CHANG Chew Hung

Associate Professor

Associate Dean, Professional Development

Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL), Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)

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B.A., B.A.(Hons), M.A., Ph.D.


Research Interests
Climate Change Education, Applied Climatology, Quaternary Climate Change, Physical Geography, Geography education, Geography curriculum, Geography Assessment

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    Dr. Chang Chew Hung is concurrently the Associate Dean for Professional Development, at the Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Learning,and an Associate Professor with the Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) from the National University of Singapore where he was also awarded the National University of Singapore Geographical Society Gold Medal for coming in top at the class. He obtained a Research Scholarship from the National Institute of Education and became the first research scholar of the Division of Geography to obtain a Master of Arts Degree. He obtained his PhD in the area of web-based learning environments.

    As an University faculty, Prof Chang's teaching responsibilities include the development, enactment and review of curriculum across undergraduate and graduate programmes for both pre-service and in-service teachers and educators. These include developing the learning material, providing curriculum leadership, keeping up to date with current advances in both research and pedagogy, choosing an appropriate resources, preparing lectures, supervising teaching assistants, grading, etc. His key teaching areas are in Physical Geography, Geography Education and Social Studies Education. Prof Chang was awarded the NIE excellence in teaching commendation in 2002 and continues to play a curriculum leadership role in the areas of Geography and Geography Education.

    Research activities typically involve activities that generate new knowledge, validate theories, proof concepts, translate theory into practice and involve solving problems that were previously unsolved, and dissemination of research findings. This includes publishing journal articles, books and book chapters, as well as attending conferences, and staying in touch with other researchers in the field. His research interests include urban climates, global climate change, climate change education, social media & learning, technologies in geography teaching and lerning, Geography curriculum and teacher professional development in Geography. Check the research section on the website on his latest publication.

    Service activities involve serving on various committees at the Academic Group and across NIE and at NTU. Prof Chang's key service to NIE is through his role as Associate Dean for Professional Development where he manages and develops programmes for teacher inservice. He is also the President of the Southeast Asian Geography Association, in addition to being a member of several professional bodies such as the National Council for Geographic Education, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Geography Teachers' Association of Singapore. He also serves as the regional editor for Asia and Oceania of the journal Review in Geographic Education online (RIGEO) and is a regular reviewer for the journal International Research on Geographic and Environmental Education..