Academic Profile : No longer with NTU

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Mr Tan Seng Chong, Jason
Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Natural Sciences & Science Education
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Jason has taught in the Singapore secondary schools and worked in the Ministry of Education HQ before joining NIE/NTU. He has experience in teaching Design & Technology, Mathematics and Computer Applications. In his service with MOE, he held the positions of Head of Department; Curriculum Specialist; and Senior Curriculum Specialist for Design & Technology education.

As a subject specialist, Jason has experience in the review of textbooks; review and revision of the syllabuses; monitor schools' programme; conduct workshops for teachers; conduct talks for pupils; advise schools on related education matters; write guidebooks for teachers; and conduct and administer national coursework examination exercise.

Jason is committed to work involving Design & Technology education in the secondary schools and in furthering the professional interests of the Design & Technology fraternity.

Academic Background
• MEd, NTU, Singapore
• BEng in Civil (Hons), NTU, Singapore
• Adv Dip in D&T, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
• Dip Ed (Credit), Institute of Education, Singapore
• Dip in Civil Eng, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

Professional Organisations
• International Technology Education and Engineer Association, USA
• Design & Technology Association, UK
• Design & Technology Educator Society, Singapore

Professional Activities
• External Examiner, NTU-Art Design Media – Product Design (2009 – present)
• Design & Technology Subject Syllabuses (Secondary) – Syllabus Review Committee Member, Ministry of Education, (2009 – present).
• Ministry of Education, D&T Awards Evaluation Panel member (2005 – present).
• Knowledgeable Others – Broadrick Secondary School (2011)
• Annual D&T Pupils Seminar – Organising Committee Member (2003 – present).
• Committee Member, Design & Technology Educator Society, Singapore (1988 – present).
• Judge for design competition: TKKYIA; St Andrew’s Secondary School Millennium Race; D&T Awards Evaluation.

Conferences and Workshops
• Tan, S.C., Jason (2016, November). “Mind-Sketch Model In-action”. Keynote Address, Design & Technology Fraternity Meet 2016, Singapore.
• Tan, S.C.J. (2010, November) – Keynote address at the 2nd Assembly of Youths for Environment (2010), Theme: Tomorrow’s Future, Today’s Action; co-organised by Queensway Secondary School and Singapore Polytechnic. Topic: “Learning to be Creative for an environmentally sustainable future”
• Tan, S.C.J., (2009, November) – Lead Speaker, Seminar cum Workshop in conjunction with the 19TH Teachers’ Day Celebration 2009, Theme: “TEACHING QUALITY AND STANDARD: IT MATTERS IN THE CLASSROOM IN SPN21”, Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam. Topic: Design and Technology: the instructional practice
• Tan, S.C.J., & Chia, S.C. (2009, March). The Use of TabSketchTM in Idea Growing. Paper presented at The 4th World Teachers' Day in Thailand and 12th UNESCO-APEID International Conference - Quality Innovations for Teaching and Learning, Bangkok
design & technology education, design methodology & pedagogy (secondary school level)
• Excellence in Teaching Commendation 2016
• Excellence in Teaching Commendation 2008
• Excellence in Teaching Commendation 2007
• Excellence in Teaching Commendation 2005