Press invitation: Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education (ALiTE) International Webinar Series for Exemplary Scholarship “Student and Teacher Well-being: The Singapore Experience”
Updated on May 20, 2022 (Fri)
Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education (ALiTE)
International Webinar Series for Exemplary Scholarship
“Student and Teacher Well-being: The Singapore Experience”
The Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) proudly presents the lecture of the Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education (ALiTE) International Webinar Series for Exemplary Scholarship on “Student and Teacher Well-being: The Singapore Experience”. The lecture will be delivered by Dr Ng Pak Tee, Associate Professor, Department of Policy, Curriculum and Leadership, National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in late May 2022.
Singapore’s education system, known for its robust curriculum and excellent results, is also known for its keen competitiveness and high pressure. The media often highlights issues of examination stress and teachers’ workload. The current pandemic has added more stress to both students and teachers. How does Singapore respond to the twin issues of student and teacher well-being? In this lecture, Dr Ng will describe some recent initiatives to address these issues. He will also share his own reflection: one critical aspect of well-being for both student and teacher is the “bread and butter” issue of teaching and learning. The more we focus on holistic education, which is engaging, joyful and meaningful, and supporting teachers to teach well, the more wellness they may actually and eventually experience.
Members of the media are welcome to cover this online event. Details are as follows:
Date: May 27, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (HKT)
Speaker: Dr Ng Pak Tee
Department of Policy, Curriculum and Leadership
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
Mode: ZOOM Webinar
Dr Ng Pak Tee is a Singaporean educator who is deeply involved in the development of school leaders. He was a Mathematics teacher and a Ministry of Education officer before joining the NIE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as an academic. At the NIE, Dr Ng has previously served as Associate Dean of Leadership Learning and Head of the Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group. His main work is in educational change, policy and leadership. He has delivered numerous speeches globally, such as the Google Global Education Symposium in Silicon Valley and the International Baccalaureate Global Conference in New Orleans. Dr Ng is currently a member of Scotland’s International Council of Education Advisers and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He considers it a privilege to be able to educate students who are educational leaders themselves and who build others through their leadership, work and lives.
May 20, 2022