LIM Fei Victor

Assistant Professor

English Language & Literature (ELL)

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Research Interests
(i) Multimodality in Education (ii) Educational Semiotics (iii) Multiliteracies (iv) Multimodal Literacy (Viewing and Representing) (v)Embodied Teaching (vi) Multimodal Discourse Analysis (vii) Digital Learning and Play

  • Asst Prof Lim Fei Victor is an education researcher and an educator. His expertise is in multimodality in education, with a focus on multimodal literacy, embodied teaching, and digital learning. He is interested in how and what we should teach learners in today’s digital and multimodal age. He is guided by his conviction that literacy education must be future-oriented and should progress with the evolving contemporary communication landscape. Victor is passionate about education and its value in improving in both personal and societal well-being. His research has a strong practice orientation that shapes his teaching and service.

    Victor is Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of several large research grants. He has been invited to present his work across the continents of Asia, Africa, Australia, North America and Europe. Victor has published in top-tier journals on multimodality in education and is the author of the book Designing Learning with Embodied Teaching: Perspectives from Multimodality published in the Routledge Studies in Multimodality. Victor is editor of Multimodality and Society and serves on the editorial team of other journals. He also leads the Multimodality Special Interest Group at NIE to build up a community of faculty and students who share an interest in multimodality in education. Victor is active in international development work in his role as consultant with the World Bank on digital literacies projects in Africa.

    Victor started his career as a General Paper teacher in a junior college before his posting to the Singapore Ministry of Education where he was Deputy Director, Technologies for Learning, and Lead Specialist (Level 3), Educational Technology. He has experience in translational research, policy formulation, and programme development, with a focus on how educational technology can improve teaching and learning. He contributed to the conceptualisation of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Education Masterplan to nurture future-ready and responsible digital learners, the development of strategies and initiatives for MOE’s translational research, innovations, and scaling efforts, as well as the strengthening of cyber wellness education in Singapore. For more information about his current work, you can refer to his website.  

  • Multimodality in Education

    • Multimodal Literacy
    • Embodied Teaching
    •  Digital Learning
    • Multimodal Discourse Analysis

  • Asst Prof Lim teaches pre-service and postgraduate courses on multimodality in education. He also supervises students’ research projects and practicum.  

    Higher Degree Courses
    EDEL902:Language and Literature Education
    MAE901:Discourse Studies
    MEL901: Language and Literature Education 

    Preservice Courses 
    ASE40B: Current Trends in Language Education  

    Practicum Supervision
    Educational Research
    Undergraduate Research (URECA) 

  • Asst Prof Lim’s research expertise is in multimodality in education, that is the study of signs and meaning-making in the context of teaching and learning. Stemming from the focus on multimodality in education, he supervises research projects in the areas of multimodal literacy, multimodal discourse analysis, embodied teaching, and digital learning.

    Current PhD Students

    Qiao Ling Ling (Sole Supervisor) A Study of In-service Teachers’ Digital Multimodal Composing Practices

    Jiang Jingxin (Sole Supervisor) The Use of Metadiscourse and Visuals in TED talks (candidature confirmed)

    Liu Yanhua (Co Supervisor) Investigating Metadiscursive and Visual Features in Three Minute Thesis Presentations (candidature confirmed)

    PhD Thesis Advisory Committee

    Zhu Xuelian, Cognitive Dynamics in Simultaneous Interpreting Test: An Eye Tracking Study

    Wong Wai Lit, [NIE NSSE AG] Using Representations to Develop Conceptual Understanding in Heat and Temperature: Insights from Analysing Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge (candidature confirmed)

    Graduated Master Students

    Master of Applied Linguistics
    Bui Le Huong (Sole Supervisor) A Multimodal Analysis of a Social Media Influencer’s YouTube Video.

    Master of Education (English)
    Debbie Wong Mei Ying (Sole Supervisor) Teaching Multiliteracies in the Singapore’ EL Classroom: Uncovering Teachers’ Beliefs and Perception. Awarded ERAS Gold Medal.

    Janet Liang Wei Jhen (Sole Supervisor) Developing a Framework for the Teaching and Learning of Representing Skills through Media Production in Singapore. Shortlisted for ERAS Gold Medal.

    Current Master Students

    Master of Applied Linguistics
    Maisara Binte Mohd Mahadi (Sole Supervisor) Unveiling Identities: A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Instagram Pages of Hijabi Influencers

    Wan Zhong Hao (Co Supervisor) Geosemiotic Study of Learning Spaces in a Singapore Secondary School.

  • Asst Prof Victor supervises undergraduate research projects (FYP, URECA) based on his research expertise.