Tan Aik Lim

Tan Aik Lim

Bachelor of International Hotel & Tourism Management (Hons.)
University of Queensland, Australia

Aik Lim is currently a researcher in the National Institute of Education (Singapore). Prior to this, he was a public school teacher in Australia, which led him to develop an interest in student learning and development. He believes that all students are able to learn, even if it is in informal environments different from a typical classroom.

His area of interest is in interest-driven learning, and believes that via the application of technology and research, students will be able to develop holistically while retaining their joy of learning as they engage in activities they enjoy.

Daryll Hew Fook Ming

Daryll Hew Fook Ming

Cognitive Science
Bachelor of Science (Hons.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Daryll is a research assistant at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP) in National Institute of Education (NIE). He received his graduated his Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science with Honours from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He has been in the cognitive neuroscience sector over the past two years. Prior to joining CRPP, he was briefly attached to the Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory at Duke-NUS Medical School for a research project, and was a research assistant at Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

His research interests include theory of mind, bioinformatics, neural correlates of literacy and numeracy skills and translational research.

Shermaine Chek Shu Min

Shermaine Chek Shu Min

Psychology
Minor in Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Shermaine is a counselling psychologist in training, who is passionate about the overall well-being of individuals. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in applied psychology at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Her past working experiences include providing psychological assessment and interventions for children and adolescents, and engaging staff and caregivers in various training.

She believes that academic functioning contributes to a sense of competence, especially in children. She hopes that the study would raise awareness of dyscalculia in Singapore, and that children who struggle academically would benefit from targeted interventions and enjoy the process of learning.

Derrick Lee Chun Yuan

Derrick Lee Chun Yuan

Computer Science
Bachelor of Science
University of New South Wales, Australia

Derrick is currently a researcher and software developer in the National Institute of Education (Singapore). His in charge of anything technical related such as the software being used and website development. Before working for NIE, he was the sole Android Developer at a startup company called Qanvast where he had to maintain and improve the Android application.

His area of interest is in game-based learning either via technology or traditional card/board games. He believes games will help students to learn better and faster and technology will help to assist in that area.

Ng Chen Kian

Ng Chen Kian

Psychology
Bachelor of Science
University of Wollongong, Australia

Chen Kian is currently a research assistant at National Institute of Education, Singapore. Prior to this, he assisted in project relating to Working Memory and Numeracy Intervention for Children. He believes that learning can be more enjoyable beyond the traditional curriculum.

He has an interest in the various types of assessments to assess children’s performance, cognitive development of children and also how differences in abilities are affected by cultural and social support. He is also interested in the types of strategies children applied to solve mathematical problems.

Leia Tan Yong Ling

Leia Tan Yong Ling

Psychology
Bachelor of Science, Distinction
University of Wollongong, Australia

Yong Ling is currently a research assistant at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, with particular interest in the area of child development and learning. She enjoys working with children and believes that every child regardless of needs has his/her potential to learn.

Her past working experiences as an early intervention teacher and behaviour therapist for children with special needs has extended her interest in exploring how differentiated instructions and different teaching strategies can be utilised to help support and engage children in the process of learning. She hopes that the use of new and emerging technological innovations will transform how children and teachers alike view learning beyond academic.

Yeo Wan Ting

Yeo Wan Ting

Applied Linguistics
Master of Arts
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Passionate about youth engagement and Arts education, Wan Ting’s previous work experiences include teaching and curriculum planning in various local schools, as well as heading English Language bridging programmes for low progress students. She also has experience nurturing leadership qualities in students. She believes in unlocking a child’s innate learning ability in a supportive and holistic environment.

Wan Ting is currently a research assistant at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), with a background in Sociology, Linguistics and ethnographic research methods. She has worked on research projects that aim to improve teaching strategies and pedagogies in local schools. Her research interests lie in ethnography, performative identity and sociolinguistics.

 

Ahmad Ishqi Jabir Bin Agus Rizal

Ahmad Ishqi Jabir Bin Agus Rizal

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
James Cook University, Australia

Ahmad is currently a research assistant at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), with a background in Psychology and Statistical methods. He has worked on various research projects in the Ministry of Education involving collaborative learning software, teacher education, and teacher professional development program. Ahmad enjoys working with children and believes that with the right support, every individual has the potential to excel in life.

His research interests include cognitive and language development in children and exploring machine learning and computer vision technology in education setting.

 

Lim Pei Xuan (Paige)

Lim Pei Xuan (Paige)

Psychology
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
University of Queensland, Australia

Paige is currently a research assistant at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), with a background in Psychology. Prior to this, she worked on a research project that sought to improve the teaching and learning in local schools. Paige’s prior work experience includes interventions for children with special needs of varying ages and from diverse backgrounds. She has also taught in various mainstream schools previously.

Paige believes that every child is unique and should be given the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. In order to do so, active support from stakeholders and differentiated programmes are essential in aiding children’s holistic development to allow them to reach their potential.

 

Kwan Kang Ling Michelle

Kwan Kang Ling Michelle

Applied Mathematics
Bachelor of Science
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Michelle is currently a research assistant in National Institute of Education, Singapore. She graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics. As a mathematics graduate and a mathematics tutor, Michelle has background in mathematical analysis and in Singapore’s mathematics syllabus. Prior to this, she worked in another research project related to mathematics pedagogy to improve learning.

Her interest lies in Mathematics education and development. She believes that every child has the potential to excel while finding joy in their learning. With advancements in technology, she believes that learning can be extended, such as through games.