Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Chia Ti Yong, Alexius
Associate Dean, Practicum & Partnerships, Office of Teacher Education
Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education - English Language & Literature
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Alexius obtained his PhD in Education from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to joining NIE NTU, he was Head of Department, English Language & Literature at two local Singapore schools. At NIE, he held the following positions: Assistant Dean, International & School Partnerships, Office of Teacher Education (2015-2018), Head of the Teachers Language Development Centre (2012-2015), PGDE(Sec) Coordinator (2007-2012), English Language Content Enhancement Programme Coordinator (2008-2009). He is currently the Associate Dean, Practicum & Partnerships at the Office of Teacher Education.

Although the bulk of his work revolves around teacher education programmes, Alexius remains very much in touch with schools. He continues to engage teachers through workshops, talks and research projects.
Curriculum implementation and School reform, Literacy, Multiliteracies, Multimodality and Teacher Professional Learning
  • Integrating Multiliteracies into the English Language Classroom: Developing an Instructional Approach to Teach Multimodal Literacy (Critical Viewing and Effective Representing of Multimodal Texts)
  • G rammar as a Meaning-Making Resource for Literacy Development
  • Characterising Situated Professional Learning in Schools: Contexts, Approaches and Perspectives
Alexius received the NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2020. He was also awarded the NTU Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010.