All in a Day's work
Tuesday, 01 December 2015
By Public, International and Alumni Relations
NIE News March 2015, http://www.nie.edu.sg/nienews/mar15/?q=contents/all_in_a_days_work
Above (From left): Ms Jiang Yihui, Ms Tang Celeste, Ms Tan Jia Hui and Ms Tan Yun Ying Felicia in a visit to the Primary English Language Classroom
In the article “Swan Song” published in the September 2014 issue of NIE News, Dr Koh Chong Lek’s departure from the NIE community was described as “a hard thing to do”. Indeed, we cannot agree more.
When we learnt that our Junior College’s Work Shadowing Programme was offering an attachment with NIE, we did not hesitate to sign up for it as teaching was amongst our career options. To our delight, we were awarded our choice and anticipation and excitement soon filled our heads as we waited impatiently for the attachment to commence.
During our stay at NIE from 8 to 12 December 2014, we had the opportunity to visit various departments such as the NIE Library, the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group, the English Language and Literature Academic Group and the Student Services Centre, where we observed academics and staff at work and the workings of each department.Two of us were lucky enough to sit in a high level conference involving Swedish School Inspectorates, where we learnt about the differences and similarities between the Singaporean education landscape and that of Sweden’s. We were also very privileged to meet Professor Tan Oon Seng, NIE Director, who found time for a chat with us on our first day at NIE despite his busy schedule.
We would like to thank everyone who was part of our amazing 4 days at NIE, especially the Public, International and Alumni Relations (PIAR) Department for constantly ensuring that we were safely accounted for and for putting up with our giggling and “blur-ness”. We felt very much at home and are truly grateful for everything. Our time at NIE is a memory that we will never forget.
Above (From left): Thank you Ms Chew-Oui Lian Ping (middle) for being a great host on our NIE Library tour
It was an eye-opener at the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group where we learned more about the facilities, our fitness levels and even do a body fat count
Thank you Ms Choy May San and team for giving us an inside look at academic quality research
Thank you PIAR for helping to facilitate our programme and for making it so enjoyable!
This article first appeared in NIE's quarterly publication NIE News in March 2015.