KOH Koon Teck

Assistant Professor

Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS)

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Research Interests
Coaching, Pedagogy, Values and Characters Development, Evaluation of Coaches’ Work, Coach Education & Development, Basketball.

  • Designation
    • Assistant Professor
    • Assistant Head, Graduate Programmes
    • Programme Leader, International Joint Master's Course
    • Coordinator, Innovative Teaching
    Short Bio

    Koon Teck has been a Physical Education (PE) teacher since 1993. He had taught PE at Pre-University and Secondary School levels for 10 years. He was Head of Department (PE/CCA) for 6 years before he joined Co-Curricular Activities Branch, Education Programmes Division as advisor and consultant for sports in 2004. He was the advisor for the North Zone Primary Schools Sports Council and South Zone Schools Sports Council respectively. In addition, he was the games advisor for basketball, table tennis and softball, overseeing the management and organization of the games at all levels for different age groups of students.

    Koon Teck has been actively involved in Basketball both as a competitive athlete and coach at various levels. His keen research areas are in coaching and teaching in PE and Sport, in particular, understanding and developing coaches and PE teachers to promote good practices. He recently worked with the Singapore senior basketball team as a team manager and sport scientist to achieve a historical medal at the South East Asia Games after 34 years where the last medal was won.  In the area of psychology, he has been using self-determination theory to explain motivation of coaches/teachers and athletes/students in sport and PE settings. Recently, Koon Teck has also developed a keen interest in using sport and PE as a platform to teach values and characters explicitly to athletes and students, guided by experiential learning theory. To this end, a structured instructional programme has been developed to assist coaches and PE teachers to achieve this goal. Koon Teck also led and completed a few research projects examining how coaches learned and developed in Singapore, with the support from Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS), Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and Institute of Adults Learning.

    Since 2002, Koon Teck has been involved in Coach Education Programmes. He lectures the theory and technical courses in the National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) managed by SSC and BAS. Notably, he initiated an integrated NCAP Level 1 Coaching Course for BAS in 2007. It was the first among the NSAs in Singapore which combined Theory and Technical courses together to promote context-specific learning experience for basketball coaches. The model has been shared with local and international practitioners and researchers.

    Koon Teck is currently holding a few key appointments at the international and local levels, namely: Executive Board Member, World Association of Basketball Coaches; Chair, FIBA Asia Coaches Committee; FIBA Asia Instructor; Treasurer, ASEAN Council for PE and Sport; Vice-chair, Singapore Physical Education Association; Chairman, Coaching and Development Committee, Basketball Association of Singapore; Steering Committee Member, East Zone Centre of Excellence (Sports). He is also the editorial board member for the International Sport Coaching Journal.

    • PhD (University of Queensland, Australia)
    • MEd (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    • PGDE in Physical Education (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    • BA (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
    • DDM (National Institute of Education, Singapore)