HOH Yin Kiong

Senior Lecturer

Natural Sciences & Science Education (NSSE)

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Research Interests
gender issues in science, bioethics, student misconceptions

  • Dr Hoh Yin Kiong is currently a Lecturer at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He obtained his Bachelor of Science with Honours, Master of Science and Philosophy of Doctorate from the National University of Singapore, and his Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education.

    He has been teaching since 1995 – as a classroom teacher (1995-1999), a head of department (2000) and a teacher-educator (2001-present). Currently, he conducts pre-service training for primary, secondary and junior college science teachers. He is also involved in teaching the Master of Education course (with Science Education Specialization).

    He has presented and published papers in various national, regional and international conferences and journals. He has written two biology textbooks for junior college students. He has served as a reviewer for international journals such as The Science Teacher and School Science Review. His current research interests are gender issues in science and engineering; history and philosophy of science as well as the use of effective teaching/learning approaches to promote student understanding, creativity, thinking and problem-solving skills.

    He has been active in various professional bodies such as The National Association of Biology Teachers, USA. He has also acted as a consultant to Panpac Education Pte Ltd for the primary and lower secondary science and biology packages.

    Academic Background
    • PhD, NUS, 1994
    • MSc, NUS, 1990
    • BSc (Hons), NUS, 1987
    • PGDE, NTU, 1995
    Professional Organisations
    • Life Member of The National Association of Biology Teachers, USA
    • Life Member of The Singapore Institute of Biology
    • QCB 520 Teaching of Biology I
    • QCB 521 Teaching of Biology II
    • QCB 522 Teaching of Biology III
    • QCB 540 Teaching of A-level Biology I
    • QCB 541 Teaching of A-level Biology II
    • ACB 321 Teaching of Biology I
    • ACB 322 Teaching of Biology II
    • ACS 301 Assessment modes and Resource Management in Primary Science
    • MSC 885 Science Education Research Problem Identification, Definition and Exploration
    • MMM 800 Critical Inquiry
    Research Interests
    • Gender issues in science, engineering and technology
    • Bioethics
    • Problem-based learning in biology
    • Student misconceptions
    • History, nature and philosophy of science
    Research Grants
    • OER Grant of $202,400 for project entitled “Investigating conceptual change and its association with secondary school students’ epistemological beliefs”
    • AcRF of $6,853 for project entitled “An insight into bioethics education for junior colleges in Singapore”
    Graduate Supervision
    • Ng Ling Ling Betsy, PhD
    • Seoh Kah Huat Robin, PhD
    • Ng Kai Jun, MEd
    • Zhou Siyang, MEd