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Andy Ng

School: St. Hilda’s Primary School

Subject designation:

  • Head of Gifted Education Programme

  • Social Studies

  • Maker Education

  • Research Skills Education

  • Character and Citizenry Education

Background information:

  • 5 years of experience in teaching

  • 3 years of experience in KB

Research interests:

  • Academic emotions in knowledge creation

  • Multimodal learning analytics interventions

What does Knowledge Building mean to you as a teacher?

John Dewey once said, “If we teach students of today as how we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” What if we could teach students of today with teaching methods of tomorrow? What benefits will that reap for our students? To me that is what Knowledge Building is: a microcosm of the hyperconnected, idea-centric world our students will inherit. If we want our students to thrive and contribute to this world, it behests us to expose and equip them for their tomorrow, today.

How has the Knowledge Building Community supported your goals in teaching?

The Knowledge Building Community gives me hope that a nexus of professionals is willing and able to explore the frontiers of teaching together. From researchers, I learn the ideal. From practitioners, I learn the pragmatic. From engineers, I learn the architecture. From our leaders, I learn how to harmonize all of the above.


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Ansar Kamsan Muhamad

School: Haig Girls Primary School 

Subject designation: Science


Jerric Woo Wai Hoong

School: Choa Chu Kang Primary School

Subject designation: Science


Melvin Chan Joo Seng

School: Teck Whye Secondary School

Subject designation: History


Shahizah Bte Mohd

School: Ping Yi Secondary School

Subject designation: Science


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Tan Swee Leng (Mrs. Yeo)

School: Ping Yi Secondary School

Subject designation: Science


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Tey Ai Hoon, Janice

School: Riverside Secondary School

Subject designation: History

Background information:

  • 16 years of experience in teaching

  • 2 years of experience in KB

Research interests:

  • Formative assessment

  • Stretching and Challenging students

What does Knowledge Building mean to you as a teacher?

Knowledge Building allows me to stretch students’ thinking and empowers them to be critical and reflective thinkers.

How has the Knowledge Building Community supported your goals in teaching?

The Knowledge Building Community provide opportunities for me to dialogue with like-minded individuals to learn from one another.


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Ushanthini Arumugam

School: St. Hilda’s Primary School

Subject designation: Science

Background information:

  • 7 years of experience in teaching

  • 4 years of experience in KB

Research interests:

  • Formative assessment

  • Learning analytics

  • Scaffolded learning

What does Knowledge Building mean to you as a teacher?

Knowledge Building is a way of life. It positions students as creative agents of their own learning process and knowledge building. As a teacher, Knowledge Building is able to transform the classroom into communal learning space. The future of our classrooms looks promising with practitioners using analytics to gather feedback for meaningful and purposeful classroom discourse.

How has the Knowledge Building Community supported your goals in teaching?

The Knowledge Building Community has given me insight into innovative and engaging ways of carrying out a Knowledge Building class. It has also allowed me to share with and learn from other teachers’ KB experiences.