Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof David Ng Foo Seong
Associate Dean, Academic Quality, Office of Academic & Strategic Development
Associate Professor, National Institute of Education - Policy, Curriculum and Leadership
Journal Articles (Central)
Ho, J., Foo Seong Ng, D., Chua, P. H., & Binte Munir, N. (2021). Leadership across schools to diffuse an education innovation: applying complexity leadership theory with ecological leadership. Internaltional Journal of Leadership in Education, 25(pending), 1-23.

Wong, C. P., & Ng, D. (2020) . The roles of school leaders in developing future-ready learners ' the case of Singapore. International Journal of Educational Management, 35(1), 249-269.

Luo, W., Ng, D., Nguyen, D., Ng, P.T., & Salleh , H. (2020). Transformational leadership and its relations to teacher outcomes in Singapore: Mastery Goals and Self-efficacy as mediators. Leadership and Policy in Schools, early cite: https://doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2020.1811879, - .

Luo, W., Ng, D.F.S., Nguyen, D., Ng, P.T., & Hairon, S. (2020). Transformational leadership and its relations to teacher outcomes in Singapore: mastery goals and self-efficacy as mediators. Leadership and Policy in Schools(null), 1-17.

Nguyen, T. D., & Ng, D. F. S. (2020). Teacher Collaboration for Change: Sharing, Improving and Spreading. Professional Development in Education (PDIE), 47, 1-18.

Nguyen, D., Ng, D. F. S., Luo, W., & Mansor, S. (2020). Exp loring the relationships between instructional leadership and teacher competences: Singapore primary school teachers' perceptions. International Journal of Leadership in Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603124.2020.1731765(null), 1-22.

Ng, D. F. S., & Wong, C. P. (2020). The Rol e of School Leadership in Singapore's Future-Ready School Reform. European Journal of Education, 55(2), 183-199.

Ng, D., Wong, C.P., & Liu, S. (2020). Future-ready Learners: Learning, Lifework, Living, and Ha bits of Practices.. NIE Working Paper Series, 20, 1-86.

Nguyen, D., Ng, D., Luo, W., & Mansor, S. (2020). Exploring the relationships between instructional leadership and teacher competences: Singapore primary s chool teachers' perceptions. International Journal of Leadership in Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2020.1731765(null), 1-22.

Nguyen, D., Harris, A., & Ng, D. (2019). A review of the empirical research on teacher leadership. Journal of Educational Admin istration, 58(1), 60-80.

Ho, J. & Ng, D. F. S. (2017). Tensions in Distributed Leadership. Educational Administration Quarterly, 53(2), 223-254.

Nguyen, T. D., Ng, D. F. S., & Yap, P. S. (2017). Instructional L eadership Structure in Singapore: A Co-existence of Hierarchy and Heterarchy. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(2), 1-37.

Ho, J. M., Chen, V. D. T., Ng, D. F. S. (2016). Distributed leadership through the lens of Activity Theory. Educational Management Administration & Leadership (SSCI), 44(5), 814-836.

Ng, D.F.S, Nguyen, T.D., Wong, B.K.S., Choy, W.K.W. (2015). A Review of Singapore P rincipals' Leadership Qualities, Styles, and Roles. Journal of Educational Administration, 53(4), 512-533.

Ng, D.F.S., Nguyen, T.D., Wong, B.K.S., & Choy, W.K.W. (2015). Instructional leadership practices in Singapore. School Leadership and Management, 35(4), 388-407.

Ng, D. F. S. (2015). Leadership learning for complex organizations. Cogent Education, 2(1), 1-30.

Nguyen, T. D. & Ng, D. F. S. (2014). Applying the Rasch Model to investigate Singapore Principals' Instructional Leadership practices. Leading and Managing, 20(2), 1-26.

Ng, F. S. D. (2014). Comple xity-based learning'An alternative learning design for the twenty-first century. Cogent Education, 1(1), 1-14.

Ng, D.F.S. (2014). Assessing leadership knowledge in a principalship preparationprogramme. Higher Education Press, 201 403(239), 087-099.

Ng, D. F. S. (2014). Assessing leadership knowledge in a principalship preparation programme. Higher Education Press, 201404(240), 112-126.

Chen, W., Ho, J., & Ng, F.S.D. (2013). School leadership in ICT implementation: Persp ectives from Singapore. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 22(3), 301-311.

Ng, D.F.S. (2013). Assessing Leadership Knowledge in a Principalship Preparation Programme. International Journal of Educational Management, 27(4), 425-445.

Ng, D.F.S. (2013). Leadership Learning Through the Lens of Complexity Theory. Human Systems Management, 32(1), 43-55.

Ho, J. M., Ng, D.F.S (2012). Factors which impact the distribution of leadership for an ICT reform: experti se vis-'-vis formal role?. School Leadership and Management, 32(4), 1-19.

Ng, F. S. D., & Ho, J. M. (2012). How Leadership for an ICT Reform is Distributed within a School.. International Journal of Educational Management, 26(6), 529-549.

Ng, F. S. D.& Ho, J. M. (2012). Distributed Leadership in Information Technology for School Reform. Peabody Journal of Education: Issues of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (PJE), 87(2), 235-252.

Ng, P. T. & Ng, D. F. S. (2011). Towards Innovation: A Paradigm Shift in the School Leadership Preparation Programme in Singapore. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 8(2), 167-178.

Ng, W. H., Ng, F. S. D., Ng, S. S. (2007). Professional Development of Leaders (DDM) in Singapore. Principal Matters, -, -.

Ng, F. S. D., Ng, C. H. V. (2005). Innovative Leadership. ASCD Review, 12(3), 10-14.

Ng, D. F. S. & Ng, P. T. (2004). Computer simulations: a new learning environment for professional development of educational leaders. Educational Technology, 44(6), 58-60.

Ng, F.S.D, Ng, P.T. (2004). Innovative Professional Development of Educational Leaders. Educational Techno logy, 44(6), 35.

Ng, P. T., Ng, F. S. D., Hung, W. L. (2003). Examining E-Learning in Schools through the Organizational Change Model. Teaching & Learning, 24(1), 87-96.

Ng, F. S. D (2003). More than 'tell and test' and 'click and learn.'. Teacher's Network., -, 35.

Ng, P. T. , Ng, D.F.S & Hung, D.W.L. (2003). Examining e-learning in Schools through the Organisational Change Model. Teaching and Learning, 24(1), 87-96.

Ng, F. S., Chong, K. C., & Lee, O. K. (2002). Computer simulations in e-learning: A case example of organizational structures. Teaching and Le arning, 23(2), 167-177.

Hallinger, P., Ng, F. S. D (2001). Making change happen: A simulation for learning to lead change. The Learning Organization, SSI Journal, 35.

Books (Central)
Ng, F. S. D. (2005). Interactive Learning for School Leaders. Singapore (PP. 184). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic International.

Ng, F. S. D. (2004). Change Leadership: Communicating, Continuing, and Consolidating Change. (PP. 101). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Book Chapters (Central)
Ng, D. F. S. (2021). Reframing Educational Leadership Research in the 21st Century. In Oude Groote Beverborg, A., Feldhoff, T., Maag Merki, K., & Radisch, F. (Eds.), Concept and Design Developments in School Improvement Research(PP. 107-136). Helsinki : Springer International Publishing.

Ng, D. (2021). System Leadership for Future-ready Learners in Singapore. In Brown, S., & Duignan, P. (Eds.), Leading Education Systems(PP. 111-131). Warrington: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Ng, D.F.S. (2019). Instructional Leadership. In Townsend, T. (Ed.), Le ading Learning in Schools: Instructional Leadership and Leadership for Learning(PP. 15-48). London: Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ng, D.F.S. (2019). Future-ready Leadership Development. In Townsend, T. (Ed.), Leading Learning in Schools: Instructional Leadership and Leadership for Learni ng(PP. 165-192). London: Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ng, F. S. D. (2019). Instructional Leadership for School Improvement. In Wong, K. S. B., & Ng, P. T. (Eds.), Case Studies of Singapore School Leaders in Context of Curriculum Innovation and Policy Implementation(PP. 7-30). Singap ore: Cham, Switzerland: Springer..

Harris, A. Nguyen, D., Jones, M., & Ng, D.F.S. (2018). A Contemporary Review of Teacher Leadership Literature: Evidence, Implications, and Future Directions. In Weinsten J., & Munoz, G. (Eds.), Leadership and School Improvement.(PP. 227-262). Madrid: Edici ones Universidad Diego Portales, Chile..

Ng, F. S. D. (2010). Educational Leadership Preparation. In Chen, A. Y. Tay-kaoi, S. L. (Ed.), Transforming Teaching Inspiring Learning(PP. 169-178). Singapore: NIE.

Chen, A. Y., Ng, F.S.D (2010). Developing Transformative Curriculum Leaders Throug h Reflective Inquiry. In Lyons, Nona. (Ed.), Handbook of Reflective Inquiry(PP. 417-434). New York: Springer.

Ng, F.S.D. (2008). Strategic Management of Educational Development in Singapore (1965-2005). In Lee, S. K., Goh, C. B. (Ed.), Toward a Better Future(PP. 39-68). Washington D. C: The World Bank and National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Ng, F. S. D. (2003). Computer Simulations for Teaching Experiential Learning: Implications for Teaching National Education. In Tan, K. S. S., Goh, C. B. (Ed.), Securing our Future(PP. 102-116). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hal l.

Hallinger, P., Crandall, D., Ng, F.S.D. (2000). Systems thinking/Systems changing: A Computer simulation for learning how to make schools smarter. In Leithwood, K., Crow, G. M. (Ed.), Understanding Schools as Intelligent Systems(PP. 141-162). LA: Emerald Group Publishing Limited JAI Pres s.

 
Conference Papers (Central)
Conference Papers Published in Proceedings

Ng, D. F. S. (2016, March). Reframing Educational Leadership Research in the 21st Century. In Walker, A. (Ed.), Asia Pacific Center for Leadership and Change, 1, 1-48.

Ng, D. F. S. (2015, March). Instructional Leadership Practices in Singapore. In Walker, A., & Chan, A. (Eds.), APCLC-HKPI Monograph Series, 4, 1-29.

Ng, F.S.D. (2015, March). Instructional Leadership Practices in Singapore. In Walker, A., & Chan, A. (Eds.), As ia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change Monograph Series, 7, 3-17.

Ng, F. S. D., Chew, O. A. J (2008, January). IDEAS in Singapore. In Ng, F. S. D (Ed.), Hawaii International Conference, -, -.

Ng, D., Jeyaraj, S., Lim, S.P., Lee, B., Goh J.W.P. & Chew, J. (2005, June). Parallel Le adership for School Improvement in Singapore: A Case Study on the Perceived Roles of School Principals. In NA (Ed.), International Conference on Education: Redesigning Pedagogy, Research and Practice, NA.

Ng, F. S. D., Chong, K. C., Lee, O. K (2003, January). Computer Simulations for E-Lear ning: A Case Example of Organizational Structures. In Ng, F. S. D., Chew, O. A. J (Ed.), Hawaii International Conference, -, -.

Ng, F. S. D (2000, April). Challenging the Mental Models of School Leadership: Insights from a Computer Simulation.. In Ng, F. S. D (Ed.), American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, (2000)., -, -.



Conference Papers Without Proceedings

Nguyen, D. , Luo, W. & Ng, D (2022, April). Effects of Leadership for Professional Learning on Teacher Affective Factors: Mediational Role of Schoo l Culture. Paper presented at AERA, San Diego, United States.

Ng, D. (2022, January). Future-ready Graduates: Learning, Lifework, and Living. Paper presented at Applied Learning Conference, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore.

Ng, D. (2021, December). Future-ready Graduates: Learning, Lifework, and Living. Paper presented at SP MAD School Teaching & Learning Day, Singapore.

Ng, D. (2021, September). Future-re ady Graduates: Learning, Lifework, and Living. Paper presented at NTU Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: from Good to Great 2021, Singapore.

Nguyen, D., Ng, D., Luo, W., & Mansor, S. (2019, September). Exploring the Relationship Between Instructional Leadership and Teacher Competences: Evidence from Singapore Primary Schools. Paper presented at European Educational Research Association, Hamburg, Germany.

Ng, D.F.S. (2018, November). Future Leadership Development. Paper presented at Regional Center for Educational P lanning (RCEP)'UNESCO) Instructional Leadership (IL): Preparing and Supporting School Leaders to Promote School Effectiveness, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Ng, D.F.S., & Yap, P.S. (2018, April). Singapore School Principals' Enactment in Teacher Professional Development- The Underlying Tensions. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, New York, United States.

Ng, D. F. S. (2013, June). Instructional Leadership in Singapore. Paper presented at Redesigni ng Pedagogy, Singapore.

Ng, F.S.D. (2012, March). Leadership Learning Through the Lens of Complexity Theory. Paper presented at Asia Pacific Center for Leadership and Change, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam.

Chen, A. Y. Ng, F. S. D. (2010, April). Teacher Education: Education for Reflective Prac tice and Curriculum Leadership Considering the Role of Culture. Paper presented at AERA, Denver, United States.

Ng, F. S. D., & Ho, J. (2010, January). Educational Leadership development in Singapore: Distributed Leadership. Paper presented at Hong Kong International Roundtable Conferen ce for Educational Leadership Development/Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China).

Ng, F. S. D. (2009, June). Development of school leadership in Singapore. Paper presented at National College Seminar: Future Agenda for School Leadership/UK, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Ng, F. S. D. (2006, May). Leadership Development in Singapore. Paper presented at National Taipei University of Education Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

 
Keynote Speeches & Editorship of Special Issues (Central)


Editorships of Special Issue of Journal

Pan, W. H. L., & Ng, D. F. S. (Ed.) (2018) (Ed.) (2018). Cogent Education, Cogent Education, Educational Leadership and Management, 5.

Ng, F. S. D. & Andrews, D. (Ed.) (2014). Leading and Managing, Educational Leadership in Asia Pac ific: Contextual and Cultural Lenses, 20 (2).



Keynote Addresses

Ng, D. (2021, December). Singapore Polytechnic MAD School Teaching & Learning Day. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Future-ready Graduates: Learning, Lifework, and Living, Singapore.

Ng, D. F. S. (2021, April). NIE-A*Star. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Assessment of Future-ready Outcomes., Singapore.

Ng, D. (2021, March). Innovations in Teaching and Learning 2021. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Transforming teaching with Data and Artificial Intelligence, Singapore.

Ng, D. (2021, January). Learning Planet Festival: The Pioneers: Celebrating Learning Communities. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Co-creating the Future of the Nation, Paris, France.

Ng, D. (2021, February). National Progressive Schools' Conference. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Transforming Teaching, Inspiring Learning, Delhi, India.

Ng, D. (2020, October). Legislative International Education Study Group 2020-2021 Cohort Meeting: Effective Teachers and Principals October 10, 4-7 pm ET. KEY NOTE ADDRESS, Singapore, Future-ready learners, Online Zoom, United States.

Ng, D. F. S. (2019, October). National Center on Education and the Economy, Washington DC; International Educational Leadership Network. KEYNOTE ADDRES S, Leadership learning and leadership development for a successful education system, Washington DC, USA, United States.

Ng, D. (2019, July). National Council on Education and the Economy (NCEE) Washington DC, USA. KEYNOTE ADDRE SS, Future Leadership Development, Washington DC., United States.

Ng, D.F.S. (2018, January). International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, School Improvement, Singapore.

Ng, D.F.S. (2017, October). Instructio nal Leadership International Symposium 2017. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Distributed and Systems instructional leadership, Taipei, Taiwan.

Ng, D. F. S. (2017, January). 6th Inter American Conference for Management and School Leadership. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Reframing School Success and Educational Lea dership Research, Santiago, Chile.

Ng, D. F. S. (2016, November). International Conference on Concepts, Designs, and Methods in School Improvement Research. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Reframing the Nature of Inquiry in Educational Leadership research, Mainz, Germany.

Ng, D. F. S. (2016, March). Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Reframing Instructional Leadership, Singapore.

Ng, D. F. S. (2013, October). Leading for the 21st Century. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Developing Leaders for Complex Organizations, Shanghai, China.

Ng, D.F.S. (2013, March). Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Leading schools in Singapore - context matters, Shanghai, China.

Ng, F. S. D. (2011, May). Danish School of Edu cation, Aarhus University, Denmark. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Leadership Development for Schools in the 21st century, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ng, F. S. D. (2010, December). Leaders in Education International, Philippines. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Globalization Impact on Learning for School Leaders, Manila, Philippines.

Ng, F. S. D. (2010, May). Danish Academy of Technical Sciences/DPU Denmark. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Role of Science Education in Singapore's School System (Policy Approaches), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Other Research Outputs/Projects (Central)








Professional Articles

Ng, D. F. S. (2019, July). Centre for Strategic Education Defining educational success: The time continuum for leadership development, Seminar Series 285, 1-19.

Ng, D. F. S., Wong, B. K. S., & Choy, W. K. W. (2017, January). Research Brief Serie s Instructional Leadership in Singapore and East Asia, 16-012, 3.

Ng, D.F.S (2015, November). THF Reports: Building Capacity for School Improvement World-class School Leadership Development, 3, 19-30.

Ng, F.S.D (2015, May ). Centre for Strategic Education Complexity leadership learning: An alternative to competency-driven learning, SS243, 3-17.

Goh, J.W.P., Ng, P.T.,Ng, D.F.S., Hairon S. & Choy, W.K.W. (2013, June). Research in Education (REed) Guest Editor for "School Leadership", 10, 1-10.

Ng, F. S. D (2007, December). Commonwealth Education Partnerships Developing Singapore school leaders, -, 111-113.



Technical Reports or Monographs

Ho, J. M. P. Y., Chua, P. H., Munir, N., Ng, D. F. S., & Hung, D. (2021, October). Diffusing Education Innovations at Different Levels of the System: Perspectives from Ecological Leadership, 46.

Ng, D. F. S., & Wong, C. P. (2019, November). Future-ready Learners' Framework, 54.

Ng, D.F.S., Luo, S.W (2018, January). An Investigation of the Impact of Instructional Leadership and School Culture on Staff Performance in Primary Schoo ls, 46.

Ng, D. F. S., Wong, B. K. S., & Nguyen, T. D. (2016, January). Instructional Leadership in Singapore and East Asia, 96.

Ng, D. F. S. (2014, January). LOC Research Project Theme 4: Instructional Leadership, 32.

Ng, F. S. D (2010, January). Background Paper on LEP 2010, 26.

Ho, P. Y. J., Ng, F. S. D. (2008, September). Distributed Leadership in Technology Reforms in Singapore., 35.

Ng, F. S. D (2008, January). Building Educational Bridges for School Improvement: Innovations for Schools., 21.

Ng, F. S. D., Chew, O. A. J. (2008, January). IDEAS Research in Singapore, 92 .

Ng, F. S. D (2007, January). Management and Leadership in Schools Programme, 15.

Ng, F. S. D (2007, January). Educational Leadership Development Framework For Abu Dhabi and United Arab Emirates, 32.



Workshops and Seminars

Ng, D. (2021, January). Re-framing learning ecosystem leadership to respond to current disruptive change..

Ng, D. (2021, January). New Leadership Models for System Change.

Ng, D. (2021, Ja nuary). Roundtable 8: New Leadership Models for System Change.

Ng, D. (2020, October). Strategic and Systematic Approach to Learning and Development in Singapore.

Ng, D. (2020, October). Future-ready Learners' Framework: New Metrics and Measures.

Ng, D.F.S. (2018, April). Instruc tional Leadership: The Key to Improving Learning Outcomes..

Ng, D.F.S. (2018, March). Distributed and Systems Instructional Leadership.

Ng, D. F. S. (2017, January). Complexity Leadership and Complexity Learning for School Leaders.