Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Chow Jia Yi
Associate Dean, Professional & Leadership Development, Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning
Associate Professor, National Institute of Education - Physical Education & Sports Science
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Jia Yi graduated from the School of Physical Education (SPE) with Honors and is a teacher by training. He taught for a few years in a Singapore school before returning to Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS) Academic Group as a lecturer. Jia Yi undertook further postgraduate study and obtained his PhD in the area of Motor Control and Learning with the University of Otago, New Zealand from an Overseas Graduate Scholarship (OGS) awarded by NIE. His research interests include examining multi-articular coordination from an Ecological Dynamics perspective, visual perception in sports expertise and in a pedagogical approach (Nonlinear Pedagogy) where key pedagogical principles underpinned by representative learning design, manipulation of task constraints, functional variability, relevant focus of attention and task simplification can support nonlinearity in learning. He is currently on the Editorial Board for International Journal of Sport Psychology, Sports Medicine (Open), Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and an executive member of the Australasian Skill Acquisition Network (ASAN).

At present, Jia Yi is the Associate Dean, Programme and Student Development, with the Office of Teacher Education (OTE). For his excellence in teaching, Jia Yi was awarded the Nanyang Education Award (College) and inducted as a Fellow to the NTU Teaching Excellence Academy in 2018. He was also awarded the Nanyang Education Award (University, Gold Medal) and was accorded the NTU Educator of the Year in 2019. Jia Yi is currently the NTU Teaching Excellence Committee Chair.
Motor Control and Learning, Nonlinear Pedagogy, Coordination, Ecological Dynamics, Sports Expertise
  • Augmented Classroom: AI for automatic detection of regular patterns of teaching behaviours in the classroom (ACAI)
  • Using Machine Learning to Quantify Nonlinear Pedagogical Practices
  • Investigating Enactments of Values Pedagogy in Two Schools in Singapore
  • An investigation on PE teachers' understanding and enactment of Nonlinear Pedagogy
  • Teaching and Learning in Physical Education: Promoting Pupils' Participation in Lifelong Physical Activity
  • What Matters Most: Beginning and Experienced Teachers' Articulated Noticing In Physical Education through Pedagogies of Practice
  • Investigating Flexibility in Human Bipedal Walking: a dynamical systems perspective