Dr Ivy Tan is the Associate Dean, Practicum and Partnerships at the Office of Teacher Education and Associate Professor at the Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group in the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has taught as a geography teacher and has been the Head of the Humanities Department in secondary schools. She has also been a Gifted Educational Specialist in the Ministry of Education. She has co-authored two books: Group Investigation and Student Learning: An experiment in Singapore Schools, (2006, published by Marshall Cavendish) and Organizing Schools for Productive Learning (2008, published by Springer). Presently she serves as a steering committee member of the International Geographical Union Commission on Geographical Education, a regional representative of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education; and an executive committee member of the South East Asian Geography Association.