Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Seow Ing Chin Dorothy Tricia
Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Humanities & Social Studies Education
Dr Tricia Seow is a geography educator and geography education researcher. Her research interests include sustainability and environmental education as well as geographical inquiry in both the classroom and in the field. She also actively engages in research related to teacher subject identities and their alignment to professional practice.

Dr Seow currently serves as an Assistant Head of the Humanities and Social Studies Academic Group (HSSE) and is co-chair of the Sustainability Learning Lab at NIE. She is also Programme Leader for the Master of Arts in Humanities Education programme, and leads HSSE's Professional Development programmes.

An active member of the geography and teaching fraternity, Dr Seow has served on numerous syllabus and examination committees for the Ministry of Education (MOE), is a longstanding Steering Committee Member of the Talent Development Programme with the Humanities Branch of MOE. She is a Core Team member of the Geography Subject Chapter, Academy of Singapore Teachers, and serves as the Honorary General Secretary of the Southeast Asia Geographers Association.

Dr Seow has wide-ranging teaching experience. This includes school experience as a former subject teacher and Head of Department within MOE. In her current capacity at NIE, she teaches across all programmes - pre-service programmes covering both geographical content courses and pedagogy courses, through to higher degree and in-service courses. She also has taught teacher professional development workshops in overseas contexts, including Brunei and Pakistan.
Sustainability and environmental education, Teachers' Knowledge and Practice, Inquiry Based Learning, Field and Place-based learning, Dialogic Talk
 
  • Investigating water quality with low-cost, scalable, open-source sensors in Geographical Inquiry for pre- and in-service Geography Education
  • Designing for greater authenticity in Geographical Investigations (GI) through local microclimate studies with the Internet of Things (IoT) and open-source environmental sensors
  • Learning about the environment: Understanding development of interest andknowledge through immersive informal learning experiences
Awards
2017 Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award, NIE
2015 Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award, NIE
2012 Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award, NIE
2006 Overseas Graduate Scholarship, NIE, NTU
2004 Research Scholarship, NUS
2004 President’s Graduate Fellowship, NUS
1997 Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography Gold Medal, NUS
1992 Shell Silver Medal Award, NUS
1991 Public Service Commission Merit Scholarship
 
Courses Taught
AAG40A Geographic Thought
ACG42A Advanced Teaching Strategies in Geography
ACG42B Field-based Teaching Strategies and Assessment in Teaching Geography
ACG22A Planning for Geography Teaching
QCG52A Geographical Understanding for Classroom Teaching
MAS901 Issues and Research in Humanities Education
MAS931 Debates and Issues in Geography Education