CHONG Kwong Mei Eddy

Position
Associate Professor

Designation
Associate Dean - Programme Planning & Management

Department
Office of Teacher Education (OTE), Visual & Performing Arts (VPA)

Office Location
NIE2-03-71A

Education
Ph.D. (Music Theory)

Email
eddy.chong@nie.edu.sg

Office Telephone Number
62196058

Research Interests
20th-century music analysis (including cross-cultural repertoires), curricular design (e.g. Wiggins and McTighe's Understanding by Design, distributed cognition, interdisciplinary curriculum involving music), learning communities), Learning sciences for music teaching (e.g. situated learning, music psychology and cognition, music theory and compositional pedagogies (e.g. Fuxian counterpoint), music theory for a multicultural music curriculum, pedagogical frameworks (e.g. Mishra and Koehler's TPCK model), the ''flipped classroom''), tonal analysis (including Schenkerian), Web 2.0 for music teaching (e.g. use of blogging

  • Associate Professor Eddy K. M. Chong is currently the Associate Dean for Programme Planning and Management at the Office of Teacher Education, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. As a musician cum music educator at the Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group, he maintains a portfolio of music and music-education related activities. He teaches courses primarily related to music theory and analysis at the diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. He has also taught Music Theory and Analysis in the Advanced Diploma in Band Directing. Since completing his doctorate in Music Theory specializing in western music theory (particularly, in Schenkerian Analysis), he has developed an interest in music theories across different cultures. In teacher education, he focuses on the secondary level but has in recent years extended his teaching purview to the primary level; his work at the Office of Teacher Education has further broadened his scope as a teacher educator. He regularly conducts in-service workshops/courses for O- and A-level music teachers, and serves as a consultant to a number of schools on music-curricular matters as well as a panel member in syllabus-review committees at the invitation of the Ministry of Education (Singapore). He received the NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation in 2008 and 2009. His personal teaching philosophy and practice are founded on a belief in the importance a good balance between strong subject content knowledge (and skills) and sound pedagogical content knowledge. He also strives to harness ICT and EdTech tools as a teaching tool or platform to meet the learning needs and preferences of the present generation of learners as Singapore continues her journey as a SMART nation in the world of Industry 4.0.

  • Outside of academia, Eddy conducts a church choir and plays the organ for services.