LIU Woon Chia

Position
Associate Professor

Designation
Dean, Teacher Education

Department
Office of Teacher Education (OTE), Psychological Studies (PS)

Office Location
NIE2-03-114

Education

BSc (National University of Singapore)
DipEd (National University of Singapore) 
MEd (University of Nottingham)
PhD (University of Nottingham)

Email
dean.te@nie.edu.sg

Office Telephone Number
67903233

Research Interests
Clinical Practice, e-Portfolio, Motivation, Teacher Education

  • Liu Woon Chia is the Dean of Teacher Education at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She is also an Associate Professor with the Psychological Studies Academic Group and a founding member of NIE’s Motivation in Educational Research Laboratory.

    She was previously the Associate Dean of Practicum and School Partnerships (2009 to 2014) and the Sub-Dean of Diploma Programme (2008 to 2009). From 2008 to 2009, she served as a co-chair of the Theory-Practice task force in NIE’s Programme Review and Enhancement (PRE) initiative, which culminated in NIE’s Teacher Education Model for the 21st Century (TE21). Thereafter, she was a co-chair of the Theory-Practice Core Team for the TE21 implementation steering group.

    She represents Singapore in the World Education Research Association (WERA) Council. She is also the co-convener of the WERA-IRN (International Research Network) titled “Teacher education for the 21st century: Developing teachers who are thoughtful, reflective, and inquiring.”

  • Scholarly books

    Liu, W. C., Wang, C. K. J., & Ryan, R. M. (Eds). (2016). Building autonomous learners: Research and practical perspectives using self-determination theory. Singapore: Springer.

    Tan, O.S., & Liu, W.C. (Eds.). (2015). Teacher effectiveness: Capacity building in a complex learning era. Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia.

    Chapters in Scholarly Books

    Wang, C. K. J., Liu, W. C., & Ryan, R. M. (2016). Understanding motivation in education: Theoretical and practical considerations. In W. C. Liu, C. K. J. Wang, & R. M. Ryan (Eds.), Building autonomous learners: Research and practical perspectives using self-determination theory (pp. 1-7). Singapore: Springer.

    Koh, C., Liu, W. C., Chye, S., & Zhou, M. (2015). Exploring the views of pre-service teachers on the use of the e-portfolio as a learning platform. In M. Carmo (Ed.), Education applications & developments (pp. 186-194). Lisbon: InScience Press.

    Liu, W. C., & Tan, O. S. (2015). Teacher effectiveness: Beyond results and accountability. In O. S. Tan & W. C. Liu (Eds.), Teacher effectiveness: Capacity building in a complex learning era (pp. 335-345). Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia.

    Tan, O. S., & Liu, W. C. (2015). Re-envisioning teacher effectiveness. In O. S. Tan & W. C. Liu (Eds.), Teacher effectiveness: Capacity building in a complex learning era (pp. 3-15). Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia.

    Tan, O. S., & Liu, W. C. (2015). Developing effective teachers for the 21st century: A Singapore perspective. In O. S. Tan & W. C. Liu (Eds.), Teacher effectiveness: Capacity building in a complex learning era (pp. 139-157). Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia.

    Liu, W. C., Tan, G. C. I, & Hairon, S. (2014). Developing teacher competency through practice in Singapore. In J. Calvo de Mora & K. R. J. Wood (Eds.), Practical knowledge in teacher education: Approaches to teacher internship programs (pp.109-126). Abingdon: Routledge.

    Tan, O. S., Liu, W. C., & Low, E. L. (2012). Educational reforms and teacher education innovations in Singapore. In O. S. Tan (Ed.), Teacher education frontiers: International perspectives on policy and practice for building new teacher competencies (pp. 71-92). Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia.

    Liu, W. C. & Chye, S. (2008). The importance of perceived needs satisfaction: A look at polytechnic students’ motivation. In P. A. Towndrow, C. Koh, H. S. Tan, & D. F. C. Chan (Eds.), Motivation and practice for the classroom (pp. 255-269). Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

    Liu, W. C., Tan, O. S., Wang, C. K. J., Koh, C., & Ee, J. (2007). Motivation in the context of project work: The self-determination perspective. In D. M. McInerney, S. Van Etten, & M. Dowson (Eds.), Research on sociocultural influences on motivation and learning: Standards in education (Vol 7) (pp. 189-213). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

    Journal Articles (Refereed)

    Ng, L. L. B., Liu, W. C. & Wang, C. K. J. (2015). Motivational-cognitive profiles of learners: Cluster movement. Personality and Individual Differences, 85, 128-133.

    Liu, W. C., Wang, C. K. J., Kee, Y. H., Koh, C., & Lim, B. S. (2014). College students’ motivation and learning strategies profiles and academic achievement: A self-determination theory approach. Educational Psychology, 34(3), 338-353.

    Jang, L. Y., & Liu, W. C. (2012). 2 × 2 Achievement goals and achievement emotions: A cluster analysis of students' motivation. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 27, 59-76.

    Liu, W. C., Wang, C. K. J., Koh, C., Chye, S., Chua, B. L., & Lim, B. S. C. (2012). Revised motivated strategies for learning questionnaire for secondary school students. International Journal of Research & Review, 8, 19-32.

    Wang, C. K. J., Liu, W. C., Koh, C., Tan, O. S., & Ee, J. (2011). A motivational analysis of project work in Singapore using self-determination theory. International Journal of Research and Review, 7(1), 45-66.

    Wang, C. K. J., Liu, W. C., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., & Lim, B. S. C. (2010). Influence of perceived motivational climate on achievement goals in Physical Education: A structural equation mixture modeling analysis. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32, 324-338.

    Wang, C. K. J., Liu, W. C., Sun, Y., Lim, B. C., & Chatzisarantis, N. L. D. (2010). Chinese students’ motivation in physical activity: Goal profile analysis using Nicholl's achievement goal theory. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology8(3), 284-301.

    Wang, C. K. J., Khoo, A., Liu, W. C., & Divaharan, S. (2008). Passion and intrinsic motivation in digital gaming. CyberPsychology & Behavior11(1), 39-45.

    Koh, C., Wang, C. K. J., Tan, O. S., Liu, W. C., & Ee, J. (2009). Bridging the gaps between students' perceptions of group project work and their teachers' expectations. The Journal of Educational Research102(5), 333-348.

    Liu, W. C., Wang. C. K. J., Tan, O. S., Ee, J., & Koh, C. (2009). A self-determination approach to understanding students' motivation in project work. Learning and Individual Differences, 19, 139-145.

    Liu, W. C., Wang, C. K. J., Tan, O. S., Ee, J. & Koh, C. (2009). Understanding students' motivation in project work: A 2 x 2 achievement goal approach. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 79, 87-106.

    Wang, C. K. J., Hagger, M., & Liu, W. C. (2009). A cross-cultural validation of perceived locus of causality scale in physical education context. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport80(2), 313-325.

    Wang, C. K. J., Liu, W. C., & Khoo, A. (2009). The psychometric properties of disposition flow scale in internet gaming. Current Psychology, 28(3), 194-201.

    Wang, C. K. J., Liu, W. C., Lochbaum, M. R., & Stevenson, S. J. (2009). Sport ability beliefs, 2 x 2 achievement goals, and autonomy: The moderating role of perceived competence in the exercise domain. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80, 303-312.

    Liu, W. C., & Wang, C. K. J. (2008). Home environment and classroom climate: An investigation of their relation to students' academic self-concept in a streamed setting. Current Psychology, 27, 242-256.

    Quek, C. L., Wong, A. F., Divaharan, S., Liu, W. C., Peer, J., & Williams, M. D. (2007). Secondary school students’ perceptions of teacher–student interaction and students’ attitudes towards project work. Learning Environments Research10(3), 177-187.

    Wang, C. K. J., & Liu, W. C. (2007). Promoting enjoyment in girls' physical education: The impact of goals, beliefs, and self-determination. European Physical Education Review, 13, 145-164.

    Wang, C. K. J., Chia, Y. M., Quek, J. J., & Liu, W. C. (2006). Patterns of physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and psychological determinants of physical activity among Singaporean school children. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology4(3), 227-249.

    Wang, C. K. J., Liu, W. C., & Kahlid, A. (2006). Effects of a five-day Outward Bound course on female students in Singapore. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education10(2), 20.

    Wong, A. F., Quek, C. L., Divaharan, S., Liu, W. C., Peer, J., & Williams, M. D. (2006). Singapore students’ and teachers’ perceptions of computer-supported project work classroom learning environments. Journal of Research on Technology in Education38(4), 449-479.

    Liu, W. C. & Wang, C. K. J. (2005). Academic self-concept: A cross-sectional study of age and gender differences in a Singapore secondary school. Asia Pacific Education Review, 6(1), 20-27.

    Liu, W. C., Wang, C. K. J., & Parkins, E. (2005). A longitudinal study of students' academic self-concept in a streamed setting: The Singapore's context. British Journal of Education Psychology, 75(4), 567-586.

    Wang, C. K. J., Liu, W. C., Biddle, S. J. H., & Spray, C. M. (2005). Cross-cultural validation of the conceptions of the nature of athletic ability questionnaire version 2. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 1245-1256.