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TALKS and Conferences
28 Feb 2017

Want to hear some of the conversation generated around the project? 

The team has curated a list of talks which we've presented our findings at. 

Scroll down the list to see the talks we've presented at so far!

September 04, 2019

Asian Festival of Children Content 2018

Ast/P Loh Chin Ee shared about how to build a reading culture through the school library at the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) 2018. She contributed a chapter in the Country of Focus Book, which will be launched at AFCC 2019.

August 04, 2019

Malaysia English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) Melaka Chapter

Ast/P Loh Chin Ee was invited to speak at the launch of the Melaka chapter of the Malaysia  English Language Teaching Association (MELTA). Her keynote, Spark Joy: How pleasure matters in reading instruction and curriculum, focused on how teachers can engage students in joyful reading and motivate them to read more. 

Access the presentation slides below.

June 06, 2019

Education in the City – Cultivation of Learning through Environmental Design

The Office of Education Research (OER), in collaboration with the National Library Board, held its seventh Education in the City lecture on Friday, 31 May 2019. Asst Prof Loh Chin Ee from NIE’s English Language and Literature Academic Group kick-started the session with a presentation on the relationship between adolescents’ reading habits and the design of school libraries. Sharing the findings of her OER-funded project “Building a Reading Culture: a Nation-wide Study of Reading and School Libraries in Singapore Secondary Schools”, Asst Prof Loh highlighted the importance of purposeful design and understanding students’ use of informal spaces in encouraging students to visit the school library and engage in reading. She also described how light, noise, temperature and colour are factors that need to be taken into consideration when designing environments that are conducive for reading.

May 10, 2019

The 5th International Association of School Librarianship ASEAN Regional Workshop

PIs Loh Chin Ee and Mary Ellis shared about their research at the 5th International Association of School Librarianship ASEAN regional workshop in Manila, Philippines. Dr. Mary Ellis shared about her project on information literacy and Ast/P Loh Chin Ee shared about the findings from the Building a Reading Culture Project.

January 14, 2019

Developing the School Library for Adolescents Roundtable

As part of the project's ongoing effort to reach out and impact school libraries, a School Libraries and Design Roundtable (the last in a series of three) was held on 15 January 2019 in partnership with the National Institute of Education (NIE)'s Office of Educational Research, hosted by Queensway Secondary School.

Ministry officials, school leaders, library administrators and educators attended the talk and spent a fruitful afternoon discussing how to better develop and maintain a book collection that is relevant and attractive to adolescents for reading and learning. 

The keynote speakers at the event were Dr Loh Chin Ee from NIE, Ms Jane Hayes from Dulwich College, Singapore, and Ms Jenna Emerson from Follett Singapore.


You can find videos of their full talks by clicking on the button below. 

Videos courtesy of NIE Office of Education Research YouTube Channel

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