CHONG Kwong Mei Eddy

Position
Associate Professor

Designation
Assistant Dean, PGDE

Department
Office of Teacher Education (OTE), Visual & Performing Arts (VPA)

Office Location
NIE2-03-73A

Education
Ph.D. (Music Theory)

Email
eddy.chong@nie.edu.sg

Research Interests
20th-century music analysis (including cross-cultural repertoires), curricular design (e.g. Wiggins and McTighe's Understanding by Design, distributed cognition, interdisciplinary curriculum involving music), learning communities), Learning sciences for music teaching (e.g. situated learning, music psychology and cognition, music theory and compositional pedagogies (e.g. Fuxian counterpoint), music theory for a multicultural music curriculum, pedagogical frameworks (e.g. Mishra and Koehler's TPCK model), the ''flipped classroom''), tonal analysis (including Schenkerian), Web 2.0 for music teaching (e.g. use of blogging

  • Associate Professor Eddy K. M. Chong is currently the Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Diploma in Education. As a musician cum music educator at the National Institute of Education (NIE), he maintains a portfolio of music and music-education related activities. He teaches courses primarily related to music theory and analysis at the diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. Having completed his doctorate in Music Theory, he has since developed an interest in music theories across different cultures. In teacher education, he focuses on the secondary level but has in recent years extended his teaching purview to the primary level; his work as Assistant Dean has further broadened his scope as a teacher educator. He regularly conducts in-service workshops/courses for O- and A-level music teachers, and serves as a consultant to a number of schools on music-curricular matters as well as a panel member in syllabus-review committees at the invitation of the Ministry of Education (Singapore). He received the NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation in 2008 and 2009. His personal teaching philosophy and practice are founded on a belief in the importance a good balance between strong subject content knowledge (and skills) and sound pedagogical content knowledge. He also strives to harness ICT as a teaching tool and platform to meet the learning needs and preferences of the web generation as Singapore moves towards being a SMART nation.  

  • Outside of academia, Eddy conducts a church choir and plays the organ for services.