Staff Directory


Towndrow Phillip Alexander



Hogan, D. J., Towndrow, P. A., & Koh, K. H. (2009). The logic of confidence and the social economy of assessment reform in Singapore: A new institutionalist perspective. IN Grigorenko, E. (ED.), Multicultural Psychoeducational Assessment (PP. 213-251). Dordrect: Springer.
Hogan, D. J., Towndrow, P. A., & Koh K. (2009). Instructional and assessment practices in Singapore. IN Grigorenko, E. (ED.), Multicultural Psychoeducational Assessment (PP. 253-285). Dordrect: Springer.
Towndrow, P. A., Brudvik, O. C. & Natarajan, U. (2009). Creating and interpreting multimodal representations of knowledge: Case studies from two Singapore classrooms. IN Ng, C.-H., & Renshaw, P. (EDS.), Reforming Learning. Education in the Asia-Pacific region: Issues, concerns and prospects (PP. 129-158). Dordrect: Springer.
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.
Towndrow, P. A. (2008). Adaptive and maladaptive motivational patterns in on-line English as a foreign language reading comprehension skill development: The choice and usefulness of motivation theory to illuminate students? learning in an on-line environment.. IN Towndrow, P. A., Koh, C., & Tan, H. S. (EDS.), Motivation and practice for the classroom (PP. 271-292). Rotterdam/Tapei: Sense Publishers.
Towndrow, P. A. (2007). The evaluation of information and communication technology in English language teaching and learning: Assessing effectiveness in the 21st Century. IN Prescott, D., Kirkpatrick, A., Hashim, A., & Martin, I. (EDS.), English in Southeast Asia 1996-2005: Varieties, literacies and literatures (PP. 140-161). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Towndrow, P. A. (2006). Interactivity, social interaction and ICT usage in English language teaching in Singapore. IN Hashim, A., & Hassan, N. (EDS.), English in Southeast Asia: Prospects, perspectives and possibilities (PP. 181-189). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
Towndrow, P. A., Vallance, M. (2003). English language and IT. IN Murphy, J. (ED.), Teaching practice conversations: Plans, action and performance (PP. 143-146). Singapore: Prentice Hall.
Towndrow, P. A. (2001). The role of technology and technology training in shaping educational policy: The Singaporean experience. IN Tan, J., Gopinathan, S., & Ho, W. H. (EDS.), Challenges facing the Singapore education system today (PP. 18-32). Singapore: Prentice Hall.


Towndrow, P. A., Koh, C., & Tan, H. S. (EDS.). (2008). Motivation and practice for the classroom (PP. 370). Rotterdam/Tapei: Sense Publishers.
Towndrow, P. A. (2007). Task design, implementation and assessment: Integrating information and communication technology in English language teaching and learning (PP. 125). Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
Towndrow, P. A., Vallance, M. (2004). Using IT in the language classroom: A guide for teachers and students in Asia (PP. 355). Singapore: Longman.


Shanthini, R. & Towndrow, P. A. (2010). Commercial e-learning portals in English language learning. International Journal of Learning Technology, 5,(2), 130-146.
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.
Towndrow, P. A., Silver, R. E., & Albright, J. (2010). Setting expectations for educational innovations. Journal of Educational Change, 11,(4), 425-455.
Vallance, M., Towndrow, P. A., & Wiz, C. (2010). Conditions for successful online document collaboration. TechTrends, 54,(1), 20-24.
Towndrow, P., & K. H. K. Tan (2009). Teacher self-evaluation and power. Teacher Development, 13,(3), 285-295.
Towndrow, P. A. (2009). The case of assessing English language student-teachers' contributions to online discussion forums: Is self-assessment the answer?. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5,(4), 661-674.
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.
Towndrow, P. A., & Vaish, V. (2009). Wireless laptops in English classrooms: A SWOT analysis from Singapore. Educational Media International, 46,(3), 207-221.
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.
Towndrow, P. A. (2008). Critical reflective practice as a pivot in transforming science education: A report of teacher-researcher collaborative interactions in response to assessment reforms. International Journal of Science Education, 30,(7), 903-922.
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.
Vallance, M., & Towndrow, P. A. (2007). Towards the 'informed use' of information and communication technology in education: A response to Adams' 'Powerpoint, habits of mind, and classroom culture'. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 39,(2), 219-227.
Towndrow, P. A., Silver, R. E., Guo, L. B., Koh, K. (2007). Unravelling scaffolding for classroom practitioners. SingTeach, X,(6), N.A..
Towndrow, P. A. (2007). Opening minds: Unraveling principles and practices in cooperative and collaborative learning. Journal of Student Centered Learning, 3,(2), 103-110.
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.
Towndrow, P. A. (2005). Teachers as task designers: An agenda for research and professional development. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 37,(5), 507-524.
Towndrow, P. A. (2004). What English language teachers from the People's Republic of China find surprising about information technology: Thoughts on how to address the need for change. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 24,(1), 105-116.
Towndrow, P. A. (2004). Reflections of an on-line tutor. English Language Teaching Journal, 58,(2), 174-182.
Towndrow, P. A. (2003). Extending the scope of tele-collaborative projects. Language Learning & Technology, 7,(3), 160-163.
Towndrow, P. A., Cheers, C. (2003). Learning to communicate effectively in English through blended e-learning. Teaching and Learning, 24,(1), 55-66.
Towndrow, P. A. (2003). Teaching and learning of creativity through jazz improvisation. Review of Educational Research and Advances for Classroom Teachers (REACT), 20,(1), 43-52.