Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Wong Hwei Ming
Senior Education Research Scientist, OER Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research
Dr Wong Hwei Ming is a Senior Education Research Scientist and is the Programme Director of the Schools, Leadership and System Studies Research Programme at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), National Institute of Education (NIE). Dr Wong holds a Ph.D. in Education and an M.A. in Applied Psychology (with a specialisation in Educational Psychology) from NIE, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) from NIE, NTU and a B.A. (Psychology) from The University of Queensland.

Prior to joining NIE, Dr Wong was a primary school teacher at Singapore Chinese Girls' School (Primary) for several years. She has also worked in the Ministry of Education, Singapore (MOE) as an educational psychologist in the Psychological and Guidance Services Branch (former), Education Programmes Division.

Dr Wong has more than 17 years of experience in education research, mainly in the area of assessment practices and assessment literacy. She first worked as a Research Associate in CRPP, NIE on several assessment projects, such as CORE 1 Panel 5 (2004-2005) that examined the quality of the Singaporean teachers' assessment tasks and students' work. She also worked on the SING*READ Assessment project (2005-2006) for Primary 1 students.

Other projects that Dr Wong has worked on include: Improving Teacher Assessment Literacy through Professional Development in Redesigning Classroom Assessment Tasks (2006-2007), Teacher Agency for Professional Development in Science Education (2007-2009), Scaling Up Smart Pen Technology for Primary One Reading Assessments (2009-2010), and Formative Assessments of Reading Comprehension (2009-2011).

Additionally, Dr Wong worked on several MOE-commissioned projects: Assessments of Literacy and Numeracy in P1 and P2 Classrooms (2009-2010), PERI Summative Evaluation Baseline Study (2011-2013), PERI Summative Evaluation Follow-up Study (2014-2015) and Qualitative Study on the Implementation of PERI HA in Primary Schools (2016-2018). Her recently completed projects included Implementation of Self-Assessment and Investigation of Feedback in Lower Primary Classrooms (2015-2018) which is a follow-up from her PhD study, and Core 3 Research Programme: Baseline Investigation of Subject-Domain Pedagogies in Singapore's Primary and Secondary Classrooms (C3PP) (2017-2019). Her current projects include Building Teachers' and Students' Capacities in Student-Involved Assessment in Primary Classrooms (2019-2022), Secondary Teachers' and Students' Experiences of Assessment Feedback (2019-2022) and Baseline Investigation of Mother Tongue Pedagogies in Singapore's Primary and Secondary Classrooms (C3MT) (2019-2023) and she is also involved in two planning grants.

Besides conducting research, Dr Wong teaches the Management and Leadership in Schools programme elective: MLS3405 Student-Involved Assessment and conducts a 10-hour Professional Development workshop twice annually for MOE: Student Self-Assessment: 5Ws and 1 H. Upon requests, Dr Wong has customised professional development workshops on student-involved assessment for primary and secondary schools for their staff development.

Other than research experience, Dr Wong is a registered educational psychologist with the Singapore Registry of Psychologists and a member of the Singapore Psychological Society since 2003. She has been a part-time school counsellor (pro bono) at a local primary school for over 18 years. She has published articles on bullying and managing students' stress, as well as being interviewed by MOE Schoolbag, The Straits Times, The New Paper and MediaCorp Channel 8 on topics of bullying, managing examinations, schooling and mental health.
Dr Wong Hwei Ming's areas of research interests are Assessment Feedback, Assessment Literacy, Assessment Practices, Assessment for Learning, Baseline Research, Counselling, Educational Psychology, Formative Assessment, and Student Self-Assessment.

She supervises students interested in the follow areas: Assessment for Learning, Formative Assessment, Assessment Feedback.
 
  • Core 3 Research Programme: Baseline Investigation of Subject-Domain Pedagogies in Singapore's Primary and Secondary Classrooms (C3-PP)
  • Building Teachers' and Students Capacities in Student-Involved Assessment in Primary Classrooms
  • Secondary Teachers and Students' Experiences of Assessment Feedback
  • CORE 3 Research Programme: Baseline Investigation of Mother Tongue Pedagogies in Singapore's Primary and Secondary Classrooms (C3MT)
  • An Evaluative Study on the Mother Tongue Support Programme for Mid-Primary Students
  • Developing a Pedagogy of Feedback
  • Fostering Feedback Partnership in Singapore Schools
  • Building an evidence-base to support teacher growth: A career-long perspective (Phase II)
Awards
Dr Wong has received several awards throughout her research career including:

• 2021 National Day Award - The Commendation Medal Prime Minister's Office Singapore

• 2020 NIE Long Service Award - 10 years NIE

• 2020 NIE Nexus Award 2020 - Letter of Commendation NIE

• 2017 Emerging Researcher, NIE Research Excellence Report NIE

• 2009 International Committee Scholarship at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching 2009 conference (NARST 2009) NARST

• 2008 Outstanding Presentation Award at the International Conference on Science Education for Next Society 2008 (ICSENS 2008) ICSENS

• 2008 International Fellowship Award at the International Conference on Science Education for Next Society 2008 (ICSENS 2008) ICSENS
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Singapore Registry of Psychologists - Registered member

Singapore Psychological Society - Full member
 
Courses Taught
MLS3405 Student-Involved Assessment

ICT0323/ ILA0039 Student Self-Assessment: 5Ws and 1H