of topics including Process Skills, Inquiry Science, Assessment, use of graphs, and the role of stories and songs in science.
In 2014 she relocated to Singapore and is currently working as a Consultant with Primary Schools.

Rosan Basha

Ms Rosan Basha is an educator with extensive experience in running remedial programmes for academically weak students in Maths, Science and English for both Primary and Secondary Students. She has extensive knowledge of the challenges and issues facing low performers and research materials in the areas of education. She has worked extensively with educators, education companies and educational institutions. She personally engages with teaches and school leaders recruited in these remedial programmes to ensure commitment and contribution to the programmes.

She has experience in development of remedial programmes short and long term plans and targets, reviewing of policies, resource planning and research projects to study the impact of the remedial programmes.

She has introduced several education policies and strategies to increase the quality of classroom engagement, enhance the learning environment and teacher development initiatives that have enabled students to improve academically. Many students who have attended these remedial programmes have attributed their academic improvement and self-confidence to the programmes.

She also has extensive experience of the social service sector in Singapore having worked in a Non-Profit Organisation for the past 20 years.

She holds a Master of Arts (Educational Management) from Nanyang Technological University.

R Subramaniam

Dr R. Subramaniam is an Associate Professor at the Natural Sciences & Science Education Academic Group at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has previously held the administrative appointments of Associate Dean (Educational Research) and Associate Dean (Graduate Academic Programs), concurrent with his academic position.

His research interests are in the areas of science education, physics education, chemistry education, primary science education, informal science education, science communication and ICT in science education. Publications number over 100, and this comprises research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, peer-reviewed chapters in edited books of international publishers, books by international publishers, and guest-edited issues of international journals.

He has successfully graduated 15 Master’s and PhD students in various areas in science education. Also, he has secured a number of research grants on a competitive basis, mainly as principal investigator.

He has provided educational consultancies to a number of statutory boards and schools in Singapore. Overseas educational consultancies have been undertaken in the Middle East Philippines, Brunei and Indonesia as well as for an organization in the United Kingdom.

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BrainBuilder

BrainBuilder is the brainchild of Dr Fong Ho Cheong, who pioneered Singapore Maths and has a market share of 70% of Maths textbooks in Singapore.

From India to France and Chile, more countries have, in recent years, turned to the famed Singapore approach to teaching the subject, using visual means such as objects, pictures and diagrams to teach concepts.  SECG is proud to bring his programs to more schools around the world.

Talent Design Potential

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Behavioural Consulting Group

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The connection between strategy and process is behaviours.

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education changemakers

The Education Changemakers (EC) team is made up entirely of former teachers, principals and regional directors and since 2011 we have worked alongside the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.  EC also worked across many other countries over the past four years including Singapore, India, Russia, Africa and the US. Our education curriculum is sourced from best practice academic thinking in education, government, business, human resources, leadership and entrepreneurship. Our diverse team hold degrees from some of the world’s finest academic institutions including Cambridge University and the University of New South Wales. The EC team have been profiled in range of publications including ‘Class Act’, ‘The Future Chasers’ and profiled by Social Ventures Australia as a bright spot program.

 

Education Changemakers was founded by CEO Dave Faulkner and Director of Innovation Aaron Tait. Dave brings extensive education experience with career highlights including becoming Principal at 24, leading a dramatic turn around of Halls Creek District High School, and by the time he was 30 was achieving powerful results as the Regional Education Director of 22 schools in the Barkly Region, NT. Aaron is a former Australian military officer, founded Spark* International, an organisation that has brought 36,000 people out of poverty in the developing world since 2014, and holds three Masters degrees, one of them from Cambridge University. The wider EC team is made up of proven educators who have achieved significant change schools and across education systems.

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