History through grandma's eyes
Saturday, 06 August 2011
Straits Times (Saturday Supplement)
This two-page feature was contributed by NIE Associate Professor Kevin Blackburn from the Humanities and Social Studies Academic Group and his students. It was highlighted that he had assigned 2,000 students to interview family elders over the last decade. The article contributions included one from Ms Nurul Mnirah Abdul Samad who is currently teaching at CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School, Ms Smitha Saram Nadarajah who is a third-year NIE student, and Mr Tan Yong Teng, final year student at NIE.
The articles traced generations who shared family stories and showed how history is revealed in a fresh light and familial bonds deepen.
Source: Straits Times (Saturday Supplement), sph