Reading Culture Singapore

a project by the National Institute of Education Singapore (NIE)

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Dr Loh Chin Ee


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.

October 31, 2018

MOE Reading Symposium 2018

Dr. Mary Ellis was invited to share at the MOE Reading Symposium on 1 November 2018 at the STELLAR Language Centre. The theme of this Year’s symposium was “Just Read: Making Libraries the Place to Be!”. Dr. Mary Ellis presented a talk on Information Literacy (IL) and the Library’s Role in Supporting Information Literacy. 

Information on IL was shared with the participants via a Padlet presentation, accessible below: 

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