Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee’s Presents at Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading and Received Media Reports

Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee’s Presents at Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading and Received Media Reports

Date
Friday, 20 October 2017

Loh Chin Ee

Dr Loh Chin Ee, Assistant Professor at the English Language and Literature Academic Group of NIE, was a plenary speaker at the Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading held in Tokyo, Japan from 4 – 7 August 2017.

She presented research from her ongoing OER project titled “Building a Reading Culture: a Nation-wide Study of Reading and School Libraries in Singapore Secondary Schools”, that seeks to explain the features which mark a school that promotes reading. It also suggests strategies for building a school’s library culture. In addition, Dr Loh also shared a framework for evaluating the school’s reading.

Dr Loh is currently collaborating with the Ministry of Education and National Library Board on a large-scale research study on how school libraries can be central to building a reading and learning culture. Her research has been quoted in the following media:

Better libraries, more readers” on 12 July 2017

 “Libraries key in a digital age” on 16 May 2017

Physical library loans fall as e-books gain popularity” on 11 May 2017