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TAN Aik Ling

67903828
aikling.tan@nie.edu.sg
NIE7-03-85

Prior to teaching at NIE in 2007, Aik Ling taught Biology and Lower Secondary General Science at River Valley High School for 10 years. She was the subject head in charge of Media Resource Library, and later of Thinking and Project Work. She worked in developing young scientists interested in science projects.

Aik Ling spent two years at (2005-2006) CRPP, working on research projects, including one that deals with Science Practical Assessment and another one which examines the infusion of nature of science and ethics of science into the science curriculum.

Her current research interests deals with students’ perspectives and ideas about science as inquiry and how they construct their learning experiences through co-generative dialogues with their teachers. The students’ science learning experiences are studied through their classroom interactions, their ideas articulated at co-generative dialogue sessions, and their performance during term assessment. 

Academic Background

  • PhD, 2006 (Nanyang Technological University)
  • MEd., 1998 (University of Sheffield)
  • PGDE, 1994 (Nanyang Technological University)
  • BSc. 1993 (National University of Singapore)

Professional Organisations

  • The Singapore Institute of Biology
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • American Education Research Association
  • National Association of Research in Science Teaching
  • Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Awards

  • Participated in the Fulbright Visiting Researcher Program in 2010/11 to study with A/P Barbara Crawford in Cornell University.
  • NARST International Committee Scholarship 2011
  • Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009

Courses

Graduate Level

  • MSC 882 Research Methods in Science Education
  • MSC 884 Curriculum, instruction and evaluation
  • MSC 885 Science Education Research Problem Identification, Definition and Exploration
  • MMM 800 Critical Inquiry
  • SC 833 Interaction and Discourse in Educational Research

Post-Graduate Diploma in Education

  • QCB 520 The teaching of Biology I
  • QCB 521 The teaching of Biology II
  • QCB 522 The teaching of Biology III
  • QCB 540 The teaching of JC Biology I
  • QCB 541 The teaching of JC Biology II

Undergraduate Program

  • ACB 322 The teaching of Biology II
  • ACB 422 The teaching of Biology III
  • Research Interests
  • Classroom interaction in the science classroom and laboratory.
  • Elementary science education, especially inquiry-based learning
  • Science teacher professional development

Research Grants

Grant Number

Title

Duration

Role

 SMF Sci-learning env

 Science learning environment and assessment: Partnership for effective teaching and learning

 Sept 2011- present

 Principal Investigator

OER20/10 TAL

Partnership for change towards science inquiry in elementary science classrooms: Collective responsibility of teachers and students

April 2011- present

Principal Investigator

OER37/09HHQ

 Pedagogy and disciplinarity of Singaporean teachers’ classroom discourse: A corpus-based integrated approach

June 2010- present

Co-principal Investigator

 

OER4/09KM 

Enhancing inquiry-based teaching through collaboration between pre-service and in-service teachers

October 2009- 2011

(Completed)

Co-principal Investigator

R8010.735.ES.08 

Making meaning of environmental science through Computer-supported Collaborative Learning

Jan 2008 – 2011

(Completed)

Collaborator

RI 1/07 MW 

Video pedagogy for enhancing pre-service science teacher education.

December 2007-2010

(Completed)

Collaborator

 

CRP 9/07 TAL 

Teacher agency for professional development.

October 2007- 2009

(Completed)

Principal Investigator

R6/06SL 

Examining teachers’ understanding of inquiry based learning in primary schools

2006-2010

(Completed)

Collaborator

 

CRP 01/06PT 

Transforming science practical pedagogy and practice through innovative departmental planning

March 2006-2008

(Completed)

Collaborator

 

CRP22/05TAL 

An insight into science philosophy and ethics education for girls in Singapore

2006- 2008

(Completed)

Principal Investigator

 

CRP13/04MO 

Science Education Research at CRPP: A Framework.

2005-2008

(Completed)

Principal Investigator

Professional Activities

  • Managing Editor – Pedagogies: An International Journal
  • Editorial Board – Cultural Studies and Science Education

Graduate Supervision

  • Doctor in Education – Timothy Hsi (Associate Director, University Counselor, Singapore Management University)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education) – Frederick Toralballa Talaue (Research Associate, Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, National Institute of Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education) – Tan Hong Kim (Teaching Fellow, Natural Sciences and Science Education, National Institute of Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education) – Tan Poh Hiang (Teaching Fellow, Natural Sciences and Science Education, National Institute of Education)

Conferences and Workshops

 American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada

 15-19 April 2012

National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida

3 – 7 April 2011

Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Sydney

6-8 December 2010

North American Association for Environmental Education, Buffalo

28-29 September 2010

 

International Science Education Conference, 2009, Singapore

24-26 November 2009

 

National Science Teachers Association Boston National Conference 2008, Boston

27-30 March 2008

 

Conference of Asian Science Education, Kaohsiung

20-23 February 2008

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Tan, A.-L., & Tan, S.-C. (2011). Conversation Analysis as a tool to understand online social encounters. IN Daniel, B. K. (ED.), A handbook of research on methods and techniques for studying virtual communities: Paradigms and phenomena (PP. 248-266). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Tan, S.C., & Tan, A.L. (2011). Developing students' new literacies with Computer-Supported Collaborative Argumentation. IN Ho, M.L.C., Anderson, K.T. & Leong, A.P. (EDS.), Transforming literacies and language: Innovative technologies, integrated experiences. (PP. 105-121). London: Continuum.
Tan, A.-L. (2010). Science education research in Singapore: Adapting to the winds of change. IN Lee, Y.-J. (ED.), Handbook of research in science education: Science education research in Asia (PP. 51-70). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Tan, K.C.D., Lee, Y.-J., & Tan, A.-L. (2009). Environmental education in Singapore: Learning to manage urban landscapes and futures. IN N. Taylor, R.K. Coll, M. Littledike, & C. Eames (EDS.), Environmental education in context: An international perspective of the development of environmental education (PP. 243-251). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Tan, A. L., & Tan, S. C. (2008). Authority and transmission versus knowledge building: Dilemma in learning science. IN Lee, Y. J., & Tan, A. L. (EDS.), Science education at the nexus of theory and practice (PP. 239-251). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Tan, A. L., & Towndrow, P. A. (2008). A mainstream science teacher's perspective on teaching a student with a physical disability. IN Wright, S., Cohen, L., & Poon, K. (EDS.), Special education: Perspectives and practice (PP. 198-208). Singapore: Prentice Hall.
Ismail, M., & Tan, A. L. (2006). Snapshots from the normal technical world: An ethnographic study of low-track students in Singapore. IN W. Bokhorst-Heng, M. Osborne, & K. Lee (EDS.), Redesigning Pedagogies: Reflections on theory and praxis (PP. 73-88). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Tan, A. L., & Soong, L. (2006). The language of science: Alternative lenses to examining the learning of science. IN W. Bokhorst-Heng, M. Osborne, & K. Lee (EDS.), Redesigning Pedagogies: Reflections on theory and praxis. (PP. 261-270). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Osborne, M., Tan, A. L., & Kwek, B. K. (2006). The mechanics of teaching: Weaving in primary one. IN W. Bokhorst-Heng, M. Osborne, & K. Lee (EDS.), Redesigning Pedagogies: Reflections on theory and praxis (PP. 159-174). Rotterdam: Sense Publisher.
Tan, A. L., & Kan, G. Y. (1997). Reading across the curriculum. IN G.M. Jacobs, C. Davis, & W. A. Renandya (EDS.), Successful strategies for extensive reading (PP. 81-89). Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.

BOOKS

Tan, A.-L., Wong, H.-M., & Tan, S.-C. (EDS.). (2009). Action research: Empowering my practice in teaching science (PP. 96). Singapore: National Institute of Education.
Lee, Y.-J., & Tan, A.-L. (EDS.). (2008). Science education at the nexus of theory and practice (PP. 400). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

CONFERENCE PAPERS PUBLISHED IN PROCEEDINGS

Tan, P. H., & Tan, A. L. (2011, October). Assessing students' learning of primary science in the multicultural context of Singapore: Considerations influencing task selection for formative assessment. IN International Association for Educational Assessment (ED.) Proceedings of 37th international conference of Internatioanl Association of Educational Assessment, 1, 1-10.
Kim, M., Tan, A.-L., & Talaue, F. (2010, July). New vision, practice, and challenges of inquiry-based curriculum in Singapore. IN (EDS.) 59th conference of Korean Elementary Science Education: International Seminar on Science Education 2010, 1, 71-80.
Tan, A.-L., Wettisinghe, M., Tan, S.-C., & Hassan, M. (2010, December). Reflection of teaching: A glimpse through the eyes of pre-service science teachers. IN Steel, C., Keppell, M.J., & Gerbic, P. (EDS.) Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010, 1, 1-12.
Yeo, J., Lee, Y. J., Tan A. L., Tan, S. C., & Lum, S. (2009, June). Analyzing CSCL-mediated science argumentation: How different methods matter. IN O'Malley, C., Reimann, P., & Suthers, D. (EDS.) 8th International Conference on Computer-supported Collaborative Learning, 1, 113-117.
Wong, H.-M., & Tan, A.-L. (2009, April). You made us think, think, think!: An illustration of questioning and its impact on interaction in the elementary science classroom. IN Czerniak, C. M., Duschl, R. A., Kyle, W. C., & Sondergeld, T. (EDS.) Proceedings of the NARST 2009 Annual Meeting, **, 204.
Tan, A. L. (2008, February). Professional development of science teachers: What matters?. IN Liu, C.-J (ED.) Proceedings for Conference of Asian Science Education 2008, 1, 1-5.
Poon, C. L., Tan, A. L., & Lee, Y. J. (2008, February). Scissors, paper, stone: How students deal with conceptual conflicts in an inquiry-based activity. IN Liu Chia-Ju (ED.) Proceedings of Conference of Asian Science Education 2008, 1, 1-5.
Tan, S.C., & Tan, A.L. (2007, October). Building on BSCS 5E Inquiry science with knowledge building: Conceptualisation of a collaborative science inquiry model. IN B.Chang, A. Kashihara, J.Kay, J.Lee, T. Matsui, R.Okamoto, D. Suthers, & F.Y. Yu (EDS.) ICCE 2007 Supplementary proceedings, 2, 247-251.
Lee, Y. J., Tan, A. L., Tan, K. C. D., & Tan, S. C. (2006, November). Educational research for the fainthearted. IN Lee, Y. J., Tan, A. L., & Ho, B. T. (EDS.) International Science Education Conference 2006, 1, 508-514.
Tan, A. L., Seah, L. H., & Tan, B. C. (2006, November). 'Let's think like a scientist!': Issues of school science. IN Lee, Y. J., Tan, A. L., & Ho, B. T. (EDS.) International Science Education Conference 2006, 1, 840-848.
Tan, A. L., & Tan, S. C. (2006, November). 'But I have not started teaching!': Knowledge building perils. IN Lee, Y. J., Tan, A. L., & Ho, B. T. (EDS.) International Science Education Conference, 1, 840-848.
Tan, A. L., & Towndrow, P. A. (2006, May). Giving students a voice in science practical assessments. IN International Association for Education Assessment (ED.) 32nd International Association for Educational Assessment Conference, 1, 1-7.

CONFERENCE PAPERS WITHOUT PROCEEDINGS

Tan, A.-L., & Hong, H. Q. (2012, April). Learning science in high school: What is actually going on?. PAPER PRESENTED AT 2012 AERA Annual Meeting, Vancouver.
Tan, P. H., & Tan, A.-L. (2012, March). Factors affecting primary science teachers' enactment of formative assessment: Reality and professional decision making. PAPER PRESENTED AT National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis.
Tan, A. L. (2012, March). Science teacher education and science as inquiry: Promises and dilemma (Keynote Address). PAPER PRESENTED AT Asia Pacific Conference on Innovation in Science Teacher Education, Taipei.
Talaue, F., Tan, A.-L., & Kim, M. (2012, April). Identity as teachers of inquiry science: Small stories and interpretive repertoires as discusive resources. PAPER PRESENTED AT 2012 AERA Annual Meeting, Vancouver.
Tan, A.-L., & Lim, S. S. L (2011, September). Learning about science inquiry by inquiring into science: An experiential approach. PAPER PRESENTED AT European Science Education Research Association, Lyon.
Kim, M., Tan, A.-L., & Talaue, F. (2011, April). The archilles' heel of science inquiry in elementary classrooms: Teachers' beliefs and dilemmas. PAPER PRESENTED AT National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Orlando, Florida.
Kim, M., Tan, A. L., & Talaue, F. (2011, April). Knowledge outcomes versus inquiry process: The gap between new goal and old habit. PAPER PRESENTED AT American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.
Kim, M., Tan, A.-L., & Talaue, F. (2011, May). Science as inquiry: Dilemmas of professional practice among elementary science teachers. PAPER PRESENTED AT 4th Redesigning Pedagogy Conference, Singapore.
Tan, H. K., Tan, A.-L., & Wong, A. F. L. (2011, September). Students' learning outcomes in biology: Effects of the laboratory learning environment. PAPER PRESENTED AT European Science Education Research Association, Lyon.
Tan, A. L., & Teo, T. W. (2011, April). Meta-reflecting on the realities of curriculum and teaching: Stories from Singapore. PAPER PRESENTED AT National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Orlando, Florida.
Tan, A.-L., & Lim, S. S. L. (2011, April). Supporting teachers in teaching science as inquiry: What is the evidence for effective professional development (Singapore). PAPER PRESENTED AT National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.
Tan, A. L., Kim, M., & Talaue, F. (2011, April). Scenario-based inquiry: Amalgamating science and everyday life. PAPER PRESENTED AT American Education Research Association, New Orleans.
Lim, S. S. L., Tan, A. L., & Diong, C. H. (2010, October). Improving knowledge generation, critique and justification among graduate students in a zoological science course.. PAPER PRESENTED AT 23rd Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Biology Education, Singapore.
Tan, A. L., & Crawford, B. (2010, September). Resources used by children in environmental decision making. PAPER PRESENTED AT 7th Annual Reseach Symposium, North American Association for Environmental Education, Buffalo-Niagara.
Tan, A. L., & Lim, S. S. L. (2009, June). Pre-service science teachers' ideas about science and science inquiry. PAPER PRESENTED AT 3rd Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2009, Singapore.
Tan, A. L., Wettasinghe, M., Tan, S. C., & Mazlan, H. (2009, June). Using video technology as a catalyst to developing teaching skills in pre-service science teachers. PAPER PRESENTED AT 3rd Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2009, Singapore.
Poon, C. L., Lee, Y.-J., Tan, A. L., & Lim, S. S. L. (2009, April). A pedagogical framework for teaching science as inquiry in a Singapore primary school. PAPER PRESENTED AT Annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim.
Poon, C. L., Tan, A. L., Lee, Y. J., & Lim, S. S. L. (2009, November). Characterizing inquiry science @ Temasek Primary. PAPER PRESENTED AT International Science Education Conference 2009, Singapore.
Kim, M. & Tan, A.-L. (2009, April). Specialist or generalist: The dilemma of elementary science teaching. PAPER PRESENTED AT American Education Research Association (AERA), San Diego, USA.
Wong, H. M., & Tan, A. L. (2009, June). "Didn't get expected answer, rectify it": Using inquiry science to teach canonical science. PAPER PRESENTED AT 3rd Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2009, Singapore.
Tan, A. L. (2008, March). Planning and implementing laboratory activities for low-achieving middle school students: A Singapore story. PAPER PRESENTED AT National Science Teachers' Association Boston National Conference, Boston.
Wong, H.-M., & Tan, A. L. (2008, November). ?Didn?t Get Expected Answer, Rectify It?: Case of Using Inductive Science Activity to Teach Science Content. PAPER PRESENTED AT The 3rd International Conference on Science Education for the Next Society, Seoul.
Towndrow, P., Tan, A. L., & Cohen, L. (2008, March). Breaking down teacher isolation in the teaching and assessment of secondary school science: A Singapore case study. PAPER PRESENTED AT National Science Teachers' Association Boston National Conference, Boston.
Freebody, P., & Tan, A. L. (2008, May). Building knowledge in classroom talk: Shuttling lexicon, genre, and interactional format. PAPER PRESENTED AT Combined Sydney Universities Language Research Group, Sydney.
Tan, S.C. & Tan, A.L. (2008, February). Knowledge building discourse in science classrooms. PAPER PRESENTED AT Conference of Asian Science Education, Kao Hsiung.
Lee, Y.-J., Yeo, J., Tan, S. C., Tan, A. L., & Lum, S. (2008, August). Knowledge building in the nature of science: A preliminary report from four primary schools in Singapore. PAPER PRESENTED AT Knowledge Building Summer Institute, Toronto.
Tan, A. L., & Lim, S. S. L. (2007, May). Views about inquiry based science in schools: What are they?. PAPER PRESENTED AT CRPP Conference "Redesigning Pedagogy: Culture, knowledge and understanding, Singapore.
Tan, A. L. (2007, May). Power relationships in the learning of biology: Who is in control?. PAPER PRESENTED AT Qualitative Inquiry Congress, Illinois.
Lim, S. S. L., Tan, A. L., & Poon, C. L. (2007, June). Scientific thinking in school curriculum: an answer to 21st century science education?. PAPER PRESENTED AT 21st Pacific Science Congress, Okinawa.
Tan, A. L., Tan, S. C., & Ow, E. G. (2006, August). Why the spiral moved? - Seeking for knowledge building. PAPER PRESENTED AT Summer Institute - Knowledge Building, Toronto.
Teng, P. S., Lim, S. S. L., & Tan, A. L. (2006, November). Professional development for teachers - The Singapore experience. PAPER PRESENTED AT International Conference on Science Education for the Next Society, Seoul.
Towndrow, P. A., & Tan, A. L. (2006, November). Transforming science practical assessment practices in Singapore through innovative departmental planning. PAPER PRESENTED AT International Science Education Conference 2006 - Science Education: What works?, Singapore.
Towndrow, P. A., Venthan, A. M., & Tan, A. L. (2005, May). Designing tasks to teach science practical skills at lower secondary level in Singapore. PAPER PRESENTED AT Redesigning Pedagogies: Research, policy, practice, Singapore.
Tan, A. L., & Kaiser, B. (2004, June). Engaging in scientific research encourages creativity, innovation, and enterprise in high school students, k-12 teachers, and their mentor scientists.. PAPER PRESENTED AT Gifted Education Conference, Singapore.
Tan, A. L. (2004, November). Bridging the language gap in the biology classroom. PAPER PRESENTED AT Biology in Asia Conference, Singapore.
Freebody, P., & Tan, A. L. (2004, May). The importance of classroom based research in the search for educational excellence. PAPER PRESENTED AT Global Conference on Excellence in Education and Training, Singapore.
Freebody, P., & Tan, A. L. (2004, June). Interacting, congition, and knowing: Reconsidering the relationship between classroom talk and thinking. PAPER PRESENTED AT Thinking Quality Initiative- 5th Conference, Hong Kong.

EDITORSHIPS OF CONFERENCE PROCEEDING

Kim, M., Hwang, S., & Tan, A. L. (ED.) (2009). International Science Education Conference 2009. PROCEEDINGS OF THE Proceedings of the International Science Education Conference 2009. Singapore
Lee, Y.-J., Tan, A. L., & Ho, B. T. (ED.) (2006). International science education conference 2006.. PROCEEDINGS OF THE International science education conference. Singapore

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Kim, M., Tan, A.-L.,* & Talaue, F. (2013). New vision and challenges in inquiry-based curriculum change in Singapore. International Journal of Science Education, 35,(2), 289-311.
Tan, A.-L., Kim, M., & Talaue, F. (2013). Grappling with issues of learning science from everyday experiences: An illustrative case. The Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Exploration, 13,(Spring 2013), 165-188.
Tan, A.-L., & Wong, H.-M. (2012). "Didn't get expected answer, rectify it.": Teaching science content in an elementary science classroom using hands-on activities.". International Journal of Science Education, 34,(2), 197-222.
Poon, C. L., Lee, Y. J., Tan, A. L., & Lim, S. S. L. (2012). Knowing inquiry as practice and theory: Developing a pedagogical framework with elementary school teachers. Research in Science Education, 42,(2), 303-327.
Tan, A.-L., Lim, S. S. L., & Teng, S. P. P. (2012). Re-examining the role of institutes of education in science teachers' continuing professional development: A Singapore perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Development, 1,(2), 7-16.
Tan, A.-L., Tan, S.-C., & Wettasinghe, M. (2011). Learning to be a science teacher: Reflections and lessons from video-based instruction. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27,(3), 446-462.
Teo, T. W., & Tan, A. L. (2011). Realities of curriculum and teaching: Revelations from Singapore teachers' meta-reflections. US-China Education Review B, 1,(5), 601-612.
Tan, A.-L. (2011). Home culture, science, school and science learning: Is reconciliation possible?. Cultural Studies and Science Education, 6,(3), 559-567.
Kim, M., & Tan, A.-L. (2011). Rethinking difficulties of teaching inquiry-based practical work: stories from elementary pre-service teachers. International Journal of Science Education, 33,(4), 465-486.
Poon, C. L., Toh, F. M., & Tan, A.-L.* (2010). Bees in the news: Connecting classroom science to real-life issues. Science Scope, 33,(9), 64-67.
Towndrow, P. A., Tan, A. L.*, Yung, B. H. W., & Cohen, L. (2010). Science teachers' professional development and changes in science practical assessment practices: What are the issues?. Research in Science Education, 40,(2), 117-132.
Tan, A.-L., & Towndrow, P. (2009). Catalyzing student-teacher interactions and teacher learning in science practical formative assessment using digital video technology. Teaching and Teacher Education, 25,(), 61-67.
Poon, C.-L., Tan, D., & Tan, A.-L.* (2009). Classroom management and inquiry-based learning: Finding the balance. Science Scope, 32,(9), 18-21.
Tan, A. L. (2008). Tension in the biology laboratory: What are they?. International Journal of Science Education, 30,(12), 1661-1676.
Lyna, K., Chia, T. C., Chia, L. S., Goh, N. K., & Tan, A. L. (2008). Demonstrate Lenz's law with an aluminium ring. Physics Education, 43,(1), 19-21.
Albright, J., Towndrow, P. A., Kwek, D., & Tan, A. L. (2008). Identity and agency in science education: Reflections from the far side of the world. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 3,(1), 145-156.
Towndrow, P. A., Tan, A. L., & Venthan, A. M. (2008). Promoting inquiry through science reflective journal writing. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 4,(3), 279-283.
Lyna, K., Chia, T. C., Tan, A. L., Chia, L. S., & Goh, N. K. (2008). Electromagnetism: Abstract concepts come to life. Physics Education, 43,(5), 469-470.
Tan, A. L., & Wong, S. (2007). Did the beanstalk really reach the sky? Using fairy tales to teach science. Science Scope, 31,(1), 72-74.
Tan, S.C., & Tan, A.L. (2006). Conversational analysis as an analytical tool for face-to-face and online conversations.. Educational Media International, 43,(4), 347-362.
Tan, A. L., Towndrow, P. A. (2006). Towards a SPA-infused pedagogy: Giving students a voice through digital video editing and critique. SingTeach, June 2006,(N/A), N/A.
Stott, K., & Tan, A. L. (1999). Exploring teacher job satisfaction in a Singapore secondary school. Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education and Development, 2,(1), 41-49.

REVIEWS

Tan, A. L., & Lee, Y.-J. (2009). [REVIEW OF Michaels, S., Shouse, A. W., & Schweingruber, H. A.: Ready, set, SCIENCE!]. Pedagogies, 153
Tan, A. L., & Wong, H. M. (2008). [REVIEW OF Hui, M.-F., & Grossman, D. L.: Improving teacher education through action research]. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 425-426
Towndrow, P. A., & Tan, A. L. (2006). [REVIEW OF Yung, B. H. W. Assessment reform in science: Fairness and fear]. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 158-162
Towndrow, P. A., & Tan A. L. (2006). [REVIEW OF Yung, B. H. W. Assessment reform in Science: Fairness and fear]. SingTeach, XXX-XXX

TECHNICAL REPORTS OR MONOGRAPHS

Kim, M., Tan, A.-L., & Talaue, F. (2011, May). Enhancing inquiry-based teaching through collaboration between pre-service and in-service teachers , , 34.
Lim, S. S. L., & Tan, A. L. (2010, January). Examining teachers' understanding of inquiry-based learning in primary schools , , 9.
Tan, A. L., Wettasinghe, M., & Tan, S. C. (2010, July). Video pedagogy for enhancing pre-service teacher education , , 22.
Tan, A.-L., Wong, H.-M., Tan, S.-C., & Lee, Y.-J. (2009, April). Teacher agency for professional development in science , , 20.
Towndrow, P. A., Tan, A. L., & Soo, P. L. (2009, January). Transforming science practical pedagogy and practice through innovative departmental planning , , 60.
Osborne, M. D., & Tan, A. L. (2008, January). Science education research at CRPP: A framework , , 21.
Tan, A. L. (2008, January). An insight into philosophy of science and ethics education for girls in Singapore , , 13.
Towndrow, P. A., Tan, A. L., Venthan, A. M., & Gayathri d/o Dorairaju (2006, May). Designing tasks to teach SPA skills at lower secondary level in Singapore , , 60.

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Tan, A. L., Talaue, F., & Kim, M. (2011, March). Caught in the gap between new goals and old habits: The Singaporean primary science teachers' experience of inquiry teaching.
Tan, A. L., & Talaue, F. (2011, January). Continuing our inquiry journey.
Lee, Y.-J, & Tan, A.-L. (2010, February). Action Research.
Kim, M., Tan, A.-L.& Chew, C. (2010, February). Senario-based inquiry teaching in science classrooms.
Tan, A.-L. (2010, February). Literature review seminar.
Tan, A.-L. (2009, February). Action research for inquiry science.
Tan, A.-L., Wong, H.-M.,Tan, S.-C., & Lee, Y. J. (2008, January). Enquiry about inquiry science: An agenda for action research.
Tan, A.-L., & Tan, S. C. (2008, March). Teacher reflection for inquiry science.
Tan, A.-L., Kim, M., & Lum, S. (2008, November). Development of environmental science curriculum.
Teng, P. P. S., Chew, C. M. K., Tan, A. L., Lim, S. S. L., & Tan, S. C. (2007, April). Science Inquiry: The Singapore Story.
Tan, A.-L., & Lee, Y.-J. (2007, October). Inquiry Science Workshop.
Tan, A.-L., & Tan, S.-C. (2007, March). Teacher reflection workshop.
Lee, Y.-J, & Tan, A. L. (2006, April). Collaborative Research.
classroom interactions, inquiry-based learning, science teacher professional development