CHOO Shen Li Suzanne

Associate Professor

Assistant Dean - Degree

Office of Teacher Education (OTE), English Language & Literature (ELL)

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PhD in English Education, Columbia University, USA; MA in English Studies (English Literature), NUS, Singapore


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Research Interests
Cosmopolitanism: Philosophy and Educational Implications, English Education and Globalization, Ethics and Ethical Criticism, History of Literature Education, Media Education, Teaching of Literature

  • Suzanne Choo is Assistant Dean, Teacher Leadership at the Office of Teacher Education and Associate Professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

    Her research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals such as Harvard Educational Review, Research in the Teaching of English, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Curriculum Inquiry, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, English Journal, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Journal of Curriculum Studies among others. She co-published the book Reel World Learning: Integrating Media in the English Classroom. She has written numerous books on literary analysis that are used widely in Singapore schools as well as edited a short story anthology titled Cross-Worlds: Short stories on global themes (Marshall Cavendish, 2015). In 2016, she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Commendation award by the National Institute of Education.

    In 2011, she was awarded the Walter M. Sindlinger Writing Award by Teachers College, Columbia University for exceptional research paper. Her book, Reading the world, the globe, and the cosmos: Approaches to teaching literature for the twenty-first century (Peter Lang, 2013) was awarded the 2014 Critics Choice Book Award by the American Educational Studies Association. Her most recent books are co-edited volumes titled Educating for the twenty-first century: Perspectives, policies and practices from around the world (Springer, 2017) and Literature education in the Asia-Pacific: Policies and practices and perspectives in global times (Routledge, 2018).

    She co-founded Studies in Educational Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University which conducts research on how schools around the world prepare students for 21st century globalization. She is on the governing board of the Global Learning Alliance, a consortium of schools and universities from around the world. She is also Associate Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Education.

    She is interested in issues related to education for global and cosmopolitan citizenship particularly in relation to literature education. Other interests include the disciplinary history of literature in English; theorizations of literature pedagogy; world, global and cosmopolitan approaches to teaching literature; and ethical criticism.

    For further details, visit: 

    • ACR322: Teaching of poetry
    • MAE808: Language and Literature Education
    • MLE810: World Literatures
    • QCR520: Aims and approaches to teaching Literature
    • QCR523: Literature Assessment, writing and teacher reflection
    • Inservice: Poetry Masterclass I, II and III
    • Inservice: Infusing rich texts in the English classroom