Bee Lian is the current co-ordinator for the Visual Arts group in the department. She teaches pedagogy modules in the undergraduate, postgraduate-diplomas, professional development and masters programmes at NIE. Before joining NIE, Bee Lian taught in secondary schools and served as a curriculum officer in the Curriculum Planning and Development Division at the Ministry of Education (MOE). Bee Lian sees partnerships in education as critical for quality education and she continues to collaborate actively with MOE and other arts agencies such as the National Arts Council, in art education research and programme development.
Bee Lian completed her Master of Art and Art Education with Teachers College, Columbia University and subsequently received her Doctorate of Education from King’s College, London. Her research interest is in art teacher education, art teacher knowledge and art teachers’ reflective practice. Her research projects focus on teacher education such as art teachers’ teaching practices in Singapore classrooms and the use of technologies in art teacher education.