Director, Centre for Financial Literacy, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
About the speaker:
Dr Koh Noi Keng, Director of the Centre for Financial Literacy, at the National Institute of Education (NIE), an institute of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, has led financial literacy programmes and research in schools since its launch in 2007. After 15 years’ experience as a teacher, a school leader, and a Ministry of Education HQ Senior Education Officer, Dr Koh joined NIE to coordinate and conduct the post graduate courses to prepare teachers to teach Economics, Business and Accounting. She has published books and teacher resource training materials and also created several e-portals for building networked learning communities for educators and advocates flipped instructions.
Dr Koh has created useful curriculum frameworks and syllabuses, engaging resources and mobile applications for engaging youth in learning financial literacy and for business and accounting subjects too. She is editor and author for the inaugural International Handbook of Financial Literacy by Springer, published in 2016. A much sought after keynote speaker at international conferences, she has been invited to speak at BETT London, India, Spain, USA, Malaysia, Australia, Kazakhstan, Thailand and Korea. She has spearheaded training programs, research and events to create awareness and empower teachers to promote financial literacy to students in schools. The breakthrough impetus saw a quantum leap in the rise of the number of schools (91% secondary schools, 72% primary schools and 90% of Junior colleges in Singapore) implementing financial literacy programs. She is also the principal investigator for numerous research grants and is currently involved in a research on networked learning community and another on technology-rich authentic learning environment. She is also Advisor to the Association of Commerce Educators Singapore (ACES) and the 5,000-member strong Nanyang Technological University Investment Club (NTU-IIC). She has also been appointed consultant to numerous government agencies and private organisations ranging from the Ministry of Education, Academy of Singapore Teachers, the National Healthcare Group Singapore, Citi group and Pearson Education.
~ Gamification : What about Assessment? ~ Synopsis: Research findings have consistently shown that teachers’ and students’ perceptions of their learning environment has significant impact on how learners learn. This session will discuss how learning environments should leverage on the technological affordances to foster the practice and the development of self-regulated learning through gamification. […]