Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Chung Ho Jin
Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Physical Education & Sports Science
Dr Chung's teaching philosophy embraces a basic but important principle: "Value Every Single Student". He does not see students as just individuals but believe that they represent the future of Singapore. When an NIE student becomes a teacher, they are likely to teach thousands of students in their career. Teachers play a pivotal role not only in imparting content knowledge to students but more critically to nurture them so that they become well-rounded individuals and contribute positively to Singapore society as respected leaders.

Dr Chung is a senior lecturer in the Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Prior to joining NIE NTU, Singapore, he led the Sociology of Sport Research Group at Korea National Sport University, the national elite sports centred institute and was the chief of secretary for the President of the Korean Society for the Sociology of Sport. He also used to work at Seoul National University of Education (SNUE), the national teacher preparation institute in South Korea. During his time at SNUE, he received SNUE Excellent Staff Award 2011 from the university president. In addition, he served on the NIE Staff Welfare Committee and was awarded NIE Excellence in Service Award 2018 from the NIE Director at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. He currently serves as a chairperson of the Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention and Intervention Committee at Singapore Korean International School (SKIS). He was also awarded the SKIS Leadership Award 2020 from the SKIS principal for achievement leading as a chairman of the Management Committee.

His research interests lie in analysing Physical Education (PE) and sport-related issues to understand complex links between PE, sport, health and fitness, dance, and recreation, drawing from multiple and disciplinary perspectives. His researches were published in the SSCI journals. The research topics that he has been publishing are the following five areas: (a) analysis of sociological and pedagogical issues in the area of PE and sport research; (b) archaeological and/or genealogical analysis of PE curriculum structure derived from Foucault's theoretical concepts; (c) history of the present as to the emergence and transformation in a wide range of domains such as PE, sport and physical culture; (d) contemporary issues of existence and absence surrounding PE and sport in the local and international contexts; (e) construction of sport policy discourse.

He presents his research with topics of PE and sport at the international conferences organised by International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) regularly. He serves as an editorial board member for the International Journal of Applied Sports Science and Asian Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science. His professional articles associated with Singapore's education were featured in Korean leading newspapers. He was appointed as a keynote speaker at a number of international conferences including Olympic colloquium, PE and sport policy symposium, and PE workshop.

• Senior Lecturer
• Chair, Public and International Relations
Dr Chungs's research interests include Teaching Sociology of Physical Education and Sport, Social History of Physical Education and Sport, Structure of Physical Education Curriculum, Contemporary Issues in Physical Education and Sport, Sport Policy, Qualitative Research Methods, Racket and Ball Games (Badminton, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Baseball), Skiing, and Swimming.
  • A National Study on Adolescents' Chronotype, Sleep Length, Time-Use on Technology Devices, Sedentary Activity, and Physical Activity
2020 - SKIS Leadership Award, Singapore Korean International School (SKIS), Singapore
2019 - NIE Excellence in Service Award, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE NTU), Singapore
Supervision of PhD Students
Mr Muhammad Sufri Bin Ramli
Ms Low Seow Ting