Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Cheng Lu Pien
Assistant Dean, Continuing Education, Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning
Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Mathematics & Mathematics Education
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Dr. Cheng Lu Pien is a Senior Lecturer in the Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr Cheng earned her PhD in Mathematics Education at The University of Georgia.

In teaching, Dr Cheng received four Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award, National Institute of Education, Singapore (2011, 2015, 2017, 2019). She specializes in mathematics education courses for primary school teachers.

Her research interests include the professional development of primary school mathematics teachers, teaching and learning of mathematics, reflective practice, innovative teaching practice and task design in mathematics education.
Dr Cheng has published research on the use of laboratory class cycles in school-based professional development for primary mathematics teachers (e.g. laboratory class cycle as a model for teacher development, lesson study, teacher-team development in school-based professional development programme), teaching and learning of mathematics (e.g. concrete-pictorial-abstract approach in teaching mathematics), reflective practice (e.g. developing critical reflection), innovative teaching practice (e.g. use of comics to enhance students' learning, teacher and student perception of the use of comics to teach mathematics, designing and implementing activities in the flipped classroom), task design in mathematics education (e.g. the design of mathematics problems using real-life context, making things explicit using instructional materials, selection and modification of instructional materials for classroom use, designing instructional materials to help students make connections). Currently, Dr. Cheng examines the teaching and learning in the constructivist learning design, inquiry-based learning.
 
  • Hands-On Minds-Engaged (HOME): A revisit of the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) Strategy
Awards
• 2019 Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award National Institute of Education
• 2017 Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award National Institute of Education
• 2015 Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award National Institute of Education
• 2011 Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award National Institute of Education
• 2002 Recipient, Overseas Graduate Scholarship NTU-NIE
• 1995 Recipient, Association of Mathematics Educators Book Prize in the Teaching of Mathematics