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Teacher Education in Post-pandemic Times: The Singaporean Experience - Professor Low Ee Ling

Professor Low Ee Ling

Dean, Teacher Education

National Institute of Education

Nanyang Technological University


Date: May 3, 2021 (Monday)

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (HKT)

"There are, according to what I’ve seen, three anchors of teacher education (in Singapore) … Firstly, our first anchor is always to be values-driven. Our second anchor is to be evidence-informed and our third anchor is and continues to be being future-focused."

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COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work and learn overnight and forever. As the world moved into lockdown and populations around the world were confined to our homes, digital and virtual platforms for teaching and learning remained the mainstay of continuing our efforts at education. This lecture will highlight issues we have to confront in re-designing teacher education in order to ensure that our learners not just survive but thrive in the face of a new and uncertain normal. This involves learners being able to solve complex and unprecedented problems from a multidisciplinary lens. Teachers must be prepared to nurture learners who can rise up to these new and unpredictable challenges ahead.

About the Speaker

Professor Low Ee Ling is an internationally renowned expert in teacher education, world Englishes, and Applied Linguistics. She was Co-PI on the Stanford University International Teacher Policy Study, and Singapore’s representative to Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Global Education Innovation Initiative (GEII) projects. In 2017, Professor Low served as an international expert for the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)’s review of Initial Teacher Preparation for the Welsh government and the Australian government. She is also the country representative for the OECD Education 2030 initiative. She is currently Dean for Teacher Education at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


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