Children and adolescents who struggle with anger and aggression often display faulty thinking and behavioural patterns. This presentation will provide an overview of these problems at the different stages of encoding, interpretation, response generation and decision making. Additionally, this presentation seeks to examine how crucial it is to consider multipronged schoolwide approaches that effectively address, prevent and remediate issues of child and adolescent aggression — behavioural issues which are often precursors to delinquency and bullying.

Dr. Rebecca P. Ang is an Associate Professor with the Psychological Studies Academic Group at the NIE. She obtained her PhD in School Psychology (specialising in clinical child psychology) from Texas A&M University. A well-cited researcher whose scholarly work has been published in top-tier journals, Dr. Ang has more than 200 refereed journal articles and conference presentations, and has given keynote addresses in America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Ang has received a number of research awards to date. For example, she received the International Council of Psychologists Seisoh Sukemune/Bruce Bain Early Career Research Award in 2006. This award was given in recognition of outstanding early career contributions to scholarly addressing psychological issues of multinational significance.

It is not uncommon for children to dislike learning.

In this YouTube video, Assistant Professor Ng Pak Tee unlocks the secrets behind nurturing an earnest learner in today’s world, and examines the benefits behind doing so. In addition, he skilfully debunks common myths about learning, and lists the practical measures parents can take as they guide their child’s learning process.

This year’s valedictorian of the Bachelor of Science (Education) Programme, Mr Aaron Lim Han Ming, derives motivation from Aristotle’s quote: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

Expressing his gratitude towards NIE, Mr Lim recalls the highlights of his undergraduate journey. He goes on to thank parents for their support and concludes by reminding his batchmates that their students should always be the crux of their teaching journey.

Summarising his NIE journey in three key central themes, this year’s valedictorian of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) Programme, Mr Soh Ming Quan, provides a glimpse of the NIE undergraduate’s life.

Drawing from his practicum experience, Mr Soh stresses that education is a dialogic endeavour between teacher and students. Reinforcing that all teachers are bonded by a common sense of purpose, Mr Soh urged his batchmates to generate a more impactful service to the community, by uniting as one body.

Ms Ho Jia Qian, Angelene, this year’s valedictorian of the Diploma in Art Education Programme, believes that success is the result of learning, growth and self-improvement.

As Ms Ho reminisces about her undergraduate journey, she emphasises the importance of having a strong support system, and the necessity of support in the teacher-student relationship. Concluding her speech, Ms Ho reminded her batchmates to appreciate the assistance and support they have received, and to channel their gratitude towards helping the next generation.


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