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ventriloquy is associated with my blog - http://voyager.blogs.com/ - in which i document my doctoral studies in cognitive psychology and spatial discourse.



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Maker Motes and micro:bits: sharing with pre-service student-teachers

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:32:20 +0800

further to my post last month, my team shared our experience with implementing Maker Motes and micro:bits in STEM-based curricula in schools in Singapore and Indonesia, during this week’s QCS50H pre-service teacher education course at the National Institute of Education....



Disciplinary Intuitions / Maker Motes: details on the seminar on STEM education in schools, hosted by The Education University of Hong Kong

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:23:04 +0800

further to my post last month, here are more details about the seminar on STEM education in schools, that my team and i have been invited to facilitate in Hong Kong. Approaching curriculum design for STEM education and computational thinking...



'a guidebook on developing digital games for early grade literacy for developing countries' at the 2017 symposium of the Mobiles for Education Alliance

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:25:21 +0800

further to my post from last week, i am able to share a few more details about my participation at this year’s symposium of the Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance, to be held in Washington DC from the 5th to...



Maker Motes: details on the session at the international conference of the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) 2017

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:27:38 +0800

further to my post last month, here are details of our sharing session on Maker Motes, based on the tentative programme of this year's international conference of the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS), to be held in Nagoya. the...



see you at this year's symposium of the Mobiles for Education Alliance

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:11:43 +0800

i’ll be attending the 7th annual symposium of the Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance. the Alliance was founded in 2010 and is an international collaborative effort between bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, foundations, private sector partners, academic researchers, and implementing...



the 3rd University-based Institutes for Advanced Study Intercontinental Academia 2018 / 2019

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:26:57 +0800

i have just received the news that i have been awarded a Fellowship for the 3rd University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) Intercontinental Academia (ICA), themed on Laws: rigidity and dynamics, hosted by the University of Birmingham and the Nanyang...



Maker Motes at the international conference of the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) 2017

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:40:24 +0800

my good friend and research partner - Dr Ari Widodo from the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia - and i have had our proposal for a conference presentation titled Using Lesson Study to introduce STEM education accepted at this year’s international conference...



Maker Motes: collaboration with colleagues for a pre-service teacher education course

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:54:51 +0800

from tomorrow, over the next four weeks, our team’s expertise in designing curriculum approaches leveraging open-source environmental sensors will form the background of a pre-service course at the National Institute of Education (NIE). over the past twelve months, we have...



Disciplinary Intuitions: the book has been indexed by Scopus

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:44:49 +0800

i received the news today that the 2015 publication Disciplinary Intuitions and the design of learning environments has been indexed by the bibliographic database Scopus. i thank God for this surprise through His grace.



Disciplinary Intuitions / Maker Motes at the Seminar on Computational Thinking Education, The Education University of Hong Kong

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:44:57 +0800

my team and i have been invited to facilitate a series of workshops at the Seminar on Computational Thinking Education, to be held at the Education University of Hong Kong on the 20th of October. we are very grateful to...



Disciplinary Intuitions / Maker Motes: workshop at the international conference of the Southeast Asian Geography Association (SEAGA) 2017

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:42:26 +0800

my team and i have just received the news that we will be able to facilitate a workshop on our curriculum model which makes use of open-source environmental sensors (Maker Motes) at this year’s international conference of the Southeast Asian...



A guidebook on developing digital games for early grade literacy for developing countries - the manuscript has been accepted

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:43:53 +0800

back in September, i shared that our team had just been awarded a grant which commissioned us to write a guidebook on developing digital games for early grade literacy for developing countries. the team applied themselves enthusiastically to the challenge....



Structured Academic Controversy in online learning environments

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:19:48 +0800

Dr Cheah Horn Mun - Assistant Provost, Singapore University of Social Sciences - and i have just had a chapter published in a volume edited by Angela Murphy, Helen Farley, Laurel Dyson and Hazel Jones. as you can see from...



see you at the 18th International Conference on Education Research!

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:35:36 +0800

i'm planning to attend the 18th International Conference on Education Research, to be held in Seoul from the 18th till the 20th of October :-) the conference theme is Lifelong learning for all: designing sustainable learning society. if you're in...



Disciplinary Intuitions / Maker Motes: sharing with visitors from Hong Kong CoolThink@JC Computational Thinking Education Programme

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 09:01:33 +0800

on the 1st of August, my colleagues and i at the Learning Sciences Lab, National Institute of Education will be hosting a group of primary school teachers from Hong Kong, under the aegis of Hong Kong’s CoolThink@JC - Computational Thinking...



making a new friend :-)

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:45:11 +0800

my colleagues and i helped host Dr Rena Subotnik of the American Psychological Association, this week :-)



hosting friends from the Universitas Negeri Jakarta

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:20:21 +0800

today i had the privilege of hosting two doctoral students from the Universitas Negeri Jakarta. Clara and Heldy are also responsible for the Journal of Educational Research in Administration and Management :-)



Adam West, 1928 - 2017

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:26:44 +0800




my first visit to India: inauguration of the Atal Tinkering Lab at Delhi Public School, Amritsar

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:10:55 +0800

when i was reading the Geography Tripos for my undergraduate studies in the 1980s, one of my favourite electives was titled the Geography of South Asia. i enjoyed the course so much, i took it for both my second year...



Disciplinary Intuitions / Six Learnings featured in the Knowledge Resource Bank of the Office of Education Research

Wed, 31 May 2017 17:52:21 +0800

the annual Redesigning Pedagogy conference is on this week, at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. my colleagues from the Office of Education Research (OER) have been using the opportunity to give teachers a sneak preview of a proof-of-concept...