On 16 March 2010, NIE had the honour of hosting Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence on NIE campus. The visit was a timely one as NIE celebrates 60 years of teacher education this year.
The inaugural NIE-English Language and Literature (ELL) Postgraduate Conference on Language and Education was held on NIE campus on 26 April, 2010. Unified by the theme of “English Language Education and Literature Studies in a Multilingual Society”, 30 papers were presented by students from across ELL’s different postgraduate programmes.
Policy makers have tended to rely on high-stakes testing as the mainstay in education reforms. But is it necessarily the best way forward to improve the quality of teaching and learning
The 44th Annual Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) convention saw a very strong presence of NIE faculty from the English Language & Literature (ELL) Academic Group.
On 29 March 2010, upon the invitation of the Florida Commissioner for Education, Assoc Prof Low Ee Ling visited the Florida Department of Education to share about NIE’s Teacher Education Model for the 21st Century (TE21).
The event held at NIE was graced by Mr Puvan Ariaratnam, Deputy Director of National Education & Planning, Ministry of Education (MOE).
On 5 April 2010, a team of 20 student teachers from the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) visited NIE as part of their Service-Learning Study Tour in Singapore.
Three NIE colleagues were awarded the 2009 Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching. The three award recipients have exhibited excellent teaching practices and enriched the learning experiences of their students through their enthusiasm, care and close rapport.
Created by student teachers and language advisors of the four languages from NIE, Diverse Languages, One Identity is co-published by the NIE and the National Library Board (NLB).
In 2007, Dr Nick Aplin co-authored a book with International Master Tibor Karolyi from Hungary. Entitled “Endgame Virtuoso: Anatoly Karpov”, the book is about the superlative endgame skills of the former world chess champion from Russia.
To commemorate NIE’s 60 years of teacher education, nine beginning teachers and two student teachers who are at the brink of completing their initial teacher preparation programmes at NIE took on the tasks of writing candidly about their experiences and the challenges faced in teaching for the publication aptly titled, "Teaching is Heartwork".
The Commercial Press, a leading publisher in China, has published a book compilation of the past major research papers written by Assoc Prof Goh Yeng Seng, Head of Asian Languages & Cultures Academic Group in NIE.
This book has been scheduled by Routledge for printing in August 2010. It explores how migration is playing a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the fast growing and rapidly changing cities of Asia.