Yew Leong is a lecturer with the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group. He teaches in a number of programmes at NIE, including pre-service and undergraduate programmes, the Master of Education (Curriculum and Teaching) programme, the Leaders in Education Programme, and the Management and Leadership in Schools Programme. Yew Leong conducts a number of design thinking workshops and courses for schools throughout the year; he currently acts as a consultant to some schools who are interested in integrating design thinking into their curriculum. Yew Leong has also worked with UNESCO (Bangkok) to develop a design thinking toolkit for educators in Asia.
Yew Leong has had a varied working career. Prior to joining NIE, he had taught at two local universities and a junior college; he had also written for TV, children's magazines, and literary periodicals, as well as worked as a general manager in a local SME, a communications analyst in an international consulting firm, and a hamper packer.