Media coverage and published opinions on reading culture in Singapore.
28 Feb 2017
February 14, 2019
Commentary: HarbourFront library a leap in use of tech but librarians remain central to learning
Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee commentary on the new HarbourFront library appears on Channel NewsAsia. In it, she stresses that while artificial intelligence may improve our libraries, the human touch brought forth by librarians remain key.
NIE Research in Practice Series: Building a Reading Culture through School Libraries
In collaboration with NIE's Office of Education Research, Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee and the project team co-produced a video that underscores some of the research findings from the project by interviewing school leaders and teachers on the impact of the "Building a Reading Culture" project.
Opinion: Schools hold key to improve needy students' reading skills
In this opinion piece, Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee Loh draws from the school library research and makes a case that schools and school libraries are positioned and play an important role in improving the reading skills of needy students.
Dr Loh Chin Ee shares her personal journey and her memories of reading, and how reading is intertwined with the relationships the reader makes around books and spaces, and makes the point that technology supports and encourages the reading of the printed book.
In this published Straits Times opinion piece, Dr Loh Chin Ee makes the case for using design thinking as a process to think about how ideas can be translated into blueprints that would improve the quality of life and its potential application to education in making meaningful changes to curricula, spaces, process and systems.
Opinion : Out with tuition and in with a reading nation
In this opinion piece co-authored with Tan Tarn How, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Dr Loh Chin Ee call for reading habits to be cultivated across Singapore instead of tuition.
The duo list a number of benefits associated with reading and call for a campaign to inculcate a reading nation.
Opinion : School Libraries Levelling the Playing Field
In this opinion piece, Dr Loh notes that school libraries in Singapore might be able to help level the playing field for students from low-income families as well-resourced school libraries can support student learning, and calls for each school to be equipped with a teacher-librarian.